How many Cichlid's can be in a 125 Gallon?

Hemikyle

Hello, I have been wondering how many Cichlids can be kept in a 125G aquarium. The type of Cichlids would be Peacocks, Mbuna, and Haps.
I did ask a question similar to this and was not able to find an answer. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!
 

A201

That's a very broad question.
I'll provide a general opinion reference a 125 gal. max stocking.
- Mbuna only community - 35
- Peacock only community - 15
- Predator Hap community - 7
- Smaller Haps - 15
IMO, try an all male community.
Buy all Cichlids as juveniles & raise them together.
Give a lot of thought about hardscape construction & design.
 
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Hemikyle

Well you could do a mix of Haps and Mbunas and Peacocks correct? I've seen it done before.
 
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MacZ

Well you could do a mix of Haps and Mbunas and Peacocks correct? I've seen it done before.
Could doesn't mean should.
 
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A201

I've kept a mixed African Community for many years. I don't reccomend it.
Aggression management in an African Cichlid community is difficult enough without compounding the problems that will arise with the varying territorial differences between the three groups.
 
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Hemikyle

I've kept a mixed African Community for many years. I don't reccomend it.
Aggression management in an African Cichlid community is difficult enough without compounding the problems that will arise with the varying territorial differences between the three groups.
Got it. Understood. Which is more active and recommended? Mbuna? I'm assuming because they seem to be more active and swim through rocks.

Which one is also the least aggressive? Out of the 3.
 
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