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Old 08-26-2014
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Hi all. I have a 55 that I want to turn into a troph tank. I figure between 12 - 15 should work. Could I split the quantity and put 2 different kinds in. If so what would you recommend? I am planning a bigger tank but its not in the immediate future.
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Hi fishyj, I've moved on to a bigger tank, but when i was using 55 gallon tanks, I put 11 Tropheus in it, and there was too much aggression. I put a colony of 17 in, and it was much better. 25 trophs was just fine...but a 55 gal with 25 trophs will usually hit 40 ppm of nitrates in 5-6 days, so I had to do a 75% water change once a week.
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Thanks for your reply. The water change doesn't bother me after doing daily 90% water changes on my discus tank. I am still trying to figure out what kind to keep.
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I had a mixed troph's display back in Australia. Dubs, bembas, ikola, moliros, ilangi. Oh and a cpl of rouge simmo's too. Wasn't for breeding, just a very mobile mass of moving color. Loved it. One of my favorite tanks to watch...
I agree with emeraldtroph that you need more though...20'ish

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That is one sharp tank. I do like all the colors. I now have more to think about.
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A 55g tank with full grown tropheus can not house to many fish as they are about 6" and are massive and can do massive damage.... If you were to get a large colony of fry keep all the fish you want and sell the rest that way you can pick and choose your colony and hopefully your ratio of m/f.. That's just what I would do tho I have 7 tropheus Malasa in a 55(1m6f) and it's about perfect right now maybe one more fish would do it but they are only 3-4.5" still a long way to grow
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Thanks, any suggestion helps. I may hold off a while longer and just try to get a bigger tank. I was also looking into a diy plywood tank. I have a lot to think about before I jump in.
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A 55g tank with full grown tropheus can not house to many fish as they are about 6" and are massive and can do massive damage.... If you were to get a large colony of fry keep all the fish you want and sell the rest that way you can pick and choose your colony and hopefully your ratio of m/f.. That's just what I would do tho I have 7 tropheus Malasa in a 55(1m6f) and it's about perfect right now maybe one more fish would do it but they are only 3-4.5" still a long way to grow
The chances of your fish reaching 6 inches is rare . Even more so in a 55 gallon tank .
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