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    Hey, i have a 100 litre tank that i'm considering puting some tang cichlids in once the 2 occupants die off. I know i want shellies and i know the tank is large enough for them.

    Now i don't know much about tang cichlids But i know shellies breed worse then guppies, and that is a problem at the moment. These fish that breed like crazy are hard to get rid of here. store won't really take them. They do take guppies platy and ancistrus since they are fish that sell easily while "uncolored" cichlids are not common buys for the regular person that has a small community tank.

    Is there some fish i can put in there that can keep the fry count down to not overcrowd the tank in matter of days?

    The tank is 75x35x40cm LxWxH 29.5x13.7x15.7"

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    Lamprologus multifasciatus would be the shellies i'd get as i have seen them in local stores before so highly likely they can order in.

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    I've never kept shellies or tangs, but I was under the impression that shellies do best in a species only tank.....no experience, though
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    i had researched shellies (the Lamprologus multifasciatus) a few years ago and found that Julidochromis transcriptus would be a good tank mate. These would need a high rocky formation where they would hang out while the shellies would stay along the bottom of the tank. However, their compatibility was suggested as they did not inhabit the same level of the tank and did not interact with each other. So while perhaps a great combo, this would not provide the population control you're looking for. I decided against shellies because of the potential over breeding.

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    If the tank was l7arger a
    Altolamprologus calvus would help with population control.

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    Okey i guess i'll just shut down the tank when the current inhabitants die. Probably going to start it up once i can afford going SA with it. Only reason i thought of tang is that it's far cheaper as it won't look empty with 3-7 cichlids while in Sa it would be max 2 apisto pairs that will only stick to the bottom. then i would need to fill out the tank with tetras and thats out of my price range.

    For a calvus would you say a 150 litre (roughly 40-45gal) 95x40x40cm is large enough or would you say even bigger? for future purpose if i get a hold of another tank perhaps.

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    A 45-45-50g tank would do the job very well imo.

    As for apistogramma i have a fee breeding pairs and individual males. All are very active arounf the tank. Bottom strata middle strata up strata.

    Tanks they are in are heavily planted 50g 22g long 15g.

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