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Do you keep Tropheus? What variants? What setup & tankma

Post by BrownBullhead » Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:28 am

Do you keep Tropheus? What variants? What setup & tankmates?

Do you currently keep Tropheus? If so, what variants? And what tank size and tank mates?

Here's what I keep...

Tropheus MOORII NKONDE -> 16 fishes [unknown M/F ratio] -> 150-gallon [48" x 24" footprint] --> Tankmates: Tanganicodus Irsacae, Panaque Nigrolineatus

Tropheus MOORII NSUMBU -> 12 fishes [unknown M/F ratio] -> 55-gallon [48" x 12" footprint] --> Tankmates: Synodontis Petricola

And now, someone else can take their turn! :)

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Post by Pam Chin » Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:29 pm

Hi BB,

I love Tropheus! I like to keep them in speices only tanks. So, one species per tank, and I have them in 80 - 140 gallon aquariums. I use either UG filters with powerheads or sponge and box filters. Right now I have:

Tropheus duboisi halembe
Tropheus sp. nkonde
Tropheus moorii "ilangi"
Tropheus brichardi kilpili
Tropheus sp. red "blood chest"

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Post by BrownBullhead » Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:50 pm

Tropheus MOORII NSUMBU -> 12 fishes [unknown M/F ratio]
Fish were 2.5" or so, and approx. two years old, according to the previous owner. I only had them about 4 months. Sold for $125 CA ($109 US) to a fellow local collector who is returning to Tropheus after a few years away from them.

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Post by James Shingler » Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:56 pm

I like my single species in 5 foots x 18 x 18. Larger or more agressive types in 6foot x 18 x18. Mixed species only in 7 foot x24 x24 or bigger always at least 16 of each type preferably 24.

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Post by Matz Karlsén » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:18 pm

I have duboisis together with L.multifasciatus, N.brichardi,N.leleupi,J.marlieri and Leptosoma "Malassa" Heres apicture of my 90 gallon Troheustank.
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Post by mr troph » Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:13 am

Hi all I'm new round here but have been fanaticle about Trophs for 4 years.

I keep presently

15 Moliro

21 Golden Kazumba

24 Mpulungu

I keep T's 1 colony per tank. Tanks of approx 90gallons. 350ltrs here in Australia.

Cheers Todd

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Post by BrownBullhead » Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:55 pm

My setup has changed since initial post. See my signature.

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Re: Do you keep Tropheus? What variants? What setup & tankma

Post by newcichlid » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:20 am

I know this is an old post but i thought i will revive it.

I currently have Tropheus sp. Ikola F1 x 22 12mths old juvi in a 4ft x 2ft x 1.5ft tank. Using a side drop filter but it sits in the middle. I call it a middle drop filter :D

Looking forward to my second colony in the new year. Got my name down for Tropheus Lufubu F1 x20. They will be going into my other 4ftx2ftx1.5ft tank that also uses a side drop filter.

Both tanks are single specie tanks

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Post by BrownBullhead » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:33 am

I am only keeping a growout group that I bought from a friend.

37 × Tropheus Moorii Kasakalawe F2, average size about 2", +/- 0.5". All other Tropheus I had moved to new homes.

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Post by Klaus Steinhaus » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:31 pm

I'm down to two groups:

Tropheus sp. "Katonga"
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Tropheus sp. "Cape Nundo" (Golden Chisanse)
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Post by Pam Chin » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:01 pm

I went a little crazy this past fall, and got (4) new groups to work with they are all juveniles, I am having so much fun growing them out:

Tropheus sp. black 'bemba'
Tropheus sp. ikola
Tropheus sp. murago
Tropheus sp. red lupota

I am still working with:
Tropheus duboisi 'halembe'
Tropheus duboisi 'maswa"
Tropheus sp. golden kuzamba
Tropheus brichardi kipili
Tropheus moorii ‘sunspot nkondwe’

They are all doing good! Dang, I love Tropheus!

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Post by tanganyikanhunt » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:29 am

Which T. Bemba are you growing out, Pam? The orange ones or the ones from the Brichards, ie. bright red band?

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Post by Klaus Steinhaus » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:40 am

Pam Chin wrote:I went a little crazy this past fall, and got (4) new groups
You are not kidding :lol: :lol: :lol:

But I do understand the ediction and I know how much you love these fish.

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Post by Pam Chin » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:43 pm

tanganyikanhunt wrote:Which T. Bemba are you growing out, Pam? The orange ones or the ones from the Brichards, ie. bright red band?
TH, they are orange. I am very pleased with them.

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Post by tanganyikadiver » Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:46 am

hi,

i am keeping tropheus now for 18 years and am keeping currently:
kiriza in one 2000l tank and
chipimbi in a 600l tank.
my favourite is still tropheus polli.

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Post by Pam Chin » Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:06 pm

Wow, those are awesome Tanganyikadiver!

I am really partial to my Tropheus brichardi, they have been so much fun over the years, but I must say I am pretty impressed with these murago's and the Ikola are even better than I imagined!

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Post by tanganyikadiver » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:22 am

hi pam,

yes murago's can be very nice. the little spots on the head are amazing. ikola's are great too but i think it is just about the most agressive of tropheus but with colour they are better then kiriza.

and you do not see the crocodile island sunspot moorii very often. also nice choice!

about the t. polli; hopefully will i see them swim in the lake in february as i will go and visit the lake again....can not wait for it!

greetings
evert

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Post by Pam Chin » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:56 pm

Tanganyikandiver,

That is great that you are going back, I can't wait to hear all about it! Be careful! Are you going back to Zambia? Or some where else? I just got back from Malawi last month, we went into Zambia for a safari at the South Luangwa Preserve. Once across the border, we only had a couple of military stops, nothing like traveling from Lusaka to Mpulungu. I am anxious to hear if there will be any changes since they just got a new president; everyone we talked to was excited.

The view from the porch with Crocodile Island in the horizon is permanently burned in to my brain. It is one of my fondest memories!

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Post by tanganyikadiver » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:08 am

hi pam,

i am not going to zambia but to kigoma. the travel is so much better then to mpulungu. also the water visibility and all is much better in kigoma area at the rainy season. i do miss zambia as i wonder how some of the people are doing there and ofcourse the mud habitat of chituta bay.....

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Post by Pam Chin » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:49 pm

Ahhh, I see! Well keep us posted!! I want a full report about your adventure!

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