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Tall Cool One said:
Any pros and cons for using 6 gold ocellatus and 5 or 6 brichardi?
The ocellatus will end up dead, and you'll probably just have a pair of brichardi and their babies. :)

Pros... the brichardi pair and their babies will look pretty good.
 

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Fogelhund said:
Tall Cool One said:
Any pros and cons for using 6 gold ocellatus and 5 or 6 brichardi?
The ocellatus will end up dead, and you'll probably just have a pair of brichardi and their babies. :)

Pros... the brichardi pair and their babies will look pretty good.
I had a single brichard in a previous attempt in a mixed tank. It is a beautiful fish. I have a navy blue background and it looked good in my tank.

I just read your profile on the brichardi. If I go with a species tank of brichardi, how many should I purchase?
 

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I had 2 brichardi in my 55g. mainly mbuna tank. I thought they were pairing up so I got a 29g. tank for them but before I got them in it I had an accident with the heater and lost one of the brichardi :( . I think you're making a great choice with them. I'd get maybe 5-9 of them to ensure you get a pair and don't be surprised if they kill off the others once a pair forms. Maybe someone with more experience will recommend you don't need as many but with my luck, I think I'd get more than 5.
 
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