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Update on Kyoga Flameback (Red is not dead)

Postby cichlid-gal » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:36 pm

This is just a short video of my Xystichromis sp. "kyoga flameback" male. It is so hard to capture a truly good picture of him because he can't sit still for more than a second. The video was slowed to 1/4 time for viewing ease :lol:

And RED is not dead...a big thank you to Dave's Rare Aquarium Fish for selling me this oh so stunning boy!

125g Limbochromis robertsi, P. mulitcolor victoriae, P. pulcher
125g Metriaclima sp. zebra gold (Lions Cove) WC, P. polit
75g Xystichromis sp. Kyoga Flameback
and smaller tanks with livebearers, Bettas, tetras, other
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Re: Update on Kyoga Flameback (Red is not dead)

Postby walzon1 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:22 pm

nice vid he is beautiful and nice rock and background too, really looks natural.
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Re: Update on Kyoga Flameback (Red is not dead)

Postby Mschn99 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:05 pm

I have a group of these myself. Really spectacular species!
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Re: Update on Kyoga Flameback (Red is not dead)

Postby cichlid-gal » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:27 am

Thanks walzon and Mschn....and really the video doesn't do the "red" justice...it looks more red in person and not so red/orange. These guys are standouts in the tank.
125g Limbochromis robertsi, P. mulitcolor victoriae, P. pulcher
125g Metriaclima sp. zebra gold (Lions Cove) WC, P. polit
75g Xystichromis sp. Kyoga Flameback
and smaller tanks with livebearers, Bettas, tetras, other
C.A.R.E.S
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Re: Update on Kyoga Flameback (Red is not dead)

Postby Mschn99 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:08 am

cichlid-gal wrote:Thanks walzon and Mschn....and really the video doesn't do the "red" justice...it looks more red in person and not so red/orange. These guys are standouts in the tank.

Having a CARES registered group of them, i know exactly what your talking about as far as not being able to film or video the full color of them you see with the naked eye. They rival my nyererei for being the flashiest of the four vics i keep. Even my dayglow though are impossible to film or photograph and get the color to show like your seeing with the naked eye.

What do you have them with? I have heard so many people say that they color best in a species only tank, yet when i tried this i got no breeding and minimal color (tried them in a species only 55). Put them back with my saulosi and they immediately started coloring up and breeding. Strange.
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Re: Update on Kyoga Flameback (Red is not dead)

Postby cichlid-gal » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:37 pm

I had them with Aulonocara baenschi but this male was constantly after them if they came into his territory which is one whole side of the tank and a very large rock pile. He literally stressed them to death I think. I now have them with a small group (3 - 1M/2F) of young Placidochromis sp. "Phenochilus Tanzania" but I'll be moving the Placidochromis to another tank within a couple of months (I have a 165G tank I'm getting ready to set up soon) so the kyogas will have a species only tank I think. I only have one male kyoga and all the rest are females...did you have multiple males? Maybe with more than one male the coloration is not as brilliant?
125g Limbochromis robertsi, P. mulitcolor victoriae, P. pulcher
125g Metriaclima sp. zebra gold (Lions Cove) WC, P. polit
75g Xystichromis sp. Kyoga Flameback
and smaller tanks with livebearers, Bettas, tetras, other
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Re: Update on Kyoga Flameback (Red is not dead)

Postby Mschn99 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:19 pm

cichlid-gal wrote:I had them with Aulonocara baenschi but this male was constantly after them if they came into his territory which is one whole side of the tank and a very large rock pile. He literally stressed them to death I think. I now have them with a small group (3 - 1M/2F) of young Placidochromis sp. "Phenochilus Tanzania" but I'll be moving the Placidochromis to another tank within a couple of months (I have a 165G tank I'm getting ready to set up soon) so the kyogas will have a species only tank I think. I only have one male kyoga and all the rest are females...did you have multiple males? Maybe with more than one male the coloration is not as brilliant?

The group is 2M 8F. The dominant male shows color just fine when they are with a second species, but not by themselves. Strange.
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Re: Update on Kyoga Flameback (Red is not dead)

Postby cichlid-gal » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:05 pm

Mschn99 wrote:Having a CARES registered group of them


I forgot to share...mine are CARES registered also Mschn
125g Limbochromis robertsi, P. mulitcolor victoriae, P. pulcher
125g Metriaclima sp. zebra gold (Lions Cove) WC, P. polit
75g Xystichromis sp. Kyoga Flameback
and smaller tanks with livebearers, Bettas, tetras, other
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Re: Update on Kyoga Flameback (Red is not dead)

Postby Mschn99 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:56 pm

cichlid-gal wrote:
Mschn99 wrote:Having a CARES registered group of them


I forgot to share...mine are CARES registered also Mschn

Very nice!
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Re: Update on Kyoga Flameback (Red is not dead)

Postby cichlid-gal » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:19 am

Was able to catch those stunning spawning colors this morning...enjoy

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125g Limbochromis robertsi, P. mulitcolor victoriae, P. pulcher
125g Metriaclima sp. zebra gold (Lions Cove) WC, P. polit
75g Xystichromis sp. Kyoga Flameback
and smaller tanks with livebearers, Bettas, tetras, other
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Re: Update on Kyoga Flameback (Red is not dead)

Postby chopsteeks » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:43 am

Quite inspirational. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Update on Kyoga Flameback (Red is not dead)

Postby StructureGuy » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:31 pm

Very nice, cichlid-gal
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Re: Update on Kyoga Flameback (Red is not dead)

Postby cichlid-gal » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:44 pm

Thanks chopsteeks and Kevin :)
125g Limbochromis robertsi, P. mulitcolor victoriae, P. pulcher
125g Metriaclima sp. zebra gold (Lions Cove) WC, P. polit
75g Xystichromis sp. Kyoga Flameback
and smaller tanks with livebearers, Bettas, tetras, other
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Re: Update on Kyoga Flameback (Red is not dead)

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:01 am

Gorgeous!
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Re: Update on Kyoga Flameback (Red is not dead)

Postby cichlid-gal » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:50 pm

Thanks Iggy ;)
125g Limbochromis robertsi, P. mulitcolor victoriae, P. pulcher
125g Metriaclima sp. zebra gold (Lions Cove) WC, P. polit
75g Xystichromis sp. Kyoga Flameback
and smaller tanks with livebearers, Bettas, tetras, other
C.A.R.E.S
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