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Old 01-13-2014, 02:24 AM   #1
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ID:	216470here is a pic of my newest fish added to the mix hap tomato and this is another pic of the whole tank I have several cool fish in here including Congo black calvus,hap flameback,red empress,lemon jake,blue paneque, golden nugget and more
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:58 PM   #2
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Why did you decide to mix lakes ?
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:04 PM   #3
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I just went with what fish I liked and went for it. It's been 4 months and they all get along great. Also I keep all my tanks the same water perimeters only difference is the water temps and all my fish look to be doing wonderful.
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:16 PM   #4
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Okay I'm glad it's working out for you, I've always heard it was a bad idea to mix African cichlids from the different rift lakes.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:19 PM   #5
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Yeah me to but I have had nothing but good luck doing this as it's my second tank that I have done this with. Keep in mind I have had large tanks 180 gallon and a 125 gallon.
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:29 PM   #6
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also mixed Mbunas, peacocks, and haps and no big issues as of now. 90g tank.
one got weak and was beaten. He is in recovery now in a hospital 10g tank.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:14 AM   #7
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4 months is not an accurate sample.

Keep us posted on anything that happens I like they are big tanks but let's wait till they all sexually mature and then give them some time it's easy to mix juvis of any species

And for the record I am not against mixing rift lakes or new world and Africans but i would like to know if it ca. Work long term of course the only true long term test is if you can make it work through the lifespan of your fish but making it work for a few years is a start
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:57 PM   #8
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Added 2 more fish a Hap Flameback and A. hueseri Midnight here in the back left corner is the little FlameBack. I had to rearrange the decore to keep them from fighting. My first attempt to add the resulted in a beat down so I pulled them out and rehomed them for 2 weeks then when they where healed I put them back in arranging decore this time and they all are doing great it's been 2 weeks that they have been in the 180 gallon. At first I didn't like Africans. Now I love them there are so many kinds and colors. It's awesome to watch them grow from babies to adults. Watching there colors appear from nothing is just the coolest thing to watch.
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