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Old 12-19-2010, 02:21 PM
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Default Anyone keeping large groups of Yellow labs with your Fronts?

Just curious if anyone is keeping yellow labs with there front colonies. i was thinking of adding about 10-20 yellow labs in my 360 i have kept them before and everyone got along fine, though when i kept them with my F0 Kipili they became food

if you ARE keeping large groups together, would you mind sharing photo's?
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hey joe


i had yellow labs in my 120g for a couple a months

then i saw them nipping the fins of my moba colony

once i saw that they went to a new home


i have heard that they do good in bigger tanks with fronts though
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hey joe


i had yellow labs in my 120g for a couple a months

then i saw them nipping the fins of my moba colony

once i saw that they went to a new home


i have heard that they do good in bigger tanks with fronts though
i used to keep them with no problems, but my tank has so much extra space in it, that it just seems empty, or i could just add 10 more F0 females lol but nah i want something else in there with them
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Just about everything I have ever kept with larger Cyphos have become food. It may take years....but it will happen eventually.
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Just about everything I have ever kept with larger Cyphos have become food. It may take years....but it will happen eventually.
There are 32 fish in the tank and i hardly see any of them!
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I really like the combination Talm has, with mobas and leleupis. You can see them in his video here:http://www.cyphos.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25043

Now these guys can nip fins too, but I've read that if you keep them in a large enough group (I'm guessing at least ten for your tank) they concentrate on each other more and leave the other fish alone. The other problem is getting big enough ones that they won't become snacks.
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Thanks for the link. i love the comps. i would rather add a doz BIG redfin or yellow comps. but have to find adults first
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I have had as many as 6 Yellow Labs in with my 10 Burundi in my 90 g. I haven't had any trouble with them, my group has dwindled down to 3. They even have tried to spawn a half dozen times or so in with the fronts. Haven't had any success yet tho. They are still young though.



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Have not had luck with these 2 together, bad fin nippers and sometimes they are a nice meal
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I have noticed with a buddies tank setup that if the Lab's and fronts are close to each other in size that the Labs would dominate the fronts and cause stress.
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