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post #1 of 10 Old 12-10-2013, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Africans for a 20 long

What type of Africans could I breed in a 20 long besides brichardi or multies? I would just get a colony or pair of one species to breed.
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-10-2013, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 10 Old 12-10-2013, 09:41 PM
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I'll pass this along to a couple of people for you, making sure that they see it. As I said before, I can't help with stocking of African cichlids.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #5 of 10 Old 12-11-2013, 09:46 PM
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Lamprologus' brevis in a pair of male and female.
Neolamprologus leleupi - again a pair
Altolamprologus calvus - only a pair with no other fish.
Pelvichromis pulcher - male and female pair

All of these apart from the Calvus can be housed with an upside catfish as a bottom dweller and interesting fish for the tank.

You could also consider going South American and get a pair of Apistogramma.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #6 of 10 Old 12-11-2013, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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How would you suggest obtaining a calvus pair? Also, can I do a breeding colony of peacocks in a 40 breeder?
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post #7 of 10 Old 12-11-2013, 10:14 PM
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Calvus almost always are sold as small juveniles, you can grow them up enough to be able to sex them and then if possible rehouse them once you have a pair. Either that or you can order online from various very reputable sources as a sexed pair.

You can do a breeding group of peacocks in a 40g breeder tank, 1 male to several females, peacocks are fairly easy to sex as males are the only ones who color up, females remain a brownish color.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #8 of 10 Old 12-11-2013, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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How easy are they to breed I've heard they will keep breeding as long as females are present
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post #9 of 10 Old 12-11-2013, 10:24 PM
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If there is a good ratio of 1 male to females and there isnt too much aggression from the male towards the females then yes. There are also other factors, the tank needs to be to their liking and setup so the females can escape the male aggression when he is in breeding mode.

If a female is ready to breed she will.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-10-2014, 11:32 PM
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You can always put Julidochromis transcriptus in a 20 gallon. They are very hardy and attractive especially the Gombi variety.
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