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Postby prov356 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:44 pm

Thanks, I'm enjoying them. This is their first real chance to spawn and give me fry. I"ve always had them in busy tanks before.

I can take pics every day of the week and get different looks. They've been dark black, white and everything in between. I think it's more related to mood and tank mates. My males were nice and white until they reached maturity, then turned jet black. Now in a different tank on their own, more white again. It can change by the hour.
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Postby Duke79 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:20 pm

Yes, prov ... those are great photos of beautiful fish!
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Postby Razzo » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:55 pm

Tim, they look GREAT!!!!
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Postby des » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:52 am

My Altolamprologus Calvus (black)

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My Altolamprologus Calvus Chaitika (white)

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My Altolamprologus Compressicep Kabogo

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My full tank shot

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Postby prov356 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:59 am

I'm not one to collect different variants of one genera, but I could with altos. I'm thinking of the lufubu red's, and the mwela orange and I've got a line on some sumbu dwarf fry. Somebody stop me please! :) Altos are just so easy to work into tang tanks.
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Postby Razzo » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:58 am

prov356 wrote:....Somebody stop me please! :) Altos are just so easy to work into tang tanks.


I can't, I have the same addiction :drooling:
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Postby Razzo » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:00 pm

Very nice des!!!!! That black marble rock you have - what is the name of it??? I've got a couple large pieces of it. Really like it. Very dense heavy rock!
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Postby des » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:53 pm

Razzo wrote:Very nice des!!!!! That black marble rock you have - what is the name of it??? I've got a couple large pieces of it. Really like it. Very dense heavy rock!


Thanks Razzo. The stores call it "Black Obsidian rock".

My future plan is to separate the Altos from the Frontosas to give them their own space. For now, they will have to get long. After that I would like to split up the compressiceps, white and black calvus in their individual tanks and try breeding.

I want to post more pics of my other guys/gals but I want to wait until I get my macro lens (100mm 2.8L :wink: ). Right now this is the best I can do.
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Postby mobafrontlover » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:04 pm

im so glad i finally get to put some pictures in here

here are my new gold heads

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one of my females

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and my male playing pee-a-boo thats all he does right now lol
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Postby legend918 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:16 am

god hope I can post some picture to share with u guys but I can't dont know how :lol:
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Postby prov356 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:07 am

I see now why my calvus was showing so well. Check out the video.
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Postby mobafrontlover » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:40 am

O wow great video Tim
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Postby des » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:32 pm

I spotted one of my calvus the other day doing the same thing in this video. Do they go into the shell only when it's breeding time or will they use the shell for shelter?
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Postby Furcifer158 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:42 pm

des wrote:I spotted one of my calvus the other day doing the same thing in this video. Do they go into the shell only when it's breeding time or will they use the shell for shelter?

The female is pretty much the only one that will go in the shell, but if you put your hand in the tank the male might go in it depending on if he can fit.
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Postby DENZIO » Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:47 pm

keeping the topic alive...

one of my male now joined in my Frontosa Tank.
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the same fish in tank before released
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