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Postby Razzo » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:28 pm

endoice wrote:Wow. Not only are the altos amazing but the photography.... breathless.

Are there any fry available by any chance?


Thank you for the kind words :)


endoice, I do sell and ship fry. I will send you a private message :)

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Postby bigwaverider » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:27 am

Razzo you got at any white calvus??????

Not that I need them now but probably in 6 months.
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Postby Razzo » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:03 pm

bigwaverider wrote:Razzo you got at any white calvus??????

Not that I need them now but probably in 6 months.


Sorry big W, I do not :(
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Postby Razzo » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:11 pm

I have been having fun photographing the F1 juvies. The two that I saved to grow out have been adjusting nicely to their new digs in the Muzi tank. They are starting to feel comfortable, are coloring up, and moving around a lot without fear. The two of them are working out their pecking order and when they do that they can get really dark (which I love).

These first two pics are not the greatest but they do show some interesting behavior and how dark they can get when they want
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Postby Razzo » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:12 pm

A few more pics that I liked... the gape :)

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Postby Razzo » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:15 pm

And a few more,... portraits :)

That classic yellow/gold forehead that most of my Black Congo White Pearl calvus fry have

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Postby Razzo » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:17 pm

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Re: Altolamproloogus calvus (BCWP)

Postby Razzo » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:52 pm

I thought that would update this post: I saved a couple calvus BCWP fry for myself and have been growing them out in my Muzi gold head tank along with a few orange fin comps that I am growing out too. These calvus have got to be getting close to 4" :o My plan is to grow out a few altolamps from several species and to put them in a show tank featuring some Mikula gibberosa. Here are a few pics of the calvus BCWP that are in my Muzi tank. Hope you like...

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This one is my favorite. He's got a little bit of battle damage at the front of his dorsal fin (shame bc he could have been a show fish). He also has some gold lace around the edge of his fins.
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Re: Altolamproloogus calvus (BCWP)

Postby Deeda » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:02 am

Beautiful pics, as always.

Wow, 4" already? Must be the Indiana water.
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Re: Altolamproloogus calvus (BCWP)

Postby Razzo » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:16 am

Deeda wrote:Beautiful pics, as always.

Wow, 4" already? Must be the Indiana water.


Thank you :)

I stand corrected, I measured, they are 3" :oops:
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Re: Altolamproloogus calvus (BCWP)

Postby Razzo » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:19 am

I put some green plants behind a normal photo spot to see how if it helps. The calvus were a little shy after the change but I was able to zoom in a bit and get a few pics.

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Re: Altolamproloogus calvus (BCWP)

Postby Jaimemuffin » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:07 pm

beautiful pics! Do you still sell some of these beautiful fish? I'm looking to get into tang tank keeping!
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Re: Altolamproloogus calvus (BCWP)

Postby Razzo » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:14 am

Jaimemuffin wrote:beautiful pics! Do you still sell some of these beautiful fish? I'm looking to get into tang tank keeping!


Thank you and yes. I have a group of fry that are just starting to reach 1.25"

Please shoot me a PM if you would to continue this discussion :)

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Re: Altolamproloogus calvus (BCWP)

Postby Razzo » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:52 pm

I noticed that my favorite female calvus was guarding a shell pretty closely. So, I decided to start watching to see when some new born fry might be peaking their little noses out of the mouth of the nursery shell. I had saved a clutch of Muzi gold head comp fry the week before; so, I thought, "why not a clutch of calvus fry too>" :roll:

Call me crazy :P

I added these little calvus to, approximately, an equal number of Muzi gold head comp fry in a 10 gallon nursery tank.

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No more! :)
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Re: Altolamproloogus calvus (BCWP)

Postby Dawg2012 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:30 pm

Razzo wrote:No more! :)


Right :lol: . How many times have you said that?

I hope I have a small fraction of the luck you have with these guys :). I lost one Calvus but the others are doing well. They don't like food so much but love live brine shrimp.
125 Borleyi, Electra and Dolphins
125 Afra, Red-Top Hongi, White/Yellow labs
75 Multies, Cyps and Caudo's (maybe)
75 White Calvus, in work (want another Afra tank :) )
55's Paracyps, Alto's, Peacock, BN Pleco's
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