Amphilophus sagittae - "cream-sicle"

8 years 5 months ago #30401 by baldtaxguy
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We are all newbies - I steal tips all the time (talk to that Kegger guy on the labeling tanks with painter tape - genius!)

My success in keeping females alive... (quite a statement there)...is cutting a hole within the divider big enough for the smaller female to pass through and small enough to prevent the male from entering her secure area.  She can pass back and forth to and from safety.  It has continuously worked for me with the most aggressive of fish.  Key obviously is to have good enough size disparity between the pair and the hole properly sized.  I use the light diffuser egg crate as dividers - easy to cut holes.  I secure them with plastic ties and rubber bands to the brace at the top and with heavy slate at the bottom.  Try it out and let us know if it helps.  Good luck.

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8 years 5 months ago #30397 by Fishnut2
Scott,

I have a proven pair of common Sagittae. They are currently in a 40 breeder. Every time I pull the divider, the male tries to kill the female (even when her tube is fully extended) Any tips for introducing them. Keep in mind that I'm a newbie (to cichlids) so I could be overlooking the obvious.

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8 years 5 months ago #30258 by baldtaxguy
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Those guys are looking great!  You'll have to let me know when you get a pair and don't need the "extras".


Will do

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8 years 5 months ago #30257 by whetfish
Those guys are looking great!  You'll have to let me know when you get a pair and don't need the "extras".

Not checked for facts.

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8 years 5 months ago #30256 by baldtaxguy
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Just a quick update - my group of the colored sagittae are really starting to size up in my 135g.  I have a few barred sagittae included as tankmates as well as the ever present chancho grow-outs.  I've been pumping a blend of many small sinking pellet brands - Xtreme, multiple NLS brands and Capt Bob crumble.  Also adding weekly frozen mysis and brine shrimp feedings. Most of the colored sagittae have turned/peeled with the exception of one that has a real unique "semi-peel" look.  Below are pics of the dominant male in size and who displays the most white over the orange.  This guy's tube is down and when I pull the pesky chanchos later this summer, he will likely dominate the tank and maybe get to breeding.  I hope to cross him with a barred sagittae on a future separate project.






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8 years 9 months ago #29143 by newworld
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i had the pair for a while and they were breeding the whole time, they were the dominant fish in the tank the whole time the color change was gradual....

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8 years 9 months ago #29138 by baldtaxguy
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Interesting. Did either of you notice the peeling at that size tied to anything? Breeding?

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8 years 9 months ago #29109 by Red Tiger

for what is worth i had Labiatum turn at 8" +......black and white male (not barred) turn orange...


I have seen this also. Amphilophus peeling at a bigger size and later age.

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8 years 9 months ago #29106 by newworld
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for what is worth i had Labiatum turn at 8" +......black and white male (not barred) turn orange...

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8 years 9 months ago #29105 by nuth88
Agreed, I wonder if they change later as adults? My Labs did not.

Or is it weather maybe in young fish?

Sam?

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

(The Stranger - 6/1998)

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