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Alright, I generally hate these questions asking for peoples input on stocking ideas. But I really am new to tropheus and seriously thinking of converting my 10 foot tank into a troph setup. I know it can handle a BIG BIG group or multiple groups even.

So really what I'm asking is would you do one huge group, or 2 big groups. What would be a suitable size group?

The tank is filtered with a 75g sump and a 3600gph reeflo pump, and can easily add more current, but I can already flood my sump with this one lol.
 

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Large groups of ilangi and ikola would look awesome together.

I'd get your feet wet with trophs first before jumping into the petro pool.
 

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Yes planning on Tropheus first. Got a group of 24 small trophs coming on monday, not gonna be nearly enough to fill the tank tho :(

If I did Petros the only ones that interest me are red bulu point's.
 

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I have found that mixing Trophs usually ends up with only one group showing their best colours.
It's generally considered that Ikola and Moops look the nicest in a group (as in the majority of the fish look nice, as opposed to one or two dominant males). I personally would have a tank full of Moops and Petro reds. Don't forget the Gobies. What type are you getting?
 

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I agree with adding a couple of different species in a tank that size. Have a good sized colony of Trophs and then add a few others species. Gobies, Shellies, Petros, ?? Your group of 24 Trophs is a great start, in a year or so they should start breeding and will fill out the group more.
 

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I think that gobies would go great with trophs in your tank.

You might also consider a shoal of cyps.

Even though they differ in their diet compared to trophs and gobies I think that you can manage to feed them with some high-protein food occasionally without other fish getting to it.
 

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Well I finally have sold off all my SA fish and moved my trophs into the 10' tank. I managed to get 34 Golden Kazumbas. I got 24 F1's late summer and they have grown REALLY fast. feeding 2-3 times a day and lots of water changes. I also recently got 10 adults, 1 male to 9 females, so when all of these fish are adults the ratio should be pretty good.

Tank still looks empty to me tho, so going to add 10 x Red Bulu Point Petros :)
 

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Well I finally have sold off all my SA fish and moved my trophs into the 10' tank. I managed to get 34 Golden Kazumbas. I got 24 F1's late summer and they have grown REALLY fast. feeding 2-3 times a day and lots of water changes. I also recently got 10 adults, 1 male to 9 females, so when all of these fish are adults the ratio should be pretty good.

Tank still looks empty to me tho, so going to add 10 x Red Bulu Point Petros :)
 

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FINALLY I got off my butt and took a few pictures! not great pics at all but a few none the less.

Occupants include:
34 Golden Kazumba (F1)
4 Kiriza (WC)
12 Petrochromis Bulu Point (F1's and only an 1" big)

3 x 12" L24 Pseudacanthicus Plecos
1 x L25 Scarlet Pleco

All fish seem to be doing great together, and hope to see some babies soon.


 
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