African Cichlid tank mates - help please!!

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So everyone knows I have a 120 gallon tank full of Lake Mbuna African Cichlids. Currently I have it stocked EXACTLY the way I want it. I have gotten rid of everything that was causing problems!! Here is what I have:

3 Bumblebees
2 Yellow Labs
2 Yellow Tailed Acei
2 Rusty Cichlids
2 Red Zebras
2 Cobalt Blue
5 Orange Blotch
4 Giraffe Cichlid

I also have 2 plecos but they are both babies:
1 Liposarcus Pardalis Pleco (5")
1 Albino Bristle Nose Pleco (3")

I am looking for 3 to 4 of one more colorful African cichlid. I'm after color. I love the color pop of the yellows, the different colors of my blotches etc. I was thinking of a Red Top Hongi but I'm looking for other suggestions before I make a final decision.

Any suggestions?

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mroylands replied the topic: Re: Need a COLORFUL African Cichlid tank mate

check these ones out red emperess, i love them not the best photo in this link but goggle them and have a look,(my avatar is a good photo check it out)
animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/cichlid/RedEmpress.php

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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Re: Need a COLORFUL African Cichlid tank mate

If you can find them, I always liked the OB Red Zebras, they ones that have all the different colors mixed in.....

www.google.com/imgres?q=mbuna+species&um=1&hl=en&safe=active...&page=1&tbnh=154&tbnw=155&start=0&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:9,s:0

Also, some of the Lake Victoria Haplochromines are very colorful:

www.google.com/imgres?q=lake+victoria+haplochromis&um=1&hl=e...48&tbnw=189&start=0&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:10,s:0&tx=103&ty=70

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Brooksie replied the topic: Re: Need a COLORFUL African Cichlid tank mate

@ mroylands.... He is beautiful!!! I've never seen those before. I like the size of them too. Thanks for the help. Yours looks awesome!

@ fishguy66..... Thanks... I have the OB's already in my tank. I love them! I'm hoping they will mate but so far no luck.

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mroylands replied the topic: Re: Need a COLORFUL African Cichlid tank mate

there photos dont do them justice; i think they look so more amazing in a tank! the lady i got my little guys from her tank was around 10ft by 4f high it was huge! and they where at least 13-14inc long

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mroylands wrote: there photos dont do them justice; i think they look so more amazing in a tank! the lady i got my little guys from her tank was around 10ft by 4f high it was huge! and they where at least 13-14inc long


Cool! Now to find them around here! That is usually my problem. Thanks again for the help.

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mroylands replied the topic: Re: Need a COLORFUL African Cichlid tank mate

i have my fingers crossed for u!! it's amazing the amount of different fish people keep all over the world and there all from the same bit of water!

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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: Need a COLORFUL African Cichlid tank mate

If I was you I would look for some peacocks, they get larger than the mbuna and the colors are out of this world and they will stay to the upper part of the tank. The only issue is you have to get males cause the females stay brown so you need to find them already showing color otherwise it's a crap shoot, I hope this help B)

Here's a list of all the peacocks
www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/category.php?cat=3

Don't know if it will help but here's a list of most the LFS in Florida, I know Florida has some very good LFS that specialize in African cichlids maybe one of them is around you or in an adjact city
www.cichlid-forum.com/reviews/lfs_index.php?State=FL&USstate=GO

BTW your African tank looks great I wish I could have gotten mine to work out, maybe I'll try again someday
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Brooksie replied the topic: Re: Need a COLORFUL African Cichlid tank mate

Thank you sooo much!

Holy cow! That German Red is beautiful! At least the pic is a stunning Red. I like the one listed as a Mamela, Lemon Jake too... cool colors. The Yellow Regal... damn bright!! I could go on and on.. I looked at every single one of them.

Thanks for the list of LFS too. I have a good one that I deal with in Daytona.. sucks he is so far away and I have to pay shipping but his fish are awesome and I've never had one die (knock on wood).

Oh and thanks for the compliment on the tank. Not sure how I got lucky on it. I didn't know anything about them when I started them. Picked them up as a fluke when I got a free tank. Came home and read about them after I bought them! Bad girl! I've been lucky I guess.

Thanks again Ken. I knew I could count on you.

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