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What are your comments on my mix? i wish i knew what i do now when i started.

1- Pseudotropheus sp. "Elongatus Ruarwe"
3- Pseudotropheus sp. "Acei" (Msuli)
3- Nimbochromis venustus
3- Labidochromis caeruleus (Kakusa)
1- Cyrtocara moorii
1- Cynotilapia afra (Cobue)
1- Labidochromis sp. "Mbamba"
1- Altolamprologus compressiceps (Gold Head)
1- Steatocranus casuarius
1- peppermint bristlenose

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Ditch the Blue Dolphin. It probably won't survive in the long run. The Venustus need six feet so unless your tank is that long ditch them as well. The Comp won't deal with the activity of the Mbuna very well so that might need to leave as well. The Buffalo might have to go as well.

If this tank is 50-75 you can do this: Add 2 Ps. sp. Elongatus Ruarwe females and 3-5 Cyno Afras while removing the Mbamba

If this tank is 75-100: Add 3 Ps. sp Elongatus Ruarwe females and another male and 3-5 Cyno Afras and ditch the Mbamba

If the tank is over 100:
do all of the options for 75-100 and increase the Mbamba numbers


increase two existing species numbers to 6-8 (I'd do the Elongatus and Cyno Afra) and add 2 Mbamba females...

Remember the risk for hybrids - in this set-up no fry should be distributed. ever. period.
there will be too much risk for hybridization to ever consider selling fry
Things like: ElongatusXAcei and LabXMbamba are very possible.
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