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planning to setup a Tanganyika with my 120G tank



Target occupants:

-5 pcs. alto black
-5 pcs. alto comp (gold)
-5 pcs. cypr. Leptos
-5 pcs. Juli (gombi)
-5 pcs. lelupis
-5 pcs. troph dubiosi
-5 pcs. troph moori
-5 pcs. cyatpharynx furcifer
-5 pcs frontas burundi

is this combination good?

pls help me how could i balanced each species.

thanks in advance.
 

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Sorry but that is a disaster in the making.
Where to start?
The altos will crossbreed, the furcifers will be bullied by the trophs, there are not enough trophs, the trophs will stress out the fronts, the fronts will eat the cyps, the fronts may eat the altos, there are not enough cyps. What are the dimensions of the tank? You are going to have to decide whether you want a tropheus tank, a furcifer tank or a frontosa tank. :-?
 

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You forgot the fronts will pretty much eat everything else on the list too...

But I agree with everything noddy said here. What do you want from this tank the most? Which fish would you like to house the most? What are the dimensions of this tank?
 

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Length 150cm W 50cm H 60cm.

Sir/Master can you give me some listing for these Tank setup?

if il Go Fronts?

if il go Trophs?

if il go Altos?

thanks ahead sir/master

Hope you can help me.
 

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Sounds like a 60" x 20" tank, I personally think that it's too small for fronts. I also think it's too small for Furcifers. Both those species, in my opinion, need 72" tanks, ideally 72" x 24". I have two 60" 120g tanks that I keep colonies of Tropheus in. I have tried to keep cyps, paracyps and even ventralis in with my topheus but it didn't work out. I know only keep Gobies and the odd Petrochromis with them. Your tank would suit a group of 24 - 30 tropheus (single species) and a pair or group of six or so Gobies very nicely. Or you could try some other featherfins, like Nasutas combined with cyps, altos and possibly a pair of gobies.
 

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Bingo said:
Length 150cm W 50cm H 60cm.

Sir/Master can you give me some listing for these Tank setup?

if il Go Fronts?

if il go Trophs?

if il go Altos?

thanks ahead sir/master

Hope you can help me.
Fronts

The tank is a bit small for fronts.. but it's been done before.
Front tank stocking 1m 3-4f... the end

Tropheus

1 species of Tropheus - start with 24 fish... end

Altolamprologus

1 species Altolamprogus 5 pcs.
1 species Cyprichromis leptosoma (not jumbo) 15+ pcs
Juli Gombi 5pcs
Neolamprologus leleupi 5 pcs.

When the Juli and leleupi pair up, I'd take out the extra Juli's and extra Male leleupi.
 

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its seems that ill be having difficulty with my tank resource.

can i have at least 5 fronts and all male haps and mbunas? is it possible?

i want a colorful tank. but it seems a community of tanganyika is not possible with my current tank size.

i thought i can just mixed all tanganyika species.

any other Suggestions other than that?

i myt consider tropheus tank than altos.

thanks sir/ master for your help.
 

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Bingo said:
its seems that ill be having difficulty with my tank resource.

can i have at least 5 fronts and all male haps and mbunas? is it possible?

i want a colorful tank. but it seems a community of tanganyika is not possible with my current tank size.
You could keep some Male Haps, as long as they don't grow over 8", and aren't too aggressive. Mbuna will nip off the fins of the frontosa.[/quote]

i thought i can just mixed all tanganyika species.
Nope, just like Lions and Zebras live together in the wild, you wouldn't keep them together in a zoo.
 

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Im in a Dillema Right now.

how about this stock.

5 Fronts
10 OB PEacocks (hybrid)
10 CynoTilapia Afra

thanks again.

or would you like to add or suggest to complete the tank.

Thanks Sir/Master.
 

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Bingo said:
Im in a Dillema Right now.

how about this stock.

5 Fronts
10 OB PEacocks (hybrid)
10 CynoTilapia Afra

thanks again.

or would you like to add or suggest to complete the tank.

Thanks Sir/Master.
No, the afra would nip the fins of the frontosa, and possibly get eaten as well. The OB Peacocks can similarly be too aggressive.

As per my PM, I'd suggest a group of 6-8 Cyrtocara moori... a nice mix together.
 

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1 species Altolamprogus 5 pcs.
1 species Cyprichromis leptosoma (not jumbo) 15+ pcs
Juli Gombi 5pcs
Neolamprologus leleupi 5 pcs.
this is a nice list to follow for a tank that size.

fronts are relly best kept on their own. tankmates for these guys are have always been a challenge for front keeper.
 

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dont mean to be rude but seems your getting the jist here. fronts turn out to be monsters. if you want mbuna go with mbuna. 3-4 species 1m 4-5f per species. listen to the advice given to you or well just dont ask for it. just my two cents here.
 
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