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Tank Mates For Blue Dolphin Cichlids

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So in the next month or two we're going to be converting our 90G into a cichlid tank. My girlfriend has her heart set on some Blue Dolphin Cichlids. Wondering how many would be comfortable in a 90G and what other cichlids would be suitable tank mates for them.

Thanks for the info in advance!

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Blue dolphins (cytocara moorii) can get quite large. You could start out with a group of 4-6 juvies but eventually you will likely only want to keep a pair in a 90 gallon tank. I have a pair in my 5' 120 gallon tank with my frontosa. The male is ~ 7" and the female is about 5". They are beautiful fish.

You could keep them with most Malawi haplochromines that aren't too large or aggressive. They also compliment yellow fish nicely. I keep an Aulonocara baenschi in this tank. Yellow labs (Labidochromis caeruleus) would also go nicely with them.

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I agree. I also have some smaller catfish (african) at the bottom and for the top of the tank some rainbow fish as the dolphins stay in the middle.

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I have a 90 as well with 1 blue dolphin (it was small when I first got it). I also have in the tank 1- 6 bar frontosa, 1 yellow tail acei, 1 eureka red peacock, 1 blue neon chiwindi, 3 clown loaches, 3 bristlenose plecos, 1 dragons blood peacock, 1 laser cat and about 5 various mbuna and all is happy!!!

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Synodontis luccipinnis would be a great addition!!! When they're in groups, they are constantly cruising around and fun to watch!!

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I have in my 125 gallons tank, with my blue dolphin, Frontosa, yellow labs, blue ahli ( fryeri), some time they go after each other but never fight.My fish are between 3 and 7"

 

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I did yellow labs and blue dolphins. For the dolphins you could do a male and two or three females although I find them hard to sex.

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