Tropheus tank... is it ok ??

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davidcom
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Tropheus tank... is it ok ??

Post by davidcom » Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:49 pm

Hi guys

I'm preparing a 55 gal tank for tropheus. Its been running since almost a month now so I'll get the fish soon.
I know it doesn't looks so "natural" cause these are not the typical river-like stones but I kinda like it and I guess they will be fine for the fish.
Please tell me what u think about decoration and space in the tank, do u think it is appropriate for tropheus ?.

Thanks in advance !!
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Klaus Steinhaus
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Re: Tropheus tank... is it ok ??

Post by Klaus Steinhaus » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:20 pm

Well, if you like the aquascaping the way it is, that is the important part.
However, I would not recommend to keep an adult group of Tropheus in a 50g tank. That tank would fine for some juvenile but not for adults. The minimum tank size for a group of 12-15 fish should not be smaller then 75g. I have kept groups of 15 in a 65g but it is not an ideal situation. The ideal tank size should be between 90g and 125g.

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Re: Tropheus tank... is it ok ??

Post by davidcom » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:37 pm

Hi klaus

I know u are totally right but thats the tank I have.
I'm getting 1"-1.5" fish so it wont be a problem for some time but I'll move to a bigger one in the future !!

Do you think a decore like this will be problematic in terms of the dominat males to define and protect theyre territory ??

Thanks

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