So last night when we were talking on chat.. well i finally came to a conclusion that the fish that I am very interested in and like are indeed the... Predators Haps!! So my current set up is.
225 Gallon: 3 Red Empress- 1 Male 2 Females
2 Nimbochromis Venusteus- 2 M
3 Champsochromis Caereleus- 3 Females
13 Blue Dolphin Moorii
6 S. Multipunctus (Sorry for all the mispelling )
Some of my questions:
How many more fish do you think that my tank would be able to hold?
I know that Haps are the larger species and require a lot of room
Would I be able to add predator haps to this set up? And if yes could they just be male or could I add females to the mix also. I know by adding females that it would increase aggression issues, but would it be to the point where we would be losing fish or just the typical I chase you and you chase me? And if no, what would i have to do to be able to keep some predator haps? The only issue is possibly the blue dolphins, but in my current tank they dominate with my male nimbo.
I was thinking that if you thought that it would be best to take my female Champs out I have another tank that they could rule and I could just keep Male P. Haps. That would be up to you.
And finally, do you have any personal experience with any of these species below. I have been reading up and not that much is said about them. All of the reading says they are just like every other Predator Hap. Which I agree to with some extent, but I believe each fish has it's own unique personality to add to the mix. Just let me know if some are possible to add and would do well while others may just as well be a bad idea in the making.
Protomelas Spilonotus Tanzania
Placidochromis sp. "Phenochilus Tanzania"
I do not by any means want to add all of those to my tank either lol, I would like to add maybe two more species of fish to the tank and call it good. Hopefully ill talk to you later on chat. Thanks so much for your help.