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Telmatochromis Temporalis Keepers

Postby dmoreken » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:17 am

Are there any keepers of this shell dweller on this forum trying to see what u think of these guys and how and what kind of tanks u have them in. I have a single male in all male 125 gal 3 lakes set up and this guy can hold his own with the other fish as far as having his own rock space :thumb: Would like to one day get a female and see the breeding process. Any body done the breeding of these fish? :popcorn:
125 Gallon All male hap/peacock/victorian/tang
125 Gal Lake Tanganyika
75 Gallon dont know yet
2ogal shell dwllers Hacqui
20 gal shell dwellers Wiethoni
10 gal shell dwellers
5 gal Australian desert gobies
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Re: Telmatochromis Temporalis Keepers

Postby Fogelhund » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:34 am

I've bred them. Anything 15 gallons or larger should work if kept alone.
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Re: Telmatochromis Temporalis Keepers

Postby dmoreken » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:42 am

Ok cool how aggressive are they as ateam in a community tank?
125 Gallon All male hap/peacock/victorian/tang
125 Gal Lake Tanganyika
75 Gallon dont know yet
2ogal shell dwllers Hacqui
20 gal shell dwellers Wiethoni
10 gal shell dwellers
5 gal Australian desert gobies
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Re: Telmatochromis Temporalis Keepers

Postby Fogelhund » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:43 am

That all depends on what you mean as a community tank.
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Re: Telmatochromis Temporalis Keepers

Postby prov356 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:56 pm

Great fish and lots of setups will work. My favorite way to keep them is in groups in a large tank. I had a few dozen in a 6' tank one time. Non-stop entertainment. Females will dig out under rocks and flirt with males as they go by. Males will spawn with multiple females. Females bicker a bit and the male will come around and get in the middle of it. Probably my favorite tanganyikan. If you can get some fry from a pair, set them up in a 33L. You can also go with a 55 and rock it up a bit. The weaker males will seek refuge in the upper rocks looking for opportunities to stake a claim. They really are a fascinating species to watch when in a group. Don't bother with shells, just rocks and sand.

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Re: Telmatochromis Temporalis Keepers

Postby dmoreken » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:52 pm

prov 360 thanks for the info I just got lucky with the 1 male I have from lfs and they had it mislabeled so I purchased it and did some reading now I want a colony but they are not in any of the lfs here in San Diego so I guess I may have to do the online order deal???? But the male I have is very impressive to watch in the community tank. Thanks for the info and I will have to do some footwork to obtain more.
125 Gallon All male hap/peacock/victorian/tang
125 Gal Lake Tanganyika
75 Gallon dont know yet
2ogal shell dwllers Hacqui
20 gal shell dwellers Wiethoni
10 gal shell dwellers
5 gal Australian desert gobies
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Location: san diego, Ca

Re: Telmatochromis Temporalis Keepers

Postby prov356 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:40 am

I sent 4 dozen to a guy out in San Diego a while back. Maybe check the local clubs?
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