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Re: Reducing Agression in my 20 Long tank

Postby DJRansome » Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:34 pm

A 55G is 48x12 and a 75G is 48x18 so they are not interchangeable.

Lots of caves and overstocking are what you do with mbuna or other Lake Malawi, but you may need a differently crafted aquascape for Tangs. To get you started, the leleupi and julidochromis are rock dwellers. For my julidochromis, what they used was a flat rock propped up on one side like a lean-to and they wanted to be under it. Not sure about leleupi, other members will hopefully chime in. Cyps are upper water and they like higher ledges.
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Re: Reducing Agression in my 20 Long tank

Postby KitumbaKing » Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:58 pm

I think you will be okay with a 55 gallon aquarium with Cyprichromis, julis, and lelupi. The julis and lelupi are very intolerant of their own kind, so most the aggression will be towards each other. I would be prepared to sell off or remove addition males or females if either species produces a bonded pair. I would also increase the number of cyps to 12-14.

You will need a pretty heavily decorated tank as well to give enough cover for everyone on the bottom.
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Re: Reducing Agression in my 20 Long tank

Postby Dmhgrosso » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:44 am

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Re: Reducing Agression in my 20 Long tank

Postby Fogelhund » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:12 pm

Dmhgrosso wrote:Okay so I found a 55 gallon on marketplace, would thatwork? & Any tanganyikan dither fish/mid-top level swimmers you would recommend for a 4ft tank that are better than cyprichromis leptosoma non jumbos? And assuming I have the 6 regani, 3 leleupi & 10 cyprichromis leptosoma non jumbo (or whatever u recommend) in this tank setup, is this considered over stocked or understocked? Is it recommend I aquascape territories for these guys and if so is there any tips on how to do it better? I've just been making as many caves as I can with the rocks. How will i know if my tank is goin or work out?


I wouldn't do the leptosoma in the 55 gallon tank. Just go with the regani and leleupi. Maybe some Australian Rainbowfish as dithers.
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Re: Reducing Agression in my 20 Long tank

Postby Dmhgrosso » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:37 pm

So as far as keeping the 3 leleupis and 6 regani in the 40 breeder what should I do?
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Re: Reducing Agression in my 20 Long tank

Postby Fogelhund » Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:35 pm

Dmhgrosso wrote:So as far as keeping the 3 leleupis and 6 regani in the 40 breeder what should I do?


You've already had suggestions on those. If you want to keep the 40 gallon, keep just the regani and rehome the leleupi.
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