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Possible Tankmates?

Postby 679x » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:14 pm

I'm in the process of planning a new 75 gallon Tanganyikan tank, 4 feet long. (I can't go any bigger than this.) I'm trying to find which species of Tanganyikan cichlids will go with Cyprichromis. I know that there are options, but I'm considering moving my Julidochromis transcriptus from my Tropheus tank, or moving my Multies from their tank, into this new tank with the Cyprichromis.

I was wondering if there was another species that would work in this size tank. I was looking at Enantiopus kilesa or melanogenys, but it seems like it may not be the best idea.

I'm thinking perhaps I'll just move the Julidochromis and Multies both, get a nice group of Cyprichromis leptosoma utinta, and call it a plan. Would that work well? I don't want to do something regarding fish that has a chance to not work.

Thanks in advance.
75 gallon: Tropheus Ikola, Julidochromis transcriptus, Synodontis petricola
20 gallon long: Neolamprologus multifasciatus
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Re: Possible Tankmates?

Postby DJRansome » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:27 pm

Julidochromis, multifasciatus and cyprochromis would be fine.
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Re: Possible Tankmates?

Postby whalebite » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:24 pm

Their are various small xenotilapia species if you heart is set on a sand sifter
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Re: Possible Tankmates?

Postby 679x » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:32 pm

whalebite wrote:Their are various small xenotilapia species if you heart is set on a sand sifter

I thought Xenotilapia were aggressive? Or am I thinking of Callochromis?
75 gallon: Tropheus Ikola, Julidochromis transcriptus, Synodontis petricola
20 gallon long: Neolamprologus multifasciatus
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Re: Possible Tankmates?

Postby whalebite » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:46 pm

that would be callochromis, they both look very similar though. Many of the more peaceful xenos reach about 4 inches.
Could cyps, xenos, julies, and multies all be kept together, using clever scaping?
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Re: Possible Tankmates?

Postby Fogelhund » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:06 pm

whalebite wrote:that would be callochromis, they both look very similar though. Many of the more peaceful xenos reach about 4 inches.
Could cyps, xenos, julies, and multies all be kept together, using clever scaping?


I don't think so in a 4ft tank. In a 6ft tank yes.
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