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Old 08-08-2013, 07:53 AM
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Hi Which type is best to go with Kigoma?
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Most people know little about them, including me. Of those who have even heard of them, most seem to think they're a boring silver fish, but, at least with staneri, I suspect they've never seen them as mature adults. I have heard of people trying them with fronts, but usually without much follow up on how they worked out, etc.

But, all that said, there is a single quite good account of them I've seen and I'd definitely give it a read if your considering them-- here
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I've had the L. staneri. Only if you have a really large tank then you could consider combining this fish with kigoma's. They are very territorial to all species and in particular their own.
The L. auritus is much more relax and easier with each other and different species.
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i have a 6ft by 3 by 2
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6 ft? That's about 180 centimetres, and counts as a small tank for a staneri.
If you want to succesfully keep L. staneri then you must have lots space for the others to get away. Better size is 10ft or a square 6ft by 6ft.

Go with the auritus in your size tank.
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