Xenotilapia flavipinnis photos

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Post by karel » Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:40 am

Hello, Lisa, you're so nice. Thank you. :D

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Post by karel » Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:43 am

Hi, friends, some of my flavipinnis again.

Kantalamba
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Nyanza Lac
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A couple
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Nyanza Lac & Orange fin
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Post by Thomas Andersen » Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:40 am

:wink:

Kantalamba:
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Nyanza Lac:
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A couple:
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Nyanza Lac & Orange fin:
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Post by karel » Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:01 pm

So excuse and thanks again, Thomas. :oops:

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Post by EC » Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:30 pm

karel wrote:Hi, friends, some of my flavipinnis again.
Hi, karel, kasanga&bulumbora:
http://www.aiconline.it/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=512

Ciao enrico

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Post by karel » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:45 am

Hi, Ciao enrico, thank you for your website and your fishes are so beautiful. :D

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Post by EC » Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:03 pm

karel wrote:Hi, Ciao enrico, thank you for your website and your fishes are so beautiful. :D
Is not my website but the forum of AIC (italian cichlids association).

Ciao Enrico

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Post by dauph » Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:16 pm

Hi Thomas,

Your posts are very interesting and your pictures are awesome. Did you already kept som Flavipinnis ''Crocodile Island''? I will get some next friday and it's the fisrt time that I will try with those fish.

If I plan to keep them with a small school of Leptosoma and a trio of Neolamprologus Similis and a couple of Ertemodus, it is an error for you?

The tank is a 4-foot long for 70 gallons of water. The tank is set up with two rocks piles at each ends and a sand plain in the middle with a group of empty shells at the 3/4 of the tank.

I have no idea of the tankmates I can house with them... can you tell me your opinion.


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Post by SydCic » Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:49 pm

Hi

I think the tank mates would work okay, I would probably put the rockwork in the middle to create 2 areas, one for a pair each. Maybe put the shells around the rocks. In a four foot tank I have found you can keep at most two breeding pairs, it does vary from fish to fish though, mine were not that aggressive.

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Post by EC » Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:10 am

dauph wrote:I have no idea of the tankmates I can house with them... can you tell me your opinion.
I think similis are too aggressive for crocodile. Have you considered ectodus? Flavipinnis are always dominant on ectodus. Here some photo of crocodile (foto tanganyika): http://www.cichlidpower.it

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:41 am

Thanks Martin for your nice comments! How many X. flavipinnis are you getting?

Both Eretmodus, L. similis and X. flavipinnis are bottom-dwellers which may be one too many in a tank this size. Eretmodus can be quite an active fish and may stress the X. flavipinnis by constantly entering their territory. Even if L. similis can be aggressive they are easier to control by the way you place their shells. If you place them in one of the front corners I think it would work out. Just remember that a trio of L. similis will quickly multiply, and they should not be allowed to dominate the floor-space.

As X. flavipinnis can be quite territorial as soon as couples are formed, it could also be an idea as SydCic suggested to make a pile of rocks in the middle of the tank, instead of a pile in each end – by doing this you either have room for two territorial couples or a territorial couple and a group of non-paired individuals

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Post by karel » Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:41 pm

Hi, friends, I've had this for a month. Named as Lyamembe. ( I don't know where ??? Ha, ha ). Moreover, I try to post the photo directly many times, but still unsuccess. ( I try to place the link with Img, also with Url ) I only know that I am not a IT guy. :lol:

Anyway, here's my fishes, hope you like.

http://hkfishstreet.com/gallery/display ... 259&pos=15

http://hkfishstreet.com/gallery/display ... 259&pos=16

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:17 am

Karel, here they are :wink:

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:31 am

Beautiful fish you got there Karel, but it's not a X. flavipinnis from Lyamembe. Your fish is probably from the northernmost part of the Lake.

The variant from Lyamembe belongs to the X. flavipinnis with red dorsal fins; some pics of X. flavipinnis Lyamembe a friend of mine kept some years ago:

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Post by karel » Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:59 pm

Hello, Thomas, thank you for your help and the fishes are so, so .....charming. :D

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:37 am

Yes, they are charming :lol: and also some wonderful pictures Steen has taken, I especially love the first one.

MVH. Thomas

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Post by karel » Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:11 am

Yes, Thomas, esp. the red dorsal fins :shock: . Really fantastic.

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Post by ulka » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:48 am

and this my Xenotilapia flavipinnis Bulombora

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:06 pm

Nice fishes, ulka! Is the one in the middle incubating eggs, or is it just displaying?

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Post by ulka » Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:52 am

No, Thomas, it only pretends, but in the future it carried caviar, the truth, not for long :lol:

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