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Old 07-15-2011, 06:11 AM
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Can these fish held together in a tank?
I've heard stories that these 2 make war in a tank.
Advice please.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:21 PM
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They can and should but remember we are talking Petros. The aggression is usually confined to their own variant but a dominant male could take to knocking off others just for sport.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:31 PM
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I have the advantage that they will grow up together. They are now arround 2 inches.
In the tank are:
15 petr trewavasae
9 petr red bulu point ( later on 15)
5 petr moshi yellow
5 petr longola red fin
all the same size.
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:40 AM
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nice collection.

You should be fine if they are all the same size.

You should have a nice colorful tank once they all reach maturity.

Show us some pics!
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:48 AM
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I will post some pictures next weekend. With the petro's there is a group tropheus but next weekend they will go to a friend of mine.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:23 PM
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Can these fish held together in a tank?
I've heard stories that these 2 make war in a tank.
Advice please.
Sorry late reply. I think interbreeding/cross breeding is more of an issue relatively compared to aggression.

Petro keepers follow the same school of thought as tropheus keepers...keep the blood line pure.

In a dated article by Kosaku published in 1982, he sets out that there are six species of the genus Petrochromis which are endemic to lake Tanganyika.

1) Petrochromis polyodon
2)
Petrochromis facilatus
3)
Petrochromis trewavasae
4)
Petrochromis orthognathus
5)
Petrochromis famula
6) Petrochromis macroganthus

Ibased my petro to petro take mates based on this had have not had cross breeding yet. I do only keep petro of different species.

Additionally, since this article was published a lot of new things have developed such as:

sp. texas, sp. red, sp. macro rainbow, sp. giant etc...the list goes on.I would not mix two sp. texas together. 1) They are from the "class" -- Petrochromis polyodon". They have a higher chance of crossbreeding.

i don't know if this really helps answer your questions but I wanted to point it out.
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:45 AM
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Thank you for the advice but the longola is a sp texas but the bulu point isn't, as far as i know. Longola is sp texas, bulu point is sp red.
Or do they cross also? Then i have to make changes.
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:30 PM
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Sorry, I missed the "red" part in your title...I thought you met sp. Texas bulu point.

They most likely will not x breed, IMHO. But always keep and eye out.

Crazier things have happen in tanks. There was a reported case of a petro x breeding with a tropheus!
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:19 PM
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There was a reported case of a petro x breeding with a tropheus!
Was that apexpredators' report last april???
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:38 PM
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Yup!
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