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Post Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:20 am
mstreech Level 1 Member
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Looking at possibly setting up a christmas fulu or similar victorian breeding tank. If anyone has any tips for me it would be greatly appreciated. Would be using a 4' 55 gallon. If someone knows of a local breeder feel free to PM me. Thanks everybody.
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Post Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:23 am
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Also, my last post similar to this appears to have been deleted. If I'm doing something wrong please let me know.
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Post Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:41 am
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Thy moved your post to wanted to buy.... PM Jason for the fish you are looking for...

Post Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:33 am
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Thanks for the reply. I did pm jason as I saw a lot of Victorian posts by him. Still waiting to hear back from him though.
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Post Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:38 pm
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Victorian cichlids are mainly rock lovers. Set up tank with open rock decor and it will be good.
Some species require larger tanks due to high territorial aggression. Others maybe good in a 30 gal breeder.
X. phytophagus breeding group with 3 males and 5-7 females would be better in a 75 gal vs 40 gal breeder.
IMO, males show better coloration when competing against other males.
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Post Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:47 pm
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So in a 4' 55 gallon if I went with a group of christmas fulu would maybe 2 males to 6 females work out?
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Post Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:35 pm
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mstreech wrote:
So in a 4' 55 gallon if I went with a group of christmas fulu would maybe 2 males to 6 females work out?

Yes. Males will twist and turn on each other like a fighter planes in a dog fight. More space they have the more entertaining it can be.
Go for three males if you find them. Give them rock work to get away from group as needed.
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Post Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:10 pm
mstreech Level 1 Member
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Cool, thanks passionfish.
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Post Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:00 am
mstreech Level 1 Member
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Got my vics for the 55 from Jason a week or so back. Got a small group of pundimilia sp. Red flanks. These guys are great, really don't get why Victorian cichlids aren't more popular. Great color and behavior. Excited to get some fry....
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