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Neolamprologus Tretocephalus

Postby Ethalid » Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:39 pm

Has anyone had any experience with this fish? Is there anything special I need to know about them if I'm going to keep them?
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Re: Neolamprologus Tretocephalus

Postby Phil » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:21 pm

There lake tanganyika so not to be kept in lake Malawi set up. I had tang set up when I started and had a trio of these which turned out to me males as there really hard to sex without venting. Nice fish and mine were slow growers so no panic on tank size . Placid but not with other males as I found out.
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Re: Neolamprologus Tretocephalus

Postby Ethalid » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:06 pm

Lots of help, thank. So they should do well in my lake Tanganyika Community Tank. :text-thankyoublue:
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Re: Neolamprologus Tretocephalus

Postby Phil » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:17 pm

50/50 ;)
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Re: Neolamprologus Tretocephalus

Postby Ethalid » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:26 pm

I reckon they could hold their own against a Brichardi pair and a duboisi pair.
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Re: Neolamprologus Tretocephalus

Postby Tony » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:27 pm

Tret's are pretty fish as youngster's and grow darker as they grow and mature, I have had them at 6" nearly black in colour " mini Black Front's" .

Like Ohil said they don't tend to bother other tank mate's to an extent, and as Phil found out Males only want to be the only male in their vicinity in the hope of a female mate, If you have more than a pair of these fish and two decide to pair off and breed they will kill all the other Tret's even if they are in a 10ft tank they will hunt them down and kill them.

Enjoy your tret's whilst they are young, imo it's down hill from there on in.
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Re: Neolamprologus Tretocephalus

Postby Ethalid » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:33 pm

Thanks for your advice and don't worry about males fighting because I'm only getting a pair. :tu:
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Re: Neolamprologus Tretocephalus

Postby Tony » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:39 pm

Ethalid wrote: duboisi pair.


Dub's are veggie's, tret's are piscivore's , in Malawi's this isn't a great issue to an extent , but the tropheous and Deboisi don't have a stomach, they have a intestinal tract which is designed for constant grazing on low nutritional matter ( algae's ) too much protein and especially the wrong Protein enzyme could cause problem's , bloat etc .
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Re: Neolamprologus Tretocephalus

Postby Ethalid » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:52 pm

Okay =)
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