Paratheraps melanurus "Lago Peten" Guatemala

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Kevin Cumberton
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Paratheraps melanurus "Lago Peten" Guatemala

Post by Kevin Cumberton » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:11 pm

Paratheraps melanurus "Lago Peten" Guatemala

Out of a dozen I ended up keeping a M/F/F Trio. The females are about 4" and the male is close to 6". The females are starting to display breeding colors but the male can care less.. They are in a 6' 180gallon tank and are the only cichlids in the tank. Ive had them since they were 1". Other tank mates are a dozen beefy clown loaches ranging from 6"-10".

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Enjoy!
"Masakatsu Agatsu" Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969)

RD.
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Re: Paratheraps melanurus "Lago Peten" Guatemala

Post by RD. » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:52 pm

Very nice, Kevin!

I suspect that you may have a difficult time having any eggs/fry survive in that tank with a dozen beefy 6-10" clown loaches.

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Re: Paratheraps melanurus "Lago Peten" Guatemala

Post by Lee Nuttall » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:32 pm

Those are real beauts Kevin!! I have a small group of the same population growing on myself, however only a little over the 1.5" mark, so not too impressive to look at just yet. :D

Was the catch locations ever confirmed with these fish? There was confusion that they were sourced from either Lago Peten or Lago Yaxha.

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Re: Paratheraps melanurus "Lago Peten" Guatemala

Post by Kevin Cumberton » Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:10 pm

Confirmed Peten.

Rustys male:
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Re: Paratheraps melanurus "Lago Peten" Guatemala

Post by Lee Nuttall » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:57 am

That's good to know, thank you. :D

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Re: Paratheraps melanurus "Lago Peten" Guatemala

Post by Ctrl_Alt_Dlt » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:54 pm

I got a group of 6 from the LFS. Mine are looking more like yours. Hope I can get mine to look like yours. thanks for the motivation.

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Re: Paratheraps melanurus "Lago Peten" Guatemala

Post by stomper160 » Mon May 27, 2013 8:35 pm

Kevin, I was wondring if you had any recent pictures of these amazing fish? Also, do you know if these part of the same population currently for sale on Rapps list?

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Re: Paratheraps melanurus "Lago Peten" Guatemala

Post by fug202 » Wed May 29, 2013 9:12 am

According to several online sources, the 'Rio Yaxha' P. melanurus sold by Jeff Rapps are the same as 'Lago Peten' P. melanurus. I have some of Rapps' melanurus and they look just like those of the OP. Gorgeous fish.

Ian

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