A few questions about this fascinating Xeno.
I've read Benoits' great article on it, but there are several questions I have, probably cause my french is too bad, Babelfish didn't work and last but not least; it's a new fish for me.
don't get me wrong; haven't bought it yet!
-can it be kept in a 1.30mx40cmx45cm tank? something over 200 liters.
the tank is in a real quiet room with few disturbances around.
-there are 11 Cyprichromis microlepidotus 'Mabilibili' in there too for breeding purposes. very mellow Cyps I might add. and 1 old grumpy Ancistrus, but I can remove him to another tank of similar dimensions if his nocturnal algae-grazing is a problem. good fish or bad fish?
-how many should I get? I think the best start would be good quality F1's; haven't seen wildcaughts in years, but f'1s are on several list. a small group? a larger group? just 2? looks like one of those 'unsexable' fish and I DO want to take a shot at breeding them.
-the tank is bare, except for Anubias growing on the backpanel and a few pieces of flagstone. and some Cryptocoryne's growing in the sand. "swim throygh foliage", sort of. I could add some shelters, though. good or bad?
bare tank or stones? do males get berserk when they can mark territories with the rocks?
other nasty critters are often easier to maintain in a tank without decorations (Tropheus for example). is this the same for the Tembwe II?
anything still missing in my questions: feel free to point me at them! any hints, tips or suggestions greatly appreciated. I want to get as much info as I can before I even think about ordering a box of Tembwe II's.
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