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Tell me what you think for my 50 gallon breeder stocking decisions. Dimensions 36x18x19 inches
-Pseudotropheus demasoni 12
-Labidchromis caeruleus 5
-Labeotropheus fuelleborni 1
-Synodontis flavitaeniatus 5
I know these guys dont belong but I already Have em and like em.
-Neolamprologus brichardi 2 both female
-Bristle nose pleco 1

WILL IT WORK???!!??
 

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I think you will have problems - 3' tanks are a bit harder to keep malawians in - especially regarding the potential size of the Labeotropheus.
 

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I actually already have the labeo in a 29 gallon which is way to small for my now 6 inch fish.

Any other thoughts?
 

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I get away with:
4 Yellow labs.
7 Elongatus mphanga 2M/5F
1 Syno Euruptus
1 BN
In a 36X14X18, with very limited aggression and lots of breeding. The colour contrast of the yellow labs. and the purple of the Elongatus is awesome :D

My other tank of the same size is a species only Saulosi tank of 15 also working well but i must sought the males from females
 

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I would remove the fuelleborni from the equation and it may work.

The brichardi don't really have the same needs as your other fish, dietary and water wise. Why not put them in the 29G tank? (I think this will increase your chance for success with that footprint, even if they are female.)
 

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How would my selection of fish do in a 55 gallon tank minus the brichardi?(Thanks for the advice by the way)Could I add more labeos in a tank of this length? Maybe 1 male and 1 more female?
 

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Yes, you could. That extra foot in length will make a difference. I would have at least 3 females for the one male fuelleborni, though! :thumb:
 

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-Pseudotropheus demasoni 12
-Labidchromis caeruleus 5
-Labeotropheus fuelleborni 4
-Synodontis flavitaeniatus 5
-Bristle Nose pleco 1

With this list of fish in the 55 gallon is it possible to add any more mbuna maybe something white? any mbuna out there somewhat white?
 

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I may get this name screwed up but Metriaclima zebra "pearl" is a nice white. I have seen some around on a few trading posts (I think) and Aquabid (for sure).
 

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I got to admit those are some pretty fish. I think the name is Metriaclima callainos "pearl white"
thanks for the suggestion. I am just wondering how many of them I could get in my tank with the current list?
 

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I got to admit those are some pretty fish. I think the name is Metriaclima callainos "pearl white"
thanks for the suggestion. I am just wondering how many of them I could get in my tank with the current list?
 

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I think you are fully stocked with the current list and I would not add the metriaclima.
 
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