12-11-2013, 01:18 AM
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Africans can be a challenge. I would stick with Kribs for 10s or 20Ls. The fish you're interested in typically require much larger tanks, say 40gal plus. I can't say too much as yes, I have crammed flipper into a 20L. You may want to set up pairs in the 20Ls and 40B. Just to warn you, there will likely be some fatalities during breeding as males can get really rough.
You will have some significant tank maintenance issues, likely 40%-60% water changed weekly and a struggle to maintain the appropriate p.h. levels. If the p.h. gets too far off, zap no breeding.
Once you get fish paired off and they spwan, then you need a different set up for fry. If you don't mind I'd like to know the plan. I may be able to help. The fry, depending on how many you want to raise up, will need plenty of room and water changes. For example 300-400 fry in a 55gal will need 5%-10% water changed daily to keep them from stunting. I would strongly suggest barebottom tanks and keep a cheap carbon corner filter at the ready.
Hope this helps. P.M. me when you get going or with questions. I can give you some economically feasable ways to house and raise fry.