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75 Gallon Suggestions

Postby arlauletta » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:50 pm

Have a 75 that will be ready in 3 weeks. Thinking of relocating my pair of black calvus and then I need to add to it. In the front room so I want it somewhat eye catching. Any killer community set ups you guys/ladies have had in the past? I may put my gold comps in there instead of calvus, but we'll see. Thinking 3 species max? This will be my largest tank yet.
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Re: 75 Gallon Suggestions

Postby DJRansome » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:13 pm

You could do 4 species, but I have found Tangs need to be viewed close up. I had Tangs in my living room show tank, but moved them to the 75G near my desk and put bigger, colorful haps in the 72" living room tank for across-the-room viewing.

That aside, 4 species. Altolamprologus, cyps, julidochromis and shellies.
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Re: 75 Gallon Suggestions

Postby arlauletta » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:21 pm

DJ R! Happy New Year. You helped me before. How about he calvus, my female eretmodus, maybe julies or cauds? And the cyps. Had a couple or stray julies before, but no cauds or cyps.
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Re: 75 Gallon Suggestions

Postby DJRansome » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:14 pm

I have no experience with gobies...not sure. Caudos instead of shellies, yes.
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Re: 75 Gallon Suggestions

Postby noddy » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:16 pm

I haven't kept julies or caudos but I do keep gobies with cyps and calvus with no problems.
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Re: 75 Gallon Suggestions

Postby sir_keith » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:09 pm

arlauletta wrote: ...How about he calvus, my female eretmodus, maybe julies or cauds? And the cyps. Had a couple or stray julies before, but no cauds or cyps.


That would work, and if you get some really nice Cyps you will have plenty of color and movement in the tank. Some Eretmodus can be aggressive, but if you already have a female who is minding her manners, she should be fine. So my bottom line would be to do your homework on the Cyps, and get some really nice ones. Good luck. :fish:
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Re: 75 Gallon Suggestions

Postby arlauletta » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:15 am

Thx All. Last question. The small cyps right? How many in a 48"?
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Re: 75 Gallon Suggestions

Postby sir_keith » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:11 pm

arlauletta wrote:Thx All. Last question. The small cyps right? How many in a 48"?


Yes, definitely the small ones. Try starting out with 8-10; you will probably have to re-home some males as they grow out, because the dominant males can be quite aggressive. If you can end up with 2 males and 6 females that would be great, but it's hard to predict, because aggression in these fishes seems to be rather variable. Good luck!
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