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Re: 75 gallon stocking advice

Postby Aaron S » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:09 pm

Well, your "female in charge" looks a lot like a sub-dom male to me!
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Re: 75 gallon stocking advice

Postby DutchAJ » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:28 pm

Aaron S wrote:Well, your "female in charge" looks a lot like a sub-dom male to me!


I'll definitely defer to what you all tell me!

I can say these two things:

- she (he?) was sold to me as a female from a vendor who seems to be very respected

- the fish bosses the fully colored up male around quite a bit
75 G- Saulosi (Taiwanee), Yellow Tail Acei (Luwala), & Rusties
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Re: 75 gallon stocking advice

Postby Aaron S » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:04 am

I have only had saulosi once and he was a male that started yellow and was sub dom in the tank and looked just like that. There are many people on this forum who have had a bunch of saulosi and I am sure they will chime in soon and give you a better answer than me (I just try to help when I can).
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Re: 75 gallon stocking advice

Postby Melanddave6571 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:30 pm

Nice! You sound like you got the same deal as I did from my big box store. Just got mine a week or two ago from a 60 to the 75. Much shorter tank more depth and the fish are completely happy in in, more so than the last tall gallon.I went Mbuna crazy and stocked. I could not sex them as juveniles (not experienced enough) but they say the male Auratus and Joanni are the two most aggressive. But they are all living without incident. I really need to get pics up to. YOur tank looks nice! You will grow to love those little fish as if they were dogs. Check out my list.
Melissa

75 Gallon tank
1 auratus
2 Yellow Acei
1 Johanni
2 Kenyi
1 Yellow lab
2 Pseudotropheus Socolofi
1 Red Top Zebra albino
1 Electric Blue Johanni
1 Red Top orange
2 Feather Fin
and so far last I counted 6 babies
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Re: 75 gallon stocking advice

Postby DutchAJ » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:40 pm

I'm guessing we did get he same setup Melissa, I'm really happy with it.

Finally saw one of the females taking some interest in the male Saulosi strutting around, looks to me like her mouth is full and she won't open it. Couldn't get a great pic. Ill be keeping an eye on her, pretty exciting!
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75 G- Saulosi (Taiwanee), Yellow Tail Acei (Luwala), & Rusties
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Re: 75 gallon stocking advice

Postby Melanddave6571 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:32 pm

Ditto. I need to get my pics posted. I love my rocks. I have horses and as they run the 1/2 acre they dig up rocks. I have some boiling right now. Take some out, put some in. I don't charge a lot to be their interior decorator.
Melissa

75 Gallon tank
1 auratus
2 Yellow Acei
1 Johanni
2 Kenyi
1 Yellow lab
2 Pseudotropheus Socolofi
1 Red Top Zebra albino
1 Electric Blue Johanni
1 Red Top orange
2 Feather Fin
and so far last I counted 6 babies
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Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:39 am
Location: usa

Re: 75 gallon stocking advice

Postby DutchAJ » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:16 am

Couldn't get a good pic this morning but I now have 2 holding female Saulosi! The female in charge now has a mouthful, she was hiding and darting in and out of a cave yesterday which isn't normal behavior for her. Guess these guys really are like rabbits!
75 G- Saulosi (Taiwanee), Yellow Tail Acei (Luwala), & Rusties
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