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Old 02-26-2014, 11:00 PM   #1
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If you were to set up a 55 gallon peacock tank, how would you stock?
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Both. I'm helping to set up tanks and in not familiar with these
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5-6 all male. You add females you will have a blood bath in a tank that size. As far as types of peacocks, go with what colors you like but don't get similar colors. I made the rookie mistake of getting 3 sunshines cause I liked the yellow color and 1 tore the other 2 apart constantly. Now I have a variety of colors and they all get along.

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If you were to set up a 55 gallon peacock tank, how would you stock?
It depends on what filtration, how frequent you will do water changes. Here is a cookie cutter link I find useful:

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My choice would be hap & peacock mix.....BTW 55 gallon is pretty small for a hap peacock tank. You will want more fish than the tank can handle. These are fish that I have and are favourites.

1 deep water haps aka hap electra (Placidochromis species)
1 z rocks lithobates (Otopharynx species)
1 benga yellow peacock (Auloncara species)
1 ngara flametail peacock (Auloncara species)
1 german red peacock (Auloncara species)
1 copadichromis verdunyi
1 lethrinops lethrinus
1 albino red empress (Protomelas species)
1 tangerine tiger (Protomelas species)
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Filtration is an Eheim canister pro g90 rated for up to 90 or 95 gallons. Water changes would be whatever is necessary.
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It depends on what filtration, how frequent you will do water changes. Here is a cookie cutter link I find useful:

Cookie Cutter - 55-gallons

My choice would be hap & peacock mix.....BTW 55 gallon is pretty small for a hap peacock tank. You will want more fish than the tank can handle. These are fish that I have and are favourites.

1 deep water haps aka hap electra (Placidochromis species)
1 z rocks lithobates (Otopharynx species)
1 benga yellow peacock (Auloncara species)
1 ngara flametail peacock (Auloncara species)
1 german red peacock (Auloncara species)
1 copadichromis verdunyi
1 lethrinops lethrinus
1 albino red empress (Protomelas species)
1 tangerine tiger (Protomelas species)

That's a great link! Thanks.
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Go with a 75 instead and you have a lot more options, it's amazing how much difference the extra 6" depth makes. Jakes aren't a good choice for a 55, even though they aren't a larger species they still claim more territory. I never do all-male tanks, I prefer breeding groups. You can also mix smaller/less aggressive mbuna like yellow lab's, perlmutts, or maingano with peacocks without any problems IME.
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Go with a 75 instead and you have a lot more options, it's amazing how much difference the extra 6" depth makes. Jakes aren't a good choice for a 55, even though they aren't a larger species they still claim more territory. I never do all-male tanks, I prefer breeding groups. You can also mix smaller/less aggressive mbuna like yellow lab's, perlmutts, or maingano with peacocks without any problems IME.
Wish a 75 was an option. Helping my sister set one up and 55 is what she got.
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