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So I am not there yet, just waiting to finish my fishless cycle then I will be stocking my tank.
I am for sure getting Mainganos. I am also getting Electric Yellows. Here is were I am undecided. I am thinking Flavus or Red Top Ndumbis. And for the forth species I was thinking Fuelleborni.
That would make four different "genus". But I am unsure on how many of each I should get.
I have (2) Bio-wheel penguin 350's, and (2) maxi-jet 600s. I also have plenty of caves set up.
I am really wondering if I could possibly manage with a 2m/6f for some of these species. I wouldn't do that with the Mainganos or the Electric Yellows because they have alot of color between the male and female anyways.
Does anyone think I could possably get away with that. I would like somewhere around 25 fish or so.
Any input or knowledge of any sort would be wonderful. Thank You!!
 

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Two males for the maingano might not work out, might end up with just one. I'd also steer away from the ndumbi, as they can be very aggressive. I think the maingano, Labs and fuelleborni would be fine... why not go for a Cyno "hara" as the fourth?
 

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I don't think I would do fuelles in a 75 with 3 other species, they are big bulky mbuna, trewavasae might be a slightly better option being that they are a tad bit smaller in size than fuelles, and probably better in general in a 4 foot than fuelles. find a chilumba, add those to the maingano and yellow labs and call it stocked imo
 

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For the Mainganos I'd definitely recommend a single male with at least 5 females to keep him occupied. Since the females are appealing, there's no reason not to. Based on my experience and reading the experiences of others, it seems like there is a spectrum of aggression for this species ranging from medium to very aggressive. It may all depend on the personality of your male. It's also worth noting that there are a lot of Melanochromis mixes being sold in fish stores - make sure that you get them from a reputable source and check to ensure that they do not have any yellow coloring or vertical barring.

Either Labeotropheus Fuelleborni or Trewavasae would be a fine choice. 1m + 4+ females.
Basically can't go wrong with yellow labs.
Cyno hara are also a great suggestion.

In fact, I had almost this exact setup for about a year!
 
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