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Rate my stocking list

Postby Dmhgrosso » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:19 pm

40 Breeder over filtered with a Tidal 110 & 2 sponges

Stocking list goes as follows:
1 brichardi
1 leleupi (I already own this from a previous tank, currently keepingit in a 20L by itself kinda wanna free up that tank so thats why he's been added to the stocking list)
1 julidochromis ornatus/malieri (not sure which is better)
1 calvus
1 bristlenose pleco (I already own this from a previous tank)
8 multis(im picking these up in a couple days, im hoping they breed)

Any issues? I know the leleupi is a tricky one but I have him and im not sure what to do with him.
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Re: Rate my stocking list

Postby DJRansome » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:27 pm

I would do just the multifasciatus and the julidochromis. Too many fish with the rest. Why not rehome the leleupi?
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Re: Rate my stocking list

Postby Dmhgrosso » Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:32 am

Honnestly as stupid as it sounds i kinda love the little guym we were playing peekaboo yesterday lmfao
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Re: Rate my stocking list

Postby Dmhgrosso » Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:52 am

DJRansome wrote:I would do just the multifasciatus and the julidochromis. Too many fish with the rest. Why not rehome the leleupi?


If I put the leleupi in would it help to control the multi fry population (so I dont get the tank overrun) Or would it just straight up kill all the adults?

I'm not so much concerned with breeding the multies with this tank. I was thinking of doing that in a separate tank.
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Re: Rate my stocking list

Postby Dmhgrosso » Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:55 am

If I added 1 red spot brichardi to the 20L I currently have my leleupi in would that work? And then in the 40B I could do the multis, julis & paracyps and/or calvus?
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Re: Rate my stocking list

Postby DJRansome » Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:44 pm

In the 36" tank I would choose one rock dweller (julidochromis or calvus) and one species that occupies a different space (paracyps or multifasciatus).

The calvus-or-julidochromis will control fry.

When you put singles in a tank together it is unlikely you will see much natural behavior. Be sure they are both males or both females to avoid the aggression that comes with spawning.
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Re: Rate my stocking list

Postby Fogelhund » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:20 am

Dmhgrosso wrote:
DJRansome wrote:I would do just the multifasciatus and the julidochromis. Too many fish with the rest. Why not rehome the leleupi?


If I put the leleupi in would it help to control the multi fry population (so I dont get the tank overrun) Or would it just straight up kill all the adults?

I'm not so much concerned with breeding the multies with this tank. I was thinking of doing that in a separate tank.


I've seen leleupi males kill shellies to get at their fry... maybe a female would be ok??? but I'm not sure. Frankly, I'd stick with just the two species, you really will see the best behaviour, and enjoy it the most. Single Tanganyikan fish, most often end up being major disruptors and problem makers.
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Re: Rate my stocking list

Postby DJRansome » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:45 am

Fogelhund wrote:I've seen leleupi males kill shellies to get at their fry... maybe a female would be ok??? but I'm not sure. Frankly, I'd stick with just the two species, you really will see the best behaviour, and enjoy it the most. Single Tanganyikan fish, most often end up being major disruptors and problem makers.
Plus one. When I set up my first Tang tank, it was Fogelhund who gave me this same advice. I decided to try the leleupi with the shellies, and sure enough.
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Re: Rate my stocking list

Postby KitumbaKing » Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:34 pm

I would sell/give away the individual species and make it a multi colony tank.
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