Xenotilapia (Microdontochromis) rotundiventralis

A place to discuss the wonderful assemblage of lake Tanganyika cichlids from the tribe Ectodini, like Callochromis, Xenotilapia, Enantiopus, Cyathopharynx and Ophthalmotilapia!

Moderator: Thomas Andersen

Post Reply
User avatar
Phyllonemus
Posts: 50
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:24 am
Location: Netherlands

Xenotilapia (Microdontochromis) rotundiventralis

Post by Phyllonemus » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:49 am

Wat would be a minimum tanksize to keep 5 Xenotilapia rotundiventralis as a species tank ?

User avatar
Phyllonemus
Posts: 50
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:24 am
Location: Netherlands

Re: Xenotilapia (Microdontochromis) rotundiventralis

Post by Phyllonemus » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:01 am

There was a reaction that was deleted before i could read this . :?

Is a180 liter / 100cm tank sufficiant ?

User avatar
Piotr Koba
CRC contributor
Posts: 480
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:23 am
Location: Poland

Re: Xenotilapia (Microdontochromis) rotundiventralis

Post by Piotr Koba » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:53 pm

Hi,
I have read in latest Tanganika Magazyn (Polish magazine on Tanganyikan fish) that they should be kept as agroup of at least 10 specimens. Reason for that is the fact, when some fish pair up, their aggression is spred over more unpaired specimens. According to the author's observation in smaller group territorial couples would even kill subdominant fish. 180Liter tank would be sufficient - but better wait for what experts say. :)
Cheers
Piotr

Post Reply

Return to “Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins”