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Amphilophus hogaboomorum

8 years 4 months ago #31385 by baldtaxguy
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Pair with fry (video)

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8 years 4 months ago #31272 by baldtaxguy
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Actually, I sold all my spare males at the auction last week. My pair is co-existing very well and I pulled the most recent spawn and dropped it within a 10g. Then I did a 25% water change and lost all the fry. In contrast I pulled a barred sagittae spawn at the same time and dropped it within a 5g tank right next to it and they are thriving. The hogaboomorum are either more delicate or I screwed up and put too much/not enough conditioner with the water change. Next spawn I will change less quantity of water with aged water and see what happens.

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8 years 5 months ago - 8 years 5 months ago #31145 by baldtaxguy
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I did not know you had some. If you ever need males, I believe I have up to 4 extra.
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8 years 5 months ago #31137 by forumadmin
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I still have my group and I haven't had any losses yet, but some fighting. the do like tearing up the plants in the tank. (I should have known better to leave the plants in there.).

I have eight in a 125 with the largest about 8 inches.

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8 years 5 months ago #31133 by baldtaxguy
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The first spawn disappeared, not cared for by the parents. A second spawn began free swimming on Monday and I pulled it this morning - quite a few in a 10g. The parents really display a bright burnt orange coloring.

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8 years 5 months ago #31080 by ziggy2
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Sorry to hear about the male, but congrats on the new pair and spawn.
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8 years 5 months ago #31077 by baldtaxguy
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Male = died
Pair = Spawned, now with swimmers.  Probably will leave the fry with the pair long-term, see what happens.

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8 years 6 months ago #30893 by baldtaxguy
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Yes, its bothersome when they snap, particularly when a fish is injured so badly.  Each time I can point to something I did wrong and I try and don't make the mistake twice. 

The injured male is still in critical condition, upside down, but is still with us, after a water change with hotter water, more salt, etc.  He moved his eye to look at me, versus the dead man stare, so I took that as a good sign.

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8 years 6 months ago #30883 by scubadiver
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Scott,
Ouch -

You keep tempting us with your super cool Central American's and then you scare us.




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8 years 6 months ago - 8 years 6 months ago #30880 by baldtaxguy
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It was a horror movie yesterday according to my wife.  The bigger, 3rd wheel male chopped up the breeding male as if he was run through a wood chipper.  He was barely hanging on when I arrived home from work, so I placed him in a hospital tank with heat, salt, melafix and stress coat.  I also added a second airstone to the hospital tank, blasting air through his gills.  He's upside down still but he survived the night.

The female and brute male are getting along, thus far.  I know three is a bad number with any cichlid, but this poor guy did not have odds in his favor trying to breed with this other larger male in his territory. Hindsight, I should have pulled the larger male and added a smaller hog, but, ... it was working, .... until..... The Woodchipper was unmasked.  

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