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Default Want to add some Petro Famula

Hey I have a colony of 22 Kasakalawe in my 210 and I am thinking of adding a small group of 6-8 Petro Famula Sangala and I was wondering if anyone here has tried this combo and how it worked out for you ? From most of the info so far it does not seem to be a big problem but I want to explore all the pros and cons before I decide. My main concern is aggression !
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6-8 famula is not enough fish IMO. Famula can be real terrors. Bump the group to 12-15 and you'll stand a better chance of having a good experience with petros
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I actually think it could work. As long as the group of total fish is around 20 it should work. Famula aren't the biggest petros so tropheus can help dither them.
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6-8 famula is not enough fish IMO. Famula can be real terrors. Bump the group to 12-15 and you'll stand a better chance of having a good experience with petros

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6 - 8 may work but.......you have a greater chance that it won't . I personally would put the odds in my favor by adding more Famula .
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I guess if my main concern is aggression then I may bump it up to 10 or rethink the Petro thing. I saw these particular Petros and their size sounded good but maybe they would be too mean to house with my Kasakalawe . I will be getting any and all information I can before any purchase that is for sure
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What size are they? I kept six 4-6" red bulus with Tropheus for a good year and they did just fine.
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My moops are around 3 1/2 to 4" in size and I believe the Famula get up to 5"-6".
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Should be fine.
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Its interesting the difference between the delivery of advice on this forum for a question like this...

But its good.
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It's always interesting and sometimes a bit more confusing but usually well rounded advice. I guess in the end you make your choice and cross your fingers that it will all work out okay. Thanks for your input it is appreciated very much !
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