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I have a 125 gal 6 ft tank. Stocked with Labs, Red Zebra, Rusty, and some other kind of Metriaclima (Red Top Cobolt) and one Auratus. I am looking into getting a 6.5" Venustus and 5" Red Empress. How do you think they will mix with what I have? They Venustus and Red Emprss will be the biggest fish in the tank. I don't want to put my tank into terror mode....
 

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Depends on male:female ratios, size of your mbuna, etc. Do you have a breeding group of all of these species, or is it an all male tank? Venustus might eat the ones you have right now, but it depends on the size of your fish. Are you planning on getting one male venustus and red empress, or are you also getting females?
 

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12 Red Zebra
12 Electric Yellow
8 Rusty
4 Red Top Cobalt
1 Auratus
1 Zebra Obliquiden
2 Pleco
4 Rainbow Shark
3 Tiger Barb
10 Zebra Danio
1 YoYo Loach

Maybe some females down the road, but not off the bat.... I have had Venustus before with no issues, he was very calm.
 

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With the quantity and mix of species you already have in the tank I wouldn't add them. IMHO I would work on your current stocklist before thinking about adding anymore species.
 
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