I have a 39 gallon tank (48x15.5x12) and I cant find any information on what can fit in it, seems like a rare tank size. How many mabunas could I fit in it? And if they wouldn't work, is there a cichlid that would?
How long have you had the existing fish? The reason I ask is that since you are thinking of adding more fish in the future, it may be easier to rehome the existing cichlids and choose a group of Malawi cichlids that would work well in your tank dimensions.
Your tank is sort of similar to a 40G long but a tiny bit wider.
I have had the mbuna for a year now, and the ob peacock for a week.
As for fish that really interest me, I love the movement and personality of mbunas, and the colors of peacocks. They both max out at 6 inches. I can only have one tank running at a time though, because of stand space. Thats why I want to do a mix. I am new to cichlids though and this might be a difficult start. I have experience with community tanks though.
Could I keep a group of mbunas and two peacocks? And how many mbunas would eliminate most aggression without over stocking?