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Old 12-04-2018, 04:29 AM   #1
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Cichlid Stocking Suggestions?

Hey guys,

Have a four foot tank that Iím changing over to a Cichlid tank - never kept them before but have had fish for years. Sand substrate with limestone rocks.

Looking at a combination of peacocks at the moment as theyíre supposedly a bit less aggressive as I donít want to be swapping and changing them around all the time.

What would people suggest stocking wise?
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How many gallons is it
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About 65 gallons
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If you are going with an all male Peacock cichlid tank, there is no set combination for success. Buy them all as juveniles. Stock them together in groups. Usually the hybrid Peacocks, OB's & Dragon Bloods tend to be the most aggressive, but that's not always the case. Be prepared to change things up and make stocking adjustments.
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As V said, if you do different groups of male peacock's...for example....3 group's of 5 or 4 group's of 4. Something like that.

With Cichlids there's always a chance of having to swap and change them because of aggression.
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If Iím going to have to swap them around anyway - what options do I have ?

How would Peacocks, Electric Yellows and Yellow Tail Acei go together?
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I've seen several YouTube videos of guys mixing haps, labs and mbuna's without any major issues. But I'm not sure how many times they had to remove a complete psycho from the group before the tank mellowed out. It's worth a shot in my opinion.
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