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Old 11-20-2012, 11:17 PM   #1
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Can African cichlids be in a tank alone?

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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Yes and no imo. They can do just fine alone, but I would consider them an aggressive community fish to be honest. I feel like the constant bickering and dominance disputes keep them "on their toes" giving them something to do all day and keep them more active. (and that looks to be a Female peacock or young Male peacock if you weren't sure.)
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:21 PM   #3
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I'm keeping one in a tank by itself just wondering if they get depressed or sick with no interaction.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:23 PM   #4
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No one could really say whether or not they are depressed, but if you ask me they've evolved to live in a densely populated lake so being alone seems like it would be quite depressing to me. I could be totally wrong though, its totally opinionated.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:26 PM   #5
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Yea I feel bad keeping "it" alone. I have another tank with 6 other fish in it and there are some aggressive ones in it. I took the peacock out cause he was getting beat up in the big tank.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:34 PM   #6
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Well ya in that case he's much better off alone then lol. I think he's happier alone then with a bunch of bullies haha. I would try and do something though like trading him in or try and grow him up some more and re introduce him back to the original tank later down the road.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:37 PM   #7
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Yea he seems happy now, I want to do somthing with him Thinking about building a limestone structure in the tank and adding 2-3 more.
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i agree with you adding more fish to stay with him
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:18 PM   #9
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yeah.... If he has an extra calm personality, you could add some rams? They are generally fairly peaceful. Somebody will chime in if I am wrong though... Hehe
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