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Astatotilapia Calliptera

Postby Jedi Mind » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:43 pm

Does anyone have aggression issues with this fish? I've had mine for a while and he's stunning at 5 inches but mean.
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Re: Astatotilapia Calliptera

Postby Jedi Mind » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:48 pm

And yes, I posted under the wrong subject. It's from Lake Victoria.
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Re: Astatotilapia Calliptera

Postby brinkles » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:46 am

I haven't kept them, but I like them and might keep some one day. They actually are from lake Malawi but live in rivers, too. I'm afraid they would fight with my H. latifasciata, that's why I haven't gotten any.
How big is the tank, and what other fish are with him? Are there female fish in the tank?
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Re: Astatotilapia Calliptera

Postby Jedi Mind » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:07 pm

That's odd, because I've always read about them be associated with Lake Victoria but are also found around Lake Malawi. Surprisingly, there are no females with him in a 55 gallon grow out tank. Occupants include Red Empress, Venestus, Bi Color, P. Electra, 2 C. Moori, Sunshine, A. Baenchi, P. Nyererei (Python Island), 2 Yellow Labs, S Ahli, all males 4-6 inches.
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Re: Astatotilapia Calliptera

Postby samaki » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:25 am

HI H.callipterus is from lake Malawi and surrounded waters nothing to see with Lake Victroria
I Move this topic in the right section
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Re: Astatotilapia Calliptera

Postby Chester B » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:11 pm

Only with other males. Started out with a group of 4 and now have one male and one female. He pushes her around a bit, but for the most part is quite well behaved. Good with other fish too as he tends to ignore them.
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