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Old 08-05-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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I have a 50g tank that has been set up for 6 months and running smoothly. currently I have 2 yellow labs, 2 red zebras, 1 yellow tail, 2 mainganos, 1 mpanga. All Males..and I'd like to keep it that way!

Looking to add a few more fish. Open for suggestions.
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really like the pearlmutt lab
melanachromus parallellus

I like a fairly peaceful tank, so no very aggressive species.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:48 PM   #2
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How about a few jewels an OB a clown Afro that's what I have in my tank along with a few of the ones you mentioned
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:59 PM   #3
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Personally I'd just up the numbers of the fish you have now and call it good. However if you'd like to add more diversity look into some of the Mbuna that stay 5" or less and are "peacefu".


"Peaceful"
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Mildly- aggressive
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/results.php
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The yellow tail and maingano can be pretty aggressive.
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How about mixing labs? Someone told me they would fight each other.
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I have 3 yellow labs in my tank the trio tends to stick together same w my 2 orange zebras.
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I have a 50g tank that has been set up for 6 months and running smoothly. currently I have 2 yellow labs, 2 red zebras, 1 yellow tail, 2 mainganos, 1 mpanga. All Males..and I'd like to keep it that way!
I would just raise the #s you have now

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Won't work

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Both of the areas will probably fight with the mpanga you have now

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really like the pearlmutt lab
won't work with other libidochromis like you labs

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melanachromus parallellus
I'd have to look this one up

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To aggressive

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I like a fairly peaceful tank, so no very aggressive species.
I think you have a good selection so far. IMO tanks look better with just 3-4 species
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Andrew gives great advice helped me with my stock and its working out great so far.
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How about a chewere or a Labeotropheus trewavassae 'chismulu red'

I had a female demasoni that did ok but she kept havn babies so i gave her away. Would a male work?
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How about a chewere or a Labeotropheus trewavassae 'chismulu red'

I had a female demasoni that did ok but she kept havn babies so i gave her away. Would a male work?

None of the all blue or mostly all cynotiapia or elongatus probably won't work in the long run. They all look pretty close to one another and fights may break out in the long run. I'm not sure about in an all male tank though. Maybe mogurako can answer that.


The Labeotropheus trewavassae are a bit more aggressive and they do reach a little bigger size. What's the dimensions of the tank?
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