New Arrivals: Enantiopus kilesa & Callochromis pleurospilus

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Razzo
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New Arrivals: Enantiopus kilesa & Callochromis pleurospilus

Post by Razzo » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:40 pm

On Friday, I received my first sand-sifters: a group of wild caught Enantiopus kilesa and Callochromis pleurospilus. All are doing well so far and a dominant male has already colored up and is digging his pit and building his sand castles. He is a lot of fun to watch chasing the other males and flirting with the females. These fish are so active, I really think I am going to like them a lot.

Below are a few pictures from today - I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

Thank you,
Russ

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Re: New Arrivals: Enantiopus kilesa & Callochromis pleurospi

Post by vmahaffe » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:44 pm

Nice fish Russ. Great pictures as always too. Getting both fish within in the next couple of weeks. Going to put one if the groups with the calvus.
Vic

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Re: New Arrivals: Enantiopus kilesa & Callochromis pleurospi

Post by Razzo » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:29 pm

The dominant male has been working on his eight sand castles :D

Few more pics.

Enantiopus kilesa
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Re: New Arrivals: Enantiopus kilesa & Callochromis pleurospi

Post by dkc41174 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:10 pm

very nice :shock:
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Re: New Arrivals: Enantiopus kilesa & Callochromis pleurospi

Post by UriB » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:09 pm

G'day Russ,
you have some beautiful sandsifters, are they exclusive bottom-dwellers or do they venture elsewhere in the water-column? :mrgreen:
if I were a fish, I'd be a........uhmmmm.........a fish!

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Re: New Arrivals: Enantiopus kilesa & Callochromis pleurospi

Post by Razzo » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:37 pm

Thanks Mate :)

They are primarily a bottom dweller but will venture up into the middle water column frequently and at feeding time they will take food from the surface and following the sinking pellets to the bottom. Very active fish and extremely fun to watch. I'll post a video in a new thread tonight :D

Russ

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