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Midas
08-14-2003, 06:16 AM
I am considering putting 2 Altolamprologus compressiceps in with my 2 juv. Cyrtocara moori and 2 Labidochromis caeruleus in a 36"x15"x15" tank. Does anyone forsee any problems with this arrangement? I noticed on a post just recently that there can be problems with diet, would that be a problem here? In the future they would be moved to a bigger tank, probably a 48"x 15"x 15".

SGypsyMermaid
08-14-2003, 12:17 PM
sounds to me like you'll be ok.:wink:

aharris
08-14-2003, 12:53 PM
I don't think so unless the Labs are strict vegetarians.

SGypsyMermaid
08-14-2003, 01:50 PM
Originally posted by aharris
I don't think so unless the Labs are strict vegetarians.

i don't understand...neither a. compressiceps nor c. moori are vegetarians, so why would the lab have to be?

aharris
08-14-2003, 02:17 PM
No, I meant the only way I could see a problem with the mix would be if the Labs are vegetarians since the other fish aren't. And I'v enever kept them but I think they do fine either way.

BSwan27
08-15-2003, 05:12 AM
Moori will grow larger than the other two, and much faster than the compressiceps(who will have good size as a fully grown adult).

Midas
08-16-2003, 12:36 AM
Thanks for your help guys. I think I'll go and put an order in at the LFS for a couple of compressiceps when they are next available.

SGypsyMermaid
08-16-2003, 12:12 PM
in my experience, moori grow at the same slow pace as tangs, and even with the size disprepancy, i still don't forsee any problems.

SGypsyMermaid
08-16-2003, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by aharris
No, I meant the only way I could see a problem with the mix would be if the Labs are vegetarians since the other fish aren't. And I'v enever kept them but I think they do fine either way.

ahhh, i see which question you were responding to, now.:oops: