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I am wondering how many Tropheus I can keep in a tank I'm planning.
It will be 90-100 gal.
I have limited space for length which I know is more important than height, but I have compensated some by increasing height.
Let's say It will be about 90 gal water volume, Length 120cm x Width 50cm x Height 60 (In inch about L 48 x W 20 x H 24 water line)

I have not decided which species/ variant to choose yet, but let's use two different species as example:
1. red "Moliro"
2. "Bulu point"

The tank will be one-group species tank

Filtration: Lets use Eheim pro 3 1200xl as example.
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The filter in the example: http://www.eheim.com/en_GB/products/...ssionel-1200XL
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I would think that 20-25 would be comfortable in a tank that size.
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The last tank I had was also that short, but was even a bit higher. I think I had 22-23 in that tank. So I'll shot for 20-22 this time, or maybe a few more if fry, so the sex ratio can be somewhat changed later. Usually there is a few males too much, but all depends on how the group turns out.
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I think that if you are starting them from fry, you might want to get 30-35 in a 90 gal. If you are getting adult or sub-adult fish 20-25 is a good number. I am partial to the sp. black trophs in single species tanks. For some reason those little black fish with pops of color look awesome when swimming together. Good luck choosing your fish. With so many beautiful troph species and sub-species out there it is a very tough choice.
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TY for info Moori!

Yeah I agree totally regarding sp black. But I also think most of the sp/var pop out and give a totally different visual impression when kept as the only fish in the tank.
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Your tank is fine. I would go with 25 ilangi moori or dubosi.
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