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I just recently aquired a Fossorochromis rostratus he/she is only 2-3 inches at the moment but I know they get quite large so does anybody know if they get big enough to swallow something like my Demasoni, Judochromis or Rusty if they are also full grown????? just wondering about the future stocking of my tank.
 

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They are not in the profile section

But to answer your question you probably wouldn't want it in your tank long term, as you know they do grow large, much larger then the fish you keep

What is the size of your tank. Dimensions
 

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Sorry thats a Julidochromis ornatus. I'm really good at butchering cichlid names
The Fossorochromis rostratus is in the profiles section under Malawi Haps and says 16" I've had a 15" Red tilapia in my tank with a mouth big enough to swallow 3-4" fish if he decided he liked meat. I'm in the works (the next year or so) of getting a custom 6-7' tank which I hope will be over 300 gallons so tank size should not be a problem.
 

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Anyone else have any experience with these fish????
 

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I have been keeping fossorochromis for almost half my cichlid carreer. I currently have them ranging from 5-12". I keep my biggest male in a 220g, with fish as small as 2" labidochromis, and he doesnt care. He is too big to even notice those fish, and he is always energetic swiming at the top[ of the tank. My breeding colony is in my 8x4 foot tank, giving them tons of room. You will need a big tank to keep these no doubt, and once they colour up, it is quite amazing. Definetly one of the most beautiful haps IMO. Aslong as your tank is big enough to house him sufficiently, you will have no problem with the smaller fish.
 

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None of my rostratus have shown interest in eating or for that matter, even chasing any of their smaller tankmates.

I'll double up what joea and exotic-aquatix have said, good advice there.

Here is a pic of my alpha male for you.
 
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