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what trophs can go with my duboisi

Postby mmd » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:59 pm

i p/u 17 duboisi maswa saturday about 1.5" long
they are in a 125 w/some rainbowfish and a few afra's.
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i am interested in adding another group of 15-20 trophs.
I like: Illangi, mpulungu (moops?), orange bemba and cherry spots.
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which one of those would be the best fit, bassed on criteria of:
compatability, least likely to hybridize, most of the group (even the sub doms) show a good bit of color.
125 gallon AGA, 3.6 Placidochromis Phenocolus Tanzania, 1.0 Protomelas Tanzania, 1.0 Phenocolus electra, peacocks and 2.2 Cyno Afra Jalo reef & a clown loach
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Postby geoff_tropheus » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:54 am

As long as your other Tropheus variant is not another Duboisi type, Duboisi are safe to mix with all other Tropheus without any hybridization.

Please keep in mind, that a 125 is only good for about 40 Adults Tropheus if they are the only fish in the tank.
300G Petrochromis Trewavasae & Tropheus Lunangwa
300G Petrochromis Orthognathus Tri-Color & Tropheus Kambwimba
180G Karilani Island Duboisi & Rutunga & Katoto
180G Ikola
150G mpimbwe Red Cheek
150G brichardi Ujiji
115G annectens Kekese
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Postby mmd » Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:21 am

As the fish mature the rainbowfish would be removed.
I planned on about 40 adults plus fry, i have decent filtration and used to do 50% once a week w/c, now that i have trophs i will prob do about 35% (less stress on them).
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back to my ?, which variant (named above) tends to have the overall group maintain its color as opposed to just a few dominant fish?
125 gallon AGA, 3.6 Placidochromis Phenocolus Tanzania, 1.0 Protomelas Tanzania, 1.0 Phenocolus electra, peacocks and 2.2 Cyno Afra Jalo reef & a clown loach
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Postby mmd » Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:22 am

ohh almost forgot, thanks geoff
125 gallon AGA, 3.6 Placidochromis Phenocolus Tanzania, 1.0 Protomelas Tanzania, 1.0 Phenocolus electra, peacocks and 2.2 Cyno Afra Jalo reef & a clown loach
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Postby geoff_tropheus » Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:34 am

The best color I have ever seen from Alpha to Omega fish is Moops.

Mpulungu in my opinion show the best all the way thru the group.

Ilangi are really nice, but they are pricey. If the price is not a factor for you, there is not much out there that will look better than a group of Ilangi. The top 50% of your Ilangi will make up for the bottom half.

Anothere extremely nice group from Alpha to Omega is Ikola. Those are really nice also.
300G Petrochromis Trewavasae & Tropheus Lunangwa
300G Petrochromis Orthognathus Tri-Color & Tropheus Kambwimba
180G Karilani Island Duboisi & Rutunga & Katoto
180G Ikola
150G mpimbwe Red Cheek
150G brichardi Ujiji
115G annectens Kekese
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Postby mmd » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:53 am

i like ikola, but with duboisi, theres too much black/yellow
125 gallon AGA, 3.6 Placidochromis Phenocolus Tanzania, 1.0 Protomelas Tanzania, 1.0 Phenocolus electra, peacocks and 2.2 Cyno Afra Jalo reef & a clown loach
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Postby mcfish » Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:26 pm

Hello mmd, sounds like a great tank of fish you have planned. Just a thought on your water changes, I change 50% of the water when possible and the Trophs seem to love it.
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Postby DocAl » Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:42 pm

I'd go with the cherry spots to contrast the black/yellow of the Maswa's.
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Postby Xenomorph » Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:13 pm

DocAl wrote:I'd go with the cherry spots to contrast the black/yellow of the Maswa's.


Cherry spot or Bemba flame. Those would contrast the Duboisi nicely.

As Geoff told you, adults need more space. Consider the 125gal as a grow out tank and start saving for something bigger :thumb:
Tropheus gone crazy...
Wild Caught Duboisi Maswa colony and Tropheus sp. red Moliro colony
400gal Tropheus Tank
https://cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=170396

Youtube video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0crm4kBowc
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Postby mmd » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:59 am

Consider the 125gal as a grow out tank and start saving for something bigger
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like a new house when my wife throws me and the fish out
125 gallon AGA, 3.6 Placidochromis Phenocolus Tanzania, 1.0 Protomelas Tanzania, 1.0 Phenocolus electra, peacocks and 2.2 Cyno Afra Jalo reef & a clown loach
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