For the comps and julios do I eventually leave only a pair of each and then re home othersDJRansome said:Yes. I would do comps first because they take forever to grow and IME they are sold small and are delicate.
Then cyps, then multifasciatus then julidochromis.
Six for everyone except the cyps...twelve of those.
Is his true for both the comps and Julios. Would the potential to form a colony in the 48" be enhanced if I choose one of the two.DJRansome said:They will let you know, but yes, most likely.
Most commonly a pair forms and the pair drives the others from the tank. This means constantly chasing them to the surface or higher in the tank until you remove them or they die.
Once in a while a colony or trio will coexist, but it is really up to the individual fish. More likely in a 72" tank.
I go for a colony of calvus in my tank, but you need 3 males and an even higher number of females so it takes up more species slots than a pair.