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I currently have about 15 3" mix cichlids in my 75 gallon tank. It is currently been over filter by two Fluval 305. Can I add or should I add more fish.Thanks in advance for you advice.

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What are the specific fish you have and what are the male:female ratios? The answer is...it depends. :thumb:
 

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1 cynotilapia Afra
1 cynotilapia Afra white top female
1 Johanni male
1 Venustus male
1 Pseudotropheus albino Socolofi Male King of the tank
1 Metriaclima Estherae male
2 Petrotilapia Chitumba Thick bars male and female
2 Labidochronis Sp. Hongi male and female
2 Metriaclima Lombardoi Kenyi Female and male
1 Pseudotropheus Socolofi Male
1 Yellow Lad
 

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You have a lot of species, some very aggressive species and mixed genders.

I would not add fish. But I would rethink the stock. First decision is to choose whether you want variety or mixed genders.

If you want variety, remove the females.

If you want mixed genders, then choose 2-4 species and stock one male with 4-7 females (depending on the species chosen).

For example, if you wanted mixed genders and do not save fry you could have 20 fish like this:
1m:4f Cynotilapia sp. hara (White Tops)
1m:4f Metriaclima estherae
1m:4f Pseudotropheus socolofi
1m:4f Labidochromis caeruleus (yellow labs)
 

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I've never kept Petrotilapia but I have heard they get HUGE. Larry Johnson (who dives with Ad Konings) says he has seen 8" plus specimens.

I think that breed in particular will be too big for a 75.

Hope that helps (a little)

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