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Brichardi small enough?

Jonathan Aquair

5 Year Member
A while ago, I purchased two 65 gal acrylic tanks from aquariumplants.com . They are 36Lx24Wx18T with rounded corners. One is an aquascaped show tank, the other is empty. After a recent remodel in my fish room, I shifted towards aquarium plants (emersed and submerged), but, like you prob. guessed, I can't get over my love for fish! So i was wondering if this tank would be big enough for a colony of N. Brichardi. I have a few other 30 gals i can use for grow out when the tank gets crowded and i plan on renewing my relations with my LFS to sell to them.


5 Year Member
short answer…Yes

A mate of mine has a 2ft cube set up in his shop with a colony of N brichardi
He had a pile of rocks in the middle and pairs had swarms of fry all around the pile
Spectacular display

You maybe aware…but those not familiar, N brichardi (like multis/similis/Julidichromis) are step breeders
Colonies can have several pairs with several generations of fry…..no need to remove fry unless tank is overcrowded

Jonathan Aquair

5 Year Member
Thanks. Yea I knew they bred in colonies. The whole "work together" behavior is why I would love to get some.

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