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T. vittatus & Chalinochromis sp.

9 years 1 month ago #28815 by Les
Thanks - I have them in a 29g with some J. transcriptus juvies I am trying to unload and they are growing relatively fast.  They show no interest back and forth with the trannies.  I also dinked in 3 juvie N. helianthus that I rescued from a larger tank.  I guess they weren't as juvie as I thought. A pair (or maybe 1m and 2f) formed and have spawned.  I have questions about this because all 3 helies are guarding the fry and I am wondering if this is normal behavior for one male to spawn with two females and form a colony.

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9 years 1 month ago #28735 by Alleycat1
I like that grain of salt !! 
I keep 1 A. compressiceps, 1 L. Leleupi, 1 N. Pulcher, 2 L. Kendalli, 1 J. Regani, N. Buesheri, 1 C. Popelini, and a pack of Petricolas in a 125. The above are all male except for the synos who lose their fry accordingly, adding a female to the group would be a disaster especially if it was the kendalli as they'd wipe out the rest.

IMO, If given a chance, Chalinochromis and Telmatochromis could hybridize easily enough.

Just my 2 cents !

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9 years 1 month ago #28726 by Red Tiger
Take this with a grain of salt, but for 6 months now I have kept Calvus,Leleupi,Marlieri,Transcriptus,Buescheri,Obscurus,C.Brichardi,N.Brichardi, and popellini together in a 125 and haven't seen any 1 have interest in any other species. Of course that could definately change over time. 1 reason these are all together is because I'm trying to get rid of them.

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9 years 1 month ago #28624 by Longstocking
Honestly I do not know.... but my guess is it would be a very bad idea due to how they look so similar. I keep both in seperate tanks, I would think the Chalinchromis would go after the shellies.

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9 years 2 months ago #28229 by Les
I picked up some Telmatochromis vittatus at the swap.  That group of Tellies bear such a strong resemblance to Chilanochromis I am wondering; is there is a danger of hybridizing if adults are kept together.  My fish are only an inch or less so no problem now, but when they start culling each other out I may end up tossing some in a catch-all tank.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Les

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