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View Poll Results: keeping Petrochromis and Tropheus in the same tank? Does it work?
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lol, I'm sure that fight didn't last long. That moshi is like 3 times, if not 4 times, the size of that tropheus.

My tropheus cruises around all day too. He doesn't hide like the ones we saw at mike's.
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Actually the Ilangi's rocked his world... then they just became friends.

This new Super male Trew I got is actually defending himself which is cool.
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yeah, that trew had some size on him when I saw him.

His fins where about as long as mine's, but your's is a lot more black. Mine was about the same size but still have the white/grey markings.

Love the finnage on the trews.
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I found it can be a problem but most of the time not...

But, I try and keep the size difference to a minimum....

This doesn't always work to well though... if you get a 13 inch Petro.... they eat.. and eat and eat some more !! Then continue to eat and eat and eat and eat and eat........................


You get the idea !!
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Currently, I have a 5 inch moshi kept with my ilangi frys (some 2-2.5'' but most are 1''). I don't see a problem with food and I don't see him trying to eat fry.

But then again....he is not 13''. :blink:
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I've been keeping Petrochrmis famula with Tropheus sp. Black (Bulu Point) together for two years alerady with no problems whatsoever. Trophs are breeding normaly. The petros have just started to breed - there are only two of them. Now I'll add one more group of Trophs to the tank (730 liters) - Moops. Petros will remain minority. Some day when I have enought of them to form a full group I'll think of removing one of the trophs groups but the day to take this decesion is far away from now.
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In my 135 gallon tank.... I have perhaps ( to my thinking ) overcrowded the fish... There are 12 good sizes petro trews... 21 Red Rainbows trophs... 14 Ikola's.. the kings of the tank.. 3 uwilie and 5 brichardis.....

It works until the females trews start dropping their tubes.. then the male trews (2 dominates) go to work and just kinda jump on everyone...

But what I found was that the food was not really an issue because I add the food into the flow of an outside filter... it disperses all the food to a wide range so that all the fish get the food...

Also the food I have been using of late has been more a fish meal / homemade shrimp mix... it works...

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For the last couple of months i have been keeping Longolas together with my Maswas...
i started out with 1,5 inch longola-juvis and they now around 3 inch...on daily basis they get flakes from a auto-feeder 8 times,and one portion of shrimpmix...it works for now!
the maswas are fully grown...the tank is a 190 gallon filled with kenya rocks!
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(THORLEIFDK @ Sep 23 2009, 04:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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For the last couple of months i have been keeping Longolas together with my Maswas...
i started out with 1,5 inch longola-juvis and they now around 3 inch...on daily basis they get flakes from a auto-feeder 8 times,and one portion of shrimpmix...it works for now!
the maswas are fully grown...the tank is a 190 gallon filled with kenya rocks![/b]
Kinda off subject but I was looking at your tank an am interested how you clean all the waste from around your rocks during cleaning time? Surley you don't pull all those rocks each cleaning? Very neat looking tank I might add! Thanks CD
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Chris Derrick @ Oct 22 2009, 03:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Kinda off subject but I was looking at your tank an am interested how you clean all the waste from around your rocks during cleaning time? Surley you don't pull all those rocks each cleaning? Very neat looking tank I might add! Thanks CD[/b]
hmmm...i dont pull out stones,but anyway i have to remove the rocks from time to time,to remove the juvis....i have some big filters in that tank,and when i change water i just flush the bottom,so the dirt comes up in the water and goes into to the filters...no problems with spawned fry (the tank i linked to in top is another tank than the one below)
here is a new video of the maswas and longolas...enjoy :wub: by the way there is a hqi on top of the tank,so the light might turn greenish


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