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Long story short, I now have a 2 hour daily commute for work, and i'm finding less and less time to keep up with all of my tanks.

I am considering of just condensing everything into one large tank, probbaly just 6 feet long, maybe a little longer if I can find a good deal.

currently I have
9 Labeotropheus fuelleborni Charo 'White Belly'
5 Pseudotropheus sp. 'Acei' Ngara 'White Tail'
6 Tropheops sp. 'Elongatus Boadzulu' Kanchedza Island
5 Cynotilapia afra (Likoma)
9 Cynotilapia sp. 'Mbamba' Mpanga Rocks
5 Pseudotropheus sp. "Elongatus Chewere"
5 Labeotropheus trewavasae (Zimbawe)

all spread throughout various tanks
would I be able to keep all of them in a say 72"x18"?
 

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I'd think your two sets of labeotropheus and multiple sets of blue barred fish will be an issue.
 

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DJRansome said:
I'd think your two sets of labeotropheus and multiple sets of blue barred fish will be an issue.
I agree.
I think you could fit them in 2 tanks though. A 6 ft and a 4 ft.
 

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just out of curiosity, which ones do you consider blue barred? and I wouldn't mind getting rid of the trewavasae

must keeps are the
fuelles
mbambas
acei
and boadzulu

I'd like to be able to keep the chewere as well

but are we talking serious fighting issue, or just bad cross breeding issue?
 

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cjacob316 said:
just out of curiosity, which ones do you consider blue barred?
The cynotilapia and the elongatus. Fighting, crossbreeding maybe but at minimum not coloring up to show their colors at their best. I have the issue with demasoni and Cynotilapia sp. hara and they are about as opposite looking among blue barred fish as you can get.
 

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the likoma are the obvious ones

but are you reffering to both cynos and both elongatus?

they all look so different, the likoma are standard blue barred, but the mbamba are black, no real barring, the chewere are barred, but not the same look at all, and the boadzulu are barly barred, from what I've seen any barring is faint.

would it be worth a try, then maybe get rid of some if there are issues?

I'd be curious to see how one would split this stock into two tanks kanorin, if assuming I have 4 blue barred fish that you guys are saying won't work well together, i'm sure my current set-up is probably the best, which is why i've always preffered to use multiple 4 footers, maybe i'll get an 8 foot and try my luck

so Dj, what do you think about the boadzulu and mbamba together?
 

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6 foot:
L. Fuelleborni
Tropheops elongatus boadzulu
Acei ngara
Met. sp. Elongatus chewere

75 or 90 gallon
C. Mbamba
C. Afra
L trewavasae

I'd watch the two elongatus in the 6 footer. Do their females look similar?
Not sure if both cynos will color up fully. Might be worth a shot though.
 

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the chewere females technically look like the male, just not usually colored up, but they do and have shown full color at times, so far the boadzulu have just been sort of plain grey/blueish, still young
 

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well i'm getting a 125

and as much as I didn't want to keep the other tanks, I guess I will end up keeping the 75

so here are my thoughts

125
9 Labeotropheus fuelleborni Charo 'White Belly'
5 Pseudotropheus sp. 'Acei' Ngara 'White Tail'
6 Tropheops sp. 'Elongatus Boadzulu' Kanchedza Island
9 Cynotilapia sp. 'Mbamba' Mpanga Rocks

75
5 Cynotilapia afra (Likoma)
5 Pseudotropheus sp. "Elongatus Chewere"
5 Labeotropheus trewavasae (Zimbawe)

or would it be best for me to swap either my cynos or elongatus with each other to separate the chewere and likoma
 
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