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    Here are some recent Pictures of the tank, not a good shot of the Cynotilapia Afra Cobue, but I'll get one and at it.
    55 gal
    1 Male P. Saulosi
    5 Undetermined P. Saulosi
    1 Cynotiplapia Afra Cobue Male
    1 Cynotilapia Afra Cobue Female
    1 Undetermined Afra Cobue
    1 Cynotilapia Afra White Top Hara Male
    1 Cynotilapia Afra White Top Hara Female
    2 Cyaneorhabdos undetermined fry

    This is my dreamtank as I dont' have money or time right now for a bigger tank. I am very happy with this set up, and have tried to get dwarf species and compatible species. I hope to get some positive feedback. NO fry will be sold to hobbiest.
    I have a tank to put fish in if a dispute arrises that compromises a fishes health or happiness. Thanks for looking
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    Looking Good!
    "Cichlids aren't aggressive, they are territorial. Aggression is a response to inadequate territory for their breeding and feeding needs."

    "A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!"

    My Tanks

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    You seem to have used the rockwork with the fishes' needs in mind - I'm sure they apreciate it. Don't be afraid to add more.

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    Looking at picture 2 I think one of your undertermined Saulosi is a male.

    This might or might not be a problem depending on the personalities of the males.

    My dominant male Saulosi changed behavior completely once the females reached sexual maturity and became quite the aggressive bugger.

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    Can you describe where in picture 2 that you see a possible male? My cobue has fooled me a couple of times because he is paler now that he's in this tank with the Hara and dominant Saulosi.

    Hopefully It wont' be an issue, only time will tell. I bought a very very large net for the next time I have to go fishing.

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    Sure thing, in picture 2 the left most fish under the heater looks to me to be a Saulosi male just starting to change colour.

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    Ares, if you are referring to the fish directly under the heater on the left, that is the one I have referred to as the male saulosi, I don't have one that is completly blue/black...Just was assuming the larger one under heater showing pale blue through yellow is a boy...

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    I would agree with your assessment
    "Cichlids aren't aggressive, they are territorial. Aggression is a response to inadequate territory for their breeding and feeding needs."

    "A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!"

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    Tank and species selection looks good.
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    THanks, Still trying to get some better shots....Can't wait to get really good pics...i have three cobue fry...if any are females should I add them for my dominant male? His color has really faded since adding him. But so far noone is harrassing any one fish. I just think my smallest cobue is also a male. Cause the dominant one never shimmies around but the small one away.

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    Can't hurt to add more girls to increase the female to male ratio.
    Need to upload a cichlid photo? Check out the Cichlid Gallery, it is free and easy to use.
    Best of all, you don't have to leave this forum to access it!

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    Wow nice tank are those Johani I see in there? I bet this tank would look really cool with a black backround!

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