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Ok so i did not listen before :oops: so now i need help, this is my current stocked list

7 yellow labs
5 cobalt blues
2 red zebras
1 albino zebra
3 venustus
1 obliquen thick skin sp44

All the fish above are around 6 months old and now i can see the fighting going on, most of the fighting is occuring with the cobalt blues already had 1 casualty, But the issue is i really love their colour and so does the wife(which is more important) the fish will be moving to a 100G 6ft tank in a months time maybe less, what i would like to know is what fish can i keep and what should i get rid off but i really want to keep the cobalts and the yellow labs, please help
 

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How big is the tank now? This may be the problem.

Really there is no major problem unless you were serious about breeding those Mbuna (and keeping fry) in which there would be possible hybrid fry. It depends on what you want, if you don't plan on keeping fry it doesn't matter. The "Thick Skin" may do well, or not, it depends. The Venustus will get much bigger than the others but would be okay in the 6ft tank. Fighting is normal at times, it just depends what you are seeing, males fighting males or males abusing females. You could have multiple male Coblats and they are sorting things out.
 

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I would keep the Cobalts and Yellow labs until you get the larger tank, and then add more species.

Having the 3 zebra variants is likely the reason you're seeing an increase in the aggression...They are zebras, after all, and males will always see other zebra males as "competition".

Kim
 

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Thanks kim but the thing is, i only see the aggression with the cobalts the albino and red's keep to themselves and hardly if ever bother the cobalts :-?
 
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