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Hello, I have kept SA cichlids for the last 5 years, and I though I give african cichlids a try.

I have a 150g. 72x18x(30?)

The fish I like are:
Blue Johanni Cichlid
Brichardi Cichlid
Caudopunctatus Cichlid
Demasoni Cichlid
Electric Yellow Cichlid
Tretocephalus Cichlid
Yellow Peacock Cichlid


My goal is to have a very colorful and active tank. I know some of the above fish might not "work" together, but out of that selection what and how many would you suggest for me?

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Avoid "Caudopunctatus Cichlid" far to gentle and sensitive a guy to go with those others.

Far easier to select your fav and we can build from there, maybe?
 

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Thanks for the reply,

I actually passed by the lfs before I checked back for replies and bought some fish....(I couldn't resist)

I got:

2 Demasoni's
2 Yellow Labs
1 Haplochromis ahli
1 maylandi

how would you build up from this?

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Well those are Malawi, so you probably want to post there. Malawi are harem breeders and need to be kept in larger groups. So I would add females 4 labs and 3 ahli [which are probably S. Fryeri]. Demasoni need to be in a VERY large group to spread aggression...I'd do 20 in a 72" tank. And I'd return the Maylandi since they are timid and probably won't thrive with the other fish you have chosen.
 
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