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Post Pics of your Altolamps!

Postby Razzo » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:06 pm

I am sure this thread has been done before but I know everyone likes pictures as much as I do. So, please post a few favorite pics of your altolamps. It is OK to repost old favorite pics again too.

Also, please identify what species it they are!

Close ups are great and please post at least one full tank shot.
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Postby Razzo » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:20 pm

Below are a few pics of my Altolamprologus Compressiceps (Chataika Orange). I have six of them (2m/4f).


This is my favorite pic so far (one of my males).
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Female guarding shell with eggs in it
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My two males establishing who is the alpha
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An old full tank shot
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Postby ajay » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:17 pm

here is a few pics of my breeder and fry......
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Postby Floridagirl » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:51 pm

I'm not a great Photographer. Here is one of my WC Gold Kantalamba Comps. I've had Calvus in the past, but love these guys and their markings.

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Postby firenzena » Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:18 pm

Wow

You guys are so lucky.
Altos are so rare and hard to come by here.

A 1cm fry tank bred will cost me $70US
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Postby BioG » Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:49 pm

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Postby BioG » Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:52 pm

The one on the bottom is my 16 year old female! She doesn't spawn often anymore but is nearly 5 inches from nose to tail tip! I wish There was some kind of award for biggest and oldest! :lol:
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Postby jrf » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:54 pm

Love the pics. You guys have some really nice fish.

Next weekend I'm picking up 6 "1 Inkfin Calvus at our local swap meeting. I can't wait!
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Postby ladybugzcrunch » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:14 am

BioG
Did you ever figure out what was going on with that calvus with the unknown nose Q-tip thing?
Too many tanks!
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Postby BioG » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:19 am

Nope, I hit him with everything under the sun. Ever here of a parasite that can withstand every antibiotic imaginable, copper (Heavy), Malachite green, Formalin, salt, Maracyn, Maracyn Plus, and hex-out!!!!! I'm frustrated just thinking about it.
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Postby Razzo » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:16 pm

BioG wrote:Nope, I hit him with everything under the sun. Ever here of a parasite that can withstand every antibiotic imaginable, copper (Heavy), Malachite green, Formalin, salt, Maracyn, Maracyn Plus, and hex-out!!!!! I'm frustrated just thinking about it.


How long has your calvus had it? Could be a scab that will fall off.

Also, as I am sure you are aware, you gotta really watch the water quality real close with calvus. Really shouldn't go much past weekly water changes. Hope it clears up for ya.

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Postby BioG » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:37 pm

You may be underestimating how obsessed with tangs and their husbandry I am razzo! :lol: It wipes right off like cottony fungus although it can't be because he's been treated EXTENSIVELY. I don't think I have ever had my nitrates post near 20ppm and all other parameters in check and stable, weekly (at leaste) %30 matched water. PH 8.5, KH 12 degrees, Ammonia- not dtectable but low, Hardness 300ppm.

it's got me. It's been 6 months and he's still got it. Not a tumor as it's removable, Maybe Lymphocystus but it's focused on one spot, doesn't spread and doesn't get worse over time.

to add to the list above include: Melafix, Pimafix, Praziquantel. Just about everything! I'm going to buy a microscope just because I can't stand not knowing what this thing is made of at least!

Sorry to hijack, I would start a new thread but I have so many on this topic that went unanswered so...
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Postby ajay » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:08 pm

Here is a short video of 1 week old fire fin fry eating brine shrimp,6 weeks old black zaire,and 1 year old black kapampa.
http://s209.photobucket.com/albums/bb91 ... Calvus.flv
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Postby Razzo » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:22 pm

BioG wrote:You may be underestimating how obsessed with tangs and their husbandry I am razzo! :lol: ...


LOL, I figured that may be the case. In any event, I hope you can get rid of it.

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Postby Razzo » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:25 pm

ajay wrote:Here is a short video of 1 week old fire fin fry eating brine shrimp,6 weeks old black zaire,and 1 year old black kapampa.
http://s209.photobucket.com/albums/bb91 ... Calvus.flv


Thanks ajay!
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