Alto. Calvus

  1. Oliver5672 Well Known Member Member

    My Lfs has recently stocked some juvenile altos and I really like the look of them. Im fairly new to the species and I am wondering what other fish I can keep them with. Is it possible to keep them with malawis? Id like him to pair with any off this list:
    Yellow labs
    Cobalt blue cichlids
    5 bar cichlids
     
  2. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member


  3. Oliver5672 Well Known Member Member

    300l (approximately 70-80g)
     
  4. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Do you have anything in the tank now?
     

  5. Oliver5672 Well Known Member Member

    No im still planning out my stocking
     
  6. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I'm not good with rift lake cichlid stocking, but hopefully you'll get some suggestions soon :)
     
  7. Oliver5672 Well Known Member Member

    Ok thanks
     

  8. LeoDiaz Fishlore VIP Member

    I wouldn't keep them with any on the list.
    Also alto should really be kept in tank atleast 100g
     
  9. Oliver5672 Well Known Member Member

    Are there any malawis that you can keep them with
    The yellow labs I've kept before were very peaceful and from what I've heard so are altos' I thought that theyd go well together
     
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  11. Oliver5672 Well Known Member Member

    Ok i understand now thanks
     
  12. Oliver5672 Well Known Member Member

    Another question I was wondering is that most people seem to keep two or three types of cichlid in groups of 4 or 5. Is this necessary or can you just mix and match as long as their compatible with each other?
     
  13. LeoDiaz Fishlore VIP Member

    Depends which cichlids we are talking about
     
  14. Oliver5672 Well Known Member Member

    Mbuna or possibly other africans
     
  15. LeoDiaz Fishlore VIP Member

    Depend on the exact mbuna but they need to be kept in proper groups to avoid aggression.
     
  16. Oliver5672 Well Known Member Member

    But if you overstocked the tank anyway wouldn't that reduce the aggression as well, no matter the specie as long as there compatible
     
  17. LeoDiaz Fishlore VIP Member

    Nope overstocking doesn't really help, having them in the correct ratios helps more.
     
  18. Oliver5672 Well Known Member Member

    Ok I see now what cichlids would you be able to keep an alto with then?
     
  19. LeoDiaz Fishlore VIP Member

    Other Tanganyikan cichlids but like I said you will need a bigger tank. First
     
  20. Oliver5672 Well Known Member Member

    I thought that was only for a pair of altos, I was told a single alto could be kept in a tank of at least 60g