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hello all,
i just bought 180gal tank so Im moving my mpimbwe frontosa group into there and now have an empty 125gal which is going to be haps and peacocks......*** been reading about all male tanks and decided i want to try male/females.Most of the fish will be males but a select few will have females to spark breeding......as of right now i have in my 125 i have 7 wild caught Mpimbwe fronts, 1 foss. rostratus not sure of sex yet...and in my 75gal i bought 1 male aulon. ngara flametail,1m lwanda,3 yellow labs,1 looks to be a male proto. spilonotus(mara rock) and 1m/1f proto sp. insignus...
i was thinking about putting 1m/2-3f proto.spilonotus(mara rocks) or 1 male Champsochromis caeruleus with my group of fronts in the 180gal. what you guys think would be better??
125gal having:
1m/1f proto.sp insignus
1/2foss. rostratus
1m aulon.Ngara
1m aulon.lwanda
1m albino taiwan reef
1m bucc.lepturus or rhoadesii
1m/1-2f copad.trewavasae
1m placid electra
3yellow labs
i was wondering if thats a good number of fish in the 125 or can add more???any other suggestion of other fish?and will the females i have in their be a possiblity of crossbreeding?
thanks chris
 

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I believe your going to have to go all male or go with breeding groups with 1m/3f due to aggression issues, and find out what breeds won't cross breed.
 

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hey thanks for the reply....
well i was thinking about only breeding a select few fish in the 125gal.....so basically i either have to go all male tank or all groups?? well fish do you think would be better in my 180gal with my fronts the 1m/2-3f proto.spilonotus(mara rocks) or 1 male Champsochromis caeruleus??
any input will greatly help
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I think i would rather see the Fronts in the larger tank.

Having a Hap/peacock tank is really risky if you want to breed a few of them. It is suggested that you keep all males. If you want to breed you should be keeping it single species, in saying that i have never heard rostratus cross breeding with protomelas. And I'm preety sure there is a few other species that won't cross breed with either of them two like Nimb. Venustus, Dimi Compressicep. But there is always the chance and i would find it hard to distribute the fry.

Maybe someone else knows of some Haps that have a low chance of cross breeding when mixed together
 

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hey.....
the fronts are going in the larger tank i was deciding if i should put a group of proto. spilonotus or just a male champ. caeruleus with them.....
im having trouble having trouble deciding because i want to breed alittle and also have a calm colorful tank.....well if possible i i have an 75gal and a 30gal tank which i could use as breeding tanks and two 20gal long as growout.....
decisions decisions....still would like more input from people with large haps....
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hey thanks for the help......
im going to go all males in the 125gal.....i was thinkin about adding a group of blue dolphins because i think it would be cool to have them school in my tank??? any ideas if i should.
thanks everyone
 
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