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55 gallon stock. Sand siffter cookie cutter

Postby Alexpol08 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:47 pm

So im about to start up my 55 gallon. I've been in the cookie cutter section and id love to set up the sand sifter tank. But it suggest 12 Cyprichromis leptosoma, but im having a heck of a time finding them for a reasonable price. So is there an alternative for them? Thanks!
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Re: 55 gallon stock. Sand siffter cookie cutter

Postby Alexpol08 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:34 am

Actually can someone clarify this for me?
This is the sand sifter cookie cutter.
• Xenotilapia papilio or flavipinnis - 6
• Paracyprichromis brieni or nigripinnis - 8
• Altolamprologus calvus or compressiceps - pair
• Cyprichromis leptosoma - 12
• Phyllonemus typus - 4
That would be 32 fish in a 55 gallon. Is that correct or is some info missing? Seems quite over stocked. Thanks for the info!
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Re: 55 gallon stock. Sand siffter cookie cutter

Postby noddy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:26 am

I wouldn't be putting Xeno Papilios in a 55 gallon tank. I have a pair in a 210g and they fight like crazy.
Also, if you think cyps are expensive you are going to have a shock when you see the price of Papilios.
I would do the paracyps instead of the cyps also.
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Re: 55 gallon stock. Sand siffter cookie cutter

Postby Alexpol08 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:36 am

Hahaha well you're right about the price on papilios. I couldn't find any in Stock but the ones that had prices were 50-100$. Lol one fish is more than i paid for my whole 55 gallon setup.
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Re: 55 gallon stock. Sand siffter cookie cutter

Postby noddy » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:29 pm

Alexpol08 wrote:Hahaha well you're right about the price on papilios. I couldn't find any in Stock but the ones that had prices were 50-100$. Lol one fish is more than i paid for my whole 55 gallon setup.


I bought four Papilio Kanoni at $100.00 ea. :roll:

I have Paracyps and have kept them for over 20 years. Probably one of my favs.
Your tank is crying out for them. :wink: They are worth building a tank around.
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Re: 55 gallon stock. Sand siffter cookie cutter

Postby Alexpol08 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:07 pm

Lol i dont have that kind of money!
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Re: 55 gallon stock. Sand siffter cookie cutter

Postby noddy » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:38 am

Alexpol08 wrote:Lol i dont have that kind of money!



I'm talking about Paracyps. How much do they cost in your area.
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