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Old 11-24-2012, 09:20 AM   #1
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55g Stocking Question

I have a 55g tank that is nearly done cycling so I am trying to plan out a stocking list based on what species I like what are readily available to me at the LFS. It will be an African Lake Malawi mbuna setup. I am trying to get a large array of colors and I am wondering if the following species would be suitable in a 55g together in a 1:3 or 1:4 M:F ratio.

Pseudotropheus Saulosi
Melanchromis cyaneorhabdos (Mangano)
Metriaclima estherae (Red Zebra)
Labidochomis caeruleus (Yellow Lab)
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Looks good to me
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Looks good to me
So these are all of proper temperament and size for a 55g?
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That stock would work. You can also consider Pseudotropheus socolofi and Pseudotropheus sp "Acei"

What you've chosen so far is good. Similar temperaments and requirements.
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Yea it will work they are all under 5" or close and they are all pretty mild
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I was looking at Acei because the are a gorgeous fish but I think they get a bit too large for a 55g?
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Salousi, Yellow Labs and Yellow Tail Acei would make a great mix both in personality and would give you some great color.
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Salousi, Yellow Labs and Yellow Tail Acei would make a great mix both in personality and would give you some great color.
Would I still be able to put the Red Zebras in here with this or would I just be further ahead to get a few more of each of the 3 species and just forget the 4th one?
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Can Acei and Pseudotropheus Saulosi be mixed since thet are both pseudotropheus species?
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Would I still be able to put the Red Zebras in here with this or would I just be further ahead to get a few more of each of the 3 species and just forget the 4th one?
The only issue I would see with Red Zebra and Yellow Lab is that people have reported they could cross breed because they are similar in appearance. This becomes an issue if you want to sell any fry.
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