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Hi there,

Never done a tanganyikan species set up before and was hoping I could get some pointers. Got a standard 29 gallon tank that I have been using as a grow out for my mbuna tank, but I'm done stocking my mbuna tank for now and want a permanent set up in the 29 gal.

I'm not really all that interested in the shellies... am much more interested in doing either a leluepi (spelling?) or brichardi species only tank. Probably doing the whole raising 6 juveniles until a pair forms and then culling the remaining 4...

Any thoughts, advice, criticisms of the idea are welcome.

Also, through research it has become abundantly clear that leluepi should be kept as a single pair (especially in such a small footprint)... but the brichardi set up seems to be a bit more ambiguous... they school right? except when breeding right? would it be possible to keep more than a breeding pair of brichardi in this set up?

I'm not even all that interested in succesfully breeding either species... I just know that in a species only tank it's bound to happen... and I want to minimize problems that may result from it. (extra aggression, etc.)

thanks everyone!

p.s. I'm also posting this in the tanganyikan species forum since it's pertinent there as well.
 

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I would think a 29 gallon brichardi species tank would be quite nice. If it were mine I'd build a rockpile who's center/back reached clear to the water surface. It won't be able to sustain a huge colony, but as long as you can find people to take the babies from time to time I'd expect you'd be fine.

-Rick (the armchair aquarist)
 
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