flagfish vs. cichlid

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Forums' started by fishaddiction, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. fishaddiction

    fishaddiction Valued Member Member

    I purchased 1 Acei cichlid a few weeks ago and was going to relocate him today but my flagfish (I have 2 1 boy 1 girl) which I got 2 weeks ago has doubled in size and is fighting my cichlid what should I do? I'm not home until 4:20 and they might be dead by then.
     
  2. A

    AlexAlex Well Known Member Member

    IMO, Mbunas (African Cichlids) need to be in groups and overcrowded in a 55 Gallon + tank. They are semi-aggressive to aggressive Cichlids.
     
  3. Disc61

    Disc61 Well Known Member Member

    Well, you have a lot going on here with just 3 fish. I agree with Alex the Acei is in a lost world there. the Acei should be with at least 3-4 more Aceis and among other Mbunas in at least a 55gl tank. Mbunas are normally a species only setup.
    the Flag fish may be spawning and will be a little agressive while this is going on.
    Temperature for Flagfish should be around 74-77 degree while Mbunas should be over 80 degrees.
    what should you do, well nothing you can do until you get home but i would return the Acei when you get the first opportunity.
     
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    fishaddiction

    fishaddiction Valued Member Member

    Got it doing it now.
     
  5. Disc61

    Disc61 Well Known Member Member

    good choice:;th
     
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    fishaddiction

    fishaddiction Valued Member Member

    I just did it :( hopefully all goes well in my tank.
     




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