Xenotilapia flavipinnis photos

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Post by Livio Leoni » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:44 am

My Bulumbora.
Excuse me for the quality. Next time I hope to take better photos.
Livio

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ulka wrote:and this my Xenotilapia flavipinnis Bulombora

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:10 am

Great spawning pics Livio :)

Nyanza Lac feeding:

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WC Xenotilapi Flavipinnis kigoma

Post by attibva » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:08 am

Hey guys!
This is my WC Xenotilapi Flavipinnis kigoma colony!

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:11 am

Beautiful fishes, and some really nice photos as well :)

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:32 am

Mouthbrooding X. flavipinnis "Kekese" female

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Post by Changongo » Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:17 pm

Hi all,
these are my still young X. flavipinnis Magambo. They are only 5-6 cm in lenght, however they are starting to colour up as well as to show their first territorial displays.

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:49 pm

Amazing photos Angel! I really love the action and movement in your photos :D

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Post by Fkp-Andreas » Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:50 pm

Amazing photos to all i must say. i have baght myself some Xenotilapia Flavipinnis Kasanga and thay are realy great. I dont realy know how to post pics but i will try to lern when i have taken som ok photos. All the best Andreas

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Post by EC » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:35 am

Fkp-Andreas wrote:Amazing photos to all i must say. i have baght myself some Xenotilapia Flavipinnis Kasanga and thay are realy great.
Kasanga are very orange but I was in that area a month ago and you don't see flavipinnis because fishermen and children catch with the nets and eat all small fishes.

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Post by Fkp-Andreas » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:48 am

ahh thats verry sad to hear. Thay are verry orange as u say with a bright shimmering blue body 8)

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Post by Fkp-Andreas » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:56 pm

Is there any way to see the differense between the male and female with out pick them up and turn them up side down and kill them by stressing them to death. Any differense on the fins or anything alse?

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:51 am

EC wrote:Kasanga are very orange but I was in that area a month ago and you don't see flavipinnis because fishermen and children catch with the nets and eat all small fishes.
Bad news indeed. I've heard the same story from others: that all fish in the shallow sandy beaches are litterally gone, because of the locals fishing :?

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Post by EC » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:12 am

Thomas Andersen wrote:Bad news indeed. I've heard the same story from others: that all fish in the shallow sandy beaches are litterally gone, because of the locals fishing :?
The other side of the medal is for aquarium fish like Altolamprologus golden head that are very rare and you see only little fish. You can see many many many A. fasciatus, X. leptura, P. curvifrons and Petros that are not so common in our hobby and not caught.


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Post by EC » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:16 am

Fkp-Andreas wrote:Is there any way to see the differense between the male and female with out pick them up and turn them up side down and kill them by stressing them to death. Any differense on the fins or anything alse?
Sorry but I can sex ornatipinnis, red princess, papilio, spiloptera, etc. but I'm no be able to sex flavipinnis. For me is very difficult to sex. By the way you can see the pair establish when are very young and you are sure for male and female.

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Post by Fkp-Andreas » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:50 am

Well i can see that two pairs has formed and thay flex towards eachother but are aggressiva towards other fishes in the tank so i guess thay have formed pairs. In bouth cases one of them are a little bigger then the other. I have 6 in the tank that are quite similar size but im hoping it´s not all same sex. male (the bigger) is 7cm aprox in total length. How big do thay need to be befor thay can breed? Alot of questions hehe but im a newbie on the genus flavipinnis.

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Post by EC » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:54 am

Fkp-Andreas wrote:How big do thay need to be befor thay can breed?
They can breed from 5 cm (not wild), but is better wait for a good growth. Kasanga are very aggressive and I have only one pair in the tank. If the tank is overcrowded or there are aggressive fishes, female don't give eggs to the male and release fry after normal mouthbrooding time.

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Post by Fkp-Andreas » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:31 am

I baght myself 7 Wild caght Xenotilapia Flavipinnis (Royal Kikese) at saturdag the passed weekend and i must say that thay are just great. What a beutiful fish.

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Post by Fkp-Andreas » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:37 am

Ok here comes a attempt of posting a picture
Xenotilapia flavipinnis kasanga

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Post by Fkp-Andreas » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:42 am

Ok well hope next try on my flavipinnis kekese goes better so u dont need to clik on a link to se the picture.

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Post by Fkp-Andreas » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:55 pm

took one more pic that im satisfied with. I only have a pocket camera so the quality aint the best. xenotilapia flavipinnis (royal Kekese)
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