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#2064 new tanganyika tank

Posted by damwild on 04 February 2010 - 05:57 PM in Lake Tanganyika Cichlids

Have just set up a 90 gallon mixed species tanganyikan tank. The tank is full of caves and I maintain a high ph. I've got 9 tropheus moori, 3 eretmodus cyanosticus, 4 julio dickfeldi, 3 neolamprologus leupi, 3 lamprologus brevis, and one neolamprologus cylindricus. The fish are all about half grown and seem to get along pretty well. How many fish can a tank this size hold? Also at what size do tropheus start to breed? Any help would be appreciated as this is my first tanganyikan tank. Help.

I would not mix the tropheus because they are very prone to bloat.They have a delicate diet that should consist of algea and vegies.The rest are cool to mix and you can add about 20 to 25 fishes in that size tank.The way to do it is to have some shell dwellers that stay at the bottom of the tank and the rest will occupied the rest.I would also throw in some synodontis petricolas and bushy nose plecos too

#2063 dying frontosa

Posted by damwild on 04 February 2010 - 05:51 PM in Lake Tanganyika Cichlids

hi guys need to know why many of my juvenile burundi size bout 2 inch just keep being dead.....my ph is around 8.2-8.5.......i only check for the ph.......total i've bought 15 burundi a month ago now only left with 5 active ones that eats n play well in the tank........... :( :(

I would check for amonia and make sure you have adequate filtration.I keep my filtration to double or half over the size of the tank.example( if you have 75 gallon.i would have a filter over 150 gallon capacity or atleast over 100 gallons.

#2062 mixing fish

Posted by damwild on 04 February 2010 - 05:45 PM in Lake Tanganyika Cichlids

Before introducing I would reaarange the tank to in order to remove areas that they have previously established territorial dominace over, also introduce them at night wen the lights are off, and make sure those already preoccupying the tank are well fed.

This very similar to the way i do it.I re-arrange the entire tank decor but I would keep the lights off for the new day they are together.