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I currently have a 55gal mbuna tank which has been up and running for about 4 months. I am about to set up a new All Male 90gal Peacock/Hap tank. I would like some advice on what particular fish would give me the most variety in color and be compatible. I find many fish that have great colors (reds,blues,yellows) but I am unsure of how different the fish must look to avoid trouble. Alot of the blue/yellow mixes and all red varieties look pretty similar to me so I am unsure. I am not worried about breeding issues just aggression. I also know most people recommend against mixing lakes but I would like to mix in a few victorians for added variety - would that work? Any guidance from more experienced keepers would be greatly appreciated.
 

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A good general rule to go by is that if they look similar to you, they are also going to look similar to the fish. :thumb:

Do you plan on buying adult fish? (Lots easier than going through the process of weeding out females with juveniles...)

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I am planning to go with adult fish or at least old enough to be sexable. So do you think I will have a problem if I mix the following in an All Male tank : Ruby Red,Baenschi,Maulana,Mylandia Blue Neon,Ngara Flametail, German Red, Blue Orchid, and a Otopharynx lithobates. Can I mix in a few Victorians such as an Obliquens or Sp.44,Flameback, Salmon Point, or Fire Red Uganda.
 

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The german red and ruby red are the same fish. So only one of those. You might also consider some haps. You have a big enough tank. A Taiwan Reef is great. Also, a copadichromis mloto, with his white blaze, shouldn't look too similar to your blue orchid. You might also add something albino, which will also look different. A Red Empress is another idea. Oh, and maybe a Red Shoulder, too. Cannot speak to the Victorians. You could also add a trio of labs and a trio of p.acei. Plus some synodontis. have fun!!

Oh, the maylandi may look too much like the lithobates (both blue with yellow blaze).
 

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I was planning to add some Acei and yellow labs along with an Iceberg fryeri to round things out. I do like the idea of an albino - thanks. I am still curious if I can mix in some Vics for added variety and lots of color on each fish.
 
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