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10-29-2002, 02:25 PM
i have a 100G plexi that i want to turn into a Tanganyika tank. i've done some research and wanted to get your input on the likelihood of the following species having a happy co-existence:
single pair of the following:
i must admit that i chose these species solely on appearance and haven't found too much information regarding their compatibility. my biggest concern would be regarding the fronts...
thanks in advance for you help.
10-30-2002, 07:29 PM
hi shannon! i think that you should choose either the calvus or the compressiceps, and either the brichardi or the falcicula, but not both because they are too closely related and very likely to hybridize. i don't know about the falcicula, but brichardis have a rep for taking over tanks--they breed like rabbits.(i keep one to a tank) then again, the fronts may overcome the brichardi brigade once they attain full growth(about sixteen inches)
10-30-2002, 08:48 PM
SGypsyMermaid, thanks so much for you reply.
so taking your advice into consideration i have come to the following list of species:
and possibly one brichardi.
how many of each of the former three species would be good to populate a 100G? you said that the fronts get quite large, and i know the others don't, so should i worry about the fronts gobbling up their tankmates?
10-31-2002, 03:30 AM
if you get the falcicula and the brichardi, they are likely to hybridize. when the fronts reach their full size, they may gobble up their tankmates, however, fronts grow very slowly, so by the time that they reach their full size, you can get another tank, and move the smaller species. :wink:
I would go with everyones advice, and get only one Brichardi. Mine rules my 55gal. Shes not really aggressive, but none of my other fish even think about messing with her. The Front might get the idea as it grows that it's tankmates are food. I have a N Buscheri that holds it's own very well with my N Brichardi. The Alto Calvus and the Alto compressiceps might not get along too good. Go with eather or. Also N Lelupi or N. cylindricus would do good in the setup you have.
10-31-2002, 06:36 PM
you guys are great.
thanks for your help. i'll take some pics once i have it up and running!
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