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the fish i have now are:

3 mainganos

2 yellow labs

2 Hongis

2 Ob zebras

in the not to distant future i will be getting a 100 gallion or 380 litre tank these are the fish i wish to add to my current collection in my new tank what do you think?

2 mainganos ( female to reduce current agression with mainganos)

6 yellow labs (mixture of male and female)

6 Pseudotropheus demasoni ( mixture )

6 Iodotropheus sprengerae ( rusty chiclid )

so what do you think?
 

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You will need to add atleast double the amount of Demasoni then you are currently planning
 

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Gibbs said:
You will need to add atleast double the amount of Demasoni then you are currently planning
I agree. You also don't want to keep those hongis and ob zebras in pairs, either. :thumb:
 

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Demasoni kill each other that's why. Even with 12 your still not safe but your chances of success are greatly improved. 15 or 20 is even safer.
With 6 you will wake up 1 morning and fing 5 did fish and the 1 that killed them swimming around either happy or dying of the wounds it sustained in battle. Thats just the way they are :?
 

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When they are kept in a large group, the ones that are chasing lose track of which fish they were after, and start chasing someone else. In this way the aggression is spread and no one fish takes too many injuries or gets too exhausted from fleeing. This is true for all mbuna, just more so for Demasoni.

In spite of the 100 gallons, your tank has a smaller footprint than a 75G tank and a little larger than a 55G tank. I'd probably do 4 species, take a look at the cookie cutters for 75G to see why I say that.

So you already have 4 species...maybe just add individuals to your existing groups. If you really want to add fish, Acei might not be too bad since they will use more of the height of your tank than other mbuna.
 

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i know the water amount it good however the dimensions for the floor of the tank arnt to great for Mbuna to hide unfortunatly. i havent bought it yet so i may be able to find a longer or wider tank however this tank is tall and fits better into my room and if i need to move the tank its a lot easier then moving a long tank out of a small room.
 

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If you want more fish, longer is better. :thumb:
 

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Length is sure better but for the space i have this is by far the largest tank i can fit into my room that would be easy to maintain anything bigger is hard to move around if i need to which i might have to do in the future.
 

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could i add another species of malawi chiclid to the tank that is not mbuna that would swim in the open as i have a high tank with lots of water?
 

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Acei is the closest thing for Malawi.
 
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