Fogelhund wrote:You could make a leleupi and comp work in a 36" tank... but the rockwork would need substantial reworking.
Many thanks... will do, rehoming the Hongis and 3 of the 4 princesses on the weekend to a new LFS with a very knowledgeable specialised African Cichlid owner. Will replace with 1 compressiceps, 1 calvus and perhaps a few males of the variations of princess. still need to find a compatible blue to complete the list.
So final stock will be:
1 x Comp
1 x Calvus black
1 x Princess
1 x daffodil
1 x caudopunctatus
4 x Elec Yellow
2 x Leleupi
And much more rock....as per suggestions above
The LFS dude suggests maybe looking at:
cyprichromis leptosoma - love these, but at about $100 a fish here is Sydney.....not likely going to happen
neolamprologus savoryi - but a little dull looking
neolamprologus helianthus or splendens kiku - perhaps too many of the yellows
lamprologus ocellatus - some of the blue perhaps
neolamprologus caudopunctatus - like them as a brichardi replacement, but can multiple be included in the tank?
Appreciate any thoughts on whether we've gone wrong on the final stock list?!