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Old 05-04-2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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Who has experience with demasonis??

Hey guys, I'm getting ready to stock my 75 gallon. I plan on doing an all male (mainly mbuna) tank. I really like demasonis, but I've heard to keep them in large groups, because they can be rough with there own kind.. Is this true, has anyone had just a few and had success? I only planned on putting about 4 in my tank.
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I recently just got two because that's all they had and they fight all the time. Gonna get a few more and see if it helps
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I recently just got two because that's all they had and they fight all the time. Gonna get a few more and see if it helps
Ha ya that sucks, not what I want to hear. But that's what I've heard. I don't feel like taking up all that room in my tank wit demasonis. What all do you have in your tank?
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Yes with dems the correct stock would either be 1 or 11 or more due to their high conspecific aggressive behavior. The normal male to female ratios are irrelevant as long as there's enough fish to spread the aggression.
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Yes with dems the correct stock would either be 1 or 11 or more due to their high conspecific aggressive behavior. The normal male to female ratios are irrelevant as long as there's enough fish to spread the aggression.
Ok, so even in a all male tank, anything under 10 wouldn't work?
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Ok, so even in a all male tank, anything under 10 wouldn't work?
Mine didn't settle down until I had 13 to be honest, it was rather funny since with 11 they were still continually fighting then I added a couple more and they are mellowed out almost immediately.
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Mine didn't settle down until I had 13 to be honest, it was rather funny since with 11 they were still continually fighting then I added a couple more and they are mellowed out almost immediately.
Hah weird, 13 is just to many fish to bully apparently. What are some other bright blue common fish I could have than?
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Pseudotropheus elongatus or saulosi.
Maylandia callaino.
Labidochromis sp. hongi.
Cynotilapia afra cobue.

Here's a few from different genus to look at.
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Pseudotropheus elongatus or saulosi.
Maylandia callaino.
Labidochromis sp. hongi.
Cynotilapia afra cobue.

Here's a few from different genus to look at.
Ya I've checked out a few of those, I'd have to ask my lfs to order some in.
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