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Re: Converted hi-tech planted setup - 60 Gallon

Postby greenmonkey » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:08 pm

Fogelhund wrote:You could make a leleupi and comp work in a 36" tank... but the rockwork would need substantial reworking.


Many thanks... will do, rehoming the Hongis and 3 of the 4 princesses on the weekend to a new LFS with a very knowledgeable specialised African Cichlid owner. Will replace with 1 compressiceps, 1 calvus and perhaps a few males of the variations of princess. still need to find a compatible blue to complete the list.

So final stock will be:
1 x Comp
1 x Calvus black
1 x Princess
1 x daffodil
1 x caudopunctatus
4 x Elec Yellow
2 x Leleupi

And much more rock....as per suggestions above

The LFS dude suggests maybe looking at:
cyprichromis leptosoma - love these, but at about $100 a fish here is Sydney.....not likely going to happen
neolamprologus savoryi - but a little dull looking
neolamprologus helianthus or splendens kiku - perhaps too many of the yellows
lamprologus ocellatus - some of the blue perhaps
neolamprologus caudopunctatus - like them as a brichardi replacement, but can multiple be included in the tank?

Appreciate any thoughts on whether we've gone wrong on the final stock list?!
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Re: Converted hi-tech planted setup - 60 Gallon

Postby awanderingmoose » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:11 am

Not sure your stock list is going to work in a 3' tank. Leleupi are notoriously aggressive, and I suspect what happens is that a few of those other fish end up penned in a corner or worse. I don't see the caudo, which is a much more peaceful fish, having a good time in that mix.
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Re: Converted hi-tech planted setup - 60 Gallon

Postby greenmonkey » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:17 pm

awanderingmoose wrote:Not sure your stock list is going to work in a 3' tank. Leleupi are notoriously aggressive, and I suspect what happens is that a few of those other fish end up penned in a corner or worse. I don't see the caudo, which is a much more peaceful fish, having a good time in that mix.


Yup... you were right. So after much observation of the tank as well as research, taking into account everyone's feedback here and advice from the new lfs... its had a rather major stock change.

The lfs gave us full credit on the returns and we lost. Final stock list for now:
1 Altolamprologus calvus Black
3 Labidochromis caeruleus
1 Julidochromis marlieri
1 julidochromis dickfeldi
1 Paracyprichromis nigripinnis
1 Neolamprologus caudopunctatus
1 Julidochromis marlieri "Gombe"
1 Julidochromis marlieri "Magara"
1 Julidochromis Regani "Sambia"
1 Julidochromis Ornatus
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Re: Converted hi-tech planted setup - 60 Gallon

Postby cdarminio » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:32 am

greenmonkey wrote:
awanderingmoose wrote:Not sure your stock list is going to work in a 3' tank. Leleupi are notoriously aggressive, and I suspect what happens is that a few of those other fish end up penned in a corner or worse. I don't see the caudo, which is a much more peaceful fish, having a good time in that mix.


Yup... you were right. So after much observation of the tank as well as research, taking into account everyone's feedback here and advice from the new lfs... its had a rather major stock change.

The lfs gave us full credit on the returns and we lost. Final stock list for now:
1 Altolamprologus calvus Black
3 Labidochromis caeruleus
1 Julidochromis marlieri
1 julidochromis dickfeldi
1 Paracyprichromis nigripinnis
1 Neolamprologus caudopunctatus
1 Julidochromis marlieri "Gombe"
1 Julidochromis marlieri "Magara"
1 Julidochromis Regani "Sambia"
1 Julidochromis Ornatus


I don't think you're getting the message. Your tank is too SMALL for the number of species and individuals you seek. The julidochromis will likely hybridize while the paracyprichromis will probably wither away. Malawis shouldn't be mixed with Tangs, but that's your choice. I suggest you rethink your stock list, again.
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Re: Converted hi-tech planted setup - 60 Gallon

Postby wryan » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:37 pm

Never waste a good opportunity for MORE tanks ... :lol:
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Re: Converted hi-tech planted setup - 60 Gallon

Postby Fogelhund » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:14 pm

I predict a year from now, there will be a pair of Julidochromis that will have killed the rest after pairing up... the nigripinnis will be gone as well. Likely end up with some Labs, a pair of Julis and their babies, and an Alto.
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Re: Converted hi-tech planted setup - 60 Gallon

Postby greenmonkey » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:00 am

wryan wrote:Never waste a good opportunity for MORE tanks ... :lol:

there may be one cycling already! ;)

cdarminio wrote:I don't think you're getting the message. Your tank is too SMALL for the number of species and individuals you seek. The julidochromis will likely hybridize while the paracyprichromis will probably wither away. Malawis shouldn't be mixed with Tangs, but that's your choice. I suggest you rethink your stock list, again.


hmmm... ok, julidochromis are all males on purpose, so no chance of pairing off. In fact, all the fish in the tank are male except for the labs (1 male, 3 females).

The labs being malawi is annoying but the colour and temperament are hard to match bar the Lelupi, but they were aggressive. The paracyprichromis, ok noted... he seems very happy and usually keeps to the free swimming areas at the top of the tank. Waiting on a few more to come available but as they are quite rare, its going to take some time.

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