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ZamuS
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tropheus polli, cyprichromis & co...

Post by ZamuS » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:24 am

here is a video of my new tank with:
10 tropheus polli
1M/4F of cyprichromis, maybe yellow-head
5 syno petricola
1 syno eupterus
1 L001 and 1 rineloricaria
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt-S8pKLpiA
how does it look like to you?
thanks for the advices you will give me :D
excuse me for my english, i' m italian :-)

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Re: tropheus polli, cyprichromis & co...

Post by James Shingler » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:02 pm

Very nice.
I think those are Synodontis lucipinnis (AKA dwarf petricola) not true petricola. Whatever they will eat most Troph fry released into the tank, otherwise great with Troph I like em in my not for breeding Troph tanks too.
You might want a bigger tank and more filtration/watermovement and more Troph long term. 10 can go pearshaped awful fast when they breed.
Aim for something like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tntzC5tO ... r_embedded
Sadly a friends tank not mine.
As your Troph seem relatively calm you may get away with keeping Cyps in with them for a good long wile.
Must warn you though when Troph get big and are breeding the less than happy sub dom male sometimes starts killing male Cyps.

All the best James

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