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Postby 24Tropheus » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:21 pm

Darkside wrote:I don't know if that's true, there's nothing cooler than the King of cichlids. ;)


Sure they are cool and a fish I really want to try and breed one day. Not just a couple of breeds in a 6 foot tank but one where they can live halfway decent lives and breed a number of times, I
estimate that to be about 8 foot by 3 by 3 with dither fish like large fronts as dithers. Otherwise I guess I would just be keeping em for a while before the death of the female and then prob dumping the male on a public aquarium.

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PS I have seen em at 6" for about £60 here in the UK but think it less than resposible to sell em at this size (and price) without major warnings. :wink:
May well breed as little as 12" but then will easily get to 36" if given decent space and time to develop.
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Postby Creepy85 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:14 pm

Hi there,

some german importeurs had and have this fish...correctly known as boulengerochromis microlepis ;) .

So look at this topics:

http://www.tropheus-forum.de/forum/view ... microlepis

http://www.tropheus-forum.de/forum/view ... microlepis
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Postby Darkside » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:20 pm

Creepy85 wrote:Hi there,

some german importeurs had and have this fish...correctly known as Boulengerochromis microlepis ;) .


:wink: :lol:
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Postby firetiger » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:22 am

:lol: uh.... I tried but my German is a little rusty. :thumb:
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Postby UFFDA » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:13 pm

These fish are common in the trade if you go to stores that specialize in monster fish.

You can get small 3 inch ones from Ocean Blue in Orange, CA for 19.99 year round. He also sells adult specimens and ones of varying size.

Monsterfishkeeper has a few good tank examples, I would say a 300g + is needed for them prefferably 500+ so they can stretch their fins.

I think Brian ships so you could always just search the storenamein google with orange ca then call him.
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Re: emperor cichlid?

Postby Malawibob » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:50 pm

I have a pair in my 15ft x 4ft x 6ft tank, they live with a group of Moba Frontosa, a group of Dardenni and a group of Diagramma.
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Re: emperor cichlid?

Postby Deeda » Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:25 am

Well Welcome back Malawibob! I'd love to see some pics if you can post them.
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Re: emperor cichlid?

Postby Fogelhund » Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:15 pm

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Re: emperor cichlid?

Postby KitumbaKing » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:07 am

I would love to one day to have the space to accommodate a large tank like others have suggested. It's going to be awhile, might as well start planting the seed with my wife....

I have two groups of kitumba Frontosa it would be great to put them in one giant aquarium with some of these monsters.
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Re: emperor cichlid?

Postby DJRansome » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:00 pm

Fronts do not always do well with other species, do lots of research.
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Re: emperor cichlid?

Postby sir_keith » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:08 pm

KitumbaKing wrote:I have two groups of kitumba Frontosa it would be great to put them in one giant aquarium with some of these monsters.

That is going to be one very unhappy tank... :o
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Re: emperor cichlid?

Postby Fogelhund » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:47 pm

KitumbaKing wrote:I would love to one day to have the space to accommodate a large tank like others have suggested. It's going to be awhile, might as well start planting the seed with my wife....

I have two groups of kitumba Frontosa it would be great to put them in one giant aquarium with some of these monsters.


You don't really want to keep frontosa with them, unless the tank is ridiculously big. By that, I mean something that is probably in the neighbourhood of 10ft x 10 ft x 4ft or bigger.
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Re: emperor cichlid?

Postby KitumbaKing » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:04 pm

Fogelhund wrote:
KitumbaKing wrote:I would love to one day to have the space to accommodate a large tank like others have suggested. It's going to be awhile, might as well start planting the seed with my wife....

I have two groups of kitumba Frontosa it would be great to put them in one giant aquarium with some of these monsters.


You don't really want to keep frontosa with them, unless the tank is ridiculously big. By that, I mean something that is probably in the neighbourhood of 10ft x 10 ft x 4ft or bigger.


Yeah, it would be a monster tank like in the video that was posted. We can all dream right. Realistically a 10ft x 2ft x 2ft is more attainable, and I would likely do Benthochromis instead.
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