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Postby Ptyochromis » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:41 pm

jkcichlid wrote:10 or 15 G should be fine if they are on there own. If you have them in with other fish, a long tank is better as they will try to take over as much of the tank as possible


In my experience you don;t want to go any smaller than a 20g long
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Postby Sparrk » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:46 pm

true! they need room, mine are in a 55gal 4foot, had 2 pairs and even in a 4" tank one female managed to kill a male, they can become really nasty when their eggs or fry disapear
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Postby monisaab » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:17 am

but if it is only the pair then how can the eggs/fry disappear???
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 Sparrk » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:08 am

one of the parents eat them, and the other one is pissed off and beat up the fry eater, it is exactly what happen to my poor male, I isolated the pair and their fry with a separator, pretty sure the male ate them and the female killed him after that
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Postby monisaab » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:56 pm

WOW and I though the Mbuna were feisty...
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 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:51 am

It has been a couple of weeks since they arrived after a 7 day shipment and they are getting more and more settles every day...
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 Sparrk » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:50 pm

good to hear!! Mine were so pale when I first bought them but now they are gorgeous!! have some pics!
parents protecting fry
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protecting their eggs in the cichlid stone
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Postby monisaab » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:55 pm

mine were pale too (after 7 days packed in a small package who wouldn't) but they are showing the colors now...

Will try and get a few pics during the weekend...
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 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:23 am

A couple of pics, pardon the dirty glass... Is this a pair???

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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 Sparrk » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:39 pm

looks like a pair to me, they still look a bit young :)
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Postby monisaab » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:15 pm

thanks Sparrk...

keeping my fingers crossed...

Aprox. how long before they breed??? a couple of months???
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 Sparrk » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:09 am

cant know for sure, but when they will be ready, their bellies will turn to a bright pink-purple color!! This is how I know mine are going to breed soon!
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Postby monisaab » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:28 pm

IC...

thanks Sparrk...
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 Ptyochromis » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:56 pm

It generally take 2-5 tries for the parents to realize that the eggs are not food. Sometimes the parents will eat the eggs if they feel they won't make it because of some environmental condition (fish are strange).

You will know when they have spawned because you prolly wont see the female and or male for a few days.


Also it will be easier to tell if they are a pair or not if you post a video :P
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Postby monisaab » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:13 pm

ok will try and get a video...

I asked coz I have 4 fish and these 2 hang together all the time...
30 G: 6 Cryptoheros Nanoluteus
10 G: Nanoluteus pair
15 G: Young Apistogramma Baenschi trio
10 G: Apistogramma Cacatuoides pair
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