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Tank mates for P. Neyerei in a 40Br?

Postby Timon » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:21 pm

I am pretty new with Victorians so let me know if I doing things right!
I have a small colony of P. Neyerei, supposedly Mwanza gulf but look more like Ruti island based on the profile (1 declared male-4 assumed females??), in a 40 Br with quite a bit of rocks.
I was wondering what tank mates I could add? is there other Vics i could add?I would rather keep only Victorians in that tank.
thanks for you inputs!
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Re: Tank mates for P. Neyerei in a 40Br?

Postby Fogelhund » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:28 pm

What are the dimensions of this tank?
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Re: Tank mates for P. Neyerei in a 40Br?

Postby Timon » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:33 pm

it's 36x18
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Re: Tank mates for P. Neyerei in a 40Br?

Postby Fogelhund » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:05 pm

Based on my experiences with nyererei, I wouldn't even be attempting to keep them alone in a 40br. They were fairly high on the aggression level. I say get more nyererei, and see if you can make it work, but you might end up with aggression issues, or needing to move them to a larger tank.
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Re: Tank mates for P. Neyerei in a 40Br?

Postby Timon » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:02 pm

What about a smaller species of Vic like pseudocrenilabrus or hap "Kenya gold"?
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Re: Tank mates for P. Neyerei in a 40Br?

Postby DJRansome » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:11 am

I agree with Fogelhund...I keep the nyererei in a 48" tank or longer. I would not add another species in a 36" tank. They kenya gold instead of the nyererei might work better.
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Re: Tank mates for P. Neyerei in a 40Br?

Postby Fogelhund » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:58 am

Timon wrote:What about a smaller species of Vic like pseudocrenilabrus or hap "Kenya gold"?
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Certainly either of these should work in a 40 gallon, but instead of, not with.
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Re: Tank mates for P. Neyerei in a 40Br?

Postby Timon » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:14 am

Tanks a lot for your help guys! i will see if i can get a bigger tank!
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Re: Tank mates for P. Neyerei in a 40Br?

Postby AlphaWild » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:24 pm

My Mwanzas were the most aggressive fish I've owned. My 2 males murdered most of the females, and then the second male bought it. However, they didn't do any major damage to their mbuna tankmates (in a 75g), despite plenty of chasing.
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Re: Tank mates for P. Neyerei in a 40Br?

Postby Timon » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:01 pm

Thanks guys!
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