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by J-wedding
Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: xenotilapia caudafasciata....does anyone keep it?
Replies: 41
Views: 17439

Re: xenotilapia caudafasciata....does anyone keep it?

Is there any information available on the behaviour? I was wondering if they are biparental or maternal mouthbrooders and if they are agressive towards tankmates. I've seen a clip on youtube where a male seems pretty agressive. And in which part of the tank do they swim? I was wondering if they migh...
by J-wedding
Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis
Replies: 71
Views: 35304

Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Here is a picture of them sandsifting http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt247/J-wedding/Tank/DSC_7103.jpg?t=1259140198 http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt247/J-wedding/Tank/DSC_7095.jpg And some general photo's http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt247/J-wedding/Tank/DSC_7039.jpg http://i616.photo...
by J-wedding
Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis
Replies: 71
Views: 35304

Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Hello Gerd, In the mean time I have some (a short period) experience with X. rotundiventralis, but I concur. What you describe sounds like a group of females. The males tend to show off to eachother once in while, so that's behaviour you should've noticed by now. Also, like with many cichlids, the m...
by J-wedding
Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis
Replies: 71
Views: 35304

Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

I know this has become a very old topic. But still I can't help but wonder why there is so little known about Microdontochromis? They have triggered my interest. I have a tank with 10 X. Nigrolabiata and I was fixated on Trematocara as a tankmate for them. But now I have discovered the Microdontochr...
by J-wedding
Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Asprotilapia leptura
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

Re: Asprotilapia leptura

Asprotilapia leptura feed mainly on algae, and they prefer some rockwork. Because it's a biparental mouthbrooder it will form pairs which goes hand in hand with some level of agression against other fish from the same species. In a tank of 1.50m you would be able to keep about three pairs depending ...
by J-wedding
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: My tank
Replies: 27
Views: 10782

Re: My tank

Time for an update. http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt247/J-wedding/DSC_6517.jpg http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt247/J-wedding/DSC_6551.jpg http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt247/J-wedding/DSC_6479.jpg http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt247/J-wedding/DSC_6425.jpg At this moment, I can no...
by J-wedding
Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: My tank
Replies: 27
Views: 10782

Re: My tank

Thank you Thomas! They are doing really well and are getting curious when I sit in front of the tank . The tank in the morningsun http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt247/J-wedding/IMG_4615.jpg The colors are not this bland, they are actually quite colorfull at the moment, a greenish sheen on their ...
by J-wedding
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: My tank
Replies: 27
Views: 10782

Re: My tank

I managed to shoot a lowres clip of the youngsters.
They're not as shy as I thought they'd be, but still they could be a little more cheeky :lol:

http://s616.photobucket.com/albums/tt24 ... eo0007.flv
by J-wedding
Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: My tank
Replies: 27
Views: 10782

Re: My tank

I received them just about 2 hours ago, and they seem to be doing well. It is funny to see them break off in smaller groups to swim with the mellow A. fasciatus :lol: They are still a bit skittish, but so was I when I moved here :wink: When I get my camera back, I'll try to take some pictures from t...
by J-wedding
Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: My tank
Replies: 27
Views: 10782

Re: My tank

That's good to hear. I've ordered 10 F1 specimens from Diethelm Hanschke, a very helpfull and patient man I must say. I really hope everything goed well with the fish and them adjusting to their new home. On the downside, the fish will be delivered between 02.00 am en 08.00 :lol: Might they become j...
by J-wedding
Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: My tank
Replies: 27
Views: 10782

Re: My tank

Thank you Thomas. Tomorrow I will be visiting Verduijn. I want to see the X. nigrolabiata Red Princess but also the X. caudafasciata, I've actually never seen them in 'person' :oops: Depending on the finances, I will be getting about 10 X. Red Princess, probably from 2 to 3 different sources. I've a...
by J-wedding
Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: My tank
Replies: 27
Views: 10782

Re: My tank

Hello Thomas, Thank you for the clear information. I was actually thinking of cutting al the modules out and rescape the whole tank. Since there aren't any rocks at the depths that the X. nigrolabiata occur, it will be a challenge to create a natural but appealing tank. I find this one very beautifu...
by J-wedding
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: My tank
Replies: 27
Views: 10782

Re: My tank

At this moment all the inhabitants are being transfered to their new homes, being the tanks of other hobbyists. The setup and mix of fish didn't work out the I would have liked to. The following two months, the tank will be stripped and it will be an all sandsifter biotope. Preferably one somewhat '...
by J-wedding
Mon May 18, 2009 5:01 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Keeping X. flavipinnis/spilopterus in the Malawi-method(?)
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Re: Keeping X. flavipinnis/spilopterus in the Malawi-method(?)

That's clear, thank you. I take keeping maternals or biparentals is a big difference? Flavipinnis and spilopterus are both biparental and for a Xeno they both tend to have some agression. This doesn't occur in the maternal branch of the genus? Because it seems to me that the biparentals have much mo...
by J-wedding
Wed May 13, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Keeping X. flavipinnis/spilopterus in the Malawi-method(?)
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Keeping X. flavipinnis/spilopterus in the Malawi-method(?)

I've read several posts on forums that once a pair of X.flavipinnis/spilopterus splits off the original group, they will wreak havoc on the members of the group. Since I'm thinking about keeping a group of either of them in a 750 liter tank, I was wondering if it can be surpassed by keeping them in ...
by J-wedding
Mon May 11, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: My tank
Replies: 27
Views: 10782

Re: My tank

The tank has undergone some changes. http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt247/J-wedding/IMG_4414.jpg?t=1241987210 http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt247/J-wedding/IMG_4417.jpg?t=1241987250 The plants are temporary, they will be replaced by Hydrilla and Potamogeton. In recent postings the fish were...
by J-wedding
Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: My tank
Replies: 27
Views: 10782

Re: My tank

This is how the tank looks now. http://lh6.ggpht.com/_CLn2U-beJ1E/SY8qLqLomHI/AAAAAAAAArc/ntmvpCcOKcM/s800/bak_overzicht.jpg http://lh4.ggpht.com/_CLn2U-beJ1E/SY8qM-QZS4I/AAAAAAAAArg/EJV6FwXMzZ0/s800/bak_zijkant.jpg http://lh3.ggpht.com/_CLn2U-beJ1E/SY8qOC7PjnI/AAAAAAAAArk/ZzjJO3REPtM/s800/T-Irsacae...
by J-wedding
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: New Photos of old Tang Tank (fmueller.com)
Replies: 14
Views: 7966

Re: New Photos of old Tang Tank (fmueller.com)

The eyes of your A.Compressiceps seem to bulge, it could be an infection :shock:
by J-wedding
Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: My tank
Replies: 27
Views: 10782

Re: My tank

One last question, Is it able to keep X.Spilopterus in a group (8+) or wil one pair eventually terrorize the rest?
Thank you in advance.
by J-wedding
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:00 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Xenotilapia sp. Fluorescent Green
Replies: 5
Views: 2518

Re: Xenotilapia sp. Fluorescent Green

Wow, I thought they were quite docile and skittish.
Guess I was wrong on this one :oops:

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