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New Addition - Amphilophus sagittae - AKA~ The Black Devil

7 years 8 months ago #31273 by baldtaxguy
I sold two breeding pairs and one other pair of the barred form at the auction last Sunday. I originally bought 10 at 1 inch from Albert and I have not lost one - I am still left with 4 - three very nice sized males and one lone very nice and mean female. One of the males is getting show worthy, 7-8 inches in total length and mad as a hornet. I have placed him in a incomplete divided 75g and will soon drop the female in there for breeding. I have to agree with Chris, this may be my favorite Amphilophus species, behind (in order) flaveolous, labiatus, chancho, trimaculatum, amarillo, citrinellum, lyonsi, and hogobomoorum. The barred form get jet black when breeding/pissed off which is usually constantly. And the open water torpedo shape is unique.

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7 years 9 months ago - 7 years 9 months ago #31115 by nuth88
Ill have to agree & disagree with Tiger on the aggro, Mine went Nutsac! Then lost a battle with a Para Yellowhead...But more aggro then a Mac? That is hard to fathom. Side by Side, 2nd Mac's have been the meanest I have kept (Cuban Males are insane, The Barred Midas that took a piece of my hand was no picnic either, The Dude was laughing his arse off when that happened ) and unlike Jays Chips, you can only end up with just 1.

Saggies are my Fav Amp with Trimac a close 2nd, but space allows you to keep a Sagg solo in a 90, no way with a Mac...

My .02

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(The Stranger - 6/1998)
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7 years 9 months ago #31078 by baldtaxguy
Pulled fry from a breeding pair of the barred, raise for BAP.

I have some rather large fish of these species starting to put on some size.  The pair are about 5" but two males in other tanks are at least 2 inches larger.

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8 years 5 months ago #28765 by Red Tiger

Interesting, I don't know, yet.... as I'm not that far along with all these species.  But I'd be hard-pressed to move chancho down from #1.


Can't disagree with ya' either. lol..They are big brutes.

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8 years 5 months ago #28756 by baldtaxguy
Interesting, I don't know, yet.... as I'm not that far along with all these species.  But I'd be hard-pressed to move chancho down from #1.

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8 years 5 months ago #28739 by Red Tiger
I know old topic but I would like to see pics of what you have left.

My weigh in is meaner than Trimac. Not to derail either but I see alot of people curious on Amphilophus Aggro. This is what I have realized and learned over the last 3 years from my own personal experience. You guys are a little more scientific than me but I have 2 categories for Amphilophus. Slender looking (Labiatus) and Robust looking (Citranellum). From my own experience the more slender looking amps are actually more aggro than the robust amps. And of course each fish has its own personality but I think on average your more slender amps are a little more aggro. Like your zaliosum,sagittae, and labiatus. This is just my opinion on what I have experienced.

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8 years 9 months ago #27666 by nuth88
Great, Ill have to get some Cubans from Mikeg2929, and add to the 125 with the Devils, and the Yellow Heads...With Africans as Targets (No Shot, but dang, it has worked well for Bottomfeeders, and now to know Mo does it as well, perfect Choice)

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8 years 9 months ago #27665 by albertjr
I would say that they are about as aggressive as a trimac

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8 years 9 months ago #27664 by nuth88
Thanks Al! Ill throw some "Garlic" pellets in to see if they react, although they ate the Mysis well, just could not get a lot of it.

New World - More Aggro the Red, Uro, and Trimac? No Way, yet they are babies, so they have nothing but self preservation on their mind, the huge silver dollars and the ultra hyper botia's made them nervous at first, but they have since ventured out to open water since they have found the residents to be of no threat...

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8 years 9 months ago #27663 by newworld
Cool fish, heard they are one the most aggressive amps? still growing out my mystery amp waiting to see what they turn out to be..

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