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Postby copasetic » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:17 am

Funny after posting that video yesterday that wc female breed for first time in over 6months.
I thought she had went thru menopause lol...
And whyspyder your going to have to meet me in Toronto lol
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Postby thevein » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:50 pm

got an email from an online breeder about F0 cyno order going in. i missed Dave's by a few days so I was excited to get in on this one. It seems that the majority of online breeders and wholesalers get fish via Old World or another major importer as their schedules all kinda sync. Here's what went for my order....can't wait for these guys !!!!! will post pics asap

Cyno afra chimate (red top) 1m
F0 Cyno afra sanga gold lion F0 1m/2f
F0 Cyno afra "Lupingu" Purple Lion 1m/1
F0 Cyno afra "Galireya Reef" White Top 1/1

could only sell the WC in pairs since they were pre-ordered


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90 gal Frontosa, Cobue afra, L. caruelus
55 gal Deep water hap, hap azureus
20 gal Grow out
29 gal Ps. Saulosi
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Postby nick a » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:51 pm

This has got to be one of the energizer bunnies of threads......Still goin'........... :lol:
(one of my FAVs too!!!!!!)

afra Jalo Reef

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F1 Chinys really maturing nicely.
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Crappy pic of a Chiny--but love the dentures :thumb:
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Postby Mugen-Malawi » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:59 am

My bad boy.

Cynotilapia Afra Cobue/Cobwe

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One of him and his HARLEM.

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:popcorn: :fish: :popcorn:
...the world is a rainbow...
...filled with different cynos...
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Postby synodontys » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:44 am

Cynotilapia afra chewere red top WC male


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Postby thevein » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:58 pm

F1 cyno. afra RT chimate
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90 gal Frontosa, Cobue afra, L. caruelus
55 gal Deep water hap, hap azureus
20 gal Grow out
29 gal Ps. Saulosi
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Postby jasien » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:57 pm

Here is my F2 Cyno. Afra 'Jalo Reef'

Note that some of the vertical black bars reach into the yellow dorsal fin. On my F1 male (which died), the dorsal was entirely yellow. Is the presence of the black stripes on the dorsal a corruption of the Jalo Reef variety, or is this found in the wild as well? It looks a lot like the chimate RT dwarf.

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Postby why_spyder » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:53 pm

Barring into the dorsal isn't a sign of a bad Jalo Reef, wilds get them too. Look above in the thread - Nick's wonderful Jalo's have barring into the dorsal as well. Your Jalo's are the first that I've seen with the barring like it is at the bottom (belly region) - where it is like the bars form one big black area.
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Postby jasien » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:49 am

Speaking of the black belly on my F2 jalo reef, his father did not have it, yet his 'uncle' did. There seems to be quite a bit of variation in this sub-species.
180G - Haps/Peacock Tank
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Postby why_spyder » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:37 pm

That is a lot of variation for one line to have in my opinion. Fry should be replicas of their parents unless there is a recessive gene that gets expressed (like a pigmentation disorder).

Were the parents (and/or grandparents) bred in a species only tank - or were there other mbuna in there? Maybe two different bloodlines of C. afra Jalo Reef were mixed?
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Postby thevein » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:50 pm

F0 cyno. sp. hara

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90 gal Frontosa, Cobue afra, L. caruelus
55 gal Deep water hap, hap azureus
20 gal Grow out
29 gal Ps. Saulosi
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Postby nick a » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:35 pm

While the clear solid yellow dorsal is the most desireable look to me, the bar extensions are not abnormal. Neither of ours will ever be 'show' fish but they're still good looking fish! :thumb:

Here's a new one to me (and to the Cyno genus, formerly a Ps.), the elongatus mbenji blue. Two different males....note the variation between the two. Upper male has much more yellow/lower has a deeper/richer blue. I think variability is more of a constant than not.
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Postby crys » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:57 pm

hi!

here s mine..a big male of Cynotilapia sp.

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it was a King of my tank , dominant male ..

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Postby thevein » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:36 pm

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90 gal Frontosa, Cobue afra, L. caruelus
55 gal Deep water hap, hap azureus
20 gal Grow out
29 gal Ps. Saulosi
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Postby GaFishMan1181 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:38 pm

Those are really really nice looking. Are they wild caughts?
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