Cichlid Fish Forum banner
1 - 20 of 86 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
173 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am so stoked to have these guys. Thanks to misterted for providing them. If you haven't seen his awesome male, check it out in the profiles. His is the first one.
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... hp?id=1733

I have decided to keep a photo journal of the little buggers growth.

Here they are as fry 03-13-05

You can already see the yellow dorsal fin and some color in the tail. :D

Here is one surrounded by his dayglow neighbors.

I will post new pics as they change.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
350 Posts
Sweet, if you don't mind I might post some pics of my juvies .. the two males are starting to colour up and they're proving to be the most interesting fish in my tank.
They are about the same size as yours, maybe a bit bigger. How many do you have?
I've got six, they also tend to stay in the open water which is sort of nice .. upper part too.

I was lucky to find these at the LFS and it didn't seem like anyone else was picking them up because they are all just dull grey .. little do they know.

edit: here's one, not a close up but you get the idea.


and another, mind the lab .. this was day 2 of the tank and he doesn't show that moustache anymore .. weird


(the afra is in the background there)

They are about 2" now. When the male colours up he goes almost white with dark bars and an almost full black face mask .. it's amazing because it's like a switch .. on .. off
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
173 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
smp
Very nice. Lucky find there would never be such a species in LFS around here.
I have 6 too. Mine are much smaller than yours. The largest is about 3/4" and the smallest is little more than 1/4".
Like I said at the start of this post their father is an awesome example of the species.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
157 Posts
Although Cobues seem to be all the rage these days, I think Jalo Reef Afras are hands down the best of the bunch.

Here's my dominant male. I have a 2M/3F group, and about 25 fry growing out right now. The dominant male is this fired up most days. Even the sub-male looks pretty good. When they get ready to spawn or defend territory, the blue can almost turn white. Awesome fish.

I don't mean to muck up your photo journal, but I had to show this guy off!

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
173 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
No worries jw, mind if I don't call you lover? :lol: I'm only having fun. Your Jalo Reef is awesome. Thanks for sharing. How old is he? So, you don't have problems with keeping two males? I can't wait for mine to grow. They are definitly one of my favorites. :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
157 Posts
He's probably 1.5 years old, at least. These have never shown much aggression towards each other. I had 3 males together, but the tank had a nasty fungus infection tear through. Killed most of my aulonocara stuartgranti Hai Reef, and the one Jalo male. They do their shake and wiggle from time to time, but never much more than that.

I have the 2/3 group of Jalos in a 65 gallon with 2M/2F ps. saulosi and 2M/3F Aul. Hai Reef (juvies from parents that died). Very little aggression in the tank. The dominant saulosi male can be cranky, but no nipped fins or fish hiding out.

By the way, here's the dominant Hai Reef male that died. Was my favorite fish at the time. I hope his offspring show that kind of color.



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
350 Posts
That's a beautiful afra Loverjw, I hope mine look like that.
Right now I know that I have two males .. of the four other fish I'm SURE that 3 of them are female and I'm starting to think that one is a male. I might have 3m/3f but I'm hoping I have 2m/4f.
Also, I totally concur with the Jalo > Cobue sentiment :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
350 Posts
Here's a couple of mine, mind the pics they aren't the greatest.





He actually colours up a bit more than that and he's about 2" right now. He's definitely one of the more active fish in the tank with regards to territorial behaviour though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
173 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
These guys are doing well and still growing. Sixteen days later, I can see some growth. The PVC pipe is 1.5" for prospective.



They have been eating NLS growth formula for 2 weeks now. Yay - I have Jalo Reefs now!

:D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
131 Posts
i know mine is different but it has similar characteristics and colors...heres a picture of my mbamba and babies..



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
173 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Here they are 2 weeks later. I think you can tell they are bigger from these pics. Yay Jalo's.





Pictures taken 4-13-05.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
922 Posts
James,

What are you feeding these guys? They are growing really fast.
They look great.
I feel a bond here.

Ted.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
173 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Hi Ted.

They are eating NLS growth formula 3x a day. Don't worry I'll take good care of them for you. :lol:
 
1 - 20 of 86 Posts
Top