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Males are coloring up

Postby blackedout » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:35 pm

recent changes are, installed Fluval 406, and tank already had a 305. added a few more rocks, put powerhead in center of the tank and it seems to be working out for me so far. and the green algae look i wanted is really coming along nice!

and put all 6 of my mbuna in a 55 gallon tank. and i have noticed the Peacocks and Haps have colored up a lot since doing so.

and some of the females i have in the tank are getting pregnant. including a dragons blood, and two peacocks. but i don't have a third tank to put them in, so well see who makes it....

shots were taken with my brand new canon t3i. I'm still trying to figure it out.

heres the most recent shot of the tank.

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Makonde yellow black fin

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Dragons blood, bully of the tank...

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Red empress

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Benga yellow

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could someone tell me what this fish may be, i bought him as a juvie, and the store owner said he was a red shoulder peacock, but i don't think that is the case?

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let me know what you guys think!
75 Gallon, 2x Fluval 406's, Peacock / Hap Tank
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Re: Males are coloring up

Postby TCP » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:44 pm

blackedout wrote:could someone tell me what this fish may be, i bought him as a juvie, and the store owner said he was a red shoulder peacock, but i don't think that is the case?

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He looks like a malawi trout or a proto of some kind.... definitely not a red shoulder.

BTW - Great shots of your fish :thumb: Oh, and your "Dragonsblood" looks more like a "Firefin/Firefish"
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Postby ChoxRox » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:59 am

Firefish/Firefin/Dragonsblood are the same thing.
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Postby cichlid4life2012 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:06 am

Nice tank! One of mine is coloring up rite now.
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Postby blackedout » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:55 pm

thanks guys! i have put a lot of work into it, and i realize probably in a year or more, some of my fish will outgrow the 75 gallon, so i am checking my local craigslist everyday waiting for a deal on a 100+ gallon.
75 Gallon, 2x Fluval 406's, Peacock / Hap Tank
55 Gallon, Fluval 305, peacock fry / pregnant females
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Postby Frigid Blue » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:34 am

Amazing fish you have there, especially the Benga Yellow and the Dragonblood. :drooling: The last pic is definitely not a Red Shoulder Peacock. In my opinion it appears to be a Sciaenochromis fryeri, or Electric Blue Hap just starting to color up. Should look nice when he gets older :thumb:
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