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Hi All :)

I have just recently got 14 tropheus Ilangi at 2-5"-3.5" unsure of ratio m/f but all getting along well. I also got 5 Petrochromis at 4-5" that I was told were 2m 2f and 1 unsure? Now I have kept tropheus before for about 4 years and always did well with them. But this was a few years ago now and was wondering a few things and wanted to know peoples opinions?

1. I have a 6ft long 2 ft wide 1.5ft high tank is this ok or do you think I need more depth? Or what size tank should I get?

2. Are they ok to be kept together? The previous keeper was but I have no experience with petro's?

3. What temp do people keep them at as I'm currently going by previous owner at 26c?

4. Feeding? Previous owner gave me spirina flake, nls pellets.

5. Best Lighting?

Interested in any input and also what UK keepers are about?

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Hi All :)

I have just recently got 14 tropheus Ilangi at 2-5"-3.5" unsure of ratio m/f but all getting along well. I also got 5 Petrochromis at 4-5" that I was told were 2m 2f and 1 unsure? Now I have kept tropheus before for about 4 years and always did well with them. But this was a few years ago now and was wondering a few things and wanted to know peoples opinions?

1. I have a 6ft long 2 ft wide 1.5ft high tank is this ok or do you think I need more depth? Or what size tank should I get? Great for trophs, a little shaky (intetional pun) on the petros.

2. Are they ok to be kept together? The previous keeper was but I have no experience with petro's? I've never kept petros but from everything I've read, sounds like they are a lot like trophs, small numbers tend not to work.

3. What temp do people keep them at as I'm currently going by previous owner at 26c? Personally 80f.

4. Feeding? Previous owner gave me spirina flake, nls pellets. Feed what previous owner gave you, if you want to change foods do it gradually.

5. Best Lighting? Interested in any input and also what UK keepers are about?Bright, encourages algae growth.

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The 6 foot tank is fine for petros depending on the species. I know of a few people who keep the smaller species in just a 4'. I'm not sure how the numbers will work out for you, it will really depend on the individual fish, I've seen groups of 3 petros thrive while groups of 15 petros went down the tube.

Bright light encourages algae growth, but it makes the fish look fantastic, so it all depends on how much algae scraping you're up for.

You can try to PM noddy on here as I know he was keeping a mix of petros and trophs in a 90, so if anyone is equipped to answer your questions it probably him.
 

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Hi

Thanks for the replies :thumb:

With the lighting does anyone know what the LED's are like? How bright etc?

I will post noddy and ask him cheers!
 

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With the lighting does anyone know what the LED's are like? How bright etc?
I have two 36" Marineland LEDs on my 110 g. The tank depth is 20". With a deeper tank they might not be enough light. Some people don't like that you can't control the moonlight separately. It's a non-issue for me since I can't see ever wanting them on their own. I like the amount of light they put out in my tank but it's all subjective.
 
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