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Post by Aura on Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:33 pm

I'm trying to help a friend out with a question about mixing tropheus. After looking at Klaus' article, it sounds like it's not ideal, but can be done.

The tank is 180 gallons and would have a combination of duboisi and moori (lufubu). With that size of a tank, would these two work okay? And would it be a mistake to add only a couple of cherry spots, not a large group?

Thanks for any info.
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Post by theswede on Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:36 am

What I´ve read through the years is that duboisi don´t often crossbreed with other Tropheus and are less aggressive as well. So that should be the safest choice. Mixing cherry spots with moori should also be pretty safe, but only a couple sounds to few.
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Post by buntbarsch on Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:16 am

Betty, our resident Swede is correct in one point. Duboisi are the safest bet if your friend absolutely wants to keep different Tropheus in one tank. However, there is no 100% guarantee that they will not interbreed.
I would not recommend to add the cherry spots, especially if it's only two of them.

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Post by Aura on Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:42 am

Okay, thanks for the responses. I think the problem is there are so many nice variants, that it's hard to settle on just one. Smile

And I do understand the interbreeding situation. I don't know if he's planning to raise fry, but I'll let him know.

Thanks again.

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Post by cichlidman on Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:01 pm

I knew Klaus would field this one..lol
I hope everyone is doing well.

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