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Have setup a new tank for lake Malawi cichlids.
Thinking of getting 2 species of rock dwellers - pseudotropheus demasoni and pseudotropheus saulosi.

Also some nice colorful sand dweller/ open water schooler species - Aulonocara and some utaka cichlids, copadichromis.

Tank is 4ft 200litres
What is your recommendations on how many of each species for this size tank?
Also what are your opinions on controlled overcrowding, and the rock setup for both rock dwellers and open water?
Will put pics up of tank soon

Thanks for your help
Greg
 

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I'd avoid two blue-barred fish in the tank (demasoni and saulosi). And I would not combine most mbuna (demasoni especially) with peacocks and haps.

What is the other dimension, four feet by what?
 

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Oh ok thought I read somewhere that these two species of Mbuna would be ok with haps, would be nice to have both.. Is the Soulosi ok?

Tank dimensions: 122cm by 36cm wide by 50cm heigh.
What sort of number of cichlids would be possible?

Heres some pics of the tank so far



 

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With the rock set up you have, a desire to have peacocks and the footprint of a 55G I would do these 3 species:
1m:4f Labidochromis caeruleus
1m:4f Aulonocara German Red or Rubescens
1m:4f Placidochromis electra

If you choose different species, your numbers might change, but this can give you a starting place. Yellow labs make probably the best tankmates when combining mbuna and peacocks or haps.
 
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