Hey guys I’ve been thinking about turning my 40 gallon breeder into a cichlid tank. I’ve been reading up as much as I can but can’t find specific answers for my situation. Ideally I’d like to have both yellow Labidochromis caeruleus and some peacock cichlids (unsure what kind yet but I like the OB). I know I only have a 40 though so I was wondering if anyone has tried this and knows the best number of each or if I can even have both. I’m okay with one or the other if both won’t get along in my tank. I’m assuming an all male tank is out of the question and from what I’ve read I’m assuming it would be best in my case to only have one male in the tank. Can anyone clarify that for me? So far I’m thinking 4-6 female yellow labs and around 5 peacocks with one being male but I want to run that by someone first since I’m new to cichlids. Also can I mix different peacocks or should I stick to one kind? I don’t have the fish yet so feel free to give me any advice you have. I’m planning on running two aquaclear 50s but that can be changed. I was also wondering if it’s best to have a bunch of caves for territories or just a bunch of rocks piled up so there isn’t much to fight over. My last question is since they have different dietary needs would it be okay to provide foods like spirulina and bloodworms in addition to cichlid pellets so they can each pick out what they need? And what pellets would be best for them? The well-being of the fish comes 1st and I just want to get some clarification so I don’t jump in and do things wrong. Thanks for any help!