View Full Version : 220 gal. Tanganyika tank

12-28-2008, 09:34 AM
I am looking for some suggestions for stockinga 220 gal. tank with Lake Tanganyika fish. At this point in time I have no interest in frontosas or tropheus. I have 6 Alto. comp. Gold face, 5 Julidochromis transcriptus , 6 Synodontus petricola and 8 Cyprochromis leptosoma,(non jumbos), that I intend to put in the tank, butI feel that the tank could hold some others as well.
I was wondering if a group of 10 or 12 melanogenys and a group of 6 Eretmodus cyanostictus would fit in and be happy with the afore mentioned group ?
Any ideas and suggestions will be greatly received.
Thanks in advance.

12-28-2008, 07:58 PM
Personally I'd add several Tang spiney eels (either elipsifer or plagiostoma) to the mix. I'm definitely with you on the larger community rather than a group of front's or tropheus.
I wouldn't recommend too many more substrate-spawners, keep in mind the territory size they claim in the wild. (Assuming it's a 6' tank.) You could fit in a colony of multi's with a fair-sized shell bed, better chances of success there than with non-colonial shellies in the long haul. Another striking possibility is V. moori, the juvies are golden-yellow, the adults jet black.