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Lake Victoria Basin biotope

Postby judyok » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:19 am

What is the makeup of a Lake Victoria Basin Aquarium? Is it mostly rocks and uplanted or is a planted tank appropriate?
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Re: Lake Victoria Basin biotope

Postby DJRansome » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:38 pm

The various species live in different biotopes. Some are more rock-oriented and some live in plant beds. Which species did you have in mind?
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Re: Lake Victoria Basin biotope

Postby judyok » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:49 pm

I was looking at this cookie cutter for a 75 gallon
• Paralabidochromis sp. "Rock Kribensis" (Uganda) - 1 trio
• Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Is.) - 1 trio
• Astatotilapia latifasciata - 1:3
• Paralabidochromis chromogynos- 1 trio
• Synodontis alberti - 1-3
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Re: Lake Victoria Basin biotope

Postby DJRansome » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:10 pm

I don't see nyererei working as a trio, but hoping others will chime in.
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75G Calvus, Petricola
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Re: Lake Victoria Basin biotope

Postby judyok » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:23 pm

By all means if you all see something that has the possibility of not working I would appreciate your input. Nothing worse than a group fish that are too aggressive for each other and every other occupant in the tank. I will supply the tank with all the rock needed with maybe some anubia and java fern.
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Re: Lake Victoria Basin biotope

Postby DJRansome » Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:14 pm

It seems they like either all rocks or all plants depending on the species. I have only kept Nyererei and latifasciata out of those...I'd say rocks for them. StructureGuy and samaki seem to know more about combinations.
125G Borleyi, Maleri, Astatotilapia, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Petricola
33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Homeless Peacocks; 33G Cobue
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Re: Lake Victoria Basin biotope

Postby judyok » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:24 pm

I was assuming nyererei would not work because more females would be needed to spread aggression by the male. Is that correct?
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