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Flameback- help

Postby lala12 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:39 am

Hi everyone,

I am new to this forum and to Cichlids
I have 3 xys flamebacks in my tank one definitely male the other two I am unsure of because they are much younger and have no colouring at the moment....
The male keeps chasing the other two and I am not sure why he is doing this.
can anyone help?
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Re: Flameback- help

Postby DJRansome » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:08 am

He wants to spawn and they don't. Maybe they are too young. Try adding at least 2 more females...keep them in a 48" long tank or longer and add some rocks for hiding places.
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Re: Flameback- help

Postby lala12 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:04 pm

I thought the same thing I'm worried about the other two as they keep hiding behind plants. I previously had a flame back about the same size as the male but again it kept hiding from him
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Re: Flameback- help

Postby DJRansome » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:22 pm

You could take the male out until you get more females. How long is the tank?
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Re: Flameback- help

Postby lala12 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:42 pm

It's 3 ft any tips on picking females apart from colour??
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Re: Flameback- help

Postby lala12 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:39 pm

I would like to post a photo of my cichlids but I can't find an option to upload photos can anyone help??
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Re: Flameback- help

Postby DJRansome » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:43 pm

lala12 wrote:I would like to post a photo of my cichlids but I can't find an option to upload photos can anyone help??

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Re: Flameback- help

Postby lala12 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:00 am

Is this a kyoga flameback? He always has his colours but the black bars come and go

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Re: Flameback- help

Postby lala12 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:33 pm

can anyone please give me some insight into whether my flameback in being dominant or is he trying to attract the females attention? If in fact the other two are female will he act differently with each one?
Any information possible would be appreciated
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Re: Flameback- help

Postby samaki » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:19 am

Hi
Yur fish looks quite weird to me as a flameback, it has a color pattern and a head profiles that seems not to be this species at all
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musy o tunya the water sounds like thunder

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Re: Flameback- help

Postby lala12 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:45 am

In doing some further research im thinking maybe he is a pundamilia nyererei?
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Re: Flameback- help

Postby lala12 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:34 am

Here is a better image of my cichlid any suggestions as to what type of flameback i have???

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Re: Flameback- help

Postby StructureGuy » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:47 am

I believe that you have a hybrid.

Haplochromis sp. “Kyoga flameback” also known as Haplochromis sp. "all red Kyoga”
https://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... hp?id=1550

Haplochromis sp. “flameback”
https://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... hp?id=1548

Pundamilia nyererei
https://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... hp?id=1569

The distinct vertical bars and body shape don't look like any type of "flameback". And the nyererei generally have bright solid red/orange below the dorsal fins. It looks like a nyererei hybrid to me.

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Re: Flameback- help

Postby samaki » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:21 am

I have the same opinion than the previous post by Structure guy
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Re: Flameback- help

Postby fishnerd34 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:53 am

I have a Haplochromis flameback in my mbuna tank and they get along swimmingly! I have a 55 gallon tank with 8 mbuna and the victorian flameback is a good bit larger than them. His size seems to make up for being slightly less aggressive because his coloring is always bright. Your suspected "flameback" might be a hybrid with some species of mbuna and sold to you by an unscrupulous LFS? It doesn't really look like mine.
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