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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:54 pm
by noddy
Beautiful tank and pics.
P.S, are you sure the Cyathos are Foai and not Furcifer?

Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:58 pm
by nijlpaard
noddy wrote:Beautiful tank and pics.
P.S, are you sure the Cyathos are Foai and not Furcifer?

Thanks a lot!

The Cyatho's were sold to me as foai Magara by a breeder of this species (in Germany).

Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:54 pm
by noddy
nijlpaard wrote:
noddy wrote:Beautiful tank and pics.
P.S, are you sure the Cyathos are Foai and not Furcifer?

Thanks a lot!

The Cyatho's were sold to me as foai Magara by a breeder of this species (in Germany).

They are very nice. I have a group of C. Foai Moliro myself.

Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:13 pm
by nijlpaard
noddy wrote:They are very nice. I have a group of C. Foai Moliro myself.

The Moliro is also very nice :thumb:


Here a photo of the attenuatus (male).

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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:16 am
by nijlpaard
Some pictures of the spawning process of the attenuatus.

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Some days ago I added a big shell (almost as big as a fist) to see what will happen. After some digging in the sand and hiding
the shell a bit (the way ocellatus does). The attenuatus gave us a big suprise yesterday.

It is the first time that the male didn't eat the eggs from the start. I moved the shell with the female to a smaller tank. So that
the fry can be raised by the female. That might be better.

Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:34 pm
by Fogelhund
Congrats... probably best to have removed the female... a well defended cloud of attentuatus fry in the main tank may have spelt trouble for the other inhabitants.

Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:08 pm
by nijlpaard
Today there was a bit of fry visible inside the shell :)

Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:08 pm
by engotski
4m long tank?! wow. looks awesome!

Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:15 am
by nijlpaard
Without words :wink:

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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:10 pm
by nijlpaard
Today I managed to shoot a video of the spawning of the attenuatus.


Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:34 pm
by nijlpaard
We replaced our foai "Magara" for the Ophthalmotilapia nasuta tiger (Moliro or Chimba) last Friday.



Our only foai male died :(

Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:58 pm
by nijlpaard


A new overview of our tank :wink:

Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:16 pm
by Fogelhund
Nice

Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:02 pm
by nijlpaard
@Fogelhund: Thanks a lot!



Here another movie...

From 1:07 till the end you can see the Synodontis sp. polli white Zambia making some kind of circuit.

First upside down and then they make some kind of looping downwards. They swim above the colony
of multifasciatus. And then up again along the side of the tank. They repeat this behaviour every evening.

Sometimes just 1 polli, but most of the time 2 or 3 polli's swim this kind of circuit. It looks like they make
a lot of fun this way.

They never swim in the opposite direction. They swim with the current only. The strong current right beneath
the surface and the weaker current right above the sand.


Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:10 pm
by noddy
It's a shame that your Foai died but the Nasutas are beautiful. I miss mine.

I just found this:

Ophthalmotilapia nasuta "Chimba" and Ophthalmotilapia nasuta "Moliro"
These varieties are known as the Tiger Nasuta. Both have dark brown spots all over the body and tail fin. The difference is the Chimba variety has a silvery base with other fins being a light yellow. The Moliro variety has a light yellow base with the other fins being a drab grayish yellow color.