Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Flower Mound, Texas
You'll be in for a treat when they get bigger, looks like some pretty solid yellows on those 2 in the front and the males will get some nice black outlining on their fins. Are you thinking about breeding?
Also, as far as stocking, IMO 12 Demasonis added to the 6 labs would be way too much, 18 cichlids between 4-6 inches each in a 44 gallon would just be asking for trouble. You'd probably be safe with 6 and 6, you've got a good filter for the tank and lots of rockwork for them to claim territories. I am really looking forward to seeing how this turns out though, I've seen quite a few demasoni/lab tanks and you're right, the contrast is awesome.