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Old 02-27-2013, 03:37 AM   #1
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Relatively new and need advice

Ive been a keen hobbyist for a few years so do know my way round a fish tank but am after some stocking advice.

Recently purchased a jewel trigon 190 and am now looking to add to my existing cichlid collection. My reasoon for posting is out of a concern for inter breeding.
My current stock is
Blue peacock - 1 male 2 female
1 yellow lab
2 blue dimasoni 1 male 1 female (very lucky as little or no aggression)
2 orange blotch peacock 1 male 1 female
2 unnamed alunocara (were sold as mixed alunocara in the lfs but as time has gone on i think they resemble the orange blotch) - sex unknown unfortunately.
I also have 3 bristlenose catfish to add when i wind down my other tank.

My question is, what are the implications of getting other types of alunocara. I dont want to stick to just one color of these beautiful species. But have seen a lot of warnings about inter breeding.
Any fry would be just for me as have no intention of selling. If i were to find my self overstocked due to potential breeding i woukd give the fish away for what they were.

Any advice guys

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Old 02-27-2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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All the fish you have now can interbreed with each other, adding more peacocks isn't going to hurt anything.
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