Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

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Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by winnyston » Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:32 am

Dear all

Does someone has experience with Microdontochromis rotundiventralis? I can't find a lot of informations about this species.

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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by winnyston » Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:49 am

And here are 2 pics of my Microdontochromis rotundiventralis...unfortunately the pics aren't that good ;-)
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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by tanganyikanhunt » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:14 am

Those are great photos! Thanks for posting them.

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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by winnyston » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:42 am

thanks tanganyikanhunt

they are very peaceful. I think the behavior is pretty much the same like M. tenuidentatus which i had some years ago.
This is the first time I ever saw M. rotundiventralis alive. Are they common on stocklists around the World?

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Post by winnyston » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:46 pm

and again.....more pics of my Microdontochromis....
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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by Thomas Andersen » Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:56 am

Wonderful fishes, thanks for sharing the photos :)

I've never kept them, though I would very much like to, but they are seen so rarely on stocklists.

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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by Ammavita » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:45 pm

Hi all,

Very nice pics and fishes Wynniston. Can you give us your keeping conditions (tank size, cohabiting fishes,...). Did they already spawn ?
Thanks in advance for you quick answer, I will receive that fish in few weeks.
Take care,

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Post by tanganyikadiver » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:50 am

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bij group of Microdontochromis
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in zambia we use to see big groups swim a few meters above the sand bottom.

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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by winnyston » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:27 am

Hi Ammavita

My Microdontochromis (9) are swimming in a 100cmx50cmx50cm Tank together with some Lamprichthys. They are very peaceful. 2 of them are about 6 cm the rest of them is a little bit smaller. I only have them for about 5 weeks, so no spawning until now. But two of them are displaying a little bit....it looks like....it is not that easy to observe them because they are directly at the frontglas of the tank begging for food when i want to look at them ;-)

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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by winnyston » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:42 am

Hi Ammavita

I have some news. My Microdontochromis spawned yesterday! I didn't see the spwaning but one female is brooding. First i was a little bit confused because she is still eating but i saw the eggs. So she is brooding for sure!

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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by Ammavita » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:18 pm

Hi Winnyston,

Thanks for the infos and congrats for the spawn. I will receive some specimen in few weeks and I think to put them in a 90x45x50 tank with 2 couples of Xenotilapia "red princess". I hope the combination will works and get spawn too.
If you can take some pics and share it, it will be with a lot of pleasure :shock: :wink:

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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by Thomas Andersen » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:50 pm

Lucky you, Fred :wink: Where did you find them?

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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by Ammavita » Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:20 pm

Hi Thomas,

I found them, in fact ordered them to another Thomas...Airfish, like most of my fishes.
You can find a post about it on "Groupe Tanganyika's forum" :wink:
What do you think about the cohabitation I would try ???

Take care,

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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by Thomas Andersen » Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:54 am

Ammavita wrote:You can find a post about it on "Groupe Tanganyika's forum" :wink:
Yes, I just found the topic :wink: Are you going for a group order, or...?

The idea of keeping Microdontochromis with "Red Princess" is quite interesting I think. I haven't kept Micro's, but as they are supossed to be very calm and non-territorial they seem to be suitable tankmates for the "Red Princess", and surely worth a try. Please keep us updated!

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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by Ammavita » Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:02 pm

[quote="Thomas Andersen"]
Yes, I just found the topic :wink: Are you going for a group order, or...? [/quote]

Yes, it's the idea. We're 8 for the moment depending the price he will give me...
You can post on the forum and keep me inform if you are interested :wink:

Take care,

Fred

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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by Ammavita » Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:15 am

Bad news... unfortunately all the fish died during transport from the lake. One will thus need still a little patience :( :?
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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by winnyston » Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:38 am

Hi Fred and Thomas

My female is still brooding, and still eating tiny little pieces. I will try to take some pics this evening.

I bought my rotundiventralis as M. tenuidentatus. So go for that species as well perhaps you are lucky.

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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by winnyston » Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:17 pm

some news

My Microdontochromis rotundiventralis seem to be biparental. Like it is written in Ad Konings book, Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat.
I didn't sex them but first only the female (i suppose this fish is the female) was brooding. I saw the larvae yesterday.
And today the biggest fish, i think the male, is brooding as well, i can see the larvae....so both are brooding. And the "female" isn't holding that much larvae like yesterday. And my male wasn't brooding yesterday. So either they are biparental or I ignored something 8)

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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by Ammavita » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:15 pm

[quote="winnyston"]
I bought my rotundiventralis as M. tenuidentatus. So go for that species as well perhaps you are lucky.
[/quote]

The importer didn't know exactly what species he will receive before that very bad news :(

Very good information winnyston and thanks for sharing.
Could you post some pics as soon as possible :wink:

Thanks and take care,

Fred

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Re: Microdontochromis rotundiventralis

Post by Estelle » Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:18 pm

winnyston wrote:some news

My Microdontochromis rotundiventralis seem to be biparental. Like it is written in Ad Konings book, Tanganyika Cichlids in their natural habitat.
I didn't sex them but first only the female (i suppose this fish is the female) was brooding. I saw the larvae yesterday.
And today the biggest fish, i think the male, is brooding as well, i can see the larvae....so both are brooding. And the "female" isn't holding that much larvae like yesterday. And my male wasn't brooding yesterday. So either they are biparental or I ignored something 8)

Greetings
Winnyston
Benoît (my tankmate :lol: ) had some a few years ago, and when the first pair spawned, he was astonished to notice some days later that not only the pair was holding, but also other individuals in the group. :shock:
He lost them by accident, but I know it's one of his dreams to keep this species again.

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