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hey everyone, im getting a 55 gal soon and im wondering if i can mix mbuna's and haps?
i also want to know how much cichlids i could put.
 

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The cookie cutter has labs, acei and p. electra for a 75G. Or Saulosi with copadichromis mloto. No mix like that is listed for the 55G however.

Those two haps are 6" fish.
 

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Pick 3 groups I think would work just fine

I would say 4 of:
Labs
Rusties
Astatotilapia latifasciata 1M:3F

or 3 of one of the smaller haps 1M:2F

Copadichromis (smaller)
Peacocks
Otopharynx
Tramitichromis

The mbuna are really the issue - you need calmer fish to have the haps happy.

Good Luck
 

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I would suggest that you first determine what filtration you're going to use (the more the better) and then decide on a few types of fish you like. Then people can give you more accurate estimates on how many cichlids you can have in your tank.
 

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And take into consideration how often, and how large of volume of waterchanges you are willing to do. More frequent waterchanges can allow slightly more inhabitants.
 
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