Well, the length of the tank is going to limit you to a handful of haps considering that most grow to be larger than 7 inches and you don't really want to have any of the big haps in less than a 72x24. You could get away with a mix of Stuartgranti peacocks that are dissimilar in appearance and some of the smaller copadichromis species. It all depends on what you're interested in. If you can name off a few species you like, then one of us can advise you on whether or not it will work out long term.
Try to avoid males that are very similar, which is difficult, there is no perfect mix, just rather random results. Avoid the "get one of each" mentality. Quality better than quanity. Try not to get carried away with larger fish.
Choose from Aulonocara, Copidichromis, Protomelas, Placidochromis, Scienochromis, Otopharynx, maybe a C. moorii. Maybe get away with a Venustus. Avoid the meeker Aulonocara or Lethrinops species, since they may not color up.
The hybrid cross genera "Peacocks" vary in color and temperament. They might be too aggressive, you never know. Opinion about these hybrids vary, guess depends on your viewpoint.
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