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Old 04-30-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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Peacock with mbuna

Is it possible to put peacocks in an mbuna tank
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:20 PM   #2
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You can it just depends on the fish and size of tank.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:46 PM   #3
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I tried it and wouldn't recommend it. The mbuna are too aggressive and the peacocks unless much bigger will just lose their colour and drift into the background. I think your better off making a long term decision which way you want to go. I went for an all male haps and peacocks tank in the end.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:41 PM   #4
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I have both of all sizes and everyone get along fine. It really depends on the attitude of individuals. People have had killer peacocks before. It depends on tank size, decor, water conditions, etc. if you feel you can pull it off then go for it. If your not so sure then stick to one or the other.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:59 PM   #5
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I've got a 75 gallon with juvenile mbuna all about 2". My buddy is trying to get rid of a full grown electric blue peacock
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I would say that they would be okay together
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:24 PM   #7
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I would go for it. That's a good opportunity, because the peacock is larger, so it might be able to establish itself.
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What species of mbuna do ya have? IME, that's the key. More mellow species like yellow labs, rusties, and saluosi do alright with peacocks. Hyper-aggressive species like kenyi or auratus are a no go. Species that fall in between are a hit and miss with peacocks, and even then the peacocks aren't likely to show their best color, as they'll be sub-dominant to the mbuna.

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I've got a 75 gallon with juvenile mbuna all about 2". My buddy is trying to get rid of a full grown electric blue peacock
I think you should get it. The peacock Gould be ok and will look great
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Plus a 75 is a pretty good sized tank
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:30 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the replies. I think I will give him a try since my buddy was just going to give him to the lfs. I will just keep an eye on him and of it looks like he is in trouble take him out.
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Well I took him in and so far so good. Maybe because he is so much larger than the mbuna they want nothing to do with him. Will have to watch as they get bigger.
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Very nice fish! I think they will all be fine together
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He's really pretty.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:38 PM   #15
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Nice lookin' fish. Maybe it's just the angle, but it looks more like an electric blue than a peacock.

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Agreed, I think it's a hap.
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Agreed, I think it's a hap.
It is an electric blue hap, I have 1 with kenyi and others, it does fine.
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Looking into it I think you are right. From what ive read it seems a hap is better suited to deal with the mbuna.
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Not all haps are tough enough to deal with mbuna, but this guy should be. They can be purty rambunctious. I've seen 'em with mbuna quite often over the years.

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