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Newbie here from Philippines!!!

The picture of my tank is attached,

TOP: 48x18x12 45g Hob filter, dirted planted low tech tank housing 5 blue rams and school of peppered corydora, rummy nose tetra, black neon tetra and neon tetra

BUTTOM: 48x18x20 75g Wet and dry filter 2400lt/hr pump with gravel substrate, the plants will go out and will add more large rocks to create caves.

I like to start with this species:
Yellow Lab (Labidochromis caeruleus)
Ice Blue Zebra (Metriaclima greshakei)
Yellow-tail Acei (Pseudotropheus Acei)

I want to know the stocking numbers and if I should add more species what would that be.

Thank you in advance for your reply

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I would do 1m:6f of each.
 

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DJRansome said:
I would do 1m:6f of each.
It would really be ideal to have that ratio but I will be buying juvenile since the price is way cheaper, either i will buy 10 yellow lab and 10 ice blue then remove male or buy like 20 yellow lab and just go with a species only tank.

Any idea which set up would give me a better success? FYI the only species that I really like is the yellow lab.
 

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Yellow lab species tank will work best if you don't want to rehome extra males.
 

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DJRansome said:
Yellow lab species tank will work best if you don't want to rehome extra males.
I think I will consider that 15 yellow labs in a tanks seems awesome plus I dont need to rehome anyone of them! 15 is good or more or less?

Ideal I want colorful tank like yellow red and blue, but since I dont want to deal with its problem I think I will do a species tank. Just gonna wait until my LPS sell some juvenile Electric Yellow Lab

Thanks for the advice.
 

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Another stock plan with yellow and blue/purple with low risk of rehoming extra males is yellow labs and yellow tail acei. I would do 7 of each.

No true solid red fish in Malawi...and the closest thing crossbreeds with yellow labs so you want to avoid them anyway.
 

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DJRansome said:
Another stock plan with yellow and blue/purple with low risk of rehoming extra males is yellow labs and yellow tail acei. I would do 7 of each.

No true solid red fish in Malawi...and the closest thing crossbreeds with yellow labs so you want to avoid them anyway.
I could also do that, 7 Yellow lab (Labidochromis caeruleus) & 7 Yellow tail acei (Pseudotropheus Acei) that will actually will look nice aswell my problema is Acei is not really easy to find here in my country.

Can I do it with 7 Yellow lab (Labidochromis caeruleus) & 7 Ice blue (Metriaclima greshakei) and get the same result? (low risk of rehoming extra males)

Ice blue is available in my LPS most of the time and price is also acceptable for juveniles.
 

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No greshakei are very aggressive and probably would not tolerate extra males in the same tank.
 

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DJRansome said:
No greshakei are very aggressive and probably would not tolerate extra males in the same tank.
Good thing!! You saved me from having a massive problem in my tank! So either go for 14-15 Yellow lab or match it with 7 Acei Thank you so much!! Will update once I got them
 
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