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when dealing with trophs is it better to have a high tank like say 2 feet as a pose to say 15 inches. Right now I only keep malawi cichlids and they prefer footprint to hight.
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For most fish Tropheus included, width is generally more important then height. Normal 75 gallon is a good starting size.
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with most rock dwelling cichlids (which tropheus are), they generally do better in a larger footprint, since it gives more room to spread out territories and aggression. I could be wrong about this, but if you're comparing a tank that is 2 feet tall and not very long, and a tank that is longer but shorter (ie. has more surface area), the latter one is probably the best bet.
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I would agree with the reasons listed above.
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Sounds good. The shorter they are the higher I can stack em
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I just cant take high tanks.There just to hard to deal with
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