My tropheus

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Diogo Lopes
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My tropheus

Post by Diogo Lopes » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:31 am

Hi,

Here are some pics of my tropheus...

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Currently I have 8 moorii nkonde yellow, 8 ikola and 10 red moliro.

Cheers,
Diogo

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Re: My tropheus

Post by James Shingler » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:55 pm

Lovely Tropheus and shots.

How long have you had them together?

Aren't you worried that they will hybridize?

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Re: My tropheus

Post by Dan Woodland » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:52 pm

James Shingler wrote:
Aren't you worried that they will hybridize?
As I understand it they shouldn't as long as there are males and females of each type. Maybe someone else can add more?

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Re: My tropheus

Post by James Shingler » Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:30 pm

Sorry to disagree, they do cross (sometimes) even with good numbers of both males and females of both types, in even big tanks. In tanks the dom male of another type can and does (sometimes) push his way in despite the females efforts to breed with only her type. Prob not seen in the wild but common in tanks.
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I know this is not what is regularly reported (and contradicts the Aqualog book on Tropheus (usually very reliable)) but I have seen it often.

My thanks to the photo taker for giving the evidence I have been looking to show folk for years.

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Re: My tropheus

Post by Klaus Steinhaus » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:11 pm

James, I coulden't agree more. Tropheus will definitely interbreed under certain cercumstances.

However, very nice photos of very nice fish Diogo.

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Re: My tropheus

Post by Diogo Lopes » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:45 pm

Hi,

Thank you all for your feedback.

The nkonde and the moliros are together for a month now and the ikola are only there for a couple of weeks now. I had the moliros together with some kirizas and they didn´t crossbreed at all. The nkonde will porobably leave in a couple of days (they will join another 8 WC ones). The ikola will also be leaving once I found them very agressiv towards all tankmates.

I also have a WC colony of chaitikas and I´m planning to keep just this specie along with the moliros...

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Cheers,
Diogo

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Re: My tropheus

Post by Diogo Lopes » Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:59 pm

Hi,

Today I took out the nkonde and had some more chaitika to the colony - they are 20 now.
Now I have 20 moorii "chaitika" blue, 10 red moliro and 8 ikolas...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHFWGS5XPBY&fmt=18

Cheers,
Diogo

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Re: My tropheus

Post by James Shingler » Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:58 am

You must have an excellent source of Tropheus!
Care to share?
By PM please so as not to brake the rules of the forum.

Thanks.

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Re: My tropheus

Post by James Shingler » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:02 pm

Thanks for the PM. I did not know those guys did Tropheus as good as this. :oops: :wink:

All the Best James

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Re: My tropheus

Post by Diogo Lopes » Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:10 am

Hi,

Meanwile the fights in the aquarium continues. The dominant male of moliro after establish is dominance on their own tried to pull way the male chaitika...

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And the winner is...

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Cheers,
Diogo

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Re: My tropheus

Post by Diogo Lopes » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:55 pm

Hi,

The fights went on for a while but in the end the moliros got the cup!
Nevertheless the chaitikas are fine but with a little less color...

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The moliros are better (here´s a pic of one of the males - not the dominant)...

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The ikolas just pass by!

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Cheers,
Diogo

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Re: My tropheus

Post by Dan Woodland » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:14 pm

James Shingler wrote:Sorry to disagree, they do cross (sometimes) even with good numbers of both males and females of both types, in even big tanks. In tanks the dom male of another type can and does (sometimes) push his way in despite the females efforts to breed with only her type. Prob not seen in the wild but common in tanks.
Photographic evidence needed?
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I know this is not what is regularly reported (and contradicts the Aqualog book on Tropheus (usually very reliable)) but I have seen it often.

My thanks to the photo taker for giving the evidence I have been looking to show folk for years.
Thanks for sharing, great shot. Obviously my reading material and others "theories" were wrong! :shock: It's the same as my reports of male Cyphotilapia gibberosa brooding eggs and my subsequent photographic proof!

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Re: My tropheus

Post by Diogo Lopes » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:22 pm

Hi,

Today the dominant male of the moliros decided to show himself to the pictures...

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Cheers,
Diogo

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Re: My tropheus

Post by Diogo Lopes » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:33 am

Hi,

Here are some more pics of the chaitika...

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Cheers,
Diogo

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Re: My tropheus

Post by Diogo Lopes » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:51 pm

Hi,

No news! Just to leave some pics of the 3 dominant males and a full layout...

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Cheers,
Diogo

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Re: My tropheus

Post by Diogo Lopes » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:34 pm

Hi,

Some pictures of the chaitikas...

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Cheers,
Diogo

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Re: My tropheus

Post by Diogo Lopes » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:24 pm

Hi,

Now that the aquarium only have chaitikas some new ones came from Cichlidenstadl and Verduijn (all Wild Caught). The 5 from Verduijn only 3 are alive and all 6 females from Cichlidenstadl are fine.

The only male that came is the bigger fish in the tank and allready trying some dominance...

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The 8 new females are fine but yet with no color...

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The dominant male are allways fight and still is the owner of the left part of the tank...

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And two pics more...

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Cheers,
Diogo

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Re: My tropheus

Post by billansor » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:49 pm

Wow You have some fantastic pictures. The pictures show so much characteristics of the skin, the scales, the finages. You have quite a bit of expertise with your camera. Thank you so much for sharing.
I have looked at the pictures with such an admiration of your tank, landscaping and the natural environment presented to your fish.
Bill :D

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Re: My tropheus

Post by Diogo Lopes » Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:55 am

Hi,

I´m doing a prevent treatment with Flagyl (metronidazol). Here´s a pic after adding the pills...

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In the morning the aquarium was like this...

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Two pics with no flash...

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Cheers,
Diogo

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Re: My tropheus

Post by Diogo Lopes » Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:18 pm

Hi,

No news so I just leave some new pics...

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Cheers,
Diogo

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