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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:22 am

noddy wrote:I just found this:

Ophthalmotilapia nasuta "Chimba" and Ophthalmotilapia nasuta "Moliro"
These varieties are known as the Tiger Nasuta. Both have dark brown spots all over the body and tail fin. The difference is the Chimba variety has a silvery base with other fins being a light yellow. The Moliro variety has a light yellow base with the other fins being a drab grayish yellow color.


Thanks a lot for this helpful information! :thumb:

Then this might be the Chimba... The fins are yellowish.


That makes sense, because the fishstation is located in Chimba.

The store also told me that the fishermen took a trip by boat. Probably to Moliro to catch fish.

Why should you catch a tiger nasuta at Moliro, when you can also catch them at Chimba?


May I ask you, where you got this helpful information? :roll: :oops:
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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby noddy » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:09 am

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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:52 pm


Thanks a lot! :thumb:

There's good information on that site :wink:
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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:47 pm

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A new photo of the male Lepidiolamprologus attenuatus "yellow".
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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:44 pm

And a photo of our dominant O. nasuta male.

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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:38 pm

One of our two ellipsifers :)


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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby wryan » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:02 pm

Very neat ... quite the handsome fellow ... :thumb:
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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:09 pm

@wryan: Thanks a lot!



This time the attenuatus female managed to protect the eggs at night, against the 2 ellipsifer's.
She probably learned to be alert at night


Last time the eggs were eaten the first night by the ellipsifer's.

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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:04 am

And most of the fry is out!


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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby whalebite » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:17 pm

This is such a beautiful tank.
So I am really curious about the eels and the little shell dwellers, I am thinking about possibilities with Starry Nights they seem to have a relatively small tubular mouth, not moori with their big mouths, because multies I know are really small, and I assume lots of fry are lost to all the predators, or would a larger shell dweller be a better choice?
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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:31 am

@whalebite:

The multi's know how to handle the predator attenuatus in our tank.

Many years ago I combined them whith Lepidiolamprologus hecqui. The hecqui caught some of the multi's and ate them, but not all of them.
I never saw this in combination with the attenuatus.

I also combined them with Neolamprologus pectoralis. All of the multi's were gone after some time.

Here a new photo of our tank.

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And some older pictures because the photobucket-issue :x


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Lepidiolamprologus attenuatus yellow F0 (male)

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Mastacembelus ellipsifer F1

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proven couple, Lepidiolamprologus attenuatus yellow F0

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Lepidiolamprologus attenuatus yellow F0 (male)

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"Lamprologus" ocellatus (male)

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Mastacembelus ellipsifer F1

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Ophthalmotilapia nasuta F0 (male)
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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:43 pm

A new movie after a long time...


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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:51 pm

Last week we added 5 young Neolamprologus tretocephalus to our tank :wink:

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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:18 am

A video of the nasuta's just after spawning...
I was a bit too late :?


And a close-up of a female spilopterus with eggs.

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Re: Tanganyika cichlids again

Postby nijlpaard » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:21 am

I shot a video yesterday, a bit in a dark corner of the tank.
So not much color and not so sharp...

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