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Hi,

I am finishing up stocking my new 4ft 90g.
All male peacock / hap tank.
Goal is to finish with 14 fish.
So far I have 10 and would like your suggestions on helping me choose the remaining 4.

what i have so far in the tank:

A. Jacobfreibergi Otter Point
A. sp Lwanda Hai Reef
A. Stuartgranti Hai Reef Blue Neon
A. Maylandi
L. Caeruleus
S. Freiri Iceberg
P. sp Taiwan Reef
C. Trewavasae Lupingu
P. Johnstoni
P. Electra
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morning bump :thumb:
 

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There is no magic formula. You have avoided larger Haps which is probably smart.

You could add a few more Yellow Labs or Rusties to act as dithers.

true or close to true A. baenschi maybe worth a try.
P. phenocheilus, even thou close to the electra and hard to sex.
C. moorii, hard to sex and get pretty hefty but one would be okayish.
 

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noki said:
There is no magic formula. You have avoided larger Haps which is probably smart.

You could add a few more Yellow Labs or Rusties to act as dithers.

true or close to true A. baenschi maybe worth a try.
P. phenocheilus, even thou close to the electra and hard to sex.
C. moorii, hard to sex and get pretty hefty but one would be okayish.
I wanted to try a Moorii but afraid of its adult size.
perhaps an Otopharnyx species, Mchenga conophoros , and a Lethrinops species.
 

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mattawan_cichlid said:
Otopharnyx lithobates (Zimbabwe) are nice looking.
I have already kept them, with this tank I am trying to go with fish that i have never kept before.

right now i am thinking

Otopharnyx tetrastigma
Lethrinops lethrinus
Mchenga conophoros

still missing one to colplete my 14
 

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What about a single Neolamprologus tretocephalus? Cyrtocara moori take a LONG time to grow big, I wouldn't let it hold you back.
 

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Fogelhund said:
What about a single Neolamprologus tretocephalus? Cyrtocara moori take a LONG time to grow big, I wouldn't let it hold you back.
I don't want to mix lakes. I want this to be strictly a Malawi Hap/Peacock tank with the exception of one Labidochromis Caeruleus.
 

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I am trying to not have more than one fish per genus with the exception of Aulonocara. The fact that I have two Placidochromis is already an exception from what i originally intended.
 

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ok this is what i am thinking

need 4 fish

1 Aulonocara Ngara Flametail
1 Otopharnyx tetrastigma
1 Lethrinops lethrinus
1 Mchenga conophoros

my only concern is that from looking at pictures online, it seems that P. Johnstoni, O. Tetrastgma and L. Lethrinus all have similar coloration.
What do you think?

Im excited about this tank, i feel like a n00b again :dancing:
 

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I wouldnt be scared of C. Moori. They are reputable slow growers and their juvi coloration is great. I have 2 little guys in my tank. maybe 1.5 inches, and i love how they change their color. I also have a mixed 90 gallon. It will take a few years before they reach their adult size which i will likely get a 125 gallon by then. Plus if you get some juvis now for $5 if you want some down the road you wont need to pay $50 for an adult
 

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I need to make sure its a male Moori, I dont want any females being the cause of havok.
 

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I have the same concern about the O. tetrastigma (love mine BTW) and the Lethrinops. I was looking for a Mbasi for a darker color but can't find any in the US.

I keep changing my mind on that one. :-?
 

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DJRansome said:
I have the same concern about the O. tetrastigma (love mine BTW) and the Lethrinops. I was looking for a Mbasi for a darker color but can't find any in the US.

I keep changing my mind on that one. :-?
I have seen some videos online of the Lethrinops Mbasi Creek and it is stunning...let me know if you find some.
I am also looking for Mchenga Conophoros that seems hard to find as well.
 

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UPDATE

what i have so far in the tank:

A. Jacobfreibergi Otter Point
A. sp Lwanda Hai Reef
A. Stuartgranti Hai Reef Blue Neon
A. Maylandi
L. Caeruleus
S. Freiri Iceberg
P. sp Taiwan Reef
C. Trewavasae Lupingu
P. Johnstoni
P. Electra

How would a single male C. Afra Jalo Reef fair in this tank?
 

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Mudkicker said:
How would a single male C. Afra Jalo Reef fair in this tank?
I would say too aggressive as I've had cynotilapia kill peacocks.
 

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thanks for the advice!
 
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