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I don't see a problem with the combination...go for 7 of each after removing extra males.
 

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Any other suggestions to look for if I don't go with acei? I am thinking that would be a lot of purple/yellow in the tank considering the yellow tail and fins, with the labs being all yellow, and purple body, which also shows on mature rustys.
 

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I think you're looking for a ton of hybrid fry. Those three species are the most likely to breed with other Malawian Cichlids. They don't care if their own kind is available, they will breed with whoever is ready to go.
 

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morrismorris said:
Any other suggestions to look for if I don't go with acei? I am thinking that would be a lot of purple/yellow in the tank considering the yellow tail and fins, with the labs being all yellow, and purple body, which also shows on mature rustys.
I would get a Mbuna that is blue with black bars instead of the Acei.
 

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Would any group with black and blue bars do, considering the temperament of the rusty and labs? I have a Pseudotropheus elongatus jewel spot in the tank now. I understand that these fish can be pretty aggressive but what if I added 5 more to the mix?
 
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