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Sunday Auction- Wild Lamprologus callipterus "magara"

3 years 5 months ago #36258 by Midknight
-- These are great Tanganyikans because of their unusual behavior. Thanks for the great video posts.

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3 years 5 months ago #36257 by IndecisiveCichlidKeeper
Just got back 5 hours later and he moved 4 more shells and the shell with the earlier female around again. After feeding, a second female is shelled up right now and he's been doing his hovering act.

www.facebook.com/Allaroundcichlids/videos/1714152082133373/

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3 years 5 months ago #36256 by IndecisiveCichlidKeeper
1 male and 5 females Jason. Perfect group. Hoping to see fry soon from the way they were acting

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3 years 5 months ago #36255 by scubadiver
Really nice video when I saw those on the list, I thought they would be great pick for the club.

How many males versus females did you end up with.

The should breed pretty soon, I hope to see them make the bap rounds.

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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #36254 by IndecisiveCichlidKeeper
First have to say, great selection of tanganyikans on Sunday and many of them really nice sized which is great with many of the slow growing tanganyikans.

Due to limitted space, I only picked up two species, one being a very cool shell dweller type, Lamprologus callipterus. I enjoy fish with more personality than boring and colorful species so was quite excited to pick this species up.




In the wild, this species is known for the males being 3-4 times the size of it's females and quite controlling of it's harem. They are known to even steal other males' females that are in shells, swim over and grab the shell with the female in it and pull it back to their territory.

Turned on the lights today and found the male had moved a shell about 18" across the tank and very defensive of the shell with a female inside. They didn't take long at all to start showing good signs!

www.facebook.com/Allaroundcichlids/videos/1714099312138650
Around 2 minute mark, you can see a quick glimpse of female tail as the male exits the shell entrance.
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