Well, if I were you, I would start by stocking one geographic region in the tank.kitkat123 said:tans size, 5ft by 18 inches by 18 inches.
1 red zebra Mbuna, Lake Malawi
1 blue zebra Mbuna, Lake Malawi
1 livingstoni Mbuna, Lake Malawi
1 yellow lab Mbuna, Lake Malawi
1 johanni Mbuna, Lake Malawi
1 frontosa 15", Lake Tanganyika
2 parrot fish CA/SA Hybrid
1 bumblebee Mbuna, Lake Malawi
1 blue acara Acara, South America
im normally try to add auratus, blue dolphin, brichardi and a few other malawis
Then maybe you have a mix that should not work but does, and newcomers will be doomed. If you like the tank, avoid changes.kitkat123 said:I've never had a problem with aggression in the tank its only when i try to add new fish, they're fairly peaceful with each other
Everyone stated the obvious reasons why it's not working. I would take their suggestions and go from there.kitkat123 said:The current cichlids are 10-15cm and i want to introduce about 5-8cm ones but im not sure why they dont last. I dont see them getting chased in the day, i have plenty of hiding spaces but when i wake up a few are dead.