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Hey all...

Just thought I'd drop in with a little update on my electric yellow fry...

Well here's the oldest one a couple weeks back:



and now:



and the other's:



They're big enough now for me to add Nemo (the original single fry that I rescues from the main tank)

Here they all are together (there's 22 of them!):



I've got them living in a tank that I've permanently separated with a sheet of glass and sealed up to make two tanks...with the one on the left serving as my hospital/quarantine tank:



I've got three newcomers living in there at the minute...

It's funny, there isn't any rockwork in there at the minute as its just a temporary tank...but two of them have become inseperable, almost like they've paired off, which is odd for mbuna?

They both spent ages digging out this hollow in the sand and sit like this together for hours:



I bought them forgetting just how small they are when you buy them, so they're living there until they're big enough...then I plan to make a just yellow lab tank to house everyone together....just got to work a few more weeks to be able to afford the new tank!

In the other 4 footer I've got some angel fish and corydoras, black ghost knife fish etc...



Oh and I've got a jewel cichlid living on his own..and a Jack Dempsey living on his own...shame I can't combine the two but thats just the way its supposed to be I suppose.



In the current main cichlid tank I've got 4 Yellows, 3 Blues, a red Zebra, 2 Unidentifieds:











I'd love to see everyone else's setups!

Cheers,

Joe
 
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They're definately pairing off! Never seen this before from mbuna! the third fish isnt allowed into the pit they've dug (both of them maintain the pit) and when they're not in it, they swim around together! Unless I'm being an idiot and they're just going through the motions of spawning?
 

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Your fish are definitely odd pairing up like that... But I ahve to admit it is adorable.... You should get some more pictures...
 

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Just wondering...I'm not seeing any signs of black on those lab fry. Any chance they could be hybrids?
 

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Super Turtleman said:
Just wondering...I'm not seeing any signs of black on those lab fry. Any chance they could be hybrids?
Yes i too hve the same concern, i have EY fry around the same size and they all have black or signs of on them...
 

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Yes i too hve the same concern, i have EY fry around the same size and they all have black or signs of on them...
Yeah, my lab fry had hints of black as soon as they were spit/stripped...or shortly after. That's why I was asking...
 

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In the current main cichlid tank I've got 4 Yellows, 3 Blues, a red Zebra, 2 Unidentifieds
I would say there is a chance that they are hybrids, just from this stock list. And I'm not seeing any black, either.

The Yellow labs may have crossed with the red zebra. The red zebra may cross with the Cobalt zebras.

Not a tank I would salvage fry from at all, unless I just planned to keep them for myself. :thumb:

I'd also be somewhat concerned about those two in QT if they are spending alot of time sitting on the bottom like that. It could be indicative of problems. They look healthy enough, but it's just not a good thing when fish sit on the bottom of the tank for extended periods of time!
 
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yeah probably hybrids...showing slight orangey bits...just have to wait and see...fine by me, they're going no further than my house!

Of course they're healthy, completely fine, just sitting in their dugout, they swim about all over the place just occasionally sit in there. I exaggerated a bit in previous post...but yeah it doesn't mean they're unhealthy! a fish sits a in a cave/rock formation, they don't swim all the time!

I'm hoping they are hybrids...I know you guys probably massively disagree with that, but I like the idea, i see it as my own strain of fish if that makes sense.

Don't worry, they fish go no further than here!
 
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Yes i too hve the same concern, i have EY fry around the same size and they all have black or signs of on them...
Could you get a picture up here for me to compare them please? I've been searching around on the net and all the pictures of young fry don't have any black on their fins...I'll keep you guys updated on this one, see how they turn out. Couple more weeks maybe?
 

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You won't be able to confirm anything for sure, even with pics.

I had a gorgeous group of what I believed to be pure Yellow labs - nice as any you've ever seen, and their fry were obviously part red zebra. There is no way anyone could have told by looking at my adult group.!
 
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