I have a 55gal mixed cichlid tank To start: most of my fish were rescued 1 female venustus (rescued) 2 kribs (mated pair) 2 yellow labs. M/f 2 kenyi m/f 1 Johanni gender unknown (rescued) 1 red jewel (rescued) 3 giant danio (dither) 1 common Pleco (adopted) My venustus (Stella) is the largest & sweetest fish I have!! I rescued her & have fallen in love with her!! She greets me every time I walk near the tank. She does not bother any other fish. My kribs are my pride and joy. They become territorial while breeding, although no fish has been harmed. I have many caves and live plants for hiding and to break up the line of sight. Everyone had their own home/homes. ☺️. My yellow labs are also sweet & peaceful. One is still a juvie so no breeding. The Johanni was going to be flushed by a neighbor so I took him in. He seems to be pretty territorial but does not attack other fish. Red jewel was also saved from flushing. He is a strange fish, he is in love with my female yellow lab!! Yes I know it sounds crazy but it's true!! Poor Nemo (yellow female lab) she can't figure out why her eggs won't hatch. The danios were purchased for dither fish for my kribs. My Pleco came from a friend who only had a 10 gal. I intend on upgrading my 55 to a 125 within a year so I took him in. I love all of my fish & intend on keeping them all, as they all have their own space in the tank & are peacefully living. If a problem should arise among the fish I will upgrade sooner and separate accordingly. I was hoping I could increase some of my numbers. Maybe more kenyis?