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adding male Tomato cichlid....?

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Post Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:51 pm
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will a male tomato cichlid color up in an all male tank?

has peacocks and mbuna all male. 1 victorian flameback( he colors up like crazy).

I heard having 2 victorians will cause one of the victorians not to color up... so I am curious wether a victorian tomato will color up with a flameback.


Post Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:13 am
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In my tanks, added tomatoe to tank with very aggressive mbuna. Haps are OK health wise but they have lost some of their beautiful coloring.
IMO, go with mbuna that are not territorial such as Labidochromis and Cynotilapia. There maybe individual fish from these genus also that can be too much for Victorian Haps to show full color.

On the other hand, it is possible to see Victorian Haps become alpha males in a tank and show full color while mbuna fade a bit.
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