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Old 07-20-2008
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I will be getting about 25 WC Red Rainbow (TNZ) in the next week or so and hopefully around 25-30 sp. Red Nkamba Bay (Chilanga)sometime in the late fall. I was hoping to put the Nkamba's in my 110 gal tank, but am wondering how small a tank for the Rainbows.

Someone has suggested a 65 (3' tank) woul dbe fine, but I am not so sure.

Any thoughts??

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I have 30 tropheus in my 180 gallon and so far have not lost a fish, not a damaged fish, and all healthy. I'm sure I could pull it off in a 100-120 gallon tank but the extra size tank is sure nice to avoid conflicts.
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hey woodguy...i'd feel better about 25 w/c adult red rainbows if i had em in a 6 footer rather than a 4 footer...that being said, i have 23 moliros in a 75 gallon and they do great. my 30 red rainbows are in a 125 gallon.
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I'm a 4 foot user (all 120 gallons). MY WCs have done great in them. My RRs are the only ones that like to fight a lot (and there are less of them than any other tank). I have a hard time recommending a 3 footer for large tropheus. As a holding tank (temporary) the 3 footer does well, but not permanent.
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I would get at least a 4' 75g tank at the smallest for WC fish... I have 27 adult Moliros in a 6' 125g tank and they do great... I think I am a fan of the 4' footprint for tropheus though... (Like a 4' 120g) they seem to breed better in wide tanks rather than long ones IMO.
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