11-18-2007, 10:07 PM
| || | A lot of mbunas are very aggressive. The pleco should never be housed with mbunas. Synos should be the norm as these are often left alone by belligerent cichlids.
Originally Posted by Holly
I have a pretty big bristle nose pleco who I'm going to be putting in my new cichlid tank but I've read that the mbuma's are aggressive....no? I'm still decieding on what type of cichlids I'm going with an I really like the mbuma's but i'm scarred of them hurting Plecy. He's the whole reason for the bigger tank. I going from a 29 to a 55.
With plecos, I'd keep them with rams, apistos, angelfish, discus, keyholes, severums, uarus and plenty other mild-mannered cichlids but not the mbunas. The yellow labs can be granted exception however as these happen to be one of the most mild-mannered of all mbunas.