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Old 09-29-2017, 12:56 AM
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I’ve seen a couple videos of the gnathochromis and they are really cool too. Are they ever available??
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I know I've seen them come available from time to time, including aquabid. Not a well known fish, though, not sure who gets them or how often. Might be something you could inquire or request from importers and see if they could get them for you.
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I know I've seen them come available from time to time, including aquabid. Not a well known fish, though, not sure who gets them or how often. Might be something you could inquire or request from importers and see if they could get them for you.
Iíll put some feelers out. Thanks
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Looking for some guidance on how to proceed.

Currently, I have 27 Lupota in my 375g tank, all doing well and growing. They are 1.5-2.5” best guess.

I’m wanting to make it a community tank with additions of the following:

Gnathochromis permaxillaris
Benthochromis tricoti or cyathopharynx faoi
Gold head compressiceps
Black compressiceps
Maybe some julidochromis transcriptus and opthalmotilapia boops


Any suggestions on when to add these? Wild caught?

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I left out the fact that at some point I’m going to thin the herd of Lupota down to 9-12, give or take.
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Old 12-27-2017, 11:10 AM
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All beautiful fish for sure, my only concern would be the Benthochromis tricoti. I've never kept them but was considering them and during research I found out they tend to be skittish and do best in a species tank. Comps and Julies would be good, don't know anything about the Boops, although a really beautiful fish. I would add them as soon as you can when they're around the same size. I think they get along better if they grow up together.

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Appreciate the input. I’m guessing this is just a bit trial and error with a good dose of common sense thrown in for good measure
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Cyathopharynx Faoi are probably THE most beautiful fish I've owned. I have a group of sibwesa I'm raising to go in with my fronts. I'm also raising a group of yellow peacocks, usisya flavescents, to add a splash of high contrast color. Should make for an outstanding display. Oh, and on a side note, nkambae are stunning fish with equally stunning ferocity. I've had a few groups over the years and they were all nasty fish once mature.
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I just read your last post. Boops are a bad idea, they are a smaller featherfins on crack. I'd imagine they would just be to much for tyhe fronts and probably stress them out. Calvus are always a nice edition if you get a high quality fish. Most calvus I've seen are rather drab, so just make sure you see what you're buying or buy from a trusted source.
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I keep a group of synodontis petricola dwarf with my fronts for quite a few years now and i really love them.
They kinda stick to them selves and help with keeping the substrate clean.
I know they have a reputation for stealing eggs but i never caught them doing so and all my females produce good numbers of juvies.
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