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hi there,

are the below fish ok for my 90 gallon tank ?

1 - cobolt zebra
4 - yellowtail acei
1 - elongatus mpanga
1- metriaclima greichakei
1-metriaclima callaninos(lupingu)
1- labidochromis mbamba
1- pseudo (zebra long pelvic)
1-melanochromis perileucos
1-labeo fuelleborni
1- yellow lab (eventuly want more of these yellow labs)
1- rusty
1 melanochromis auratus
2 -hongi
1-melanochromis johanni
1 -metriaclima estherae
1- sciaenochromis fryeri
1 - jewelfish ( yes i know he shoud not be in this mix, but hes too beautiful to get rid of, and no problems yet...knock on wood)
3 - blood parrots

how many more fish can i get away adding without over doing it?
my back wall is all rocks so they should have plenty of hiding spots.

thanks Jenn
 

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the thing is i bought the 90 gallon for my blood parrots so they would have room to swim, they are about 4 to 5 inches each - i don't feel that its fair to crowd them back into the 30 gallon corner tank when they just love the larger tank... :( and they really just ignore the other fish.

yes, well i'm hopeing for all males except correct me if i'm wrong but melanochromis auratus is this not a female?
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jenandcoffee said:
yes, well i'm hopeing for all males except correct me if i'm wrong but melanochromis auratus is this not a female?
I have no idea what your Melanochromis auratus is, sex-wise - haven't seen your fish (or if I did - I don't recall seeing it).

If it is an all-male tank - then you should be fine concerning the hybridization possibilities....
 

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opps! sorry i forgot to add the the melanochromis auratus that i have is yellow with black so i'm prety sure this one is a female as the male is black with white.. so should i remover her?

what do you mean hybridization possibilities???
 

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With all males - there would be no spawning.

Keeping around a female or two will lead to excessive abuse towards them and higher probabilities of hybridization (depending on if the corresponding male was dominant enough or not).
 

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thanks why_spyder!

ok so i will remove the female & the jewel everything else i have, should be males.

how many more fish can i get away adding without over doing it for 90 gallons- i would like to get about 3 more labs and also would like to add some more color as i have lots of blues & purples, any suggestions?

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I count 19 fish already in your tank (minus the Mel. auratus, Jewels, and Blood Parrots). Three more Lab.'s should hurt.

For more color, I'd look into some Cynotilapia and Labeo. fuelleborni (maybe an OB male) species.
 
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