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Stocking question (sorry)

Postby Nerfday96 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:41 pm

So I currently have about 293 different tanks and I'm worried about my wife smothering me in my sleep.
Looking to consolidate down to a primary show tank (125gal) and just keep 2 other tanks for med/breeding etc...

My favorite fish that I'd like to include are as follows:
3-4"
2x Pseudotropheus Socolofi (Albino) Snow White (2x male)
1x Pseudotropheus socolofi (Camoflauge) (1x male)
1x Melanocrhromis Auratus (Black/Blue stripe)(1x male)
3x Labidochromis caeruleus (Yellows) (3x male)
1x Red Zebra Pseudotropheus (Orange) (1x female)
1x Sciaenochromis fryeri (Electric Blue Hap) (1x male)
1x Hemichromis bimaculatus - (Jewel) (Not sure on sex or how to determine)
1x L128 Blue Phantom Pleco
2-3"
5x Aulonocara - Sunburst Peacock (5x male)
2x Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi - Lemon Jake, Mamela (2x male)
3x Aulonocara - Orange/Red Blotched (3x male)

Questions:
1) Is the Auratus gonna be too much of an ass in this size tank with this number of fish and only the 1x Female?
2) Can I put just 1x Female in there or will she just get abused non stop?
3) Is there any risk in the relationship of a blue phantom (4-5") either for or against the cichlids?
4) I also have a Gold Severum that has been housed with African's before so I'm debating it on a trial basis, any immediate red flags other than the fact that it's South American and not commonly mixed?

Tons of rocks/caves/hiding/filtration/current going through the tank, 2x F4's cycle it non stop. Planning on water changes usually 2x/week or as necessary once the tank is populated. Planning to do lights for no more than 2-3 hours a day to keep stress down.

Any other genera tips/advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated!

-B
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Re: Stocking question (sorry)

Postby DJRansome » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:18 pm

Lets start with this. I like 5 species and 1m:4f of each for a 125G.

For all male I like 18 individuals and choose between mbuna and haps and peacocks, but mixing may not work well. Read the all-male article in the Cichlid-forum Library.

An exception to the "no mbuna in hap/peacock tank" is yellow labs. I would not mix socolofi or auratus with haps and peacocks.

I would expect a single female to be killed. I would not risk a blue phantom pleco with African Rift Lake fish...the bristlenose plecos have enough problems.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: Stocking question (sorry)

Postby Nerfday96 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:50 pm

Thanks sir, I can work with that!
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