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Amphilophus sagittae - "cream-sicle"

8 years 2 months ago #30607 by baldtaxguy
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Awesome, how well are they defending that area?


Quite well - the smaller male makes up for size with some serious aggression.  I'm traveling today and unable to thin tankmates until later this week.

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8 years 2 months ago #30606 by Fishnut2
I let Scott know at the last meeting that his suggestion (holes for the female in an eggcrate partition) worked great. Aggression was cut by 95%, and they get along great now. Still no spawn, but plenty of pre-spawn activity. I anticipate a spawn within the next 30 days. I'm guessing it's a conditioning issue at this stage. (M-12" F-8")

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8 years 2 months ago #30602 by whetfish
Awesome, how well are they defending that area?

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8 years 2 months ago #30601 by baldtaxguy
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Thanks, yes, the group has about 3-4 "creamsicle" displaying fish, with both white and orange/red of varying degree.  The others are virtually solid in orange/red coloring - all from the same group of 11 that I purchased last November. 

For this fish to turn up a female - gives me a host of interesting breeding experiments, one with the dominant sized male from this group and also another with a really sharp looking barred sagittae that I have growing out. 

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8 years 2 months ago #30600 by BCParker
Very cool.

I'd like to do a pond full of those someday instead of koi. Look like goldfish from a distance but much more interesting.  If I had a pond.

Is the orange male part of the creamsicle group or another variety?

Should be some nice colored fry.

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8 years 2 months ago - 8 years 2 months ago #30599 by baldtaxguy
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That wild looking male is now a female!  Huge, long tube extended laying eggs with this orange red male half her size.  Not sure they're mature enough to get viable fry, but ....awesome!  Pics **** but you get the idea.









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8 years 3 months ago #30461 by nuth88
Aaron-

A gen pop is something even with a 300 that has to start with small, small, fish, a pair would decimate the group...I try to keep 1 of my fav/different species....You could easily do some parachromis, some amps, a herithys or 2, some cubans...

I always use male convicts as targets, with Silver dollars as dithers...also you could use some larger sydon as cleaners...

But never with an established pair....

IMHO..

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

(The Stranger - 6/1998)

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8 years 3 months ago #30454 by whetfish
This may be a question more for Nuth since i know he has expertise in this area, but say I was contemplating a trip to the darkside(new worlds).  What could I put in my 330g with an eventual cream-sicle pair?

I think i'd like to get a pair of something like this too:
www.gcca.net/gccaforum/index.php/topic,3254.0.html

maybe even try to find some cichla kelberi probably try some type convicts in there. what about texas or yellow labridens?

At this point the "genpop" thought is theoretical.

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8 years 3 months ago #30447 by baldtaxguy
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Here is a barred variant:



And here are a couple with cream:





And this male is turning into something special:









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8 years 3 months ago #30442 by whetfish

No pairing yet.  Two males are evident. May need to thing the herd sooner that I thought and you and Aaron could get a present next meeting.


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