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stocking numbers for 2 species in a 75?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:11 pm
by jed clampett
I'm thinking Msobo and Hara in my 75 gallon tank.
If I just stick with those two species what should I shoot for in terms of numbers?
If I go with a third species which would be compatible and make for a nice color contrast?

Re: stocking numbers for 2 species in a 75?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:04 pm
by DJRansome
For 2 species 1m:9f of each.

For three species, maybe Maingano 1m:7f and then 1m:5f for the Msobo and Hara.

Another alternative could be white labs. Rusties.

Re: stocking numbers for 2 species in a 75?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:20 pm
by jed clampett
So in the two species scenario probably have to start out with about 15 of each?

Re: stocking numbers for 2 species in a 75?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:26 pm
by DJRansome
Or 18.

Or if that seems too much, you could get 8 unsexed juveniles and try to spawn the rest of the females. Have an extra tank or two to raise fry.

Re: stocking numbers for 2 species in a 75?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:22 pm
by jed clampett
Thanks DJ. If I go with the Msobo, Hara, Maingano mix what initial stocking numbers do you recommend?

Re: stocking numbers for 2 species in a 75?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:57 pm
by DJRansome
I would probably do the 18. Sometimes even with 2X the final number of females, I don't get enough.