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Please play Air's "Sexy Boy" on your stereo before viewing these photos to enhance your overall experience. I got this guy (Brutus) and Gal (Betty) about 2 months ago. Brutus is quite the spousal abuser, but he's become pretty hot stuff. I've got a divider in my 20L now, but he's been pretty ingenious in breaking my schemes. I've finally got Brutus the Beast contained, but when I put him over to see his gal, he get's awful hot and colorful, don't you think? Not bad for a juvie!

Still not sure if they are spirulus or cutteri. Anyone care to opine?

Los ojos celestes para que te cuestes (rough translation: Pretty blue eyes that cost you):


Whatchalookinat?


Baun Chicka Waung Waaaung!


Thanks for looking!
 

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TheFishGuy said:
Well.... Here's the cutteri pair I just got....
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/view ... p?t=166057

Hope that helps!
Yeah, I just responded in that thread about feeling all lonely in my fish-obsessedness away from home (Akron).

I still can't tell the difference between the two species; I'd have to see both side by side. They were sold as spirulus, so I'm defaulting to that, but pilau (I think) thought they were cutteri maybe because of the bit of blue in the flank, so I have my doubts now.

Glad you like the title! :dancing:
 

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I have spilurus in the 800 also, a small group of about five ot six. The male cutteri does not have blue eyes, yours does... Does your female get a dark band going from her snout through her eye? If so ,then she's cutteri. Actually I'm inclined to think you've got cutteri. Though to be honest this is the first time I've kept either species. We'll have to wait till my spilurus grow up a bit.... They are very very closely related... Not as close as say Cons and HRP... Which incidently didn't go for much at this past auction too :lol: Sorry if I've offended any HRP people out there... :oops:
 

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Absolutely stunning! :drooling:
I love all the colors and those striking blue eyes. 8)

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She was going through the barrier into his space more and more and he was accepting her more, not beating up etc. Then they both started digging. And digging. And digging. Then, bloodworms, tubifex, mysis, and a few live cherries. Then a BIG water change. Then Bang Chicka Waw waw! Note especially the females breeding coloration. very striking! she wears the pants now...





 

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where can i get a pair of those your fish estan maravilloso.. ( marvelous )
 

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Good looking fish you got there. They look just like the cutteri I have.

I love mine. They have all kinds of personality. I had a pair thet had a couple batches of fry, but now the male has left the first female and is currently guarding a batch of eggs with another. They are my own little soap opera. Good stuff.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys...keep 'em coming!

Here are some new pics, now with some free swimming fry. The mom keeps grabbing them and moving them back into the pot...that strategy isn't going to work for long...there have gotta be 100+ in there. I think I'm going to have to pull the Curviceps pair on the other side of the tank (past a divider) because the fry will eventually swim through and get eaten.





 
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