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New 40 gallon Tanganyika

Postby stevieirawan » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:58 pm

Hello!
I have decided to convert one of my tank for keeping Tanganyikan cichlids.
The tank is rimless open top, dimension is 100x40x40 cm. It's currently cycling now.

I'm thinking of keeping ocellatus gold or caudopunctatus for shells area, calvus for rocky area.
What are my stocking limit for these fish?

Can I add 6-7 cyps as well? To tell the truth I am a little worried because my tank is an open top as I read cyps are good jumper.

I attached some photos of my tank. What do you guys think about the arrangement.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: New 40 gallon Tanganyika

Postby DJRansome » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:34 am

The tank is not 48" long so I would skip the cyps. Shellies and calvus is a good stocking. All of them jump even the shellies so be prepared for losses. I can't tell you how many Synodontis I have lost to jumping.
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Re: New 40 gallon Tanganyika

Postby stevieirawan » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:47 pm

Thanks for the response DJRansome
That's my biggest concern, dead fish in the floor is not a good sight in the morning.
I must get some acrylic sheet to cover this tank.

This reminds me, can I get Synodontis petricola with calvus and shellies? Will the Synodontis eat all their fry later?
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Re: New 40 gallon Tanganyika

Postby DJRansome » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:58 am

With a tank less than 48" long I would choose between Synodontis and shellies. But either can work with calvus.

All these fish will eat the fry. If you want to raise fry remove them from the tank and raise elsewhere.
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75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Petricola
33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Homeless Peacocks; 33G Cobue
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Re: New 40 gallon Tanganyika

Postby stevieirawan » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:39 pm

I currently have 4 juvenile 1" black calvus for a few days now in this tank. Mostly hiding and rarely seen hanging out near shells or rocks. I fed them once a day with crushed pellets and only one or two actually came out to get the food.

Is this normal for new juvenile calvus? They're really shy. Can dither fish help?

Thanks in advance
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Re: New 40 gallon Tanganyika

Postby DJRansome » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:41 pm

Yes calvus are better with other fish like the Synodontis or shellies. Also whomever you put in the tank...give them at least a month to settle in.
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