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Old 03-12-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Single mbuna to add with group of 11 yellow labs

I have a 40 gallon breeder with 11 yellow labs in it. All of them are about a year old. To contrast the yellow, I wanted to add a single mbuna of a different color. Can anyone throw me some suggestions on what could work?? I'm not looking for chaos so if it's not a good idea I'd like to hear that too. I can take the hard news and am perfectly fine keeping my tank as is. Thanks all.
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A Colbalt or a Powder Blue would be nice with the Yellows
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I would go for an elongatus of some sort.
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Can the cobalt or the elongatus be kept as a single male without to many issues or am I running the risk of bringing in a murderer...
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I've done it with the Cobalt before. Many times with the Powders
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I have done it with a socofoli as well. IMO most everything will leave a yellow lab alone. Don't know why. They aren't aggressive.
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I have done it with a socofoli as well. IMO most everything will leave a yellow lab alone. Don't know why. They aren't aggressive.

This has been my experience too. They really are left alone except from each other. Powders are too.
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Thanks! I found a Cobalt at my lfs so i have him in a separate tank that I will keep him in for about a month till I add him in with the Labs. Want to make sure he's healthy......this is my first go round with cichlids so I appreciate the help!!
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Good luck! You will love him!
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