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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-04-2010, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Electric Yellow African Cichlids + Male Betta

I currently have two electric yellow cichlids in a 29 gallon tank. From what I've researched, these fish are shy and aren't as aggressive or territorial as other cichlids. My question is does anybody know if a male betta would make a peaceful tankmate?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-05-2010, 12:16 AM
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Male bettas by nature are not peaceful tank mates.

The more pressing issue is your current fish. They will get up to 8 inches in length and will need a much bigger tank than your current set up. Fully grown they would rather eat a betta than live with one.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-05-2010, 01:14 AM
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In my opinion cichlids+betta=bad idea always have you seen the videos on youtube of bettas getting shredded by them.Long story short probably not a good idea.On a side note I love electric yellow cichlids there are my third favorite fish!Do you have pictures of you pretty fish?

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I used to have electric yellows and electric blues a while ago. They terrorized my poor guppies and cories. One of the guppies had a chunk of his body torn off and the cories fins were completely shredded. I I put in a Betta there his fins would have ended up confetti. Definitely NOT peaceful.
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labidochromis caeruleus Yellow labs electric yellow cichlids grow to be 5" I would seriously NOT put this fish with a betta as the require Very different water parameters.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-09-2010, 03:28 PM
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pretty much sums that up doesn't it. Sounds like you have the beginnings of a very nice african cichlid tank and a cool betta tank just not in the same one.
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