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Old 04-18-2015
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Default This is my Tang Tank. Can I add tropheus?

Hello everyone.. This is currently my Tanganyika Tank Set Up.




Can I add some tropheus? Is it going to be ok? Im planning on either adding some tropheus or hunt for Zaire fry. If I add tropheus, I will strictly feed NLS.
I do not have any breeding purpose or anything at the moment I just want a nice tank with nice fishes and a lot of movement.
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I don't see why not. The main thing is the diet and you already mentioned that. So I think that you'd be good to go for Tropheus fry.
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I don't see why not. The main thing is the diet and you already mentioned that. So I think that you'd be good to go for Tropheus fry.
Thanks Mastiff. I'm worried about aggression of tropheus to the others.. if i am adding some moori, since im not really into breeding, what is the least i can add?
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That's a beautiful tank. Are they gold head comp?
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What size is the tank?
I tried mixing my Cyps with my Trophs in a 5' 120g and it didn't work out at all.
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What size is the tank?
I tried mixing my Cyps with my Trophs in a 5' 120g and it didn't work out at all.
Noddy can you plz elaborate on the outcome? Nipped fins? Deaths? De-scaling? Presumably the cyp's lost out...
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What size is the tank?
I tried mixing my Cyps with my Trophs in a 5' 120g and it didn't work out at all.
Yeah that's a good point. The cyps might be the only issue.
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Noddy can you plz elaborate on the outcome? Nipped fins? Deaths? De-scaling? Presumably the cyp's lost out...
cheers mate
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Extreme nipped fins. Tails tore off completely. I don't believe the Trophs were viscous to the Cyps, but that the fins/tails were damaged during the feeding frenzy. I also tried it with Ventralis (same outcome) and Paracyps (they died, I believe due to stress).
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I keep cyps with my tropheus and they both breed regularly with out any problems. They are in a 180g but had them in 75g with trophs and both groups still bred regularly. Cyps are tough fish especially once they get some size on them. The male cyps even run the dominant troph and all others away when they are in breeding mode. I keep cyp jumbo kigoma with troph bulu point. I plan to keep my cyp kitumba with red rainbows once they get more size on them. Not really concerned about the trophs but more so a large lepidio in with them.

I would say go for it. That looks to be a 4' 75g or 90g. If so, i would do btw 12-20 trophs in with them. If its a 5' or 6' tank then 20-50, really your preference. JMTC.
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Nice tank! I like it the way it is... Set up a new one for the trophs.
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