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Discussion in 'Tank Showcase' started by Navigator Black, Jan 1, 2017.
Nav, I don't even like most rainbows that much, but that is a GORGEOUS fish.
Give him time....
I only noticed those Telmatochromis fry this time last week. They have already doubled in size and girth. I am excited about that one. It took me 2 years to get them to breed.
I had wanamensis when I was first really getting into having tanks, after 20 years of having books but few aquariums. I bred them, and sold them to try something else. Then a while later I discovered how rare they were. I looked for them for many years. I thought I had them once, but they were hybrids. This time, I got the real thing again. I do remember it was a slow grower though, and it is delivering on that.
He's still gorgeous
I'm glad you found some again, Nav!
So here is the first of today's purchases to show itself relaxed - Neolamprologus marunguensis. It is my first Lake Tanganyika cichlid in ages. I got 'em because I just straight out like 'em. Plus there was a pair formed, right in front of my nose, It was impossible to resist.
Nav, please don't make me wants rift lake cichlids... I don't have the tanks for that! LOL.
Omg they are stunning!!!
@junebug you can scrap the salt and make room
If the salty gets scrapped, it gets leopoldi angels
Just skimmed through this thread and boy oh boy, you've got some nice fish! Definitely following along!
Nice pics nav!
Wow. These are stunning!
Wow.... I missed alerts on this thread!
Nav, congrats on the fry!! The wana are absolutely gorgeous! Like June, I never had much interest in rainbows until I saw your's and VikingKirken's! They are stunning! I love the new Neo's too! I hadn't noticed that species until now, I'd never seen these available. They are stunning! I could sit and watch your tanks all day
Oh, that pic of the dominant male Haplo, just beautiful. I love the dark colors he has!! I want to stop looking at all your fish, because you add so many more fish to my wishlist, but I just can't bare to look away
I looked into the Xiphophorus kallmani, wild type swordtail species today, and the fish I had come to think of as Ms Kallmani had died. Yesterday, she was swimming with energy, surrounded by juveniles and young adults she had dropped after I got her last summer. The male who had come with her had died right after arrival, but the ability of swords to store sperm saved her species in my house. Her first drop was only seven, but subsequent drops had built up a group about 30 fish.
I don't know what got her, as she had never looked the least bit ill. She was only two at most, an F-2 fish.
But the fact this rare fish had had fry makes her death a bit less sad. If any of her slow maturing fry turn out male (fingers crossed), the species will go in one more fishroom. It doesn't do Ms Kallmani any good, but she did what she had to do, and as an aquarist, I guess I provided a habitat where should could succeed.
We really should try to breed and distribute our fish, rather than simply consuming them in slow motion.
Sorry for your loss Nav. Hopefully you get some males out of that group
Over the past year or so, I have become convicted that I need to try to put more fish back into the hobby than I take out. So I am attempting to breed everything I buy at least once, if possible. Particularly if it's something unusual/uncommon. Not nearly as much as those with more extensive setups will do, but it's something, right?
Sorry to hear, Nav, but there is a silver lining... Fingers crossed for some males!
Sorry to hear that, but I'm glad you've got fry. Hoping for some males!
I need a better picture but the one posted appears to be brichardi. Marunguensishas a body shaped more like a panfish and a square cornerbuccal ridge.
Amazing anthurrium, Nav.
It is. Someone copied it with the species label left off - in the original post, it was named. Lovely fish - one I had never kept before.