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Mbuna species I'm interested for my 55 gallon include yellow labs, red zebras, acei, and socofoli. I'd like to keep my numbers around 12.

Am I better off...

A. Getting 3 of each
B. Choosing 3 of the species and getting 4 of each
C. Something completely different.

Thanks for the help!!!
 

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JStroke said:
Mbuna species I'm interested for my 55 gallon include yellow labs, red zebras, acei, and socofoli. I'd like to keep my numbers around 12.

Am I better off...

A. Getting 3 of each
B. Choosing 3 of the species and getting 4 of each
C. Something completely different.

Thanks for the help!!!
You're better off going with 4+ for each of 3 species in a 55, with ratios of 1male to 3 or 4 females.
Also, Red Zebras and Yellow Labs may crossbreed. Any fry from either shouldn't be sold or traded.
Some say Acei (6") can get too large for a 55, plan on getting a larger tank before they mature or trading before they mature to full size.
Take a look through the cookie cutter section in library/quick reference for other species ideas and don't be afraid to post asking for ideas.
 

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GTZ said:
JStroke said:
Mbuna species I'm interested for my 55 gallon include yellow labs, red zebras, acei, and socofoli. I'd like to keep my numbers around 12.

Am I better off...

A. Getting 3 of each
B. Choosing 3 of the species and getting 4 of each
C. Something completely different.

Thanks for the help!!!
You're better off going with 4+ for each of 3 species in a 55, with ratios of 1male to 3 or 4 females.
Also, Red Zebras and Yellow Labs my crossbreed. Any fry from either shouldn't be sold or traded.
Some say Acei (6") can get too large for a 55, plan on getting a larger tank before they mature or trading before they mature to full size.
Take a look through the cookie cutter section in library/quick reference for other species ideas and don't be afraid to post asking for ideas.
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I believe that is right out of the cookie cutter setup for 55s zebras labs and acei :fish:
 
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