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malawi hap n mbuna compatibility HELP

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hey every1!
i am getting a 90 G tank with overflow sump system that was custom made but my uncle. i want to put some haps in it with my existing mbuna. the fish i want to put in are:;:::::

1 frontosa
1 red empress, Protomelas taeniolatus
1 deep water electra, Placidochromis electra
1 electric blue, Sciaenochromis fryeri
1 star sapphire, Placidochromis sp. "Phenochilus Tanzania"
3 electric yellow, Labidochromis caeruleus
3 cobalt blue, Metriaclima callainos

i was just wondering if i could get some advice off some1 with a bit more experience that would be able to give me an idea if this combination would be comptible.
any thoughts or sugestions would be much appreciated!!
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What Mbuna do you have? What size are they now?
What is the rock set up like?
the mbuna i got now are the bottom 2 on that list.. the cobalts n elect. yellows, they will be between 3-6 inch when the haps r introduced.. there will be a large amount of swmming room as well as some dense rockery! so they will have a fair bit of protection...
so what do u rekon about the haps with the mbuna???
I'd increase your numbers, you'll be a bit understocked with what you have listed. Go for six of the two mbuna you have listed. I'd also lose the Frontosa, they prefer to be kept in groups and need at least a six foot tank. A solitary Frontosa is not a happy Frontosa.
The only potential problem area that I see is the Cobalts...They might be a little boisterous for the haps, especially if you wind up with more than one male Cobalt.

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