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Chindongo Saulosi

Postby DarthJ » Fri May 15, 2020 7:47 pm

I have many (100)Saulosi,most I acquired from a reputable source.Is there any thing wrong with having 6 bars as opposed to 5,in which I hear they are supposed to have.
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Re: Chindongo Saulosi

Postby noki » Sat May 16, 2020 7:06 pm

Reportedly wild barred Mbuna in general are not all perfectly consistant, but they breed the best males. After many generations being bred in captivity fish can get variable, it is hard to select for both male and female color with dimorphic cichlids.

If the fish are mostly consistent, they probably are not hybrids. You can remove males that don't look "right" so they don't breed.
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Re: Chindongo Saulosi

Postby DarthJ » Mon May 18, 2020 8:32 am

they are not dimorphic like Demasoni,these are f1 as well but no males ever have 5 bars.Upon my further reasearch,5 bars are the true colour,so I guess I answered my own question and hopefully informed others trying to find out the same.these fish are near endangered in the wild,I doubt any I will ever breed will make it back,so im not too concerned other than the true value.Thanks for the replies.
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Re: Chindongo Saulosi

Postby Cosi » Mon May 18, 2020 11:22 am

http://malawi.si/Malawi/Mbuna/Chindongo ... ef%27.html

Looks like the images of Taiwanee Reef collections point have 5 - 7 bars on this website.
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Re: Chindongo Saulosi

Postby DJRansome » Mon May 18, 2020 11:49 am

Possibly a typo. Demasoni are monomorphic with one color for both genders. Saulosi are dimorphic with 2 colors, one for females and one for males. For Members reading the post now and in the future.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: Chindongo Saulosi

Postby Fogelhund » Tue May 19, 2020 10:58 am

DarthJ wrote:I have many (100)Saulosi,most I acquired from a reputable source.Is there any thing wrong with having 6 bars as opposed to 5,in which I hear they are supposed to have.


If some have six bars, and don't look right, I'd just weed them out of a breeding group. There is nothing wrong with having extra bars, it happens, but it isn't what I'd want for breeders personally. If you don't mind, perhaps Private Message me, as to where you go them from. I've always loved saulosi, wouldn't mind a few.
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