Copied from another forum I posted in but I would like more suggestions:
My main aim is to keep and breed the less common Tanganyikan cichlids but also keep as many species as possible Anyone got better ideas or suggestions?
I'm not really after any common tangs like leleupi, multies etc.
4ft x 2.5ft x 2ft - 11 Tropheus Bemba Orange, 1 Spathodus Erythrodon, 2 Callichromis pleurospilus
I've got the bembas and the spathodus at the moment in this tank which are doing perfectly fine!
Just curious on the addition of the pleuros? Would have to be a male and a female - This is all that is available to me
7ft x 20" x 2ft - 10 Tropheus Ikola
I have this tank already stocked with 10 Ikola - 2 males and 8 females so I'm thinking add more
Then I have a small breeding setup on a tiered rack
At the moment here is my stocking ideas
I've said the 2ft ones are 1ft high but thats the level of the water most likely since it is where the drain hole is drilled
2x18x1 - Lamprologus meleagris or speciosus
2x18x1 - Telmatochromis Vitattus
2x18x1 - Julidochromis transcriptus Gombe and/or Telmatochromis temporalis M'toto shell Any other Shelldwellers or small Tanganyikans that would suit those sized tanks?
3x18x20 - No idea at all I want something for the bottom and the middle/top
3x18x20 - Xenotilapia Ochrogenys
I'm thinking the tank is alright for maybe 3-6 Ochrogenys but I want something for the middle/topLike I said before, I'm not after keeping any common Tanganyikan cichlids
Also, choices are VERY VERY limited in Australia
2x18x18 - A pair of Triglachromis Otostigma
This I've got at the moment, just waiting on them to breed. they're pretty happy in the tank
I could move these guys into a 3ft tank but I would want suggestions on a fish to fill up more of the tank