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minimum tank size for Pundamilia sp. Crimson tide

Postby Cichlidman14 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:01 pm

Hello, what is the minimum tank size for Pundamilia sp. Crimson tide?
Tanks:
55 Gallon:Mbuna/ Peacock Tank
55 Gallon:Mbuna Community
37 Gallon:Community
29 Gallon:Angelfish
29 Gallon:Saulosi Only
10 Gallon:Planted
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Re: minimum tank size for Pundamilia sp. Crimson tide

Postby 7mm-08 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:07 am

I can't really give definitive advice because mine are still relatively small (shy of 3"), but have bred multiple times. Temperament-wise, I'd compare them to a feisty mbuna. I have them in a 36" tank with nearly identically sized Perspicax Orange Cap and Elongatus Chewere males and the Crimson Tide holds his own. He does do some chasing but it's not bad, and most often reserved for his females. Just guessing based on my experience so far and the maximum 4" size, I'd guess a 55 or maybe a 40 breeder would work.
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Re: minimum tank size for Pundamilia sp. Crimson tide

Postby samaki » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:58 am

Hi when yur fishes will be un full adult size, a 55 g is recomended.
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Re: minimum tank size for Pundamilia sp. Crimson tide

Postby Cichlidman14 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:59 am

Alright, I have a spare 29 could I keep Amalie and 2-3 females or a lone male in the tank?
Dimension:30X12X18
Tanks:
55 Gallon:Mbuna/ Peacock Tank
55 Gallon:Mbuna Community
37 Gallon:Community
29 Gallon:Angelfish
29 Gallon:Saulosi Only
10 Gallon:Planted
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Re: minimum tank size for Pundamilia sp. Crimson tide

Postby samaki » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:12 pm

yu can , but yu'll need many hideouts to permit the females to escape from the male harassments.
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Re: minimum tank size for Pundamilia sp. Crimson tide

Postby Cichlidman14 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:14 pm

Okay thanks, would you recommend 1 male and 3-4 females?
Tanks:
55 Gallon:Mbuna/ Peacock Tank
55 Gallon:Mbuna Community
37 Gallon:Community
29 Gallon:Angelfish
29 Gallon:Saulosi Only
10 Gallon:Planted
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Re: minimum tank size for Pundamilia sp. Crimson tide

Postby CaliforniaCichlids » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:41 pm

I breed lots of them in 60 gal but once full grown adults would rather use a 100gal or you will loose a female once in awhile due to over aggression from the male, but a 55-60 gal works very well for long time. as long as some out of site out of mind hiding locations for females.
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Re: minimum tank size for Pundamilia sp. Crimson tide

Postby Cichlidman14 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:04 pm

Alright thank you:)
Tanks:
55 Gallon:Mbuna/ Peacock Tank
55 Gallon:Mbuna Community
37 Gallon:Community
29 Gallon:Angelfish
29 Gallon:Saulosi Only
10 Gallon:Planted
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