Can you mix Malawi and mbuna cichlids?

Can you mix Malawi and mbuna cichlids?

For instance, mbuna and peacock cichlids will do well together since they both come from Lake Malawi in the east coast of Africa. Dwarf cichlids like german blue ram and kribensis or Apistos also do well together even though they come from different geographical regions.

What is the difference between haps and mbuna?

Most Haps are piscivores, unlike the vegetarian Mbuna. Haps are aggressive, but not as aggressive as the vegetarian Mbuna. They have long, slender, almost torpedo-like bodies, and cruise the open water. Most of these fish are silver or gray when small, and the males become very brightly colored as they mature.

Can Malawi cichlids live with African cichlids?

Any type of African Cichlid can live well beside African Butterfly Cichlids because they both come from the same continent. Even though many African Cichlids hail from Lake Malawi and African Butterfly Cichlids come from places like Sierra Leone, their water parameters will be almost identical.

Can you mix mbuna and Peacock cichlids?

It’s possible but it will have a few concerns you should keep in mind. Mbuna and Peacocks are notorious for conspecific aggression, meaning they go after fish that look like them.

What is a haps cichlid?

Haplochromis or “Haps” as they are commonly referred to, is the largest genera of Cichlids, with many species residing in Lake Malawi. Similar to Peacocks, they display wonderful color and are sexually dimorphic–males display color while females do not.

What cichlids can I keep together?

Non-aggressive cichlids such as Bolivian Ram, Blue Acara, Keyhole, the electric yellow African, Peacock Cichlids are the best types of cichlids that can live together; they let the other fishes live in their own space instead of bullying and showing them territorial behaviors.

What can I keep with peacock cichlids?

Peacock Cichlid Tank Mates

  • Other peacock cichlids – if you keep a mixed tank, keep 1 male to every 2 females, or keep an all male tank with a mix of species.
  • Plecos.
  • Botia loaches.
  • Peaceful Haplochromis cichlids.
  • Synodontis catfish.
  • African red eye tetra.
  • Red tail shark.
  • Rainbow shark.