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8 years 2 months ago #29938 by ziggy2
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Man those are looking good.

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8 years 2 months ago - 8 years 2 months ago #29937 by BCParker
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More color coming in.  This is the best looking so far,  it's the biggest at 3.25".  at least 4 other males in the bunch.





same fish as previous pics.
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8 years 2 months ago #29819 by BCParker
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More color every day.  Finally got one to spread out the fins.  Fatty

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8 years 2 months ago #29792 by ziggy2
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Those are really nice.  Good luck with them.

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8 years 3 months ago #29774 by BCParker
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Peacocks are just starting to get some color.  Mostly yellow and blue.  Getting interesting.
Zebras are doing great,  breeding like crazy, plan to try stripping one tonight.


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8 years 5 months ago #29042 by BCParker
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Getting more color.  Two more dead males this afternoon brings me down to 8 zebras- 2 or3 likely female, 5 or 6 male.  Moving to a bigger tank tomorrow.  This one seems to own the two females and the left half of the 20L, the one in the PVC has the right side with a bunch of freaked out sub dominant males huddled in the corner.

Going to be in a 75 for the time being, Any ideas for a third species I might add?
The peacocks half their size are completely ignored. 


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8 years 6 months ago #28396 by BCParker
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They're getting bigger.  Zebras growing twice as fast as peacocks

11 or 12 zebras left,  at least 4 male.  Thinking of splitting them into two groups so they all don't kill each other









that last one has been eating way too much.  It has stretch marks on the other side like the scales can't grow fast enough to keep up with the fish.  

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8 years 7 months ago #28226 by BCParker
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You're sure they're not bengas?  I guess I would have found out when none of them turned yellow.  Otter point is  good,  I like them both.

Can you give me the date these were hatched?  I want to keep track of how fast they're growing.

The zebras are definitely growing faster.  They're all in a 20L together with a few fat little livebearers,  I might have to divide them in a few days so the zebras don't eat the smaller otter point fry.
All are eating flakes and frozen daphnia, they spit out my micro pellets for some reason.  The pics are a few days old,  nice fat bellies on most now. 


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8 years 7 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #28224 by BCParker
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Went to wilpir's fishroom the other day for a simple catfish and ended up with a bunch of african cichlid fry.  There's a good reason you have to get a half dozen shots before you visit that continent,  should be required before visiting an african cichlid fishroom too.


My water is like amazon blackwater compared to wilpir's crystal clear african tanks but the fry don't seem to mind,  the synodontis seem to love it.

I think the names are right,  I changed my mind five times so I'm not 100% sure what I took home.

I can't seem to insert pictures,  is picassa no good?

Benga Peacock
Aulonocara baenschi

Edit:  Aulonocara jacobfreibergi (Otter Pt.) I guess
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Zebra Obliquidens
Astatotilapia latifasciata
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Synodontis Catfish
Synodontis petricola?
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These things are impossible to photograph.  I took me a while to figure out it was running a figure eight pattern and time it right.  I still haven't gotten a picture of the whole fish yet.



 
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