01-03-2008, 12:37 PM
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| | Re: Malawi Cichlids and Dither fish
Yes, Rainbows are commonly used as dithers, so it's possible.
You also have very few fish in the tank, so the aggression isn't going to be spread around enough. Many people stock the Mbuna tanks fairly heavy just for that reason.
I've also heard that the Demasoni really should have a tank of their own because of the aggression, even though they are small.
So, you do have a few options, whether it's adding more of your existing types of fish or going with some larger Rainbow's as dithers, or giving the Demasoni's a tank of their own, etc.