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Tanganyikan Cichlids - What do you keep?

9 years 11 months ago #2633 by rm-slover
rm-slover replied the topic: Re: Tanganyikan Cichlids - What do you keep?
larger fronts and discus usually bring in some decent cash at the auctions.

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9 years 11 months ago - 9 years 11 months ago #1829 by Bearfan
Bearfan replied the topic: Re: Tanganyikan Cichlids - What do you keep?
Got my 12 mpimbwe from a breeder in California.  The two Burundis are back in the smaller tank.  Going to sell them eventually.  I like the Mpimbwe a lot better.  The burundis are about 3 inches now.  If anyone is interested drop me a line.
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9 years 11 months ago #1761 by MbunaMan25
MbunaMan25 replied the topic: Re: Tanganyikan Cichlids - What do you keep?
hey good to see you found more fronts BearsFan

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9 years 11 months ago - 9 years 9 months ago #1660 by Bearfan
Bearfan replied the topic: Re: Tanganyikan Cichlids - What do you keep?
I have 12 Mpimbwe Blue Fronts in my 125 gallon tank.  Still juvies, but getting bigger!
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9 years 11 months ago #1253 by hazard
hazard replied the topic: Re: Tanganyikan Cichlids - What do you keep?
Here is what I have today.

frontosa moba
O. ventralis orange kampamba
O. boops nkwonde
tropheus duboisi
Alto yellow calvus
Alto black calvus
Juliochromis ornatus
Chalinochromis brichardi
Cyprichromis tricolor
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis
ectodus decampsi
Microdontochromis tenuidentatus
Neolamp heliatus
Neolamp daffodil brichardi
Neolamp multifactiatus
Synodotis petricola
Limnochromis auritus

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9 years 11 months ago #1046 by Finnegan@large
Finnegan@large replied the topic: Re: Tanganyikan Cichlids - What do you keep?

More works better.  I started with 25 wild adult 3 - 8" longola in a 125.  2 rocks, bare, 5 sponge filters and a 1,000 gallon per hour 2 double sponge power head driven filter.  The quantity is to mnage aggression.  These make the worst mbuna look like puppies. 

Anything less than a 125 and you will be in trouble long term.  I have 20 2" texas tembwe in a 75, but that is just a short term solution.  They will be moved with in a year. 

For tank mates - I love these petrotilapia tridentiger - big, fierce, never backing down mbuna.  These are the only fish i have been able to keep with the longola where the longola even pay a little attention to them.  They aredefinately diffusing some aggression.


Thank you for the response.  I may be interested in these down the road.  It sounds like I use a similar filtration setup as you do with my featherfins.  I learned the hard way with "fancier" filtration options, before humbly crawling back to the ol' sponges.  I especially appreciate the powerhead driven sponge filter.

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9 years 11 months ago #1018 by Jack
Jack replied the topic: Re: Tanganyikan Cichlids - What do you keep?
I have some big Kapampa Frontosa and some nice yellow alto. comprecessiceps.  That's it as far as Tangs go.

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9 years 11 months ago #1017 by
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More works better.  I started with 25 wild adult 3 - 8" longola in a 125.  2 rocks, bare, 5 sponge filters and a 1,000 gallon per hour 2 double sponge power head driven filter.  The quantity is to mnage aggression.  These make the worst mbuna look like puppies. 

Anything less than a 125 and you will be in trouble long term.  I have 20 2" texas tembwe in a 75, but that is just a short term solution.  They will be moved with in a year. 

For tank mates - I love these petrotilapia tridentiger - big, fierce, never backing down mbuna.  These are the only fish i have been able to keep with the longola where the longola even pay a little attention to them.  They aredefinately diffusing some aggression.

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9 years 11 months ago #1015 by Finnegan@large
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petrochromis sp. redfin longola wild caught colony 21 young adults breeding
petrochromis sp. tembwe texas 20 juvies 
petrochromis ephippium "saddleback" 20 juvies


Mike-
    I have some questions about petrochromis that you may be able to answer.  What size aquariums are you keeping your petrochromis in?  Do you prefer bare aquariums with sand, or do you add a rockscape?  Finally, do you find 20 fish reduces aggression to manageable levels?

Thank you
-Steven

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petrochromis sp. redfin longola wild caught colony 21 young adults breeding
petrochromis sp. tembwe texas 20 juvies 
petrochromis ephippium "saddleback" 20 juvies

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