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I was wondering if I could add some ps demasonis to my current 75 gal setup. Right now I have a m gresakei, m auratus, m calainos, l. mbamba, l chisumulae, c. afra, a victorian and 2 mixes. I was kind of worried about aggression with the chisumulae since they look similar.
 

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Six species and a few strays in a 75... two of which (assuming the Cy. afra is a common variant) somewhat resemble Ps. demasoni... Ps. demasoni are best in groups of 12 or more...

You don't give exact numbers of the fish you have but I would say no, it's probably not a good idea to add them.
 

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sorry for the confusion..I just have one of each listed. I bought the tank from my brother about a month ago and it only had the m gresakei, m auratus, m calainos, a mixed and the victorian. I have been trying to add what I can to it because it was pretty empty looking. I am pretty sure they are all males other than the m auratus. I have been trying to find females for the species I already have in the tank...but no luck so far. I will try to get some pictures for you later, I just picked him up last monday so I dont have any yet.
 

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If that's the case then you probably could add the Ps. demasoni, however you may have to relocate the L. chisumulae, L. sp. "mbamba" and possibly the Cy. afra (which variant?).

You may want to try and stick with around five species in this tank, and keep them in groups. I wouldn't recommend M. auratus, they can be a real pain. They've sent more than few beginners packing up the hobby.

The Metriaclima callainos and Metriaclima greshakei should be fine with the Ps. demasoni. Some others to consider might be Labidochromis caeruleus, Pseudotropheus sp. "acei" and Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos. Groups of five or six of each would be best. Keep the Ps. demasoni to at least 12. The Victorian could probably stay, but I wouldn't be sure unless we know what it is. I can't comment on the hybrids as they really could be just about anything, with any sort of temperament.
 
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