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Old 07-04-2013, 01:26 AM   #1
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Need help picking a cichlid....

We have african cichlids in our tank and we are looking for a red one. Not sure what is available but we have blue, yellow, green, purple, orange but haven't found a cool red one.

I know sounds funny but thought I would ask for some help. Pics would help too!
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:34 AM   #2
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What kind of Africans do you have in your tank? Peacocks, Mbunas, haps?
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:32 AM   #3
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ruby red peacocks are nice fish.
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Ruby reds, or eureka reds, German reds to name a few.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:05 AM   #5
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Ruby red



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Thanks guys, we have peacocks in this tank. We aren't experts so I don't know exactly what cichlids we have but one is the orange/blue one in the pic above. He isn't really red though, would be cool to find a really red peacock.

Any other options you can think of?

Is it possible to put peacocks and mbunas together?
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:24 AM   #7
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Thanks guys, we have peacocks in this tank. We aren't experts so I don't know exactly what cichlids we have but one is the orange/blue one in the pic above. He isn't really red though, would be cool to find a really red peacock.

Any other options you can think of?

Is it possible to put peacocks and mbunas together?
I have a 75g with mbuna, afra, and peacocks and they're happy, I had your same problem so now I have 2 ruby reds and I couldn't be happier!
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Dragons blood peacocks can be really red but usually pinkish.
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Dragon Bloods are beautiful! Picked one up the other day.
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