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Large Tanganyikan Community Tank

8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #29970 by whetfish
The stock list is:

330g Stock list:
Altolamprologus compressiceps "Fire Fin", Seven F1 2"+
Cyathopharynx furcifer Ruziba, F1 Trio
Cyprichromis leptosoma jumbo "Blue Orchid", Wild Trio
Julidochromis transcriptus, Five looks like two pairs
Ophthalmotilapia boops Kipili "Neon Streak", Ten F1
Paracyprichromis nigripinnis, 1 male : 3 females
& Bristlenose breeders

The male boops are awesomely aggressive, mostly to other males and other boops.  Ruziba bred once, but might soon be taking a back seat since the boops are starting to dominate.

The some bristlenose seem to be attacking fish.  They appear to be lunging at them to no avail.  It makes me want to get them outta the tank, but then I need to add something to clean algae off the glass and anubias.

Many tang gobies say that they eat algae, but would they help keep the tank clean?  What gobie would you recommend?

There is also a Sicydium sp. African algae-eating Goby, which I don't think is a tang, but is supposed to be an all-star algae eater.

Lastly, what are the pros and cons of adding a group of synodontis petricola?

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8 years 5 months ago #29370 by bloonguy
I don't know much about the boops or ticotti but, the lower level fish in your plan should work fine.
I have a 150g show tank that has julies, leleupi and calvus in the lower level and it works out well. The upper level has cyps. I would even say that in a 330g you should have plenty of room for more than just a pair of each.

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8 years 5 months ago #29189 by baldtaxguy
Replied by baldtaxguy on topic Large Tanganyikan Community Tank
X 2, what Jim said.  If your end goal is a show tank in the 330, go community.  I don't have a show tank, but if I did, I wouldn't put anything within that would likely breed.

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8 years 5 months ago #29187 by chefjimmy
i have zero sudgestions about what to add, because i know zero about african fish. but my 2 cents is if the moba are breeding in the 125. leave them there, and have fun with the 330.

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8 years 5 months ago #29186 by whetfish
What kinds of fish would you add? 

Do you think the groups listed would be compatible because of their territorial differences or just because of the space available in the tank?

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8 years 5 months ago #29185 by Jack
I wouldn't mess with a breeding Moba colony.  With a 330 I'd probably add a few more fish even.

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8 years 5 months ago #29184 by whetfish
I am looking to end up with a big show 330g.  My two options are a group of Moba(2m:5f) or a Tanganyikan community.  If i put the moba in the 330g they'd be solo cause they're breeding in a 125 now and I don't want to discourage that by adding tank mates.  If i put a tang community in the 330g I'd like to try to end up with this kind of stock list:

A pair of each of these rock/cave dwellers:

    * Altolamprologus compressiceps "Fire Fin"
    * Julidochromis transcriptus
    * Neolamprologus leleupi

and a group of each of these more open water cichlids:

    * Ophthalmotilapia boops Kipili "Neon Streak"
    * Benthochromis Tricotti

My two questions are:

What would you put in the 330g, Moba or Tang Community?

and do you think that this community would work in a 330g tank?
(footprint 84" x 30" x 30")

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