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Astatotilapia latisfasciata - C.A.R.E.S. fish

Postby rookie-cichlid1978 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:46 pm

hi!

so i have 7 zebra obliquidens in juvenile form and recently realized that they are a CARES and endangered fish. Registered them but they live in a 125g with malawi cichlids and are doing well. very vibrant and healthy (about 1 year in the tank).

can they moved to a 55 gallon? do i need to only leave a 1m:4f ratio? Seems like a small stock for a tank of that size. but i cant get something else that could prevent fry viability OR worse hybridize with them.

any thoughts or options that one may recommend?
125g: latifasciata, borleyi, stuartgranti(maleri), caeruleus, acei, electra, lucipinnis
36g: P.scalare; 29g: N.brevis; 75g: N.caudopunctatus
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Re: Astatotilapia latisfasciata - C.A.R.E.S. fish

Postby rookie-cichlid1978 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:13 pm

bump
125g: latifasciata, borleyi, stuartgranti(maleri), caeruleus, acei, electra, lucipinnis
36g: P.scalare; 29g: N.brevis; 75g: N.caudopunctatus
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Re: Astatotilapia latisfasciata - C.A.R.E.S. fish

Postby DJRansome » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:08 pm

I would expect 1m:14 females to work in a 55G but not sure how multiple males would work in a 55G.
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: Astatotilapia latisfasciata - C.A.R.E.S. fish

Postby rookie-cichlid1978 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:17 pm

DJRansome wrote:I would expect 1m:14 females to work in a 55G but not sure how multiple males would work in a 55G.

do they eat their fry? Or can there be some coexistence?
125g: latifasciata, borleyi, stuartgranti(maleri), caeruleus, acei, electra, lucipinnis
36g: P.scalare; 29g: N.brevis; 75g: N.caudopunctatus
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Re: Astatotilapia latisfasciata - C.A.R.E.S. fish

Postby DJRansome » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:19 pm

Yes they eat their fry like Malawi.
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: Astatotilapia latisfasciata - C.A.R.E.S. fish

Postby BC in SK » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:27 am

Why do you want to move them from a 125 to a 55 gal.?
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Re: Astatotilapia latisfasciata - C.A.R.E.S. fish

Postby rookie-cichlid1978 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:04 pm

BC in SK wrote:Why do you want to move them from a 125 to a 55 gal.?


The chances of finding and removing a holding female in that tank are small. Also with so many fish (including syno) I wasnt sure if spawning would occur and then also be successful. Just considering ideas to improve the viability of the species in my home and hopefully have some juvies to share with my local cichlid group.
125g: latifasciata, borleyi, stuartgranti(maleri), caeruleus, acei, electra, lucipinnis
36g: P.scalare; 29g: N.brevis; 75g: N.caudopunctatus
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