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Old 04-23-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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Question Demasoni?

I was wondering if demasoni cichlids are good for my tank? I have 1 peacock 2 aceis 4 electric yellow cichlids 1 pictus catfish and 10 giant danios.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:46 AM   #2
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If your tank is 10,00 gallons it will work. If your tank is 10 gallons it won't. What size is your tank, sir?
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:56 AM   #3
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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Personally i dont have one yet,but ive been seriously looking into getting one and from what ive researched he should be ok with those fish

I also have a 55 gallon so ive been researching stocking opions
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dems need to be kept in groups of like 12, they are very hard to keep and i dont think they would be a good match for your tank.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:25 PM   #6
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Single demasoni's in mbuna set-up's work.

It's when you have more than one demasoni that they need to be kept in larger colonies (12-15 strong) due to their highly-conspecific aggressive nature.

Caution must be taken when keeping them with similarly colored vertically-striped mbuna's that are less aggressive then them, though (male saulosi's, yellow-top mbamba's, etc). Vertically-striped zebra's (metriaclima genus) are usually capable of dominating demasoni's, though.

So either one demasoni or 12+.

Not sure of mbuna compatibility with pictus cats and giant danios, though.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:33 PM   #7
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Thanks..... Im going to LFS Tonmorow planning on getting Johannis and I'll look for demasonis are they common?
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:47 PM   #8
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In my experience when you keep demasoni alone they arent as active as they would be in groups
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:05 PM   #9
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'Mileage will vary', I guess.

I have a single male demasoni in my 125gal (stocked with bunch of other mbuna's) for years and he's as active as the ~25 demasoni's in my 75gal demasoni colony tank. He just doesn't spend all of his time perptually chasing or dodging like his brethren in the 75g; his activity is on par with all the other mbuna's in the 125g.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #10
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Do you think you can post a picture of your demasonis tank
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