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My Wild Altolamprologus Compressicep "Fire Fin' spawned for the first time about 5 days ago. Today I went in to see it the fry are ready to be taken out and they were. She chose a piece of lace rock, with a small crater in it just big enough for her to fit in, to breed in. Not the 5 shells or breeding caves i have in there. She chose a rock. So I got a egg tumbler ready to put the fry in, sense they still had yolk sacks, and a Tupperware to poor the fry into before they were going to be put in the tumbler. Just so that I would not lose any. Everything went well and got all the fry out of the rock and in the tumbler and there are about 90 fry in there tried to get a picture of them but it hard, here are a couple. Also here are two pics of the father. He as some great reds in his fins.






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Congrats Jon-e!
its so exciting! but when they start growing.. going to take a while :lol:
got a tank shot?
 

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Ya I have breed some white calvus before took almost a year before they were an inch, but it's worth waiting :D
They are only in a 29 gallon, I thought it was too small for them but it works i guess.
They are in there with a pair of wild xeno ornatipinnis, and 5 small fronts that I'm holding for a friend. The comps are still hiding, from when i was in the tank.
Here's the tank not too impressive.



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Ya I have breed some white calvus before took almost a year before they were an inch, but it's worth waiting :D
They are only in a 29 gallon, I thought it was too small for them but it works i guess.
They are in there with a pair of wild xeno ornatipinnis, and 5 small fronts that I'm holding for a friend. The comps are still hiding, from when i was in the tank.
Here's the tank not too impressive.



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you need a background :wink:

oo.. me like sandies
btw whats that circular thing on the left?
looks like a sponge filter that doesnt have a air tube.
 

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Here is a pic of the hole they spawned in. It was covered by another rock.



Day two - counted fry and there are 83 of them :D
have only lost one fry, well it was never fertilized so it does not count.



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Day four - Well eveythings going fine. The power even went out for about 4 hour still have all 83 of them.
Here's a pic, there eyes are almost fully developed

 

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I've been told that Doug Conkling from Reserve Stock Cichlids has been able to get his Calvus and Comp fry to an inch within 3 months. Apparently his automatic water change system changes 10% of the tank water daily so that would definitely contribute to the rapid growth.
 

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I will have to try it out. Thanks for the info :thumb:

I live like a few miles away from Sam Chin from rockymountaincichlids.com. They have some of the best quality in fish around. Great group of people
 

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thank you everyone :D :D :D :D
I will keep posting pics of them as they grow.
Its crazy how fast the fry grow too.

O and still have not lost a single one :thumb:
 
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