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#1 Redevilz

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 02:22 PM

Hey all,

Ive got a Jewel Rio 240 just waiting to be set up at the moment and was thinking of getting a small colony of tropheus for it.

Just wanted to know what types of Tropheus are going around at the moment in Perth that arent super expensive.

Cheers, Ben

#2 chrishaigh82

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:33 AM

Hey Ben,


The Tropheus are super happy fish to keep, my biggest trouble now is they try and jump into my hand when I feed them.  My favourite tropheus are a melanism which I got in a German import but they only pop as I have a couple of species in the same tank.  I think a small colony of a sp. that changes colour as they mature is interesting as you have the adults displaying different intensities depending on heirechy and the youth in there are a diff colour giving some diversity.


Tropheus Duboisi are really nice to keep (as long as you don't mind the poor Feng Shui associated with a tank of black fish :) ) as they have a different youth to adult.  I found my Canary cheeks were nice in the same way that the young and older change.


Most LFS's stock Duboisi from what I've seen.  Aquotics had some in last time I was there or search Tropheus on the forum buy/sell page.

#3 Chopstick_mike

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 12:39 PM

Is a 240 big enough for trophes ?? I thought you needed big colonies for them to work

#4 chrishaigh82

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:22 PM

I had a colony of 15 duboisi happily in a 2 foot cube and they went well.  the 2 foot cube (227L) would of been about the same volume as the jewel as I was running a sump.


I Have 40 in a 4 foot x 2foot x 2foot now but have a good amount of volume as the sump fills the whole stand.  


I've found they are sensitive to big water changes so take care on that but being vego they don't seem to put the load on the biological filtration that my other Tangs and  Malawi's do.

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