Tropheus tankmates

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gltjc
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Tropheus tankmates

Post by gltjc » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:33 am

I'm planning to set-up a 7'x2'x3'(high) Tropheus tank. I'm keen to add some movement /interest to the bottom of the aquarium, in addition to a large colony or two mid-sized colonies of trophs.

Has anyone had any success of keeping any tang sand-dwellers with trophs? Would love to have a group of smaller Xenotilapia, for example, but have read that this is a bad plan. Have also read that Callochromis could work, but only indirectly, don't know that I've heard of anyone who has direct experience of this.

Is there anything else that would work (Enantiopus?), or would I need to resort to Eretmodus/other gobies and/or Neolamprologus/Julidochromis?

noddy
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Re: Tropheus tankmates

Post by noddy » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:00 pm

The Trophs should be active all over the tank including the bottom. I have never tried Callochromis with them, but I would if I felt the tank needed something else.

shon982
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Re: Tropheus tankmates

Post by shon982 » Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:09 am

Hey :)

Will you be breeding the Tropheus?

I've kept the following with Tropheus, the best are the Simochromis Diagramma and Eretmodus but here's what I've had with them before
A. Calvus
A. Comps
Julies
C. Leptosoma
N. Brichardi
N. Leleupi
O. Ventralis

That's all I can remember, I think that's all of them...

Apparently Enantiopus can work and I'd assume Xenos as well

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