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How big of a tank would you need to safely house two L. trewavasae males (+5 females)? For the skae of this hypothetical(sp?) there would other fish in the tank as well. I'v seen the males get pretty nasty but I have never tried to keep two together. Any thoughts?

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The larger the better. It's not usually a good idea to keep only two males, it's usually best to keep one or three or more, along with a suitable number of females, depending on the tank size.

A 6 foot, 125 gallon would be sufficient, but even then there's no guarantee you won't have any dominance issues between the two and the possible loss of one. A 4 foot, 75 gallon would be fine for a single male and five females.
 

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I have 2 3" OB male and 4 4" regular male in my 90 gallon with no problem. :D I have to agree with Joea, the bigger the better. :) What variant do u have?
 

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My recommendation would be to keep three, to spread the aggression around some. With two, only one fish is the target of the males aggression. I certainly have found the best success with either one male, or three +.
 

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I have 2 males and 4 female Mpangas, they are together now and are all a little over 2'. Here's the thing, I just set up a new 75 and would like to add them but I am worried about having more then one male in the tank in the long run. The new rocks I put in the tank are too big to safely move around everyother month trying to fish out the guy who no longer belongs.
 

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If I added 1 thrid male male, would five females still be ok, or would I have to up those numbers as well?
 

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I like to keep at least 2 - 3 males in a tank. L. trewavasae are more aggressive (from my experience) than L. fuelleborni. My L. trewavasae 'Mpanga' males were quite mean towards other males and female. The L. fuelleborni 'Katale' I have now are very passive towards each other - male or female.
 

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How did the males treat your other tanks mates? ANd what else did you keep with them? Anyone can answer this one and thanks if you do :)
 

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My L. trewavasae were mean to pretty well everyone in the tank, but focused on their own species mainly. I've kept L. chisumulae, a Cyno. species or two, Met. sp. "red top" Galilea, and a peacock species or two - my memory is a bit hazy on them since it's been a while since I got rid of them.
 
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