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post #1 of 8 Old 08-10-2012, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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What type do yall think this is? My wife was out and about yesterday and picked two of them up with out me knowing it. Ive never seen these before so deff not Mbuna i dont think. Should i return them or ?
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55gal. Mbuna Tank. Aceis, Labs, Red Zebras,Cobalt Blues.

55gal Bowfront.Blood Parrot fish

55gal. under construction

awaiting to find 125+ for Mbuna
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-10-2012, 04:53 PM
Looks like a Nimbochromis venustus but I'm still a novice so don't bank on it! Pretty fish either way :)
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-10-2012, 06:40 PM
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Nimbrochromis Venustus is right.

They get to about 10.5" and need a 125g or larger tank when adult as they are active swimmers. They are also aggressive and will anything small enough to fit into their mouths.

On the plus side they are relatively slow growers. They turn into nice fish when adults. I have owned 6 before.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #4 of 8 Old 08-10-2012, 07:06 PM
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Iv seen a few the other day @ petsmart, there really cool looking.

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post #5 of 8 Old 08-10-2012, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Mm ok well i guess their going back to the LFS their in the 125g but i dont want them beaten up my mbuna
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post #6 of 8 Old 08-10-2012, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Have you kept them with mbuna or other haps?
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post #7 of 8 Old 08-12-2012, 08:35 PM
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They are best kept with other haps but at that age will be fine with mbuna (or at least should be), each fish is different so keep an eye on them.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-14-2012, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks :)
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