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I received my wild caught group of Metriaclima sp. Msobo deeps (1m,7f) and they look gorgeous! We had guests all weekend and I didn't have time to take any pictures. Today though, I finally have had time to snap some pictures (400+ to be exact) in order to get some good shots.

We just got a new camera and I am completely experimenting with settings. Feedback would be much appreciated!

Here they are!

The females:
















And... the male:













Group shots... the single male with his harem of females:






Hope you enjoyed them. If you can't tell - I do!
 

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Wow they look great and now thanks to those beauties I can add another fish to my want list! :lol:
At any rate love them, they have some great color.
 

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Kramerpit said:
nice looking bunch. what setting did you take those in? and what type of camera? great pics.
Kramer, I used a Panasonic Lumic DMC-TZ5 (point and shoot) with an external flash and slave trigger. Setting wise, I only had control of shutter speed (1/200). It is about as much as I can control on a simple digital camera.
 

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Thanks for the comments Desi and Haibane! I really enjoy Msobo and I think they are gorgeous fish. It is fun watching the males transition from pure orange to the dark blue and black. Even though I wasn't able to watch the male in this wild caught group change, I have kept 13 Msobo in the past from fry size all the way to maturity and the change is quite dramatic!
 

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Great pics, and congrats on the pick up!

Guess there is no sense in warning you about the aggression level of those "girls"! :lol:
 

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cichlidaholic said:
Great pics, and congrats on the pick up!

Guess there is no sense in warning you about the aggression level of those "girls"! :lol:
Heh, I know the females can be very aggressive with each other so I guess I'll have to see how it all plays out.

I got the fish from Oldworldexotic.
 

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Looks like you've got plenty of girls to work it out! :thumb:
 

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Cich - I don't know your real name sorry.... based on your picture you apparantly keep cobalt blues.. how are they for you? I had a group of 8 juvies that I had to sell to finance my new WC group I pictured here.

I am curious how they are as I am possibly considering adding some cobalt blues to a new tank in the future..
 

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My name is Kim, by the way... :thumb:

I don't have any Cobalts right now, the one in my avatar is my all time favourite fish out of 38 years of fishkeeping, so I guess that pretty much sums it up. :lol:

They are amazing fish, but in this area, it's increasingly hard to find good quality ones. If I could find some of my old ones, I'd have them again.

The only problems I ever had with them was in trying to house too many males together. In a 4 foot tank, I firmly believe one male is all you need, unless it's a single species tank. Their aggression (IME) is conspecific, I've housed them with many species, and never had any problems between them and other fish, but my large Cobalt males were always in charge, just by their intimidation factor alone.

HTH
 

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Beautiful. I have a group right now that looks a lot like yours (1M/7F). Good luck with the breeding. Mine are actually pretty mild mannered. They're wusses next to the C. sp. Lion Mara Rocks and the Ps. polits that I keep them with.
 

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chapman76 said:
Good luck with the breeding. Mine are actually pretty mild mannered.
I must have gotten a demonic bunch of them! I've had 3 out of 4 females holding in the last month, and none of them have made it long enough for me to remove them from the tank to salvage the fry. The girls just beat each other senseless, and the male has finally turned it on enough to send all the White tops I have in the tank with them into hiding. :lol:
 

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chapman76 said:
Beautiful. I have a group right now that looks a lot like yours (1M/7F). Good luck with the breeding. Mine are actually pretty mild mannered. They're wusses next to the C. sp. Lion Mara Rocks and the Ps. polits that I keep them with.
Have yours bred then?
 

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Yes, I have a bunch of about 30 fry right now. Been awhile since they'd held again. Should be soon, but my Lion male isn't giving the msobo male much of a chance to do anything right now.
 
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