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Plan to stock a 65 g with the following:

Yellow Lab. 3M/3F - may need to remove one or two males
Ps. Saulosi
Ps. Socolofi
Ps. Zebra Mango 1M/1F
Labidochromis Zebra Lundo 1m/2f

Any potential crossbreeds here? Anyone have expereince with any of these in the same tank? How many saulosi and socolofi if OK to put with the rest?

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The main thing you need to reconsider is your male to female ratio. You need atleast 3 females to 1 male of each species otherwise the females will get harrassed constanly and your males will want to kill each other.

There's a start
 

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I'd worry about the zebras with each other and with the labs. What are the dimensions of the 65G?
 

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Dimensions for the 65g is 36"x18"x24"

I have the Yellows and zebras together now in a 35 without many problems, in fact the zebra is holding. Will the zebra and yellow cross breed? I haven't noticed the yellows pay much attention to the zebras.
 

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I'd be worried about saluosi males going after yellow lab females, but I've not kept them together (that being one reason)....I think you'll get away with the sex ratio on the labs, but maybe consider ps. demasoni or an afra species instead of saluosi, unless you're set on them because of their dimorphism.
 

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I don't think I'd do Socolofi or Zebras in a 36" tank. A large flock of Saulosi would be fabulous.

Yes, labs and zebras are infamous for crossbreeding. I do keep them together, but all Mom's spit in the tank and since I've had the Multipunctatus I have not seen survivors. I also had only female zebras for a while, that works too.
 

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I do like the salousi's because of the dimorphism but thought the females being yellow would be tough to mix with labs which is why I thought it was strange that in the cookie cutter lists the Labs and salousi are listed together.

Not a huge fan of the afra's since the females are most usually very bland colored.

I may have to take DJ's advice and do an all salousi tank! That would be a cool tank!
 

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Yeah :D

Awesome, all Saulosi tanks are very attractive.

Good luck. not that you will need it just get a good balance of males and females and all will be sweet

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You could try Cynotilapia sp. hara Gallireya Reef. They are not too aggressive and females are colored. One male and four females? There is no profile here, but in the photo forum there is a thread with lots of pics of males and females. They are also known as White Tops and Blue Reef. Males are pale blue with a few narrow black bars...different enough from Saulosi. I have mine with Demasoni...they are like photo and negative. The females are slate blue at rest and can show some bars occasionally and can also turn a really cool purple-blue occasionally.
 

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If you don't mind a little brown in tank, Cynotilapia sp. lion Lion's Cove are actually fun to have. Males can vary in base color from a golden brown to almost purple. Females are a light brown. Check 'em out. :thumb:
 
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