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Pronounciation and other questions?

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ehh...i'm lost. How do you pronounce acei, kenyi, and socolofi?

Also, I've seen a few albino red zebras in the LFS's around here. At the moment my tank has a very dominant male and a very dominant female regular colored red zebras. Would the albino clash with the regulars? I put in some kenyis and a socolofi, and since their colors are nowhere near the zebras they get along pretty well.
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Acei = Ay-See-Eye
Kenyi = Ken (as in barbie)-ee-eye or Ken-y'eye'
Socolofi = Sock-a-la-f'eye'

What size tank?
55 gal

Current stock:

3 Red Zebras (1m 2f)
1 Auratus (m)
1 Albino Socolofi (m)
1 Acei (m?)
3 Kenyi (f)
1 Bumblebee (m)
There are pronunciations for fish names in each profile that might help.

Are you going for an all-male tank or mixed gender groups?

Worth a try if you are going all-male, but then I would remove the females. If you are going for mixed genders, then they would probably clash and create hybrid fry.

Malawi are harem breeders. One male/species in the tank with large number of females (four to seven depending on aggression) spreads the aggression among the females that would otherwise be focused on one female, resulting in stress or death for her.

You have some aggressive species that I would recommend in a larger tank normally. If it is working, then I would stick with all-male and remove the females if you want to add fish.

Note the red zebras and kenyi are both Metriaclima. Two species from a genus in one tank may fight/create hybrids more than other mixes.
So far I've only seen one female zebra holding, and she didn't carry them to hatching. If I do get any hybrid fry I'll just feed them to something bigger.

After my big male Kenyi died, the dynamics in the tank totally shifted. My male zebra and dominant female pretty much split the tank between themselves, and everyone else cruises around in between. The auratus randomly picks on anyone who is near him, but doesn't really stake out a territory.

Basically, everything is peaceful other than the occasional grumpiness of the auratus and zebras. I'd like to get another male Kenyi and maybe a Syno cat. What do you guys think?
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