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Old 05-06-2014, 08:40 AM   #1
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African Butterfly Cichlid

Any personal experiences with these? I have been reading a ton about them and was thinking of getting some to put in with my Kribensis breeding pair. I read also that they are difficult to sex so any help or insight into sexing would be awesome.
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Do you have a scientific name? A lot if fish go by butterfly, The only fish I know of is Aulonocara Jacobfreigeri, but Im guessing you mean a riverine cichlid
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:26 PM   #3
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Anomalochromis thomasi
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I don't see a problem, assuming you have a decent sized tank. Kribs are just feisty when spawning but beyond that they would make a good tank mate IMO
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I agree with TCC, they would be a good match with kribs, given the right footprint, preferably something that is long enough to allow the thomasi to get away when the kribs spawn
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Nice!, you already had some scoped out. Keep me updated
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:44 PM   #8
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Will do. Picked up 6 juveniles. Spent a month researching them but wanted some opinions of coarse as reading and studying about them isn't actual practice. I got rid of my rift lake tank to get them. Really just didn't find the rift lake cichlids terribly interesting.
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Lots of people don't, I like having a mix in my fish room. They definitely are not common so good pick up!
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