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Zebra Obliquinden Fry...

Postby monisaab » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:27 am

My Zebra Obliquinden female released the fry yesterday...

How long can should I let her stay with the fry??? I usually let my Mbuna females stay with the fry for 2 days...

I ask coz in the species article it says she cares for the fry for around 2 weeks or so...
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Postby brinkles » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:33 am

I pull mine immediatly, no reason not too, but I've heard they care for them.
Did you get a bunch? I got 60 last time from a 4" fish, but they're smaller than mbuna.
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Postby monisaab » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:09 am

thanks brinkles...

It is her first spawn so I am not expecting a large brood... she's around 2"...

Yes they are smaller then the Mbuna fry...
30 G: 6 Cryptoheros Nanoluteus
10 G: Nanoluteus pair
15 G: Young Apistogramma Baenschi trio
10 G: Apistogramma Cacatuoides pair
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Postby monisaab » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:57 am

got 15 fry...

transferred the Mom back to the tank yesterday...
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10 G: Nanoluteus pair
15 G: Young Apistogramma Baenschi trio
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Postby samaki » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:28 pm

:thumb:
musy o tunya the water sounds like thunder

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http://photobucket.com/albums/d163/Issa-samaki/
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Postby monisaab » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:54 pm

thanks Xris...

It was the first time that I saw any Vic here...
30 G: 6 Cryptoheros Nanoluteus
10 G: Nanoluteus pair
15 G: Young Apistogramma Baenschi trio
10 G: Apistogramma Cacatuoides pair
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Postby brinkles » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:10 pm

Mine started coloring at roughly 8 mos., but only one or two in a tank will color at a time. They're also growing very slow compared to mbuna.
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Postby ILCichlid » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:50 am

I have 3 colored up males and 3 colored up females atm.

Also, They will protect their fry for up to 2 months even. It's one of the unique things in Africans where you can basically raise the fry in the tank with the parents without much problem since once they are 2 months old they are big enough and fast enough to avoid getting attacked by others in the tank as long as you have good cave structure.
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Postby Alowishus » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:22 pm

I stripped 32 fry from a female Friday night but left her holding five or six and put her back in the tank. I wonder if she'll protect the remaining fry.
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