- Jan 19, 2022
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The yellow cichlids kinda looks like a yellow regal peacock and the one with more blue I google image searched it and it looks like a Aulonocara nyassae but I could be totally wrong. Both are gorgeous fish I would like to get some once you figure out what they are.
Its something I've realised since trying to learn this side of the hobby. With Africans a lot of species just get stuck into certain groups, compared to other areas of the hobby where very specific nuances are identified between different species e.g water hardness, diets, sizes, behaviour where as with Malawi its often grouped into 'ok' and 'not ok'.Oh dear...I thought I had researched, but it's clear there are huge variables within the species.
I guess there's always rehoming if things get too feral with the dragon blood. My OB is really timid thankfully.
Never enough and def not inane! Thanks for this.
Yeah I think going forward I need to focus on Aulonocara types. If any of my bloods play up then I can always get them rehomed. Disappointing, but a learning nonetheless. Plus, as you say, they're brilliantly fickle - I have an OB hybrid that is really submissive and gentle for example. The yellow lab seems fine so far too (touch wood).
Yet despite this, the newbies are still hiding and never come out - I guess I need to wait it out for a few weeks before making a value judgement on this.
I'd like a Madoka Blue Lips - are they compatible?
Unfortunately I've not found one but I agree I wish there was such a thing. I think its probably because there are so many options and conditions as you want to avoid too many haps of the same family or avoid fish that look too similar. For my 300 litre I had this sort of list and got good reactions from a few people I know that know their stuff with PeacocksHmmm I'm quite into the Usisya - will keep an eye. If I see visible signs of aggression, the others might have to go.
Is there a simple chart where I can reference the species against the name anywhere? It's hard to get a handle on this.
Again - amazing info, thanks!