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Hi,
I am close to starting a African Malawi Cichlid tank I was looking at probably an all male tank.
Is there anyone with experience with for and against regarding an all male tank?
 
The ones I was looking at are(quite a list of about 15 types):
Are they all compatible?
 
TANGERINE PEACOCK
ALBINO PEACOCK
RED JACOBFREIBERGI FIREBIRD PEACOCK
YELLOW PEACOCK
BLUE PEACOCK
A STUARTGRANTI NGARA FLAMETAIL
CHILOTILAPIA EUCHILUS
ALBINO ZEBRA (M.Zebra)
O.B. BLUEBERRY ZEBRA (M.Zebra)
LABIDOCHROMIS HONGI
LABIDOCHROMIS MBAMBA
PLACIDOCHROMIS PHENOCHILUS TANZANIA
ALBINO MELANOCHROMIS AURATUS
AULONOCARA KORNELIAE
Pseudotropheus Demasoni
 
Happy to hear advice and peoples experiences.
Thanks

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Well you have

 

pretty boy peacocks ~ TANGERINE PEACOCK, AULONOCARA KORNELIAE, ALBINO PEACOCK, RED JACOBFREIBERGI FIREBIRD PEACOCK, YELLOW PEACOCK, BLUE PEACOCK, A STUARTGRANTI NGARA FLAMETAIL

Big chilled haps ~ CHILOTILAPIA EUCHILUS

really chilled haps ~ PLACIDOCHROMIS PHENOCHILUS TANZANIA

big bruiser mbuna ~ ALBINO ZEBRA (M.Zebra) and O.B. BLUEBERRY ZEBRA (M.Zebra)

small mbuna ~ LABIDOCHROMIS HONGI and LABIDOCHROMIS MBAMBA and Pseudotropheus Demasoni

Absolute psycho mbuna ~ ALBINO MELANOCHROMIS AURATUS

 

So its quite the mix.

ALL COMES DOWN TO

Tank size. Tank decor. Aggression level. Availability of species.

 

So......   avoid the big bruisers if its a smaller tank. Get a red empress if you cant find a Euchilus. Skip the Auratus if you dont want carnage. You know, the usuals.

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I have a 250 liter (66 gallon) tank. I am after a display tank.

Is it best to have an all male tank or a mix of male and females. Are the females a bit duller in color?

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My current stocklist in 6x2x2.5. To date ive only had to rehome an Aulonocara Maylandi other than that no dramas...

-sulpher crest Lithobates yellow

-aulonocara stuartgranti Nkhata Bay f1    

-aulonocara maylandi

-aulonocara maylandi

-aulonocara dragonblood

-aulonocara rostratum

-aulonocara maleri Chidunga Rocks F1

-aulonocara bicolor 500

-auloncara lwanda

-auloncara walteri

-aulonocara hansbaenschi

-aulonocara red shoulder

-aulonocara sp lwanda F1

-aulonocara stuartgranti (Ngara) Flametail F1

-aulonocara Stveni Blue Neon F1

-aulonocara stuartgranti Hongi F1

-aulonocara stuartgranti hongi

-aulonocara stuartgranti ngara flametail

-aulonocara maleri maleri import line

-aulonocara jacobfreibergi cape macler

-aulonocara Stuartgranti Mbenji Koningsi/ Blue Regal F1

-aulonocara stuartgranti  bi colour 500 (Maulana)

-aulonocara sp Rubin Red (roter Kaiser)

-copadichromis borleyi (red fin kadango)

-peacock blue

-peacock rubin red

-peacock peach

-peacock baenchi sunshine

-peacock fire fish

-peacock eureaka jacobfreigi

-peacock jacobfreigi

-peacock jacobfreigi maulana bicolor 500

-peacock golden sapphire stuartgranti maleri

-protomelas taeniolatus "Boadzulu Red import line

-protomelas taeniolatus red empress

-protomelas stveni taiwan reef

-protomelas chimoto yellow ngkuyo reef

-placidochromis sp phenochilus gissel

-sciaenochromis white knight

-sciaenochromis fryeri "electic blue"

-lethrinops "Red Cap"

-lethrinops sp. "red cap Itungi"

-lethrinops marginatus "Red Flush"

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