Breeding Mbuna

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CASJ
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Breeding Mbuna

Post by CASJ » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:06 am

Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty) Peaceful, conspecific peaceful, best in groups or one male with six females, but will breed in most mix PRINCESS groups, best in 15 gallons or larger tanks, will breed in most mix PRINCESS groups, species only tanks, will hybridize with almost any other African Cichlid. See http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/i_sprengerae.php
Peaceful to Mildly Aggressive types: Cynotilapia sp. Lion Lupingu (Purple), Cynotilapia zebriodes “Cobue” See http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/c_afra_cobwe.php, Cynotilapia zebriodes Ntekete, Cynotilapia zebriodes “Jalo” (Jalo Reef), Cynotilapia zebriodes Nkhata Bay (Nkhata Yellow Blaze), Labidochromis careuleus “Lions Cove” (Yellow Lab) See http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/l_caeruleus.php, Labidochromis careuleus Nkhata Bay (White Lab), Labidochromis joanjohnsonae, Labidochromis joanjohnsonae red (Exasperatus Red), Labidochromis Yellow Fin Mbumba (Yellow Top Mbumba) See http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/l_mbamba.php, Psuedotropheus elegans Msuli Yellow Tail (Purple Acei, Yellow Tail Acei), Psuedotropheus elegans Ngara White Tail (White Tail Acei): Best in groups of one male with six females, but will breed in most mix PRINCESS groups, best in 20 gallons or larger tanks, species only tanks, or with Aulonocara, smaller Haplochromis, and Lake Victorians, will hybridize with similar looking mbuna.
Mildly Aggressive to Aggressive Types: Cynotilapia sp. “Lion” Mara Rocks (Yellow Black Fin), Labidochromis chrisumulae (Clown), Metriaclima callainos (Cobalt) See http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/m_callainos.php, Metriaclima callainos OB, Metriaclima callainos Pearl, Metriaclima estherae (Orange or Red Zebra) Metriaclima estherae Red (Enhanced color Red Zebra), Metriaclima estherae OB, Metriaclima sp. “Daktari” (Doctor's Cichlid), Metriaclima sp. “elongatus Usisya”, Psuedotrpheus socolofi (including Albinos), Psuedotropheus sp. “Elongatus Mphanga, Pseudotropheus sp. “ Williamsi North (Orange Lips), best in groups of one male with six females, may breed in mixed PRINCESS groups as well (15 gallons or larger tanks), species only or with other mildly aggressive to aggressive mbuna not of a similar color, will hybridize with similar looking mbuna.
Labidochromis sp. “Perlmutt” (“Pearl of Tanzania”): mildly aggressive, but conspecific highly aggressive, one male with six females, may breed in most mix PRINCESS groups, but secondary males are in danger, species only tanks, or with other mildly aggressive mbuna, (15 to 20 Gallons or larger tanks) will hybridize with similar looking mbuna. See http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/l_perlmutt.php
Metriaclima sp. “Dolphin Manda” (Giant Demasoni); mildly aggressive, but conspecific aggressive, one male with six or more females, Hard to breed (40 Gallon or larger tanks) will hybridize with similar looking mbuna.
Aggressive Mbuna: Cynotilapia mbamba luwino reef (Yellowhead Afra), Cynotilapia sp. Hara (White Top Afra), Cynotilapia zebiodes Lundo Island (Red Top Lundo), Labeotropheus fuelleborni Chalo Reef (Chalo White Belly), Labeotropheus fuelleborni (OB), Labeotropheus Thumbi West (OB) (Trewavasae OB), Labeotropheus Thumbi West (Trewavase Red Top), Metriaclima aurora likoma, Metriaclima emmiltos mphana (mphana Red top Zebra), Metriaclima hajomaylandi Chrizumulu Island, Metriaclima hajomaylandi Lilac Green (Greberi), Metriaclima pyrsonotos (Including Albino) (Red Top Cobalt), Metriaclima pulpican (“Kingsizei”), Metriaclima sp. “elongatus chewere”, Metriaclima s. “lime nkhomo”, Metriaclima sp. “Gold” Kawanga, Metriaclima sp. “Msobo” (Msobo Deep), Pseudotropheus flavus, Pseudotropheus saulosi, Pseudotropheus sp. “Elongayus Ornatus”, Tropheops marcophthalmus Albino (Albino Red Mac), Tropheus sp. “Elongatus Broadzulu”, (20 gallons or larger tanks), Best with one male and six females, species only tanks or with other aggressive mbuna not of a similar color, will hybridize with similar looking mbuna.
Extremely Aggressive Mbuna: Melanochromis auratus (Including Albinos), Melanochromis chipoke (Malawi Pike) (C.A.R.E.S. Program Fish), Maleanochromis parallelus (White Auratus), Metriaclima Lombardi (Kenyi), Metriaclima sp. “Zebra Chilumba” (Luwino Reef), Metriaclima sp. “Zebra Chilumba” (Maison Reef), Metriaclima sp. Zebra Chilumba” (Mdoka), Petrotilapia tridentiger Nkhata Bay (Nkhata Bay Orange), pseudotropheus demasoni (Pombo Rocks), Psuedotropheus sp. “Perspicax Orange Cap” (Red Top Ndumbi), Psuedotropheus sp. 'polit”, Tropheops sp. “Red Creek” (Likoma), Tropheops sp. “Red Creek OB”, (29 gallons or larger tanks) Best with one male and at least six females, species only tanks.

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