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OK. I'm setting up a 90 gallon soon and this is the fish list i thought i wanted
4 Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Eureka or Lemon Jake
5 Psuedotropheus Acei yellow tail
6 Psuedotropheus saulosi
6 Labidochromis hongi

I realize the hongi can be quite aggressive and get kinda large.
I want to replace those with smaller, less aggressive mbuna like rusties (6)
I'm not sure about cyno. afra (cobue), behavior wise, but i want to add these as well (6)
This would leave me with a fish list looking like
4 Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Eureka or Lemon Jake
5 Psuedotropheus Acei yellow tail
6 Psuedotropheus saulosi
6 Iodotropheus sprengerae
6 Cynotilapia afra (Cobue)
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2-3 Clown Loaches
2 BN plecos

My Male to Female ratio would be 1/3-5 or 2/4
I want these guys to breed without hybridization issues and minimal aggression.
I know the peacocks may not be so comfortable but hopefully it'll be peaceful enough not to stress them out.

Will this work and fit?
Any suggestions on ajusting the list or opinions on how this will turn out?
 

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It should be okay.

The jakes should be able to hold their own. I have a male in with some pretty aggressive mbuna, and I wish the little jake would back down sometimes. His life would be alot easier! :lol:

Kim
 

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Thanks so much!

I was just looking for some reasurance from a respectable cichlid keeper :D
 

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Respectable? Let me try to find you someone... :lol:

I don't see any obvious crossbreeding issues, as long as you have males and females of each group. Aggression wise, everyone should be on a level playing field. The acei will be the most mellow fish you have, and I've found they can be pretty rambunctious at times, as well, so it shouldn't be a problem. Rusties can hold their own, too, if need be.

Kim
 
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