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Altolamprologus sp. “Compressiceps Shell”

Postby Chili_girl » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:00 pm

Does anyone know how long Altolamprologus sp. “Compressiceps Shell” stay in the shell with fry? One of mine hasn't come out of the shell or eaten for quite a long time. I'm thinking there may be fry in there but has been much longer than 20 days. Should I separate from the others if I want to try to save the fry? I also have 1m:1f Brevis and a single male (small) Julidochromis regani in there.

The others act and eat normally. They keep one of the smaller simbu shell on the opposite side of the tank away from the others with the Brevis.
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Re: Altolamprologus sp. “Compressiceps Shell”

Postby sir_keith » Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:05 pm

What exactly is 'much longer than 20 days'?
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Re: Altolamprologus sp. “Compressiceps Shell”

Postby Fogelhund » Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:17 pm

Fry will come out of the shell around 10 days. If it's been 20 + days, chances are the fish is dead, or it's been coming out, and you don't know it.
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Re: Altolamprologus sp. “Compressiceps Shell”

Postby fishguy1978 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:14 pm

How long does it take for a Sumbu to get full size? I have 4 that are right about 25mm/1in.
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Re: Altolamprologus sp. “Compressiceps Shell”

Postby Fogelhund » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:55 pm

fishguy1978 wrote:How long does it take for a Sumbu to get full size? I have 4 that are right about 25mm/1in.



Altolamprologus are slow growing fish. They are mature size around 1-1.5 years. They can continue to grow for 4-5 years.
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Re: Altolamprologus sp. “Compressiceps Shell”

Postby fishguy1978 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:56 pm

Fogelhund wrote:
fishguy1978 wrote:How long does it take for a Sumbu to get full size? I have 4 that are right about 25mm/1in.



Altolamprologus are slow growing fish. They are mature size around 1-1.5 years. They can continue to grow for 4-5 years.


Thanks, wow.
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Re: Altolamprologus sp. “Compressiceps Shell”

Postby sir_keith » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:05 am

fishguy1978 wrote:How long does it take for a Sumbu to get full size? I have 4 that are right about 25mm/1in.

Fogelhund wrote:Altolamprologus are slow growing fish. They are mature size around 1-1.5 years. They can continue to grow for 4-5 years.

fishguy1978 wrote:Thanks, wow.


Like I said... :fish:
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Re: Altolamprologus sp. “Compressiceps Shell”

Postby fishguy1978 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:19 pm

sir_keith wrote:
fishguy1978 wrote:How long does it take for a Sumbu to get full size? I have 4 that are right about 25mm/1in.

Fogelhund wrote:Altolamprologus are slow growing fish. They are mature size around 1-1.5 years. They can continue to grow for 4-5 years.

fishguy1978 wrote:Thanks, wow.


Like I said... :fish:


Yes, but now I have a timeline. Not a cut in stone timeline but a gauge. The time to reach maturity or even full growth is not readily discoverable in the info available on these.
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Re: Altolamprologus sp. “Compressiceps Shell”

Postby fishguy1978 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:50 pm

sir_keith wrote:
fishguy1978 wrote:How long does it take for a Sumbu to get full size? I have 4 that are right about 25mm/1in.

Fogelhund wrote:Altolamprologus are slow growing fish. They are mature size around 1-1.5 years. They can continue to grow for 4-5 years.

fishguy1978 wrote:Thanks, wow.


Like I said... :fish:

Whoops, I need to do memory exorcises :roll: .
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Oh, you are considering a Flowerhorn or Blood parrot, please don't buy GMO.
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Re: Altolamprologus sp. “Compressiceps Shell”

Postby Chili_girl » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:13 am

Sorry for the delay.
It's been about 60 days staying in the shell, just lying there. It took mine a couple of years to grow full size. No sign of fry. No signs of illness that I can tell.
75g Yellow labs, Cobalt zebras, Cyno Jalo Reef, Rusties
125g Red zebras, Elongatus Chewere, M. Hajomaylandi, Maingano, L. trewvasae, Hongi, catfish
30g Brevis, Simbu shell comp, single male Juli regani
55g Permutt, Acei
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Re: Altolamprologus sp. “Compressiceps Shell”

Postby sir_keith » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:02 pm

fishguy1978 wrote:Whoops, I need to do memory exorcises :roll: .


Getting old is a b****. :D
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