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by root
Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: HELP!!!! with my Crenicichla Atabapo Fire
Replies: 38
Views: 7383

Re: HELP!!!! with my Crenicichla Atabapo Fire

thanks marcus!

anyway, forgot to ask a question - what should i have in the tank as breeding site? so far i've put in a long pot but i've knocked the bottom out so it's like a tunnel.. should i put one with closed bottom so it'll be more like a cave? which is better? :?
by root
Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: HELP!!!! with my Crenicichla Atabapo Fire
Replies: 38
Views: 7383

Re: HELP!!!! with my Crenicichla Atabapo Fire

oops sorry - the male's prob ~11" and female ~9"... just estimates from outside the tank...
by root
Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:59 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: HELP!!!! with my Crenicichla Atabapo Fire
Replies: 38
Views: 7383

Re: HELP!!!! with my Crenicichla Atabapo Fire

haha, you're right - i don't have much gravel for them to dig! :lol: yeah, the male started taking pellets right after i got them, but the female only took them much later... right now they only take pellets or live feeders, nothing in between (tried frozen shrimps but they're not interested, except...
by root
Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: HELP!!!! with my Crenicichla Atabapo Fire
Replies: 38
Views: 7383

Re: HELP!!!! with my Crenicichla Atabapo Fire

i think i'm a stage behind, my pair doens't dig! :(

btw, wat's the diet yr pair is on? i'm not feeding them much live food - would that be a factor?

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by root
Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: HELP!!!! with my Crenicichla Atabapo Fire
Replies: 38
Views: 7383

Re: HELP!!!! with my Crenicichla Atabapo Fire

The female is, IMO ready to breed. Her abdomen has become swollen, and the pink colouration is now very intense. They have spells of serious courting, with the female doing the usual displaying of abdomen (bright pink :) ) but the male is not as forceful. Maybe he needs something to spur him on, or...
by root
Sun May 27, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Nandopsis tetracanthus
Replies: 44
Views: 10951

i've not thought about it, maybe give them to one of the ornamental fish farms here.. here's the male, ~4": http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/drmartens/cichlids/Picture001-1.jpg female smaller ~3+": http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t181/drmartens/cichlids/Picture003.jpg they bred in a 2' tan...
by root
Sat May 26, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Tribute to Frank Warzel
Replies: 19
Views: 4510

root, catch me here! >>> how do you sex lents at about 6" lengths? saw some nice lents around but couldn't see any clues of sexual differences... It's most difficult question for us Piker! Another saying...its impossible below 8 inch I suppose....especially lenticulata. Lentic is so huge spiece rea...
by root
Sat May 26, 2007 5:15 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Cr. lenticulata
Replies: 11
Views: 3436

hi guys, how do you sex lents at about 6" lengths? saw some nice lents around but couldn't see any clues of sexual differences... :oops:
by root
Fri May 25, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Crenicichla ID
Replies: 11
Views: 2766

Hi Root, Would you be prepared to allow me to use your pics? I would of course give credit. I notice that yours are like mine - the male has a larger caudal spot. sure, i've no issues with that.. name's ian tan :D but the pics are really not that sharp i feel... so where are u putting the pics? i n...
by root
Thu May 24, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Nandopsis tetracanthus
Replies: 44
Views: 10951

hi guys, i just joined this forum, it's cool!!

i've got a pair of cubans too... only thing i've loaded right now is a short clip of the fries i've got from my pair...

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by root
Thu May 24, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Crenicichla ID
Replies: 11
Views: 2766

questions, do the atabapos have a breeding dress, i.e. do they change colour before, during or after breeding? sorry again if i'm asking silly qns, i've tried searching the web but have never seen breeding pike images... if anyone here has bred pikes, in particular this atabapos please share some pi...
by root
Thu May 24, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Crenicichla ID
Replies: 11
Views: 2766

hi calumma, that's so coincidental! this cuban pair was almost ready to spawn when i introduced this atabapo pair into the tank, and they somehow got the cubans out of their pot in a few hours... :lol: so that's why they're still in that dark breeding dress you see... and your lent is very pretty!! ...
by root
Thu May 24, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Crenicichla ID
Replies: 11
Views: 2766

thanks for the identification... when i bought them from the LFS, it was just stated as C. sp. Atabapo... so how many 'types' of atabapo pikes are there? apologies if this sound silly, but this is my first pair of pike cichlids and i'm so excited that they're compatible (i chose the nicest male, and...
by root
Thu May 24, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Crenicichla ID
Replies: 11
Views: 2766

Crenicichla ID

hi guys,

need help to ID this pair...

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many thanks! :D

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