C. istlanum with free swimmers

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Lee Nuttall
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C. istlanum with free swimmers

Post by Lee Nuttall » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:45 am

Hi, more piccies, lol.

Finally after their 4th attempt the istlanum pair have grown up and taken parental responsibility seriously. This time as the photos illustrate they have now got the fry to free swimming stage. The parents have been very good, not straying and constantly scooping
the wondering young into their mouths and blowing them back into the nursery.

I quite like these first two photos as it just captures the male about to grab a straying little fry. 8)

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A short vid of the pair: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag_6XJ6c ... ideo_title

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Re: C. istlanum with free swimmers

Post by Sandman » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:03 am

Very nice !

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Post by Alex Odesit » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:10 pm

Nice Lee , thanks for posting!

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Re: C. istlanum with free swimmers

Post by slimbolen99 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:49 pm

Stunning pics. Looks like a great setup. Are you using a flash, and if you do, do you think it bothers the parents?

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Post by Cichlidfever » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:56 am

Beautiful :)
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Re: C. istlanum with free swimmers

Post by Lee Nuttall » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:54 pm

Thanks guys, parents still protecting the fry, so a good pair bond atm.
slimbolen99 wrote:Stunning pics. Looks like a great setup. Are you using a flash, and if you do, do you think it bothers the parents?
Thank you and no the overhead flashes dosen't bother the fish. :D

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Post by MEPHISTOCICHLIDS » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:17 am

Perfect, wonderful photos and beautiful fish.

Me now finally managed to import the first pieces of Slovakia, much of which I look forward to.
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Post by UriB » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:28 pm

Fantastic photos once again Lee, re. their parental skills; do they share the parenting between one-another or does one parent do more than the other?
if I were a fish, I'd be a........uhmmmm.........a fish!

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Post by zenins » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:26 am

The tank and fish look great :)

Nice video channel on youTube as well

Thanks for sharing

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Re: C. istlanum with free swimmers

Post by Cichlidfever » Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:21 pm

Wow!! Never seen one so pretty :)
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Post by Cichlidfever » Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:21 pm

Wow!! Never seen one so pretty :)
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Re: C. istlanum with free swimmers

Post by smitty » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:41 pm

I have always been so intrigued by this fish. These photos make me want them that much more.
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Re: C. istlanum with free swimmers

Post by Ctrl_Alt_Dlt » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:20 am

beautiful!

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Re: C. istlanum with free swimmers

Post by MonitorSpiderCichlid » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:04 pm

Beautiful pair...

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Re: C. istlanum with free swimmers

Post by Nuno Landeck » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:19 pm

What a Beautiful fish . . .
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