Can you help me identify these?

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I didn't think it was awful at the time, and I'll probably get torn apart for it but these guys were all in the "assorted African" tank at Pet smart. Now, a couple weeks later, I'm seeing they are all crazy different and I'm wondering what my future will be like. 55 gallon, ammonia 0 nitrite 0 and nitrate 10ppm. Oh, and I was feeding them as I took the picture because I wanted them all to come out so I could get pictures. So you'll see some food in the feeding frenzy.
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I know for certain that the black & white spotted one is a Tropheus Duboisi......& the mottled/yellow one is a Haplochromis Venustus, which if a male, will get beautiful, but BIG.......the others are more than likely hybrids of P. Zebra.....all require hard water, & a good deal of algae in the diet (Omega one kelp flakes are a great choice), & VERY clean water, particularly the T. Duboisi (nice find for a PetSmart!!), they are very sensitive to water conditions.....you will need extremely efficient biological & mechanical filtration, & I would recommend very frequent smaller partian WC's, maybe 25% 3X weekly to keep them in top shape.

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JBare replied the topic: Re:Can you help me identify these?

Thank You! Will he get too big for my 55? I'd rather find him a home now if I have too I don't want to stunt him. And yea, the Duboisi was $16. Now I know why. Lol also not feeding algae diet will go to the store and get some today.

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