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Hey Guys,

Here are my very first pics of my wild caught Enantiopus kilesa. I received them on Friday and one of the males is already coloring up, digging his pit and building the first of his sand castles. It is fun watching him chase off the other males and flirt with the girls :)

The kilesa and callichromis are not shy (at all)!

Hope you like...









Got some callichromis in this shot


Full tank shot (I don't have a top or lights yet) - LFS bothced my top order (twice)
 

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Two of the most beautiful fish!

I have both too but what size are your kilesa?
Mine are not colouring up like yours, I have a feeling mine are still young...
 

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jamminallie said:
Those are great looking fish! Where did you order them from?
Thank you for the kind words you guys :)

I got them from a friend, from his personal collection. Wild caught kilesa don't seem to come in the country very often.
 

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shon982 said:
Two of the most beautiful fish!

I have both too but what size are your kilesa?
Mine are not colouring up like yours, I have a feeling mine are still young...
That big male is probably close to six inches.
 

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very nice raz.

I just stripped my first wild female and got a huge number a fry.....25 :thumb:
Last time I breed these guys only got around 15 or so most of the time from my f1's

how many did you get???

what callo's are those?
 

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Look like callochromis pleurospilus to me, no idea on variant

What ratio do you have for both fish?

6 inches, wow that's like 15cm isn't it. Mine are probably half that or a tad bigger
 

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Furcifer158 said:
very nice raz.

I just stripped my first wild female and got a huge number a fry.....25 :thumb:
Last time I breed these guys only got around 15 or so most of the time from my f1's

how many did you get???

what callo's are those?
Thanks guys :)

They are callochromis pleurospilus Rasberry Ikola (QTY 7) 3m/4f

Same QTY on the Enantipous.

I am new to these guys - I like them.

Russ
 

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They look great and you will love both species.

Let us know how the callo's do with them, I have never had any success keeping the two together. I have tried many different species/variants of callo's with them and they always seem to pick on the kilesa when they start to spawn.

More picks please of both :thumb:
 

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Lovely looking fish Razzo. I have been waiting months to get some Enants - not easy to come by in the UK either, wild or F1 or even TB. Hopefully next month. Great colour on them.
 

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Furcifer158 said:
They look great and you will love both species.

Let us know how the callo's do with them, I have never had any success keeping the two together. I have tried many different species/variants of callo's with them and they always seem to pick on the kilesa when they start to spawn.

More picks please of both :thumb:
Thanks for the kudos guys :) I am pretty excited about these new arrivals :D
These kilesa & callo's both existed in my friends tank together and both spawned. Lord willing, they will get along in my tank too. We shall see :popcorn:

More pics coming right up :lol:

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Mr Mbuna said:
Lovely looking fish Razzo. I have been waiting months to get some Enants - not easy to come by in the UK either, wild or F1 or even TB. Hopefully next month. Great colour on them.
Best wishes on securing some enants over there!
 

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I have Kilesa. They are great fish. Mine have bred but not often and don't always hold well.
 

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Must be rare everywhere, even in australia they're impossible to find.
I'm one of the two people in my state with them I believe.
$75-$120 for fry over here
 

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shon982 said:
Must be rare everywhere, even in australia they're impossible to find.
I'm one of the two people in my state with them I believe.
$75-$120 for fry over here
That is one of the reasons I chose them. Wild kilesa just don't come in from the lake very often and I searched the internet to see if anyone was selling F1 kilesa and I couldn't find them. Did find some F2 and TR but no F1. I am sure they are out there but not many. I wouldn't have go these wild caughts if it wasn't for a good friend who was willing to sell some of his personal collection. I am really enjoying these fish. I consider it a blessing to have them.
 

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Oh and what do you feed them?
What my friend fed them.... Dainichi Cichlid Ultimate Krill (small sinking).
 

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Good luck on breeding them, they have been such a difficult fish for me to breed. I'm glad I now have some f1's finally growing up. I just hope all 25 live :D

Maybe with are two wild groups Razzo we can help stock the US with these amazing fish :thumb:
 
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