Home Forum Articles Sponsors Affiliates CP Map Chat FAQ TOS
Go Back   Trophs.com > Tropheus Forums > Tropheus Species & Variants

Notices

Tropheus Species & Variants Discussion of Tropheus Species, Variants & Collection Points... including ID questions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-20-2016
mefishy
Status: Offline
Junior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default Which Tropheus Species/Variants Should I Get?

Hi I plan on ordering some WC Tropheus next month but wanted to see which species/variants should I order? Which is popular with most people? Any advice is helpful...Thxs.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-20-2016
JimA's Avatar
JimA
Status: Offline
Senior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bellingham,Washington
Keeping: Red Rainbows inda house
Posts: 1,194
Thanks: 326
Thanked 161 Times in 138 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mefishy View Post
Hi I plan on ordering some WC Tropheus next month but wanted to see which species/variants should I order? Which is popular with most people? Any advice is helpful...Thxs.
That's a good question. Many like the Rainbow Kasanga's and Ikola as well as Bemba's. Suppose some is up to your budget. What size tank you doing? Do plan on breeding and selling or just a show tank?

I have Kasanga's and love them.

Here is a in-tank video of mine, you can click on the HD as well a bit better pic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZoZ4zg98Cs
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-20-2016
mefishy
Status: Offline
Junior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Wow u got a really nice rr colony. Am thinking about getting 15 total to go in a 55 gallon. I kept tropheus before but still learning as i go. It will not be a show tank and would like to try to breed them if possible but mostly for my enjoyment. Is 15 ok in a 55 gallon? Thxs Jim for showing me ur rr video, really nice.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mefishy For This Useful Post:
JimA (01-20-2016)
  #4  
Old 01-20-2016
JimA's Avatar
JimA
Status: Offline
Senior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bellingham,Washington
Keeping: Red Rainbows inda house
Posts: 1,194
Thanks: 326
Thanked 161 Times in 138 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mefishy View Post
Wow u got a really nice rr colony. Am thinking about getting 15 total to go in a 55 gallon. I kept tropheus before but still learning as i go. It will not be a show tank and would like to try to breed them if possible but mostly for my enjoyment. Is 15 ok in a 55 gallon? Thxs Jim for showing me ur rr video, really nice.

I am no expert but yes you could get away with 15 in a 55. Being wild caught not sure if it make a difference? To me it doesn't seem fair to put WC in a 55 gallon depending on the size you get. A bigger foot print like a 90 to a 125 would be better. Maybe someone else will chime in? Doubtful but there is always hope!

And thanks for the compliment!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-21-2016
gw12269's Avatar
gw12269
Status: Offline
Senior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Parma, OH
Keeping: Polli, Murago, Lufubu
Age: 48
Posts: 882
Thanks: 112
Thanked 104 Times in 95 Posts
Images: 32
Default

I would only put F1 in 55 gallon. F2 or tank raised. 15 is a good number for that size tank. WC sounds like trouble in a 55. Buy fry and let them grow into the tank.
__________________
180g - 6 Polli 14 Green Murago
75g - 11 Lufubu
http://www.youtube.com/user/Phishman2001?feature=watch
Follow me on twitter @buckslayerwells
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gw12269 For This Useful Post:
JimA (01-21-2016)
  #6  
Old 01-21-2016
stewartj22's Avatar
stewartj22
Status: Offline
Senior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: long island, ny
Posts: 104
Thanks: 7
Thanked 36 Times in 24 Posts
Images: 40
Default

I think you're better off going with fry in the 55 gallon tank. For the money you'd spend on the wild caught you can probably double the amount of fish you get if you purchased fry. Then you can grow them out in the 55 and that gives you time to increase the tank size if all goes well.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to stewartj22 For This Useful Post:
JimA (01-21-2016)
  #7  
Old 01-21-2016
mefishy
Status: Offline
Junior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Cool these are the inputs i was looking for, thx u. Since i prefer larger size fish it looks like i need to setup a bigger tank maybe my 125 gallon. This would also allow me to get more tropheus. Now the next question is how many tropheus is good for 125 gallon tank?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-21-2016
Troyale
Status: Offline
Senior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Maryland
Keeping: WC Nkonde, F1 Red Ndole, WC/F1 Bulu Point
Posts: 340
Thanks: 42
Thanked 81 Times in 66 Posts
Images: 23
Default

From my experience i would say 30 to 40 with 40 being the max and thirty being optimal. Some may say more, but with about 30, it gives the fish breathing room so to speak.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-21-2016
stewartj22's Avatar
stewartj22
Status: Offline
Senior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: long island, ny
Posts: 104
Thanks: 7
Thanked 36 Times in 24 Posts
Images: 40
Default

I agree - 30 in a 125 is a great amount.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-22-2016
ms1tx
Status: Offline
Senior Member
 
::Profile::
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Antonio
Keeping: Kalemie,Bulu Point,Lueba,Kasanga
Posts: 114
Thanks: 19
Thanked 37 Times in 26 Posts
Default

On the 55, have to agree with not housing WC. Might work but will be a pretty pricey gamble. Better off getting some nice f1's and growing them out in a 55. And as for a 125 ,just posted a video of my lueba (33 total) that are housed in a 125 just to give you an idea of what it'd look like with 30 trophs.
__________________
Miguel
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
species or variants

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question: what Species & Variants are these fknali Tropheus Species & Variants 17 02-28-2013 08:40 AM
Species/ variants Liquidsky Tropheus Species & Variants 0 12-05-2012 08:35 PM
Pictures of all known Tropheus species and variants? Thobiastt Tropheus Species & Variants 11 06-08-2011 02:10 AM
Tropheus variants Selik Tropheus Species & Variants 20 12-30-2008 08:14 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.