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Default Preventative Measures - moving to larger tank

Hi, I am BRAND NEW to Trops.com and to Forums in general. So please bear with me. I have been setting up a 75 gallon for my trophs. Water went in 4 days ago, so I'm not ready to move my fish yet. But when I do, what guidance can you give? Bloat was a problem for me when I first got the fish from my LFS. What I have left are 2 duboisi, 2 moorii Kaiser II and 2 moorii red Chimba. They have all established territories in my 55. I am worried about stress causing bloat. Any preventative measures I can take? THANKS FOR YOUR KNOWLEGE!!
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I'm sure many members here will say you need to get more fish...75gal is a pretty good size tank but not enough fish to spread the aggression will be your problem...it also depends on how big your fish are...G/L try to get more and also a lot of members here will say to stick with one kind species tank.
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You can move them into the 75, just make sure its cycled. Also leave any type of decorations outside the tank like rocks and so on. Do this for about a week and half till they get settled in, afterwards feel free to add them back. Like mentioned above the more fish you have the better so consider adding more if not add some dither fish. GL
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The reason a lot of us don't mix species is to ensure that there is no possibility of crossbreeding. If your just keeping trophs for pure pleasure and not breeding purposes put in as many different kinds as you like the more the merrier within consideration. Now as for the move i would't move them till you get your hands on some more. You should have epson salts and metro on had as well prior to the move.
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All good advice. When fish go into a new environment, they want to establish territories. If no structure it leaves them not an easy task. It is always best to have your full colony available to put in tank together if possible. Just simply makes it a lot easier. Good luck, and welcome.
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thanks for all the advice. question, what is Metro, and how is Epsom used?
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P.S. can't seem to find more trophs locally. I haven't explored what's for sale here (and I keep getting lost and can't find the FOR SALE posts! LOL
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thanks for all the advice. question, what is Metro, and how is Epsom used?
Make Tropheus Disease, Health and Nutrition Section your friend:

http://trophs.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=91

From there, you can find a lot of invaluable information on care.

A couple of posts on the use of Epsom. I like using a 3% solution of that stuff.

http://trophs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24969

http://trophs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24648

Metro is metronidazole an antibiotic. Good to have on hand before you need it, otherwise by the time you realize you need it, it'll probably be too late.
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P.S. can't seem to find more trophs locally. I haven't explored what's for sale here (and I keep getting lost and can't find the FOR SALE posts! LOL
Where are you in Washington State? There are a few troph keepers there. Click on the forum tab up top and look in the Buy, Sell & Trade section.
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THanks Dahling. Oh, Metro! I have Metronidazole, 250mg tablets and I have Epsom because I read you need both. Bought the Metro for bloat (after the crisis!) so haven't had to use it yet. I've read feeding them medicated food a few days or so before the move might help, but I haven't figured out how to make the solution based on my 250 mg tabs yet. Perhaps some of your links will have it. I will check them out tonight. And I live in Eastern Washington - Pasco WA.
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