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Hey everyone out there from Maryland. I'll be stocking my tank in the next month and I want to make sure the numbers are right and they'll fit.

These fish will going in a 75gal tank. 48''long, 18''deep, and 20'' tall.

6 Labidochromis Caeruleus (yellow labs)
8 Iodotropheus sprengerae (rusties)
6 Labeotropheus Fuelleborni (SO marbled) (marbled male as well if possible)
15 Pseudotropheus demasoni (blue verticle stripes)
6 Pseudotropheus sp. "Acei" (Blue/Purple w/ yellowish fins)

Please let me know what you think.

Thanks!!!
 

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Check the reviews section for retailers in your area. Might check out the trading post as well.

Stock list looks good to me. :)
 

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Thank you for your consideration.

Your post has been edited to keep your stocking question in tact. :)

I think you're a bit overstocked actually. I would lose one species. The I. sprengerae are the least colourful IMO.
 

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Unless you can get really good quality yellow labs, I'd forget about them. 2 of my 3 have got really dirty looking and bearded. Even my 4 yr old grandson calls them the ugly fish. If you can get good quality, they're beautiful though.
 

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...lol thats horrible. sorry to hear that. i've looked into that and i have a local seller that i'll see them before i buy them. i checked out all the local stores and their labs were horrible. some hardly had black and i didnt see any under them and just a faint greyish on the top. thats a funny story though
 

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Problem is they look good as juvies. But a year later when males mature the beards and mustaches and bars come out. You have to see the father.
 

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hmmm so i guess it falls on the father and not a mix of both parents??? i thought it was both thanks for the info
 

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IME the females don't show the bearding and mustache like the males do, even when mature.
 

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I like your stock list. Perhaps you may want to reduce the numbers of each species however. You may want to consider getting your Demasoni through mail order if you don't want to pay rediculously high prices from the LFS. I'm in Virginia, not too far from you and I've found it hard to find Labeotropheus. I ended up with some from my favorite LFS, but they are Trewevasae, not Fuelleborni. Marbled male Labeotropheus are great.... I have one marbled and one blue male. I actually thought the marbled male was a female when I got him at the LFS along with the others. After a few days I noticed his larger egg spots and his behavior indicated he is a male. He is coloring up nicely now, the patches that were initially grey on his pinkish orange body have been turning more and more blue as he grows. These fish are rare to find, but are extra special if you are lucky enough to acquire one.
 

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kingdave said:
I like your stock list. Perhaps you may want to reduce the numbers of each species however. You may want to consider getting your Demasoni through mail order if you don't want to pay rediculously high prices from the LFS. I'm in Virginia, not too far from you and I've found it hard to find Labeotropheus. I ended up with some from my favorite LFS, but they are Trewevasae, not Fuelleborni. Marbled male Labeotropheus are great.... I have one marbled and one blue male. I actually thought the marbled male was a female when I got him at the LFS along with the others. After a few days I noticed his larger egg spots and his behavior indicated he is a male. He is coloring up nicely now, the patches that were initially grey on his pinkish orange body have been turning more and more blue as he grows. These fish are rare to find, but are extra special if you are lucky enough to acquire one.
thanks. i originally had lower numbers but then everyone kept saying i should up them. i'm only doing a 75 gal tank now so i probably will. its not just going to be the standard 10 rocks piled up on sand kind of thing though. i'm going to put more into and actually build the background and add all sorts of caves and stuff. even still 75 gals is 75 gals no matter how many places there are to hide. what numbers would you recommend? the demasoni have to stay high so they dont kill themselves. i was told there should be a couple more rusties as well since there small.
i could do 15 demasoni 6 rusties and 4 of the other 3 specials. 1 male and 3 females would be nice. let me know what you think and everyone else please feel from to chime in as well
thanks shawn
 
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