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Tropheus and lava rock

11 years 7 months ago #2807 by
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I ahve two petrochromis sp. texas tembwe available. 

Might be a pair.

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11 years 7 months ago #2765 by whetfish
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Two theories(not my own) on ways to get trophs to not be too aggressive are give them a lot of space to get away from one another.  Or confine them a little, it make it so that the aggressor has too many fish they want to chase and that way one fish does not get singled out.  Also creating zero territories helps but it's not as nice to look at imo.  In my other post(recent tang setup) you can see my bemba have two rock piles.  A dominate fish has claimed each, one appears to be uncontested.  The other piles owner has a challenger that has taken up the sponge filters as his home.  So far the aggression has been kept under control.

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11 years 7 months ago #2712 by
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wanna mix it up?  targets dont work with trophs - IMO.

Use duboisi - cheap, plentiful tough and pretty.

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11 years 7 months ago #2684 by Finnegan@large
Mike K.-
    Would you use another tropheus species as a target fish (I am going to start a tread on this)?  I am considering sp. Red Moliro... but I am wondering if they may interbreed.  People on CF seem to suggest that sp. Red's interbreed with everything.  Are Petrochromis ever a target fish?  I would love to keep some, but am not sure if my setup is right now them.  Currently, all of my trophs are under 2 inches.

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11 years 7 months ago #2683 by mounkey54
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i would definetly use a target fish , as for males are always ready to breed before females , and it is almost a garante that the target fish will get killed ..odly with fish the vegiterians are the most agressive

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11 years 7 months ago #2677 by Finnegan@large
Wow.  125 troph babies is a lot of fish. 

I am growing out 18 Tropheus brichardi Ujiji in a 95 gallon triangular tank.  From what I understand this variant is among the most aggressive tropheus.  Mike, from your experience, will this be enough fish for this setup, or should I add tankmates (since I cannot get more Ujiji)... perhaps another species of tropheus or petros?

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11 years 7 months ago #2666 by
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I usually do tropheus in a minimally landscaped tank.  Thats cause I usually catch the females and stip them. 

When i wan them to drop fry in the tank, stacked flat stones - flagstone / fieldstone - work best.  Layered, they make ots of nooks and crannies for fry to hide in.

Once i sold a tank of caramba trophs to a guy plus " all the fry ".  When we pulled the rocks, we saw the error of my ways - over 125 fry in the tank. 

Good day for the buyer.

Mike

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11 years 7 months ago #2662 by rm-slover
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it is very sharp -

i dont have a whole lot of fast moving fish in the tank with it.. i think that the fish would learn pretty quick to not crash into it. i like it because its light weight, and since rock costs by the pound you can get a lot of it cheap. i dont think i would use it with tropheus.

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11 years 7 months ago - 11 years 7 months ago #2661 by Finnegan@large
I have it around from an old rock-dweller tank.  I like the floating featherstone because it will allow me to grow a rich algae bloom for the trophs.  My concern is that the active, fast-moving fish will become damaged by the coarse stone.  It is sharp too.  My hands always get chewed up when i handle it.
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11 years 7 months ago #2658 by rm-slover
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i have feather rock in my tang tank now, and it is growing algae on. it is very sharp, and may float which $uck$. if it floats, crank up the oven to 400 and bake the rock for about 45 minutes. then place it in a bucket full of water, give it about 30-45 seconds and if it sincs, its good, if not continue baking it.

i kinda like the look of the rock in the tank. i currently have Lamprologus caudopunctatas, and Black calvus in the tank. also some Syno. lucipinnis. the syno cruise all over the rock with out any problem.

i think i am going to remove all the fish and hock them at the auction except the syno. i am picking up some Birchardi this weekend and will now have a 55 gallon birchardi tank.

This is my feather rock 55 gallon Tang tank. pic was taken with out the tank lights on while sitting in my chair across the room, so ignore the reflections.

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