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Postby angeljin17 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:48 am

new boys..

Otopharynx lithobates (Zimbawe) 1
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Otopharynx lithobates (Zimbawe) 2
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Lethrinops sp. "Red Cap" (Itungi)
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Aulonocara Aquilonium 1
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Aulonocara Aquilonium 2
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Aristochromis Christyi
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Postby jchild40 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:54 pm

They are beautiful!
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Postby DIAMOND_CICHLIDS » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:45 am

Red Empress and lethrinops red cap are stunning! :fish:
70 gallons: cyno. Sp haras, labido sp perlmutt, pseudo saulosi
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125 gallons : mixed malawi males

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Postby angeljin17 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:12 am

Thanks sirs for the compliments! :)
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Postby SeahorseDeb » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:33 pm

Are you using a 50mm lens? Looks great! Nice bokah!! (and very nice cichlids too!)
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Postby superemone » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:31 am

full tank shot?
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Interested to see if that L. "Red Cap" will mainta

Postby papasmurf » Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:54 am

colors with the other peacocks and haps in your tank. I have an albus kande island male that has not regained any colors (he is full grown) since being in my hap/peacock male tank and would like to get a red cap if they do better.
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Postby angeljin17 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:31 am

@SeahorseDeb, thanks! I'm only using a point and shoot cam Canon powershot A1200 :)

@superemone, okay I'll try to post fts in the next coming days.

@papasmurf, so far he gets along well with the others and doesn't mind him at all. He's around 3inches now and I can't wait to see him in his full colors when he matures. I'll just update from time to time. Btw, how big is your albus now?
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Postby angeljin17 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:49 am

new pics..

lithobates
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dragonblood
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maylandi
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maleri
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mamelela
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azureus
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firefish
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albino pea
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ob pea
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Postby 60gallon » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:00 am

WOW...ALL of your fish are nice but my personal favorites are below. :)

angeljin17 wrote:Otopharynx lithobates (Zimbawe) 1
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Lethrinops sp. "Red Cap" (Itungi)
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maylandi
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azureus
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albino pea
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ob pea
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Out of those I like the Red Cap the best! :thumb:
-55g : 1x Peacock / 8x Mbunas
FX5 w/ Hydor ETH200

-125g : 7x Male Peacocks / 2x Male Haps / 3x Mbuna
FX5 w/ Hydor ETH300 / RKL Controller


125g gallon video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRJYevZpxqU
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My albus is about 5.5" right now....

Postby papasmurf » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:53 pm

Pretty much just a silver fish with some red striations in his fins and a bit of glimmer on his cheek. I plan on moving him to another tank and seeing if he colors back up but also listed him for sale in the hopes that someone might have a more relaxed setup they could work him into. I have an mchenga male that is the same story....pretty when spawning in the other tank but loses most of his color when with the big boys. BTW...what kind of lighting do you have on your tank? I am running 4 54W T5's (two 10k and two 6500k) and am not really pleased with the lighting. I have some plants in the tank which is why I went with the 6500's but the 10k bulbs are kind of dissappointing on their own as well. One of the bulbs is a coral life and the other is a zoo med...can't say anything good so far about the CL bulb and am thinking of going DIY LED.
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Postby spotmonster » Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:00 pm

Are the dragon blood and the firefish really that red? I have had diff types of these but have never been able to find true red ones. more orangeish.
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Postby angeljin17 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:37 am

@60gallon, thanks! but my redcap died last week for an unknown reason together with my firefish though I'm suspecting of the frequent climate change in our place as the reason. My friend's CA/SA set-ups also suffered some casualties.

@papasmurf, perhaps you can try to put him in a solo tank, groom him and see if there'll be any changes. Could you post pics of them? I'ts just really disappointing losing my redcap and firefish but I'm planning to replace them as soon as they'll be available from my source here. With regards to lighting, I'm using an Arcadia marine white T8 only though I'll be adding a marine blue T8 soon for the 50/50 combo. DIY led is good also imo.

@spotmonster, my dragonblood is red but not that much while the firefish is more of pinkish. The orange ones are called strawberry here. I guess the redness also depends on their genes aside from the effect of their diet.
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Lost my albus right about two weeks ago...

Postby papasmurf » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:35 am

along with about 8 or 9 others. I think it was hemorrhagic septicemia...it developed really quickly and was pretty disgusting to see what it would do to what was a perfectly healthy fish in about 2-3 days time. I finished treatments a week ago and have been watching all the other fish to make sure everything is okay again before adding and others and I am going on vacation soon and would rather add new fish afterwards. I've got what was sold to me as a yellow blaze lithobates but it does not have anywhere near as much color as yours. It looks to be a male but is almost jet black with an orange stripe to the dorsal and part of the tail area. The blaze is not developed and the fish is a good 3". I have a suspicion it may be a red blaze "aristo" lithobates that was in the wrong tank. That is a really nice Maleri you have as well...all of them look good!
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Postby DIAMOND_CICHLIDS » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:00 am

Was This an all male tank? just wondering if the lethrinops colored like that without females, I've always wanted some but people on here said they won't color up without females....
70 gallons: cyno. Sp haras, labido sp perlmutt, pseudo saulosi
6 gallon
125 gallons : mixed malawi males

http://www.youtube.com/user/StraightFlint?feature=mhee

Please excuse my french :p
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