Frank's tang community tank

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  1. Frank

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    In truth the thread should be titled tang community in progress as the tank is only housing 2x A. calvus "black sumbu" at the moment with another 3 growing out a bit in a separate tank.

    The plan is to add a group of cyprichromis and a shell dwelling specie to the tank once Stone Aquatics get new stock in. Also on the wishlist is a small group of S. petricola at some point.

    I'm really happy with how the tank has come together so far and I must say thanks for the advice and great fish received thus far from Jack Stone.
     
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  3. Frank

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    Nice - I love the Tangs!
     
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    Beautiful fish !!
     
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    Nice Calvus there, you in good hands with jack! Enjoy watching them grow, it's the slowest process but worthwhile
     
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    Looking good.
    I like the plants with the rocks.
    Gives more of a natural feel, more so than just rocks alone
     
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    Thanks guys

    I pre ordered 6 leptosoma utinta from Jack yesterday which should be arriving mid to late January.

    I have also just seen a wriggler hanging on to my calvus female as she came out of her shell. Super excited to say the least.
     
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    Nice,also bought some from jack in November, would say go with a few more. I have 6 in my tank and wish I had gone with more. How old are the Calvus?
     
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    Not sure of the age of the calvus as I have only had them since mid December. The male is around 9cm and the female about 7-8cm.

    I am worried that more than 6 utinta would be a bit too much for a standard 1.2m tank when they are fully grown. I'll rather add a few more at a later stage if I need to. They might even decide to take a hint from the calvus and increase the numbers on their own.
     

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