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I've had 4 for a couple of months now, they are 2+ inches in length. I'm beginning to think I have all females...
 

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If you freeze my video at 0:25 you will see my wild Ndumbi. He still has not coloured up but I
have about 20 F1 fry from him in a small tank. He is just over two inches too.

 

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Similis said:
If you freeze my video at 0:25 you will see my wild Ndumbi. He still has not coloured up but I
have about 20 F1 fry from him in a small tank. He is just over two inches too.
Nice tank. :thumb:

Yeah, it seems as if these guys can breed quite young. I can see a couple of distended egg tubes already... Maybe I'll get lucky and and find a holding female in the near future.
 

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But really, anyone have experience with these guys? If one of mine is a male, will it color up at a certain size, or a certain age? Do males color up regardless, or do they need to be the alpha?
 

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IME. The males is always a bluish colour with the females a drab grey brown.
They are also aggressive little buggers but I think I have my fish mix right and the Pulpicans and Trewavasse put him in his place.

I was amazed when I first stripped my female. The power in her jaws was amazing. More beak like
anything. I would say they are designed for eating small inverts and Aufwuchs.
Super little fish though.
 

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eeztropheus said:
But really, anyone have experience with these guys? If one of mine is a male, will it color up at a certain size, or a certain age? Do males color up regardless, or do they need to be the alpha?
What other fish are in the tank?
 

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eeztropheus said:
But really, anyone have experience with these guys? If one of mine is a male, will it color up at a certain size, or a certain age? Do males color up regardless, or do they need to be the alpha?
Mine colored up enough to know it was a male at around 1.25 inches. They did breed at around 1.75 inches. In the picture below, I thought the darker fish was a female but it turned out to be a sub-dominant male (he colored up a bit more later)



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Nice picture!
Well, I'm just gonna hope that one of mine turns out to be a male and begins to color up in the future.
 

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mine colored up about 2 inch, i had a pair but i have not seen the female for about a month now so i take it he killed her as he would never leave her alone.i think they are agressive fish.
 

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My females are not even slightly blue. They are more grey than anything.
 

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Do you know were I can get my hands on some of these guys with out spending an arm an a leg for delivery ?

breeders

juvie

fry

what ever is available ?

thanks !!!

ps. very,very serious :fish:
 

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OTISJOEPRETTY said:
Do you know were I can get my hands on some of these guys with out spending an arm an a leg for delivery ?

breeders

juvie

fry

what ever is available ?

thanks !!!

ps. very,very serious :fish:
Try placing an ad in the trading post.
 
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