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So, I was a bit reticent to start this thread but I figure it's best to find out now ahead of time.
I was given a 100 gallon acrylic aquarium and stand and I've decided to try my hand with Cichlids.
I've been looking around this forum quite a bit. (Who says freshwater fish aren't at least as
attractive as salt?)
I'm stuck at a crossroads. I particularly like the coloration of the Hap/peacock species but I prefer the way the Mbuna species interact with their rocky reefs. Is there a feasible combination of the two tank types?

The fish species that have caught my eye are:
Protomelas Ornatus
Placidochromis Electra
/Placidochromis Phenochilus
Sciaenochromis Fryeri (Iceberg)
Cytocara Moori
Fossorochromis rostratus (this one is mostly wishful thinking. I'm aware that it is probably too big for 100 gallons)

Labidochromis caeruleus
Cynotilapia (White hara)

Thanks for any insight.

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What are the dimensions of the 100G? I would not mix the hara, mine are proven peacock killers. People mix the yellow labs with success.

Keep the rostratus in your dreams I would say.

The Protomelas and moorii are both 9" fish and probably a 72" tank would be more ideal for them. I have an 8" borleyi in a 48" tank and he looks WAY too big, he will be rehomed.
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