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Hello All,
I have had a group of wc Kalambo (3 male, 12 female) for about 10 months now. They are in a 150 gallon along with F1 Kaiser II's. The Kaisers II's breed all the time (5 girls are actually holding right now) and the Kalambo have not yet spawned.

I have a 75 gallon which hold my colony of wc Caramba Red Heads which also spawn all the time.

Question: Should I move the Caramba to the 150 gallon with the Kaiser II's and the Kalambo to the 75 gallon by themselves? Thought that the smaller tank would force them to be a bit closer and also thought they may feel better by themselves.

Thoughts? And thanks in advance for your replies!
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Ideally, you would like for them to all be by themselves to get optimum breeding out of the colonies.

Also, If you put your Kirizas in with the carambas, Im sure they will interbreed so dont do that.

For me, Kalambo were a very prolific tropheus, However, I had them solo.

Sp. Black Kiriza is probably also very prolific and has seemed to take dominance in a the tank.

Im sure you will have better luck if you have them all by themselves.

For example, I had a group of kasangas in with my yungus while I worked on a tank for the kasangas.

The yungus bred like fire. They are more high strung as Im sure your kirizas are. The kasangas just fattened up but no spawns.

However, when I moved them over to their own tank...its like they had been waiting to get alone...they lit right up....and within a couple weeks I had half my females dropping vents.


Im sure thats all it will take.

And if you are unable to get them their own tank...mixing you kirza and caramba should not be the rout you take. The kalambo will just have to stay sub dominant.

Hope that helps
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for best breeding results, keep single species tanks
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[QUOTE=TroPhish;207811]Ideally, you would like for them to all be by themselves to get optimum breeding out of the colonies.

Also, If you put your Kirizas in with the carambas, Im sure they will interbreed so dont do that.

For me, Kalambo were a very prolific tropheus, However, I had them solo.

Sp. Black Kiriza is probably also very prolific and has seemed to take dominance in a the tank.

Im sure you will have better luck if you have them all by themselves.

For example, I had a group of kasangas in with my yungus while I worked on a tank for the kasangas.

The yungus bred like fire. They are more high strung as Im sure your kirizas are. The kasangas just fattened up but no spawns.

However, when I moved them over to their own tank...its like they had been waiting to get alone...they lit right up....and within a couple weeks I had half my females dropping vents.


Im sure thats all it will take.

And if you are unable to get them their own tank...mixing you kirza and caramba should not be the rout you take. The kalambo will just have to stay sub dominant.

Hope that helps[/Q

Thanks!
I agree and I'll see what I can do about freeing up another tank.
Actually, the Kalambo seem more dominant than the Kaisers II's. There is a beautiful male always trying to attract girls to his part of the tank and even chasing the Kaisers around. So I don't think they are the sub-dominant.
Hopefully, when I move the Kalambo this weekend, things will change.
Thanks again for your quick response.
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I'm going to give that a try. Thanks!
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