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post Jul 24 2011, 10:48 AM
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What would be suitable tankmates for 8 to 10 C. melanostigma in a 220 gal. tank with a 12 sq. ft. footprint ?


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post Jul 25 2011, 10:01 AM
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I've seen them do well with cyprichromis. Cyps like the middle/upper part of tank and callichromis like the bottom. Makes a nice display and lots of color.


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post Jul 25 2011, 06:23 PM
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Xenotilapia, Cyprichromis, Cyatopharynx and other peaceful Tanganyika species.


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post Oct 25 2011, 08:22 AM
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QUOTE(Crowned @ Jul 25 2011, 06:23 PM) *
Xenotilapia, Cyprichromis, Cyatopharynx and other peaceful Tanganyika species.


I would be careful with the Xenotilapia with the Callochromis. Callochromis are definitely the meanest of the sand sifters. Xenotilapia are fairly fragile. I would also be worried that the Cyathopharynx will not color up for you or look there best being in with Callochromis. They need to be the king of the tank to feel at home. I had more luck with ventralis with my melanostigma. Jumbo Cyprichromis will also work well with the melanostigma. Hope that helps.


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post Oct 25 2011, 02:11 PM
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QUOTE(Qaddiction @ Oct 25 2011, 08:22 AM) *
I would be careful with the Xenotilapia with the Callochromis. Callochromis are definitely the meanest of the sand sifters. Xenotilapia are fairly fragile. I would also be worried that the Cyathopharynx will not color up for you or look there best being in with Callochromis. They need to be the king of the tank to feel at home. I had more luck with ventralis with my melanostigma. Jumbo Cyprichromis will also work well with the melanostigma. Hope that helps.


Good points for a smaller tank, but this is a 220 gallon. I believe with proper aquascaping, you could get away with all that I listed.



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