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Pyxchromis orthosoma

12 years 3 months ago #10808 by Nuchal Man
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They should start going then. It takes females a while to fatten up. Feed something that is really high in protein, like spectrum and it should put some weight on them quickly.

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12 years 3 months ago #10794 by tmax57
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I bought them at the January (I think) auction when they were about an inch and a half long.  So I would guess they are getting close to a year old.

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12 years 3 months ago #10792 by Nuchal Man
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time. I think any of the large predacious haps like Pyxochromis, Harpagochromis, and Lipochromis need a good amount of time to be able to breed. How old are the fish?

Nice fish.

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12 years 3 months ago #10784 by tmax57
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Had good shot of him last night.


Any tips nuchal man on getting them to breed?

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12 years 3 months ago #10732 by Nuchal Man
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They breed much smaller than their full size. I thought like many piscivorous haps, they would need to be pretty large, but you can breed them once they hit about 3 inches. It would be cool to see a jumbo 7-8 incher though.

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12 years 3 months ago #10726 by tmax57
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Honestly, I put the hybrid juvies in there for them to eat, but was kind of suprised in a way, once I put them in there I thought the hybrid juvies would be too big for their mouths, they proved me wrong.  I had a OB zebra and a elongatus interbreed, weird cross I know.  Its not just Vics that like to hybridize.  The orthosoma have been a fun fish to watch, hope to get them to breed in a couple months.

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12 years 3 months ago #10724 by mounkey54
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that is a cool fish and tank mates have to be bigger than them or much faster

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12 years 3 months ago #10723 by forumadmin
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Last night I noticed my orthosoma with a little treat in his mouth!  I had put some small hybrid fry in there, and figured this would happen, wish I would have saw it.  You can make out the tail hanging out of his mouth.


Yep, I made the same mistake with my Pixos. They are an Victorian predator and apparently never lose the urge to snack on smaller fish. In my case, I had added some smallish Rainbows to the tank and they were chased down and gone within about two minutes. Very expensive feeders!

To their credit, they are pretty good holders!

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12 years 3 months ago #10721 by Nuchal Man
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Yeah, they ate about 12 Millenium red rainbow that were 3/4 of their size when my dad had them. They are like a Victorian Snook.

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12 years 3 months ago #10718 by tmax57
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Last night I noticed my orthosoma with a little treat in his mouth!  I had put some small hybrid fry in there, and figured this would happen, wish I would have saw it.  You can make out the tail hanging out of his mouth.

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