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has anyone kept a group of tropheus morii coppers with jumbo cyps in a 55 gal tank? it seems the tropheus usually hang out on the lower half of the water column and i have a chance to pick up some cyprichromis leptosoma tricolors, am i setting myself up for future problems, i'd like to be able to have both species breeding thanks guys and gals
 

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Jumbos shouldn't be put in a 55 gallon. Trophs are hard enough in a 55. I'd say paracyps or non jumbo, but even those may not work in a 55 with trophs. I'd reccomend at least a 75 for either fish. Their diets differ tremendously as well.
 

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A 55 is pushing it for Trophs, no way I would try to add any other fish to the tank (I would only use that tank as a grow out tank anyway).
Jumbo cyps need bigger tanks also. For what it's worth, I have tried to keep jumbo cyps with Trophs in a 120g, the Trophs removed the cyps fins in a timely fashion.
 

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it seems the tropheus usually hang out on the lower half of the water column
Not true once adults. The males will push the females and sub males into a group well up into the water column. Particularly in a 55. I wouldn't mix trophs with cyps or paracyps myself. I'd probably rethink your stock list or tank size.
 

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mike1234 said:
Jumbos shouldn't be put in a 55 gallon. Trophs are hard enough in a 55. I'd say paracyps or non jumbo, but even those may not work in a 55 with trophs. I'd reccomend at least a 75 for either fish. Their diets differ tremendously as well.
I agree.
 

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what would you recommend with trophs? i have a small group of c. leptosoma livua in a 125 with furcifers, but all they do is hide in the rocks, hardly ever see them, are they not compatible either?
 

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what would you recommend with trophs? i have a small group of c. leptosoma livua in a 125 with furcifers, but all they do is hide in the rocks, hardly ever see them, are they not compatible either?
I don't think it's a good idea to ever keep delicate fish with Tropheus

Only keep things like Gobies with Tropheus or other fish like Leleupi/Julies may work too

I haven't read the entire post but you can keep other fish like Simochromis diagramma etc.
 

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Agree Jumbo Cyps and Tropheus together need a much bigger tank than a 55g a 120g sounds about right.

Sorry rather interested in what a copper is.
I have heard Tropheus sp."Red" (Kachese) called Copper Chest.
Is that what you mean?

I think c. leptosoma livua or Cyprichromis sp. "Leptosoma Jumbo" (Livua) is a Jumbo so quite suprised they hide from your furcifers. Are they still small?

All the best James
 
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