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Haplochromis sp. Kenya Gold

Postby DJRansome » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:19 pm

Will this species color up without females present?

Would you say more or less aggressive than Astatotilapia latifasciata?
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Postby DJRansome » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:13 am

Bump.
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Re: Haplochromis sp. Kenya Gold

Postby StructureGuy » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:13 pm

DJRansome wrote:Will this species color up without females present?

Don't know....never had them without a female.

DJRansome wrote:Would you say more or less aggressive than Astatotilapia latifasciata?


I would say more aggressive although they stay pretty small. As you can see, the male is always harassing some one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbf37HdBu00

They are in a single species 46 bowfront

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Postby DJRansome » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:35 pm

Hmmm, I may have to experiment later in the year. Set up a couple of victorian species tanks and try one male in the Malawi hap/peacock tank until I see how each one does. Thanks!
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Postby GVSailor » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:38 pm

I had a male alone when I lost my female, and he still showed very nice color. The first thing to color up was the white anal fin. The black wasn't quite as intense as when he is with females, but he still looked good.
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Re: Haplochromis sp. Kenya Gold

Postby Hookstermeister » Fri May 18, 2012 10:58 pm

I have one with my P. Nyererei "Mwanza" and my Neochromis Greenwoodi groups. He's about 2 1/2" and colors up nicely on his own and doesn't bother anybody.
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Re: Haplochromis sp. Kenya Gold

Postby DJRansome » Sat May 19, 2012 8:30 am

That sounds good. Once I sell a bunch of Lethrinops fry at the fall auction I will have tank space for some new Victorians. :dancing:
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Re: Haplochromis sp. Kenya Gold

Postby Alowishus » Sat May 19, 2012 8:42 am

What's moving the water in that tank, Kevin? Looks like there's a lot of flow.

Beautiful fish, as usual, by the way. ;)
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Re: Haplochromis sp. Kenya Gold

Postby DJRansome » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:59 pm

Could you keep the Kenya Gold with Neochromis omnicaeruleus Ruti? 48" tank, plenty of females for each species?
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Re: Haplochromis sp. Kenya Gold

Postby DJRansome » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:31 pm

Bump. :D
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Re: Haplochromis sp. Kenya Gold

Postby m1ke715m » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:12 am

lethrinops mbasi dj?
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Re: Haplochromis sp. Kenya Gold

Postby DJRansome » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:09 am

:-?
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Re: Haplochromis sp. Kenya Gold

Postby StructureGuy » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:34 am

DJRansome wrote:Could you keep the Kenya Gold with Neochromis omnicaeruleus Ruti? 48" tank, plenty of females for each species?


Don't know since I never tried it myself. Two reasonably aggressive vic species in the same tank is always an experiment to keep a close eye on. My guess would be that the larger more territorial omnicaeruleus would have the upper hand.

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