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Altolamp Fire Fin Spawn.

Postby Furcifer158 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:46 pm

My Wild Altolamprologus Compressicep "Fire Fin' spawned for the first time about 5 days ago. Today I went in to see it the fry are ready to be taken out and they were. She chose a piece of lace rock, with a small crater in it just big enough for her to fit in, to breed in. Not the 5 shells or breeding caves i have in there. She chose a rock. So I got a egg tumbler ready to put the fry in, sense they still had yolk sacks, and a Tupperware to poor the fry into before they were going to be put in the tumbler. Just so that I would not lose any. Everything went well and got all the fry out of the rock and in the tumbler and there are about 90 fry in there tried to get a picture of them but it hard, here are a couple. Also here are two pics of the father. He as some great reds in his fins.

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Postby Multies » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:31 pm

Congrats Jon-e!
its so exciting! but when they start growing.. going to take a while :lol:
got a tank shot?
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Postby Furcifer158 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:45 pm

Ya I have breed some white calvus before took almost a year before they were an inch, but it's worth waiting :D
They are only in a 29 gallon, I thought it was too small for them but it works i guess.
They are in there with a pair of wild xeno ornatipinnis, and 5 small fronts that I'm holding for a friend. The comps are still hiding, from when i was in the tank.
Here's the tank not too impressive.

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Postby Furcifer158 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:46 pm

Ya I have breed some white calvus before took almost a year before they were an inch, but it's worth waiting :D
They are only in a 29 gallon, I thought it was too small for them but it works i guess.
They are in there with a pair of wild xeno ornatipinnis, and 5 small fronts that I'm holding for a friend. The comps are still hiding, from when i was in the tank.
Here's the tank not too impressive.

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Postby Furcifer158 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:46 pm

sorry hit submit twice :D :D :D
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Postby Multies » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:57 pm

you need a background :wink:

oo.. me like sandies
btw whats that circular thing on the left?
looks like a sponge filter that doesnt have a air tube.
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Postby Furcifer158 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:02 pm

it is a sponge and it does just, well look
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Postby Furcifer158 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:09 pm

Here is a pic of the hole they spawned in. It was covered by another rock.

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Day two - counted fry and there are 83 of them :D
have only lost one fry, well it was never fertilized so it does not count.

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Postby Furcifer158 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:35 pm

Day four - Well eveythings going fine. The power even went out for about 4 hour still have all 83 of them.
Here's a pic, there eyes are almost fully developed

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Postby TorontoRaptorsFan » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:34 am

I've been told that Doug Conkling from Reserve Stock Cichlids has been able to get his Calvus and Comp fry to an inch within 3 months. Apparently his automatic water change system changes 10% of the tank water daily so that would definitely contribute to the rapid growth.
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Postby Furcifer158 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:13 pm

I will have to try it out. Thanks for the info :thumb:

I live like a few miles away from Sam Chin from rockymountaincichlids.com. They have some of the best quality in fish around. Great group of people
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Postby Furcifer158 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:34 pm

Just another pic of the fry
eyes fully in now
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Postby thetim6 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:49 pm

Sweet! Those firefins are awesome, congratulations.
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Postby Darkside » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:15 pm

BAD @$$!
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Postby F8LBITEva » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:42 pm

that is so cool!
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