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by mrfish
Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Origin of X Spilopterus and Melanogeny Pics
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

Origin of X Spilopterus and Melanogeny Pics

Hi all Just downstairs taking photos of my sandsifters and thought I would share some pics and ask if anyone can Identify the origin of my X. Spilopterus. My thoughts are maybe mabilibili? When I purchased they were just X. Spilopterus. Spilopterus Female Holding http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...
by mrfish
Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Which eartheaters?
Replies: 14
Views: 2568

Re: Which eartheaters?

Hi I would also go Orange Heads over Leucosticta. I dont think the Leucosticta would be competitive enough againt the Severums. Orange Heads definately have more aggression and would suit the tank better. Up to just recently I had been keeping S Leucosticta, Orange Heads Tapajos and G. Altifrons Toc...
by mrfish
Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Xenotiapia ornatipinnis moliro firestream
Replies: 20
Views: 12168

Re: Xenotiapia ornatipinnis moliro firestream

Hi Tony I am just new to the forum as well. Its good to see another Australian with an interest in the sandsifters. I love your true X.Sima very nice looking fish (I like the shape of the head with massive eyes. Very endearing) I am in northern NSW. If you are close by and you have juveniles to sell...
by mrfish
Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Xeno Flavippinnis Breeding
Replies: 6
Views: 1944

Re: Xeno Flavippinnis Breeding

Just an update on spilotorus Male lost interest an left the territory to the point that i found I difficult to remember which one the male was. After this the female was just hanging out with all other fish in tank and occassionally going back to the territory by herself. I had the feeling no transf...
by mrfish
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Xeno Flavippinnis Breeding
Replies: 6
Views: 1944

Re: Xeno Flavippinnis Breeding

Hi Thomas Flavipinnis are the proud parents of 9 fry as seen below http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk42/mrfish2/P1090266.jpg http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk42/mrfish2/P1090267.jpg My Spilopterus are in day 8 and the female is still holding. Fingers crossed the transfer will be successful. H...
by mrfish
Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Xeno Flavippinnis Breeding
Replies: 6
Views: 1944

Re: Xeno Flavippinnis Breeding

Thanks very much Thomas I transferd the Flavipinnis parents to a rearing tank today and the male is still holding and the female is sticking close by. He let go of one of the fry in the transfer but he quickly regathered it. I will wait for the Spiloterus and see if they can succeed with the transfe...
by mrfish
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Xeno Flavippinnis Breeding
Replies: 6
Views: 1944

Re: Xeno Flavippinnis Breeding

The transfer worked. My male is now holding all the fry. I think I will transfer the parents to a rearing tank with the same water and see if they will keep, release and care for the fry. Fingers crossed. These will be the first Xenos I have bred successfully. I had good news also last night. I foun...
by mrfish
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Xeno Flavippinnis Breeding
Replies: 6
Views: 1944

Xeno Flavippinnis Breeding

Hi all I have some Flavipinnis with a mouthful for the second time. First time the female ate the eggs after 3 days. This time I am up two 7 days and I can see the development of the fry in the mouth. I have decided to let the female and male do the transfer at day 9 (from articles I have read) then...
by mrfish
Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Xenotilapia flavipinnis photos
Replies: 82
Views: 48745

Re: Xenotilapia flavipinnis photos

Hi all I have just picked up 7 Xenotilapia flavipinnis Nyanza Lac. Between 4 and 6 cm total Length. I have them by themselves in a 80cmL 50cmW 30cmH tank on a sumped system. I bought them a bit over a week ago and two paired up straight away and have breed last night. The pair own one end of the tan...

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