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i have had loads of different comments local from where i live, but i would like your views, i have two groups of moliro and duboisi's, what is the safest size to add new tropheus to a tank as i know as they get older there will be trouble if you add new members!!
my tropheus are about 2 to 3 inches
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well its going to depend on how big the tank is and how many
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well its going to depend on how big the tank is and how many
hi mate, i have 12 dubs and 11 moliro in a 5ft length x 20" x 27 " high

i also have two cuckoo catfish about 3 to 4 inches
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decent sized footprint, are you adding a different variant of troph? also you will have to watch out for cross breeding.
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decent sized footprint, are you adding a different variant of troph? also you will have to watch out for cross breeding.
i would love to add another diiferent type but as you say i dont want to chance of cross breeding.
i was thinking another 4 or 5 moliro at 2inches??

then again i have been thinking of selling my dubs and buying 12 tropheus kasakalawe lol

my mind has been in bits ha ha
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its always good to have a plan. im a big fan of species tanks and not into mixing species or collection points. although i have thought about a 220 gal. bulu point tank with trophs, petros and some others but all from that collection point.
i think you could add 4 or 5 no problem, but if i were you i would just pick one variant and build a massive colony in that tank. if you want to keep others set up a new tank maybe 55 or 75 gal to start.
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its always good to have a plan. im a big fan of species tanks and not into mixing species or collection points. although i have thought about a 220 gal. bulu point tank with trophs, petros and some others but all from that collection point.
i think you could add 4 or 5 no problem, but if i were you i would just pick one variant and build a massive colony in that tank. if you want to keep others set up a new tank maybe 55 or 75 gal to start.
thanks mate for the advice,
if i had 6ft tank i would defo go for some petros, lovely looking cichlids
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thanks mate for the advice,
if i had 6ft tank i would defo go for some petros, lovely looking cichlids
hi mate
are you saying they should be ok at that size to add more, as they are starting to be abit nippy
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in my experience its always better to have more trophs providing you have adequate tank space. i dont think you will have trouble adding 5 fish to that tank
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in my experience its always better to have more trophs providing you have adequate tank space. i dont think you will have trouble adding 5 fish to that tank
Me too.I don't tend to find problem's with mixing different groups. Especially at that size.

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