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 Post subject: Victoria newbie
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:12 pm 
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Hi all!
After many years keeping malawi and tanganyika, Im prepping a tank for vics, i just want to ask of some guidelines, wich species to keep together and wich not, I've heard about a large possibillty og hybriding , want to prevent that.
Advice will be very welcome thx ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Victoria newbie
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Welcome! The safest thing to do is a species tank, 55g is the best size for most vics.

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 Post subject: Re: Victoria newbie
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Fern wrote:
Welcome! The safest thing to do is a species tank, 55g is the best size for most vics.

I agree 100% with fern.

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 Post subject: Re: Victoria newbie
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welcome glad you found us .where you from?


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 Post subject: Re: Victoria newbie
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Many Vics will easily hybridize with each other, so a single species tank works best.
You could find 2 species that look very different from each other and give that a go.

Really if you are going to have a mixed tank I'd mix a single Vic species, and then put something from Malawi and/or Tanganyika.

I keep Altolamps and Maingano with my Vics.

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 Post subject: Re: Victoria newbie
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Hi thanks for the replies, Im from Denmark, I've been considering thes 3 species: P. chilotes,P.sp.rockkribensis, and P. nyererei , the 2 of them I've had before , but in a moment of insanity I sold them, my tank for them is 530 ltrs , I think these 3 species is so far from each other in looks , especially the females, cuz that's the real thing, to get females that does'nt look similar to eachother right?
I hav the astatotilapia calliptera in my malawi tank and he's a real beauty, would upload a pic, but dont know how to.


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 Post subject: Re: Victoria newbie
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ahh think I've found the pic guide:Image
By jensen_jr at 2011-04-21


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 Post subject: Re: Victoria newbie
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:D :) Hi Jensen
Yu may keep the three species yu mentionned together inna 55 g tank, They are sufficiently different from each other to live without fear of cross breeds.
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