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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby noddy » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:54 pm

Beautiful tank and pics.
P.S, are you sure the Cyathos are Foai and not Furcifer?
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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:58 pm

noddy wrote:Beautiful tank and pics.
P.S, are you sure the Cyathos are Foai and not Furcifer?

Thanks a lot!

The Cyatho's were sold to me as foai Magara by a breeder of this species (in Germany).
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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby noddy » Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:54 pm

nijlpaard wrote:
noddy wrote:Beautiful tank and pics.
P.S, are you sure the Cyathos are Foai and not Furcifer?

Thanks a lot!

The Cyatho's were sold to me as foai Magara by a breeder of this species (in Germany).

They are very nice. I have a group of C. Foai Moliro myself.
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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:13 pm

noddy wrote:They are very nice. I have a group of C. Foai Moliro myself.

The Moliro is also very nice :thumb:


Here a photo of the attenuatus (male).

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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:16 am

Some pictures of the spawning process of the attenuatus.

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Some days ago I added a big shell (almost as big as a fist) to see what will happen. After some digging in the sand and hiding
the shell a bit (the way ocellatus does). The attenuatus gave us a big suprise yesterday.

It is the first time that the male didn't eat the eggs from the start. I moved the shell with the female to a smaller tank. So that
the fry can be raised by the female. That might be better.
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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby Fogelhund » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:34 pm

Congrats... probably best to have removed the female... a well defended cloud of attentuatus fry in the main tank may have spelt trouble for the other inhabitants.
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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:08 pm

Today there was a bit of fry visible inside the shell :)
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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby engotski » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:08 pm

4m long tank?! wow. looks awesome!
135g male peacock/haps
180g F1 Zaire Mobas, calvus, and petricolas
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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:15 am

Without words :wink:

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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:10 pm

Today I managed to shoot a video of the spawning of the attenuatus.

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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:34 pm

We replaced our foai "Magara" for the Ophthalmotilapia nasuta tiger (Moliro or Chimba) last Friday.



Our only foai male died :(
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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:58 pm



A new overview of our tank :wink:
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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby Fogelhund » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:16 pm

Nice
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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:02 pm

@Fogelhund: Thanks a lot!



Here another movie...

From 1:07 till the end you can see the Synodontis sp. polli white Zambia making some kind of circuit.

First upside down and then they make some kind of looping downwards. They swim above the colony
of multifasciatus. And then up again along the side of the tank. They repeat this behaviour every evening.

Sometimes just 1 polli, but most of the time 2 or 3 polli's swim this kind of circuit. It looks like they make
a lot of fun this way.

They never swim in the opposite direction. They swim with the current only. The strong current right beneath
the surface and the weaker current right above the sand.

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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby noddy » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:10 pm

It's a shame that your Foai died but the Nasutas are beautiful. I miss mine.

I just found this:

Ophthalmotilapia nasuta "Chimba" and Ophthalmotilapia nasuta "Moliro"
These varieties are known as the Tiger Nasuta. Both have dark brown spots all over the body and tail fin. The difference is the Chimba variety has a silvery base with other fins being a light yellow. The Moliro variety has a light yellow base with the other fins being a drab grayish yellow color.
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