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Tropheus Duboisi Halembe additions to dedicated tank?

Postby naturlvr » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:42 pm

I recently posted that I had a Tropheus Duboisi Halembe who I added to my start up cichlid tank. Unfortunately I did not read enough about him ( or I would not have purchased him ) and he quickly got bloat but I was on it quickly at least. I put in him a 10 gallon tank for treatment and isolation. He is looking better. When he has fully recovered I want to set up another tank just for him. So looking at tank mates I was thinking of getting 2-3 females to go with him of the same gene pool. The odd thing is...I read that the male should be the only male in the tank with 2-3 females....but I also read in the same sentence that he should be in a tank with approx 10 fish. How does that work? So can I also have a male Tropheus of another color with females as well? I am confused. Thanks for responding in advance. :fish:
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Re: Tropheus Duboisi Halembe additions to dedicated tank?

Postby DJRansome » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:58 pm

Ideal for tropheus is to be in a 75G with a large group of tropheus of the same species...like 15 fish.
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Re: Tropheus Duboisi Halembe additions to dedicated tank?

Postby naturlvr » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:22 pm

Thank you DJ. When you say same species...should it be only Tropheus Duboisi Halembe or can it also include other tropheus?
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Re: Tropheus Duboisi Halembe additions to dedicated tank?

Postby naturlvr » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:02 pm

I was hoping a 40 gallon tank would be ok for tropheus since that is what I have extra.
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Re: Tropheus Duboisi Halembe additions to dedicated tank?

Postby DJRansome » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:23 pm

I don't think a 40G will work to manage aggression. Same species, only duboisi Halembe.

Why not rehome him and get something that works for the 40G?
125G Borleyi, Maleri, Astatotilapia, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Petricola
33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Homeless Peacocks; 33G Cobue
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