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Re: Help me stock my 55gal please!

Postby Fogelhund » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:36 pm

Cyps and Paracys are not substrate spawners. Julidochromis and caudopuncatus are. IMO, caudopunctatus would be the better fish to mix with the other two.
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Re: Help me stock my 55gal please!

Postby Alexpol08 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:41 pm

Well atm im not set on any fish, just on the lake. And i want whatever will give me the most fish and still be around 12$ per fish.
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Re: Help me stock my 55gal please!

Postby Alexpol08 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:16 pm

I forgot to ask, why is this substrate not good for substrate spawners?
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Re: Help me stock my 55gal please!

Postby Fogelhund » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:44 pm

Alexpol08 wrote:I forgot to ask, why is this substrate not good for substrate spawners?


The substrate is fine... substrate is the sand/gravel...

Typically, those which are named substrate spawners would prefer flatter rocks, made into multi level caves.
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Re: Help me stock my 55gal please!

Postby Alexpol08 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:10 am

Ohh i see, i stopped reading after you said subsrate. I didnt see "spawner" after substrate.

Okay, so how would you set it up for both species?
Im definitely not glued into this aquascape.

Also the cookie cutter section had one setup with 8 cyps and 12 paracyps. Is that a possibility?

Say
8cyps
8 paracyps
And
4 caudopunctatus
4 julidochromis
(Ditching the rest hoping i get atleat a pair of both substrate spawners)
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Re: Help me stock my 55gal please!

Postby Alexpol08 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:19 am

Okay so new aquascape. Suggestions?
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I can still add more rocks to make it a bit higher.
Oh and that is a aqua tech filter. Not the one ill be using, was just using it as a place holder so i new where to stack the rocks
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Re: Help me stock my 55gal please!

Postby Fogelhund » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:36 am

If you go with the Cyps and Paracyps... only one substrate spawner, like I'd said previously, the caudopuncatatus...

Those rocks... just not good rocks for most substrate spawners.... they aren't flat rocks, to build proper caves with.. you'd want slate, etc... that being said, if all you have is the caudopunctatus, I wouldn't get too worked up about it... give them a few rocks at one end, and a good sized shell... like a welch shell, or even barnicles, and they will be happy...
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Re: Help me stock my 55gal please!

Postby Alexpol08 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:09 pm

Can you show me an example of what a setup would look like for substrate spawners? Im having trouble understanding what you mean. Thanks!
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Re: Help me stock my 55gal please!

Postby Alexpol08 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:00 am

I guess im having trouble understanding your definition of "caves". When i look at my last setup i see alot of caves, but my idea of caves if probably different than what is needed for tangs.
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Re: Help me stock my 55gal please!

Postby Fogelhund » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:06 am

There should be some pictures in the Neolamprologus buescheri article on this website.
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Re: Help me stock my 55gal please!

Postby Alexpol08 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:12 am

Fogelhund wrote:There should be some pictures in the Neolamprologus buescheri article on this website.

Okay. So i just checked it out, but there was only a couple smaller pictures, and it basically looked like mine but with plants. :-/

I do believe i have shale within walking distance of my house, i should be able to find some pretty flat pieces so ill see what i can do and ill post pictures. I do appreciate your help! Suprised more people havnt chimed in.
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Re: Help me stock my 55gal please!

Postby Alexpol08 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:26 pm

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Any closer? And i realize i need alot more shale! Im doing 3 little habitats as i may try cavus, caudopunctatus, julidochromis transcriptus, and a group of paracyps or cyps.
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Re: Help me stock my 55gal please!

Postby Fogelhund » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:32 pm

Better... I will post pictures of mine later.
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Re: Help me stock my 55gal please!

Postby noddy » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:17 pm

For caves for Paracyps, you want the roof of the cave to be a flat rock/piece of slate to be placed on an angle (imagine one side of the roof of the cave being on the sand and the other side being propped up at a 45 degree angle by another rock).
The males will hang upside down under the roof of the cave and when they spawn on top of the slate, the eggs will be allowed to roll down the surface of the slate where the females pick them up.
Having said that, my Paracyps will spawn anywhere and everywhere. Including on the back or sides of an empty tank.
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Re: Help me stock my 55gal please!

Postby Alexpol08 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:05 pm

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Okay so here is the finishex product. I hate the two large rocks in the center. I put them in as a sight break buut would i actually need them? If not theyre gone. As for the paracyps needing a 45 degree angle, i can def do that i have alot more shale laying around now. Thanks guys!
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