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deman3 08-13-2011 08:34 AM

Can't get more Kenyi
I went to my favorite LFS yesterday to get some more Kenyi because I am understocked, just to find out they aren't getting any in for awhile. All the ones that I kept getting from the big box stores kept dying so I don't want to buy anymore from them. Does anyone have any suggestions as what could mix well with my Kenyis? Remember I have a larger syn in there with them as well.

rrcoolj 08-15-2011 08:32 AM

There is not a lot options to mix with kenyi in a55 gallon tank sorry. It's hard to keep them with other mbunas unless you have a much larger tank. They are just nasty fish. You could maybe try auratus and see if that works.

Honestly though I would give away the kenyi and keep more peacful mbunas that way you can stock the tank with a bunch of milder fish colorful fish. I think it would make the tank more interesting but it;s your call.

deman3 08-31-2011 01:15 PM

Just an update. I ended up ordering some off of I ordered 9+1 so will this fully stock me? I was thinking of getting some more Syns if possible? Will the larger syn be aggressive toward the other cats if i got some?

rrcoolj 09-01-2011 04:49 PM

Tank is already maxed don't add anymore fish. Don't be surprised if there are some deaths though. Again kenyi are nasty and it can be hard to house them in a 4ft tank. Keep 1 male ONLY and atleast 4 females.

deman3 09-04-2011 08:37 AM

I received my shipment and all was well. The shipper actually put in 9+1+3 in the order. They all arrived healthy and ready to go swimming. Everyone seems to be adjusting well. Once they start to mature I am going to cull out the extra males. I will hopefully end up with 2 males and around 8 females. I have 2 males for sure already.

rrcoolj 09-04-2011 10:11 AM

There is no way 2 males will co-exist long term in that tank. You will have to get rid of one or one will kill the other in time.

deman3 09-05-2011 01:53 PM

I am going to cull the males when the small ones get a little older. There is one male that is def the dominant. The other is the same size but won't fully change color.

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