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Postby Nina_b » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:15 am

Metriaclima callainos! They're soooo cute, the little ones :)
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Postby ChoxRox » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:17 pm

Another Ndumbi is holding in my species tank. Already for 54 of these little guys growing out.
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Postby Eric_S » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:45 pm

I know it's not malawi, but I have another holding xeno bathyphilus. But the females never hold for more than a week it seems. I guess eating and sifting sand are more appealing to them than toting around a mouth full of eggs. :-?
150g Mbuna - placidochromis electra, demasoni, maingano, yellow labs, acei, syno. multies; http://vimeo.com/erics/malawi-tank
125g Tang - compressiceps, xeno. bathyphilus, paracyps, cyps, multies
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Postby nicklaz4 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:58 am

I am wondering how do u go about saving your fry before they get eaten in your tank or do u move the female
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Postby Rhinox » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:09 pm

Came home today and caught 2 of my FEMALE red zebras going at it ;) ;) bow chika bow bow ;) ;)

I had seen one was ready to lay eggs for a few days now (puffy belly full o' eggs, and then she dropped her egg tube), and I've been wondering if my male yellow lab would man up and get 'er done, but I guess he's too intimidated or she was too forward or something :lol:

Just for reference, I have 3 confirmed female RZ's in my tank just for some extra color (no other RZ's), and the only mature male of any species in the tank right now is my yellow lab.

Technically, I never confirmed that the third RZ was a female officially by seeing her holding, but it was and still is the smallest of the 3 by a smidge, and was not part of the girl on girl action yesterday.

I don't think I'm going to be able to keep them though - they stress each other out too much, 1 of them rules the group just like a male and chases away the other 2.
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Postby IamAquaMan » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:10 am

Acei Ngara again. I have two females holding now.
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Postby ranchialex » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:02 pm

When I de-decorated my tank to remove some fish, I also rescued 7 fry, 5 Red Zebras and 2 Acei Ngara that I had no idea were even in there! This is particularly good news, since Acei are hard to get around here, and one died mysteriously (probably beaten by bully) a week or two ago, so I'm glad to have 2 more in the pipeline and hope for more in the future!

Then I ordered 14 demasoni and they turned out to be fry, too, so my fry tank is a cute little swarm. I probably need to give it its own light since I'm so much more interested in it than the main tank right now.
112g mixed Malawi w/ a school of tiger barbs
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Postby danielratti » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:29 pm

My F1 Pseudotropheus sp. "zebra long pelvic" is holding now after changing the water in the tank.
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Postby DrgRcr » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:01 am

Some of it not Malawi, but in recent days, I've had a Red Zebra holding, Cyno Afra Jalo Reef, Cyprichromis Kerenge(didn't hold to term), possibly a neon spot goby(still trying to get a clear determination), and as of yesterday, my Trig Otostigma spawned again, finally.
125g Mbuna-Labs,Rusties,Acei,Afra,Fuelleborni, Syno Multi
72g All Male Peacock/Hap
55g-WC Metriaclima Elongatus Chailosi
20g Tang.- L. Multifasciatus
40br,20g,10g,5.5g-Various fry/growouts
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Postby iwade4fish » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:27 pm

Jewel Spots!!!!!!
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Postby JAyliffe » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:33 am

P. Johanni seen holding today. Dad chased her hard and fast last night! Now have three females look like they are holding, 1 Johanni, 1 Red Zebra and 1 Yellow Lab :) If my memory is right, Yellow Lab is two weeks and counting, not sure about the Zebra.
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Mbuna Afra Cobue, P Elongatus, Albino, OB
Haps Borleyi, Moori, Taeniolatus, Fryeri, Ovatus, Taiwan Reef, Insignius, Intermedius, Venustus, Fusco, Livingstonii, Rhoadesii, Mloto
Peacocks OB Peacock, Lemon Jake, Rubescens, Dragon Blood
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Postby Atrayl » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:58 am

OB peacock with her first mouthfull
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Postby ranchialex » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:57 am

Stripped another estherae today, got 20 free-swimming fry, 10 got killed by other fry before they got caught and moved back to breeder net. Whoops.
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Who's spawing????

Postby cebo1953 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:10 pm

My red zebras. Just had a batch, they are about 1/2" long and starting to show color. Wow, and mom and dad are dancing the jig again! What's with that? Oversexed maybe, who knows?
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Postby Ragincajun » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:49 pm

Moved a 4" livingstoni to my 20 gal. She spit 50 or 60 fry soon after.
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