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I'm not a huge peacock fan, although the random male or trio seem to find their way into my hands on occasion. (I think they're great, just love my mbuna more! :thumb: )

Well, this little guy was hanging out at the LFS for quite some time, and I kept my eye on him. At less than 2 inches, his colour was pretty amazing, so eventually, he wound up coming home with me.

Young male A. jacobfriebergi:


He's on his third "trial" tank right now, in with my meanest mbuna, and still he fights... If this one doesn't work out, he'll be living alone in a small tank or I'll give him away.

The moral to the story:

Never underestimate the anger of a little jake!

Kim
 

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Jakes, Jakes, ohh Jakes... Tuff little guys...Reminds me of this little chubby second grade bully that would pick on all of the 5th and 6th graders at the elementary I attended as a child. he ran the playground with in iron fist. (Ironically, he was known to bring brass knuckles to school!) But never the less, Aul. jacobfriebergi "Otter Point" is my favorite fish ever. If ever I get a digital camera I would love to share my little guy with all of you. He is a survivor of a clutch of 24 fry that he killed off 2 days or so after the mother spit them. His colors are very intense, very red for a non Eureka strain. The Mom and Dad were victims of a house fire that took the whole back corner of our home. It was a very sad day. Those were my favorite fish and most active breeding fish I have ever owned. Their colors were beautiful, having being F-1 Otter points, they were the closest I had ever gotten to wild Aul. Jacobfreibergi Otter Point. :( I'll probably never own a strain of Otter Points that pure again :( :( :( .
 

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My yellow jake is one of the largest in the tank and a pussycat.

My eureka red is one of the smallest in the tank and he likes to throw his weight around. Mostly everyone else ignores him except the poor ruby red, who is taking the brunt of the chasing. Eureka red may be wearing out his welcome in the tank. Alas, he's a real beauty! The otter point went back to the LFS.
 

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They each have their own personality, don't they... My eureka red was a real beauty but one of the most placid fish in the tank. My lwanda beat him to shreds one day, he didn't even fight back. I pulled the eureka out and tried to treat him, but it seems by the time I realized the extent of the agression he was already too far gone. :x
 

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My yellow jake is a beauty, but the biggest bully I've ever seen. He's more than capable of dispatching much larger fish and has done so on more than a few occations. His curent tank mates are big enough and or fast enough to handle him, but if he wasn't my wifes favorite he'd have been rehomed a long time ago. Definately not a fish for the faint of heart. He's a mile of mayhem packed into four inches of peacock. :lol:
 

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Well I learned something new today. I always thought peacocks (I've never kept any) were docile and had to be protected from more aggressive fish.
 

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Well I learned something new today. I always thought peacocks (I've never kept any) were docile and had to be protected from more aggressive fish.
A. Jacobfriebergi are the exception to that rule. Most peacocks are pretty docile but these guys can be real brutes , and mine is a first rate tyrant.
 

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I can't imagine what this one will be like once he fully matures. I honestly wish I still had my auratus just to see what he'd do with that. :eek:

He seems to have no clue that he's as tiny as he is...

He's one of those fish you just want to thump on the head! :lol:

The Msobo male finally had enough of his antics last night and put him in his place, but I noticed today he's right back at it!

One day I think giving him some girls might mellow him out a bit, and the next day I think maybe that's not such a good idea, since it could make him worse.

This one will earn a name... :wink:

Kim
 
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