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Amphilophus sagittae- update

7 years 11 months ago - 7 years 11 months ago #32201 by Toprano
i bought couple while ago and they already bred twice... i kept 7" pleco with them for a while and had to pull him out, M chased him all day long, he nicely digs gravel out, can take even 3 pieces at once!

nice fish..

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8 years 7 months ago #30821 by baldtaxguy
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Sam - Just pulled a sample for you today

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8 years 7 months ago #30771 by baldtaxguy
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Update, all 10 barred still going strong.  A couple of males really stand out in terms of size.  This afternoon, two pairs have formed, one spawned and the other is laying eggs as I type.  I need to get some pics but they turn jet black when spawning or stressed.  Quite a contrast to the colored variant I am keeping. 

Sam, I'll get a fry sample for you.

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9 years 2 months ago #28816 by baldtaxguy
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I'll try and get some pics tonight, but this morning before I left for work I peeked into the tank of 10 barred sagittae juvies that I acquired from Albert.  Wow, the barring has really taken hold!!  Previously, they were displaying simialrly as Albert's pic earlier in this thread - a distinctive spot mid-way through the body.  But these guys now are showing very thick, black barring - they look intimidating.  Maybe the dither chanchos are bringing that out, but it was quite a transformation this week for these guys.

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9 years 2 months ago #28742 by newworld
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Pretty sure amarillo, the females are that gold/yellow color, males are about 5 inches females around 3...

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9 years 2 months ago #28733 by Red Tiger

still guessing amarillos i have 4 at 3.5 inches and 2 at 2.5 maybe 2 pairs? the body shape and color is right so far....when i had amarillos before they looked similar than again what citrinellus complex doesn't....


Did you get your species figured out? If not I might be able to help, I own atleast 1 of every amphilophus species and have gotten pretty good at telling them apart. Just let me know if you ever need any help.

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9 years 2 months ago #28731 by Red Tiger
I don't know if its my fish or what, but my Barred Sagittae male is much more aggressive than my 2 colored males.

Your comment about seeing Amphilophus schooling together is the reason I keep mine together. I always get questioned or told that I keep my Amphilophus Different than most, but I've always said that in my experience amps are more aggro to non amp species than they are other amp species. And all my non pairs do school together. Of course they are cichlids and there is always going to be a little nipping here and there but for the most part they tolerate each other.

As far as my barred sag goes I would definately say temperment rivals that of an amarillo but my amarillo still keeps him in line. lol..

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9 years 4 months ago #28081 by nuth88
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Many thanks to Al - I just got 10 of my new favorite fish.  These guys lipped locked right out of the bag.  I love the attitude on them - trying to establish territory without first investigating the tank.

Thank you to Al as well for mine! I will get to WWW (Womack's World of Water) this week when the Vagabond gets back from another trek to the Andes....

The schools would range from 10-200 they were mixed species schools 3/4-3 inches, the black was restricted from the back of the dorsal to the tail saw maybe 3(they were all around 2 inches, as for xanthic I saw none, then again the fish were on the smaller side, the biggest amphilophus I saw there was about 5 inches....I have seen fish in captivity which had black that lost it when they got bigger..

Thanks Sam! I have a 10 set out for them,(3 lil guys) no more getting picked off by my Yellow Head Freds.... >:(

"I guess that's the way the whole durned human comedy keeps perpetuatin' itself."

(The Stranger - 6/1998)

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9 years 4 months ago #28079 by newworld
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The schools would range from 10-200 they were mixed species schools 3/4-3 inches, the black was restricted from the back of the dorsal to the tail saw maybe 3(they were all around 2 inches, as for xanthic I saw none, then again the fish were on the smaller side, the biggest amphilophus I saw there was about 5 inches....I have seen fish in captivity which had black that lost it when they got bigger..

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9 years 4 months ago #28077 by baldtaxguy
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Many thanks to Al - I just got 10 of my new favorite fish.  These guys lipped locked right out of the bag.  I love the attitude on them - trying to establish territory without first investigating the tank. 

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