tropheus

Discussion in 'African Cichlids' started by chenay83, Dec 14, 2012.

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    chenay83 New Member Member

    I would like to put some purple rainbow tropheus in my 55 gal. Is this large enough to house a breeding colony? How many should I get?
     
  2. Disc61

    Disc61 Well Known Member Member

    Hi Chenay, welcome to Fishlore. the Tropheus Moorii Lufubu "Purple rainbow" is from Lake Tanganyikan and one of the beauties of the African Cichlids. your 55gl would home a breeding colony well enough but should be a species only tank. they have been known to share space with some victorian species and the like but you need to do your research well to make it work. syno's go well with them for a cleaning crew as well.
     
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    chenay83 New Member Member

    How many would I need to have a breeding colony?
     
  4. Disc61

    Disc61 Well Known Member Member

    in a 55 gl if this was the only fish you was gonna have i would get 2 males and about 12 females, JMO
     
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    chenay83 New Member Member

    Thanks.
     
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    chenay83 New Member Member

    Few more questions. If I get a wave maker and a power head how many gals/liters per hour should I get?
     




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