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Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Island)

Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:57 am

hello experts,

finally i got hold of some 10 Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Island) from Czech direct imports.
they are labeled as Ruti island

but when i see them they are almost colorless.... :o
size ranging from 1inch to 1.5 inch
are they still too small to see any color?

what i can see is depending on mood , they have some black vertical strips and some faint yellow body on some suspected "males".... suspected "females" are mostly silver with yellow tails and anal fins. there are no red color! :-?

is yellow color more prominent on Ruti island? is there any red on Ruti island?

thanks

Re: Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Island)

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:39 pm

It's perfectly normal for them to look like that at their current size. Give them some time to grow out a bit and your males will gradually start coloring up.
Red or orange will be the main color on the upper half of the fish. Be patient and you will be rewarded with some beautiful fish.

Re: Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Island)

Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:25 am

thank u sir
ok i will feed them 3 times a day and hope they will grow very fast.
i actually notice they are quite aggressive to each other even at 1-1.5 inch!
they are living in a 55 gallon now.

ok which P.nyererei location has the most red color and most beautiful? Ruti?
and how big do Rutis grow?

thanks

Re: Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Island)

Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:37 pm

any folks

have good pictures of ruti?
what i see on the internet search shows many different color forms.
not too see what they will look like when fully grown...

thanks

Re: Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Island)

Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:32 am

I am currently on a quest for Ruti and not having any luck. I have ended up with three females. Here are some pics. I am fairly confident in the breeder I got these from. There are so many variants, a lot of sources aren't always sure what variant they have ect. Hope these pics help! I am looking for a batch of 8-10 juvies, let me know where I can find some!

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The yellow is more of a haze. Note the blue top with red tip. I would appreciate some confirmation and agreement from someone with experience with this species!

Re: Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Island)

Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:42 am

yup those females in your pixs looks excatly like mine.
how big is your ruti?

Re: Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Island)

Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:34 am

Two inches, maybe 2 1/4

Re: Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Island)

Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:14 am

any egg spots on the anal fins?
my females do have some egg spots. but some females dont have any too...

Re: Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Island)

Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:21 am

Yep, one of them does have egg spots.

Re: Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Island)

Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:35 am

Here's a pic of the P.nyererei ruti island from Leiden university
http://aquarium-webzine.com/poisson-eau ... ppe-ble_01
another pic ofa subdominated male
http://s35.photobucket.com/albums/d163/ ... beta2i.jpg
the same fish when dominant
http://s35.photobucket.com/albums/d163/ ... erei-8.jpg
a female
http://s35.photobucket.com/albums/d163/ ... irutyF.jpg
xris :)

Re: Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Island)

Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:29 pm

holy sh....... i think i have all females looking at those pics!
they are 1-1.5 inch now and they all look like the female!

arghhh...... sad...

Re: Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Island)

Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:41 am

Be patient, I hear males won't show much color for a while, and sometimes only one male has obvious color. I would wait a little longer before reaching any conclusions.

Re: Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Island)

Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:38 am

chowder, the blue fish with red fins is H.sp"red tail sheller" a mollusc eater from the Kenyan shores of lake victoria.
xris

Re: Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Island)

Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:17 pm

Yup, we were talking about the center fish in the same photo, a female Nyererei Ruti Island. I was describing the dorsal fin blue with red edge.

Re: Pundamilia nyererei (Ruti Island)

Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:37 pm

johnchor wrote:holy sh....... i think i have all females looking at those pics!
they are 1-1.5 inch now and they all look like the female!

arghhh...... sad...



My younger males didn't show much of any color until they were about 6-8 months old and near the 2" range...
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