Home Forum Articles Sponsors Affiliates CP Map Chat FAQ TOS
Go Back   Trophs.com > Tropheus Forums > Tropheus Tanks & Equipment

Notices

Tropheus Tanks & Equipment Discussion of tanks, filters, heaters, lighting, UV and other equipment.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-27-2006
Mark's Avatar
Mark
Status: Offline
Admin
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Raceland, KY
Age: 49
Posts: 1,324
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Images: 9
Thumbs up

Is there a recommended size for a Troph tank?

Say I had a colony of 15, would a 75g be alright?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-27-2006
Gerry
Status: Offline
Senior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 916
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I'd say yes. I'm growing out 2 20-fish colonies in 75's (48x18) and there's lots of room.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-27-2006
Mark's Avatar
Mark
Status: Offline
Admin
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Raceland, KY
Age: 49
Posts: 1,324
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Images: 9
Default

Thanks Gerry....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-27-2006
birdman1099
Status: Offline
Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Well, this will be an interesting thread, judging by the tone of the last one. Here's my thought.

I think a 55 is a good size for a group of 12-15. Overcrowding is the key to keeping them alive. Now, you will have a few who say a 75 is the smallest option, but I do not believe 15 trophs in a 75 is a good Idea.

If I were to stock a 75 I would like to have 20-25 trophs minimum.

So lets go, Guys and Gals !!!! Bring it on !!!
__________________
Take Care !!!



Scott

Kentuckiana Cichlids
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-27-2006
Mark's Avatar
Mark
Status: Offline
Admin
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Raceland, KY
Age: 49
Posts: 1,324
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Images: 9
Default

Quote:
Overcrowding is the key to keeping them alive[/b]
WOW....I did not know that.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-27-2006
Gerry
Status: Offline
Senior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 916
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Well, just to counter the overcrowding point, I've got 18 moops in a 120 gallon tank. The 2 dominant males get pushy when it's feeding time, but no ripped fins or fish cowering in the corners.

To be honest, I was originally concerned that the tank wouldn't be crowded enough, but I'm impressed so far.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-27-2006
jolley
Status: Offline
Senior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Conroe, Texas
Age: 49
Posts: 264
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

In my opinion, you can't go wrong with either scenario.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-28-2006
Bentho's Avatar
Bentho
Status: Online
Senior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: St. Augustine FL.
Posts: 169
Thanks: 3
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Default

Overcrowding is the best way! Ecpt for the mipmbwee and the green terrors that don't help at all.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-28-2006
darthvader4bwu's Avatar
darthvader4bwu
Status: Offline
Senior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Columbia S.C.
Keeping: 1 WC Trewvasae Male 14 F1 Petrochromis Trewvasae 14 F1 Moshi 12 Petrochromis Macro Nsumbu
Posts: 1,186
Thanks: 21
Thanked 37 Times in 29 Posts
Default

I had 40 + WC Ikola Kaiser in a 125 with 12 petrochromis and 8 Cyprichromis and they coexisted peacefully if i was to stock a 75 i would house 20 to 25 in it.
__________________
15 Petrochromis Trewvasae
14 Petrochromis Moshi
12 Petrochromis Macro Nsumbu
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-29-2006
tnnsman7
Status: Offline
Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Age: 61
Posts: 86
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I've got 15 wc adult Ikola in a 180, they've been in there several months. I intended to add another group, but they're doing so well I haven't. No aggression problems at all.
I have 30 2.5" ilangi grow outs in a 48 breeder (75 footprint, 13" tall). They need to move to a bigger tank soon, but are doing fine so far. I have seen a little aggression in that tank, but no torn fins or anything that bad. It's over filtered and I do multiple water changes a week - normally that tank wouldn't be big enough for that many. I've got a 100 long I'm going to set up for them soon.
I've kept small groups of tropheus in tanks as small as a 40 long with no problems before.
Some tropheus are more aggressive than others, but I've never had the severe aggression problems you sometimes hear about and I obviously use a wide range of tank sizes.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
size, tank

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.