Enigmatochromis lucanusi with South Americans

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Enigmatochromis lucanusi with South Americans

Postby Martin P » Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:53 am

I have just purchased 2 pair of Enigmatochromis lucanusi.I was told they will do well with my angels and apistos and they are very rarely found.Have any of you kept them with
South Americans?
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Re: Enigmatochromis lucanusi with South Americans

Postby peterclarke666 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:06 pm

Martin P wrote:I have just purchased 2 pair of Enigmatochromis lucanusi.I was told they will do well with my angels and apistos and they are very rarely found.Have any of you kept them with
South Americans?


congrats as they are a very rare west african dwarf cichlid but unsure if they will fair well with apistos
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Re: Enigmatochromis lucanusi with South Americans

Postby Martin P » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:11 pm

Thanks Peter,so far so good.Its the apistos im more intrested in but these just caught my eye.
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Re: Enigmatochromis lucanusi with South Americans

Postby Helen » Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:45 pm

Hi, just wondering whether you had them from maidenhead aquatics ( pughs garden centre ) ? If so they were some of my young lol :-) Whatever the case, I hope you will enjoy them ;-)
You may end up having to move them tho because I had some in with my angels etc for a short while & my angels got bullied a bit..... Still, maybe you'll have better luck with them co-habiting :-)
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Re: Enigmatochromis lucanusi with South Americans

Postby roger » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:43 am

The main problem with keeping fish from different areas together is dealing aggression. Fish have developed methods of starting or avoiding aggression by the postures they make. Fish from different areas may have a different "language" in this respect. The result cam be that managing aggression can be more difficult, even impossible. Imagine Aliens invading Earth for whom raising both hands meant "I am going to kill you" not "I surrender".
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