Cyatopharynx foai Mbita - Past and Present

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Cyatopharynx foai Mbita - Past and Present

Post by johnathan » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:44 am

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Re: Cyatopharynx foai Mbita - Past and Present

Post by cyatide » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:53 am

Hi Johnathan,

thank you for sharing these interesting viedeos.

The fish is wonderful and its changing impressive, but what I am pretty sure of is that it is not the mbita variant, it looks like a variant from the far North.

The foai from Mbita, to my knowledge, has typical bright yellow cover gills and green-violet flancs.

Cheers, paolo Salvagiani

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Re: Cyatopharynx foai Mbita - Past and Present

Post by johnathan » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:02 am

Hello Paolo.
Thank you for the compliments & the remarks.
I was expecting this remark about the colors of the fish(F1), but it's important to say that when i shot the spawning video the male was only 13-14 cm(though he looks bigger, the female was 9-10 cm), so he did not fully colored at that time(you can also see that the fins & egg dummies are not fully developed). His "dad"(WC) has full colors like you have mentioned. Today the F1 male is 18 cm long, beggining to look like the WC "dad".
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Re: Cyatopharynx foai Mbita - Past and Present

Post by jolly cichlids » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:45 pm

johnathon can you post pics of the dad i love foai and this is a variant i previously had.

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