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Old 11-03-2010
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Hi all,

Its been a while since my last posts here. A year ago I was keeping Black Pemba's in a 48 inches Tank. I must confess that Tropheus where love at first sight!

I decided to give them a bigger tank and bought a used 73 inches tank. Moved them and was absolutly astonished! The fishes showed instantly much more color and, since then, I have females holding all the time!

I was thinking on joining another specie to the tank, but was a bit scared on causing problems to the tropheus established colony. Althought, decided to add Petrochomis Famula Tembwe silver. I bought them a week ago, but, for now, I am loving the fish. Introducing them in the aquarium was very easy and without problems. I moved some rocks to confuse male tropheus in their territories, and to give Petros a chance to get their own space.

Let's get to what matters! Photos!

Introducing the tank setup:

Setup

Dimensions: 74 inch x19 inch x26 inch (Aprox. 600 ltrs)
Background: DIY built by the previous owner
Stand: DIY Metal stand couvered with wood
Filtration: 1 Sump with ceramics, bioballs, filtering wool and crushed coral substrate. One Pump Eheim 3500
1 SunSun 1.000 ltrs/h external filter
Water circulation: 1 SunSun Wavemaker 15000 ltrs/h
Lights: DIY Luminaria ( 2xT5 35W HE lamps)
Heating: 1 Fluval 300W + 1 RENA 200W
Hardscape: Black stones collected in a near beach
Fauna: 14 Tropheus sp. Black Pemba (10 Adults, 4 juveniles)
7 Petrochomis Famula Tembwe Silver (1 adult male, 3 Adult females and 3 juveniles)


Some tank fotos:

With the "old" layout, prior to changing rocks to introduce the Petrochomis:



My Tropheus black Pemba:







Now, the new thank layout. I must confess I dont like the layout, but I will give it a try and see how Tropheus and Petrochormis behave. If needed, Il change the rocks.



The Petrochromis Famula Tembwe Silver:

Adults:








Juveniles:






Hope you like it! Sorry for the long post!
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Wow GREAT tank and great fish... I already have Petros in my mind whenever I can afford them Congrats btw !!!
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Hi,

Today I leave you with a couple more fotos.

Ive 2 Pemba females holding for a while. In the next few days I'll give birth to the fry.


Meanwhile, The Petrochromos are very well adapted to the tank. Its incredible how they manage to change colors so quickly.


One of the females holding:



Some shots on the Petrochromis. Notice the vivid colors on their dorsal fins and the "egg spots".







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Filipe, nice Bembas you have in there!! Also Petros look nice...keep posting
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Hi,

Last weekend I had time to catch two Tropheus Pemba females that were holding for a while...

The result were 20 fry... Ill leave yo with a quick foto:


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congrats on a great setup, well done.
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Nice set up. I love those pembas I have 40 of them I have 3 holding right now
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Hi,

As I said, I had to catch the holding females, so I decided to change the rock layout on the aquarium. Decided to create 3 rock zones, just to see if it will work better with the males behaviour. Here's a foto on the new rock layout:




Meanwhile, I bought another 5 tropheus Pemba from a friend, 4 adults (2 Males + 2 females) and 1 juvenile (aprox. 4 cms). As they "Landed" on my colony, my Pemba males just got crazy with the 2 new females 15 minutes later, here's the result:







Some of the new Pembas show more red color than mine:






Another 2 more fotos:

Tropheus e Petros:



Petrochromis:



Ive now got 27 fishes in the aquarium... 20 Pembas and 7 Petrochromis.
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nice bembas, how large are your females and how old? I have some and just looking to see how long I have to wait for results like you.
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Old 12-06-2010
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(matthew1884 @ Dec 5 2010, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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nice bembas, how large are your females and how old? I have some and just looking to see how long I have to wait for results like you.[/b]
Hi Matthew,

Ive got 2 adult females, but most of my females are young, around 2.4 to 3 inches. Its incredible, because the young females spend most of their time holding.

I wish the guys just give them a break, for them to eat properly! But I guess its nature calling
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