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Old 08-26-2014, 05:08 PM   #1
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Colorful females for Mbuna show tank?

What are some good species to consider when looking for female Mbuna cichlids for a show tank? I'm looking to sell some of my males to make room for some new female inhabitants. I'm looking for something with vibrant colors. Any suggestions?
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In most Mbuna species, females are drab w/no color at all. There are a few exceptions however
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Someone mentioned Kenyi cichlids. Though I don't know how easy they are to come by or if I can special order females from my local shop.
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Kenyi are very available in this neck of the woods NJ and I'm thinking because they can be the one of the nastiest cichlids to keep in a tank... from my experience.
I don't think all females are drab and plain looking, sometimes is pretty tough to tell the males from the females. I would say females are more drab in color in peacocks and haps than mbunas.


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With Mbuna's it's hard to tell sometimes. Some of the labs come to mind.
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Blue lab perhaps?
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