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I've kept basically my Tropheus colony in one tank and my labidochromis caeruleus also known as yellow labs in different tanks but just recently I just had to economize and now I have them in both in one tank . Is it safe to let the Tropheus fry swim freely when there's other mouthbrooders species swimming around? They are in a 100g tank with many hideouts. Pls lmk your thoughts.
 

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Hard question. My guess is yellow labs would hunt and eat baby Tropheus but its only a guess.
Some Tropheus will kill young too. Some groups leave them alone. Nothing is safe. But yep I think you would get more survivers from the Tropheus breeding without the yellow labs.

All the best James
 

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Are your Yellow Labs breeding as well?

If so, I think you'll see more lab juveniles grow out than tropheus. I had labs with demasoni, but their fry took over the tank and I was having trouble selling the juvies.

You will definitely have quite a few grow out, but you will lose quite a bit to adults.
 
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