custom 120X90 cm tank with X. ochrogenys - add other xenos?

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custom 120X90 cm tank with X. ochrogenys - add other xenos?

Post by taeniopareius » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:03 am

I have a custom 120X90 cm footprint tank with Cyps and about 5 Xenotilapia ochrogenys [2 males]. Is it possible to add any of these fishes?

Xenotilapia caudofasciata
Enantiopus sp. Kilesa
Opthalmotilapia nasuta gold
Callochromis species

Any suggestion welcome.

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Re: custom 120X90 cm tank with X. ochrogenys - add other xen

Post by Adrian Indermaur » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:07 am

Hy,
allthought you got a lot of bottom space :D I wouldn't take another true sanddwelling species. I would rather get some more of the X. orchogenys. (10?) The nasuta would be possible but a bit big maybe for the lenght of the tank. Have you considered O. ventralis or boobs?

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Re: custom 120X90 cm tank with X. ochrogenys - add other xen

Post by taeniopareius » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:55 am

Thanks. I'm afraid boops or ventralis may be too much for ochrogenys. You think it should be ok?

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Re: custom 120X90 cm tank with X. ochrogenys - add other xen

Post by taeniopareius » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:02 pm

and also Aulonocranus?

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Re: custom 120X90 cm tank with X. ochrogenys - add other xen

Post by shon982 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:12 pm

I keep a few tanks of the same size

Stocking is pretty much two sandsifters
one sandsifter which pairs up such as flavipinnis
and another sandsifter which breedings in colonies such as ochrogenys
then I like to have a ventralis (most other featherfins don't work with the other stock) for mid water
and then finally a cyprichromis for the top of the water column

sometimes you will notice space in the tank, I like to fill any little areas with shell dwellers or otherwise add some rock piles and keep gobies

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Re: custom 120X90 cm tank with X. ochrogenys - add other xen

Post by Creepy85 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:02 am

Hallo Adrian,

du hast doch das Privileg gehabt, die Tiere am See zu beobachten und solltest eigentlich wissen wie agressiv diese Burschen sind...ich würde auf dieser Beckengröße weder noch O. boops noch O. ventralis nehmen....O. nasuta kann funktionieren, da die Tiere wesentlich ruhiger sind, aber dann noch zusammen mit Ochrogenys...kann meines Erachtens nach funktionieren kann aber auch nicht.

@ shon982
Just try O. nasuta...they can work, or not...try tu start with 5-8 subadults Ophthalmotilapia.

Regards,

Simon

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Re: custom 120X90 cm tank with X. ochrogenys - add other xen

Post by shon982 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:05 am

Yes you're right nasuta work well as well although personally I believe they lack the colours that ventralis offer

I usually start with groups of 15 of any species I keep, mainly because I breed them

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Re: custom 120X90 cm tank with X. ochrogenys - add other xen

Post by taeniopareius » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:54 am

Thanks. What about Trematocara? Will cyps and ochrogenys bully them?

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