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by Modest_Man
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "Heros" ornatus
Replies: 110
Views: 40720

Re: "Heros" ornatus

One and the same.
by Modest_Man
Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "Heros" ornatus
Replies: 110
Views: 40720

Re: "Heros" ornatus

Last I know they are in a community tank and doing much better than when kept solo. He has 4 left. I haven't heard of any spawning. The ones Jeff has in look GREAT!
by Modest_Man
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "Heros" ornatus
Replies: 110
Views: 40720

Re: "Heros" ornatus

I think he just uses Seattle tap water.

Calcium: 17.0 ppm
Sulfate: 2.0 ppm
Magnesium: 1.0 ppm
Chloride: 4.0 ppm
Sodium: 4.0 ppm
Bicarbonate: 18.0 ppm
PH: 7.8

So it could be slightly high. Fishbase has a minimum of pH 7 listed for ornatum.
by Modest_Man
Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "Heros" ornatus
Replies: 110
Views: 40720

Re: "Heros" ornatus

Probably 7"TL?
by Modest_Man
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Vieja argentea
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

Vieja argentea

Just sharing a photo of my male. Beat the crap out of the female so no photos of her. :(

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by Modest_Man
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "Heros" ornatus
Replies: 110
Views: 40720

Re: "Heros" ornatus

I believe the pitting is old. The fish came in with lymph, and I know Mel battled that for over 6 months which definitely puts stress on the fish. The two ornatum that don't have a tank just to themselves (they're housed with several juvenile cichlids in the 2-3" range) are the two that are not doin...
by Modest_Man
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: First WACC meeting photos!
Replies: 8
Views: 1997

Re: First WACC meeting photos!

It wasn't in the 1,000 gallon very long. I think it was raised in a 180 or thereabouts. It's probably right at 12" or so.
by Modest_Man
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: First WACC meeting photos!
Replies: 8
Views: 1997

Re: First WACC meeting photos!

The festae male was in the 1000 gallon tank, and bred with a female (there are fry in the tank right now). Female was killed sadly, male was pulled and put solo into a 180 gallon I think it is.

For the dovii pair, the male is 18-20" and the female is about 10".
by Modest_Man
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "Heros" ornatus
Replies: 110
Views: 40720

Re: "Heros" ornatus

Ha. I love how people who've never owned this fish come on and try to say Mel is raising them wrong. He's grown them up from 1" fish over the last year and a half...he's got to be doing something right.

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by Modest_Man
Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: First WACC meeting photos!
Replies: 8
Views: 1997

First WACC meeting photos!

Big thanks to Mel for putting it on at his house. We had a decent turn out of 13. First off, some of the fish from the smaller tanks. istlanum http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2784/4296655088_a21cfbe34b_b.jpg ornatum (very hard to photograph, quite skittish and right next to the dryer, as you can see ...
by Modest_Man
Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "Heros" ornatus
Replies: 110
Views: 40720

Re: "Heros" ornatus

Very skittish fish. Best I can do. I have a couple more I'll edit tomorrow and post up.

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by Modest_Man
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "Heros" ornatus
Replies: 110
Views: 40720

Re: "Heros" ornatus

As far as I know Mel has not bred them. I'll be at Mel's house Thursday for the first Seattle Cichlid Club meeting, and will definitely take lots of photos. My photography has improved greatly.
by Modest_Man
Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "Heros" ornatus
Replies: 110
Views: 40720

Re: "Heros" ornatus

Yes, those are the same fish. They should be much larger now.
by Modest_Man
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "Heros" ornatus
Replies: 110
Views: 40720

Re: "Heros" ornatus

Very, very bad photo I took of them over a year ago. Expect much better Thursday.

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by Modest_Man
Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "Heros" ornatus
Replies: 110
Views: 40720

Re: "Heros" ornatus

I have seen this species in person and they were no where near as colorful as these in the photo. The ones in the photo must be in breeding color. I'll be able to take photos on Thursday the 21st of them again, I haven't seen them in several months.
by Modest_Man
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Lyonsi Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: Lyonsi Tank

How do you sex them? I have four F1's from Jeff Rapps that are 4-7" and I'm having a hell of a time deciding if I have any females or not.
by Modest_Man
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Who's Keeping Herichthys minckleyi??
Replies: 15
Views: 2447

Re: Who's Keeping Herichthys minckleyi??

There was a guy in Michigan selling F1 offspring for $5 6 months ago. Maybe send him an email to see if he still has some.

http://forums.waterwolves.com/index.php ... pic=131790
by Modest_Man
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: Umbee mouth infection
Replies: 0
Views: 1758

Umbee mouth infection

He injured his mouth on some eggcrate a couple weeks ago to the point it was noticeable (a darker patch). As of yesterday I noticed this (sadly I've been busy and haven't spent much time in front of the tank) along with white stringy feces. http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r265/Haole_Built/091.jpg...
by Modest_Man
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Amphilophus margaritifer
Replies: 34
Views: 6646

Re: Amphilophus margaritifer

To be fair the labridens/carpintis cross has been found to be a naturally occurring hybrid. I remember reading Mo and others collected them in Honduras I think?

I want to believe as well. He does have some really nice fish, and then he has some very iffy fish as well.
by Modest_Man
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Amphilophus margaritifer
Replies: 34
Views: 6646

Re: Amphilophus margaritifer

Another response from Don if anyone cares. Jamie, Thanks for your reply. Yes, I sold the fish as margaritiferum for 3 or 4 years in the late 80's, around the world. Unfortunately, like rhytisma and the related calobrensis, they are delicate and subject to skin irritations if not kept in in good cond...

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