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Waiting on new stock order

Postby Andy88 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:39 am

So I'm donating my current maingano and yellow labs to a fish keeper here in Houston that lost everything with the storm.

I have placed an order for what you see in the pic. I followed a cookie cutter stocking list from the forum for my 75g.

I can't wait to get my new fish and see all this color and action!!!

Anybody ever try this combo?
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Re: Waiting on new stock order

Postby Kagia » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:23 am

Does it say you're starting with unsexed groups of 4 juvenile fish for each species?

You may want to start with at least 8 of each to help ensure you end up with the desired ratio of at least 4 females per male.
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Re: Waiting on new stock order

Postby DJRansome » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:32 am

You have 2 yellow barred fish and a lot of aggressive groups for which I would do 7 females. I might have stopped at 3 species with that mix. Lots of yellow/orange with the johannii females.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: Waiting on new stock order

Postby Andy88 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:19 pm

It is supposed to be guaranteed 1 male, best efforts at 3 females.

I followed the cookie cutter setup... you would recommend taking out johanni?
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Re: Waiting on new stock order

Postby DJRansome » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:13 pm

I would do this:
1m:7f Labeotropheus
1m:7f elongatus
1m:4f Cynotilapia
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: Waiting on new stock order

Postby Fogelhund » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:15 pm

DJRansome wrote:I would do this:
1m:7f Labeotropheus
1m:7f elongatus
1m:4f Cynotilapia


I like this direction better than the original stocking. I fear that the elongatus and Cynotilapia will be too similar, and not get along.

I personally would replace one of them, and go with Pseudotropheus (Melanochromis) cyaneorhabdos. You end up with more blue, and they are less aggressive than the johanni.
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Re: Waiting on new stock order

Postby Andy88 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:47 pm

This is what I ended up going with after receiving input...
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Re: Waiting on new stock order

Postby Andy88 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:58 pm

Finally got my order today... shipping was delayed after the storm.

They all seem to be doing well so far, can't wait to watch them as they grow!

I did re-arrange and add the rest of the rocks I have- I'll be going to the creek this weekend to get more rocks! Gonna pack it full of the flat rocks
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Re: Waiting on new stock order

Postby Fogelhund » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:15 pm

Awesome, congrats.
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