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I thought I would share my experince with these guys.

Very interesting fish that is pretty much like a Xenotilapia or other sand sifting fish.

I have a group of them in a 50 breeder with Paracyprichromis that I raised up from TINY fry. They seem pretty hardy once they are past the 1.25 mark. I can feed them anything including black worms.

Amazing fish, they don't really bother anyone. Kind of remind me of Calvus... with how regal they are.

I noticed a small pit in the corner of their tank developing about a week ago. It's not like a feather fin pit... more like a lamp pit dug on the side of a rock. Like brichardi etc.

I have slate in the tank for the paracyps but they use it as well.

Spawning took place about 3 days ago. She is still holding as of now. I'm watching for them to switch as my friend that bred mine said they will switch at will. Kind of like P. typus ! How cool !

Very little aggression which is a nice surprise... I don't have to watch the tank like a hawk !

Anyways... I hope this helps someone. I know there have been a few questions about them recently.
 

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Congrats, awesome fish. These along with some Aulonocara hueseri were the first wild caught fish I kept. This was some 25 years ago, and I could only afford two, but they were very nice fish to keep.
 

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She is still holding :dancing:

I'm really liking these fish. No aggression to deal with !

Cool, I didn't realize they were biparental.
Yup... I think that is why they are a tad harder to spawn... but we will see. Hasn't been long enough for them to "switch". That is if they switch like most biparental. I was told they don't switch like normal :-? But maybe that is a wild behavior :x
 
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