Current plan is as follows. I'm thinking I'm going to end up ordering from Myles Neiman @ hotcichlids.com, a great guy with great fish from what I hear. I wanna start out with juveniles:
Right now, I've got a dozen of the common Australian rainbows in there for dithers/targets. Eventually, I'll replace those with Cyprichromis, but not right off for $$$ reasons. Want about a dozen but will probably buy 16-18 because of what notoriously poor shippers they are. BTW, can't remember which Cyps you have, but Myles sells several varieties of C leptosoma for $8 apiece. I sure love the 'Zambia tricolor' he's got, but they're jumbos, wouldn't put jumbos in a tank this small. I'd probably order what he's calling C leptosoma sp 'Utinta blue neon', should be something like this:
Are those what you've got? He also has 'Bulu point'. You may wanna query him for males if you need them. Mebbe we could even put an order together if you want some, order them all at once. Wouldn't be suprised if lust doesn't overtake me and talk me into ordering them along with my others.
My current plan for substrate-spawners is:
Altolamprologus sp 'Sumbu dwarf' to dwell in the shells/sandy area across the front of the tank (plan on putting in more shells than are in there now, all the way across the front of the tank):
A morph of Julidochromis regani or marlieri that I haven't kept before, though if you've got 'Kissi bemba' fry, you may be able to talk me into those.
Currently thinking about J regani sp 'Zambia Yellow Sumbu' (not a great pic):
And of course, my beloved N buescheri, thinking of N buescheri sp 'Kachese' (again, not a very good pic -- think I'm gonna haveta take some of my own):
For targets/variety, think I may add a single specimen of a brichardi complex fish, probably N helianthus:
and/or a specimen of one of the other most beautiful fishes from the lake, IMHO, N tretocephalus:
Don't think I'd put Xeno's in without more sand, though I'd love to build a tank for just those and Cyps. (I have a feeling my townhouse is going to be wall-to-wall glass.