A Cichlids Tank With Only 4-6 Colorful Fish?

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I have a 60 gallon tank and have naturally very hard water. Ideally I'm looking for a set up where:
  • Mix of beautiful yellow and blue fish (bonus if I can sneak a red in there too).
  • Ideally only 4-6 fish only.
  • Ideally can co-exist with jungle vals (but not a deal breaker if they can't).
I only want 4-6 fish because:
  • My schedule will only give me time to do 1-2 water changes a week.
  • The "overstocked" look of most cichlid tanks makes me feel anxious.
Is it possible, for example, for me to get 4 malawi cichlids -- one acei, one electric yellow, one aulonocara firefish, one melanochromis estherae, etc.

Since they are different color and slightly different shaped, would they still be aggressive against each other?
 

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Have you looked at peacocks. You can get the colors you want and not have too different of patterns. Just don't sell the fry, As a breeder i can't stand mixed species mutts.
 
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