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I have yellow labs and cobue afra's in my 90gallon. Do I have to worry about them cross breeding?
 

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No worries whatsoever with those 2 groups together. Assuming of course you have male/female groups of each.
 

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The risk is always there, but with correct m/f ratios, you have a better chance of it not happening.

Looks like Kevin beat me to it :)
 

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Thanks, I think I am male heavy on the cobue. I have 2 M 3F on the yellow labs. Should I look for more female cobue?
 

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The tank is mixed :
5 yellow labs 2M 3F
4 cobue afra @2". I believe 3M 1 F
2 male electric blue ahli
1 male dragonblood peacock
1 pair zebra obliquidens
3-4 random hybrids
1 livingstonii
 

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busterny said:
The tank is mixed :
5 yellow labs 2M 3F
4 cobue afra @2". I believe 3M 1 F
2 male electric blue ahli
1 male dragonblood peacock
1 pair zebra obliquidens
3-4 random hybrids
1 livingstonii
I forgot to add a trio of Labeotropheus Trewavassae OB. 1M 2F
 

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I think you have 2 types of Malawi tanks in one.
1) mbuna breeding groups
2) all male/mixed African

I would remove the hybrids, Ahli, dragonblood & Livingstoni. Up your females/numbers on the Cobwe, Obliquidens and Trewavasae. Even if youre not saving fry, this gives you a better chance at a successful tank.

The way it is now, you may run into issues with so many males and few females.
 

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Will do. The largest of the hybrids is the domestic male of the tank. I have been looking for a reason to move him.
I have some smaller cobue in another tank. Hopefully I can separate out some females.
 
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