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:thumb: Heres to people that say you cannot put these in the same tank. PROOF.

I have been an Alto lover for years and have had these together as well.

You have any more pics to share???

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:thumb: Heres to people that say you cannot put these in the same tank. PROOF.

I have been an Alto lover for years and have had these together as well.

You have any more pics to share???

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No one said that you cannot put these in the same aquarium...
 

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Beautiful fish, thanks for sharing. How long have you had them?

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I could go to the LFS and take pictures of all kinds of combinations that you "cannot put in the same tank." :wink: My litmus test for good combinations is the long-term establishment of breeding groups without hybridization.
 

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LOL,,,Maybe not here,,,but a "purist" would fight you till no end over matters such as this. :thumb:

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Of course you can go to LFS and take pic of mixed tanks,,,those are the ones you should stay away from IMO :thumb:

Mehmet took pics and showed that he has them in the same tank. I would guess that he's NOT worried of any mix breeding going on.

I have had these for years,,Calvus and Comps together in the same tank. Common sense will tel anybody that you'll need enough space/shells/hiding places/caves and crevises. That goes for any mixed tank. IMO,,, or is everybody here against mixing Lakes??????

Heres a couple pic I dug up. Which I had better/close ones for ya.







 

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Nice Calvus! I wish mine would darken up a bit more. He's still showing alot of white. He's only 2 inches long. Mybe with time?
 

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Nice Calvus! I wish mine would darken up a bit more. He's still showing alot of white. He's only 2 inches long. Maybe with time?
 

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Im guessing you started out with a bunch of fry and just let them pair? Im tryin to figure out what to do in my tank when I start another one in a month or so. Im really interested in trying to raise some calvus/comps and have not decided if im going to be able to get a pair and breed them in a tank with some shellies or julies or if I can just put a few in a 40 gallon tank and hopefully they will sort things out without killing one another.

I think the first idea is better, but i have a lot more reading/researching to do.[/b]
 

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Yes,,at first I did start with getting them as fry,,,both Calvus and Comps. But as we all know these fish take soooo long to grow. Let alone try to figure out if you have a good male to female ratio.

After a year or more,,,I decided that they were taking way to long to grow and pair off. Then I did something I thought I would NEVER do. That was to buy WC.

People tend to think they can determine the sexes of these fish at juvie size?????? It's alot harder IMO,,unless they are at least 2-3.5",,closer to adult size.

I would say that if your going to start with them as fry,,,get more than just a few for a 40. As fry,,you'll never be able to tell if you have any male/female.

If you become impatient like I did. You can get a male to 2-3 female. If you have another male,,the dominant male will take out the other. IME. I am assuming you know about cave and such?

Keep us posted.

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