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Postby Furcifer158 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:46 pm

I;m sure its nice and fat already so don't put any food in there for at least 5 days. The food we all feed to our fish has way more protein than what they would eat in the wild, so staving it for 5 days minimum won't even affect it. After the 5th day put some NLS in, do not give in if it does not eat it at first. This is are weakness as fish nerds, when we see fish not eating we try something else. If it does not eat it just keep trying every day till it does. The fish will get hungry and will eat someday. I would say though if its been over two weeks that it still wont eat it. then give in. My xenos took only 6 days till they would eat it. along with these new wild kilesa I just picked up. They only took 4 days. I know its not an african but I starved this guy for 4 weeks till it finally ate some smelt. I was trying to get it off live food.
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So really if a fish is healthy, just keep trying the food you want it to eat till it does. Like most everyone I too have given in to stubborn fish not eating what I would like it to eat but I think I have finally lost that after my armatus that took the 4 weeks
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Postby Manoah Marton » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:12 pm

Dude!! What the heck is that? Looks like a cross between a barracuda and a piranha!
There's something wrong with having an entire food chain at your home.
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Postby Furcifer158 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:37 pm

Manoah Marton wrote:Dude!! What the heck is that? Looks like a cross between a barracuda and a piranha!


It kind of is google it. He is about 21 inch now
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Postby Manoah Marton » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:10 am

That thing is evil cool!
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Altolamprologus compressiceps (Muzi Gold Head)

Postby Razzo » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:20 pm

Altolamprologus compressiceps (Muzi Gold Head) - female
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Postby famikert » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:26 pm

Did you by chance get that goldhead from Atlan***, Mike
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Postby Razzo » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:05 am

famikert wrote:Did you by chance get that goldhead from Atlan***, Mike


Hey Mike,

Nope, I got the pair from a company in California.

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Postby mel_cp6 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:23 pm

whats the difference between a red fin and a fire fin?
does anyone have a pic of the 2 for comparison?
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Re: Altolamprologus compressiceps (Muzi Gold Head)

Postby kiriyama » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:12 pm

Razzo wrote:Altolamprologus compressiceps (Muzi Gold Head) - female
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Very nice 8)
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Postby Razzo » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:53 pm

Took a few more pics. Didin't like how the flash bleached out the color on my female Muzi gold head in the last pic (above). She has been shy lately and most pics have been from the back of the tank. The male calvus is not shy - he is always strutting his stuff. Hope you like :)

Altolamprologus calvus (Black Congo White Pearl)
Female (left) and male (right)
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Postby Soul » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:27 pm

Well folks, I've been a member here for a short while, but have used this forum as an invaluable resource for some time now. Thanks to this exact thread, I've become addicted to calvus/comps, almost as much so as with my fronts lol.

So I was at a fish store in Toronto last weekend, and walked out with a new male kigoma front for my colony, what I hope will be a breeding pair of Congo black (I think) calvus roughly 3.5", and 7 1"+ inkfin calvus.
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Postby Soul » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:29 pm

Needed one post before I could post pics, so here they are, sorry for the grainy pics and kind of large size, the only camera I have at my
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There is also one lufubu red fin juvie in there, about 1.5", you can kind of see him in this pic
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Postby Mr Mbuna » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:51 pm

Heres my WC male Nsumbu black calvus - only received it yesterday but its looking good. Still has a bit of growing to do.
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I'll post some more pics when they've settled in a bit.
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Postby Razzo » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:32 pm

Soul wrote:Well folks, I've been a member here for a short while, but have used this forum as an invaluable resource for some time now. Thanks to this exact thread, I've become addicted to calvus/comps, almost as much so as with my fronts lol.

So I was at a fish store in Toronto last weekend, and walked out with a new male kigoma front for my colony, what I hope will be a breeding pair of Congo black (I think) calvus roughly 3.5", and 7 1"+ inkfin calvus.


Hey Soul, congrats on the new fish! Cyphos & altos - my two favorite fish too.

I am very glad to see the popularity of this thread. Lots of great alto pics!
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Postby Razzo » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:33 pm

Mr Mbuna wrote:Heres my WC male Nsumbu black calvus - only received it yesterday but its looking good. Still has a bit of growing to do.
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I'll post some more pics when they've settled in a bit.


He is looking good! Congrats!

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