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    Scolofi's are VERY peaceful like Electric Labs.
    I have them in my 75 gallon. I have 3 scolofis and 4 labs along with other fish that really are not supposed to get along, but they do. (all males).

    It all really depends on how you have the tank set up and how you feed.

    If you have hiding spaces, Mbunas are not going to make a habit of terrorizing a tankmate just for the sake of doing it.

    You need to feed very little portions, but more times a day.

    There is a 2 minute feeding "rule" that a lot of people go by.
    Feed your fish whatever they can eat in 2 minutes.
    Well, I take that a step further when it comes to Mbunas.

    I give them 30 seconds to eat, but 4 times a day.

    I have Electric Blue Ahli and Auratus in my tank and I was told they would kill all my other Mbuna's, but they are getting along just fine.
    30 gallon salt water tank
    Protein skimmer
    2 power heads
    2 clowns and 3 hermits

    Joe C.

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    If i was just going to do cichlids, what would be the population limit. 6-8?
    Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.

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    or maybe i could do 6-8 cichlids and 2 syndontis or upside downs?
    Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.

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    I would do 6 cihlids and one upside down...
    After that you are really pushing it.

    Different examples

    6 male yellow labs and an upside down cat
    1 male and 5 female yellow labs and one upside down cat

    Or you could do variety.

    2 yellow labs male
    2 P Kennyi male
    2 scolofi male
    1 upside down cat
    30 gallon salt water tank
    Protein skimmer
    2 power heads
    2 clowns and 3 hermits

    Joe C.

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    Ill do 6 males and an upside down cat then. Thanks for all of the help everybody!
    Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.

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    Mbunas can be hard to sex when they are young. Many have identical coloration when they are small. Example: I bought four kennyi a few months ago and all of them looked like this when I got them (only smaller). I thought they were all females.

    Now I have one that looks like this...
    This guy is an obvious male fish. The point I'm trying to make here is that when you buy young fish it's very hard to tell what you might end up with. I really doubt the guy at the LFS is going to be able to net 6 males for you unless they are larger fish. Just so you know.
    Some innocents 'scape not the thunderbolt

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    Quote Originally Posted by f1oored
    Mbunas can be hard to sex when they are young. Many have identical coloration when they are small. Example: I bought four kennyi a few months ago and all of them looked like this when I got them (only smaller). I thought they were all females.
    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c45/f1oored/Kenyi.jpg
    Now I have one that looks like this...
    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c4...ed/Kenyi-1.jpg This guy is an obvious male fish. The point I'm trying to make here is that when you buy young fish it's very hard to tell what you might end up with. I really doubt the guy at the LFS is going to be able to net 6 males for you unless they are larger fish. Just so you know.
    these pics are awesome cichlid man!

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    Hi F1oored.
    Awesome pics and great point!
    Yes, that is very true for P Kennyi anyway.
    I thought I had all males and it turned out not so true.
    The yellow labs are easy though.
    The males have a distinct black line on the top fin and that stays put.
    Mine are all males.
    Not sure about the powder blue or albino scolofi, but they are so peaceful it doesn't matter.
    I think drumachine will be fine just making sure to stick with Mbuna's and have hiding places.
    My tank is so mixed up but I like a bit of aggression :-)
    30 gallon salt water tank
    Protein skimmer
    2 power heads
    2 clowns and 3 hermits

    Joe C.

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    All of the electric yellows have a black line up top (males and females). In males the black will be darker and they will have darker black on their ventral fins but this won't show until they are older. I have four of them and all have black in the dorsal fin but only one is a male.

    Here is a picture of them when I first got them. They all looked the same.

    Now my male looks like this. He is the one with the egg spot (the bottom fish). Note how dark his lower fins are compared to the lab above him. Sorry it's a bad shot. I'd take a better one but my dog chewed my usb cable for my camera in half.
    Some innocents 'scape not the thunderbolt

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    how would electric yellows and kribs go together?
    75g:
    5 small clown loaches
    Blue acara
    satanoperca leucosticta (earth eater)

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