What fish can live with Tropheus?

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What fish can live with Tropheus?

Tropheus are ordinarily moderately aggressive fish, however they become highly aggressive when breeding. Most aggression will be mainly directed at other Tropheus. Suitable tank mates would be any other fish with the similar temperament and adult size such as Peacock Cichlids, Electric Yellows and Gobies.

How big do Tropheus get?

Size of fish – inches: 5.9 inches (15.01 cm) – The Tropheus species vary in size depending upon the species, ranging from the smallest at about 4 to 4 3/4″ (10 – 12 cm) to the largest, reach up to about 6 ” (15 cm). Lifespan: 10 years – They have a lifespan of 10 – 12 years with proper care.

Are Tropheus mouth brooders?

Examples of mouth brooding Tanganyika cichlids include Tropheus, Xenotilapia, Eretmodus, Cyphotilapia, Lobochilotes and Cyprichromis. The number of eggs varies significantly between the different species.

What can you keep with Tropheus?

In summary I would recommend trying the following fish as tank mates for Tropheus cichlids:

  • Petrochromis.
  • Julidochromis.
  • Lamprologus.
  • Spathodus.
  • Eretmodus.
  • Tanganicodus.
  • Mbuna Malawi Cichlids.

Can you keep Tropheus with Mbuna?

Omnivore Mbunas are compatible with : Lake Tanganyika Herbivores (Tropheus) : Feed a mainly herbivore diet (Omnivores need some algae in their diet anyways. They don’t mind eating salad)

How long does it take for African cichlids to reach full size?

They will grow about 4 inches in the first year or so of life and not reach full size until about 5 years old. Despite their small size, their aggressive nature makes them best for 40-gallon tanks.

Can I keep tropheus with Mbuna?

Can you mix tropheus with mbuna?

Herbivore Mbunas are compatible with : Lake Tanganyika Herbivores (Tropheus) – if the tank is big enough for tropheus. Lake Victoria Haplochromis – But only one species.

How do you keep Tropheus?

Keep your Tropheus in a tank at least 48 inches long, preferably a 75 gallon tank or larger. The bigger the fish get, the more territory the dominant fish will require. A smaller tank does not allow the chased fish to have room to relax. Eventually the dominant fish will do serious injury or kill the lesser tank mates.

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