Paratheraps bifasciatus 'Rio Carolino'

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Paratheraps bifasciatus 'Rio Carolino'

Post by Jim Cumming » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:25 am

Here are some pics of my Paratheraps bifasciatus ' Rio Carolino'. I've got three pair, males about 9-10", females 6-7". They're in with some 'synspilum' and sp. Coatzacoalcos 'Rio Carolino' in a 180g. I've had other populations of bifas before but never with this saturation of red and gold. Sorry for the dirty glass.
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Re: Paratheraps bifasciatus 'Rio Carolino'

Post by RobinH » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:48 am

They look very similar to the rio chacamax population.

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Re: Paratheraps bifasciatus 'Rio Carolino'

Post by smitty » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:39 am

They are really looking good. Your shots just got me a little more excited. I have 5 that I purchased at 2011 convention listing them as Bifasciatus Rio Chacamax.
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Re: Paratheraps bifasciatus 'Rio Carolino'

Post by Andy Young » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:59 pm

They look very similar to rio chacamax,i obtained 1 male and 2 females at the East Anglian Cichlid Group last October, which were collected by Alan Rowlings the previous year they are spawning all the time! I am currently growning the fifth batch of fry. Below is a picture of the male.

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Re: Paratheraps bifasciatus 'Rio Carolino'

Post by smitty » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:41 pm

Well then I guess I will be smiling from ear to ear real soon. As soon as I get a chance I will post some pictures.
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Re: Paratheraps bifasciatus 'Rio Carolino'

Post by Kevin Cumberton » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:20 am

Very nice pair! How well do they get along?
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Re: Paratheraps bifasciatus 'Rio Carolino'

Post by Jim Cumming » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:26 pm

Thanks Smitty and Kevin. Actually the 180g tank that they're in is pretty busy (ie.a little more pleasant way of saying 'overcrowded') and so they really haven't had a chance to assert themselves or form a very good pair bond. I'm going to "thin" the tank out soon and hopefully they will accept one another and follow through with "doin' what comes naturally' LOL (as the song goes).
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Re: Paratheraps bifasciatus 'Rio Carolino'

Post by Andy Young » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:05 pm

Mine are in a 180 with a trio of Salvini and there is not much aggresion, the 5-6 inch salvini know who the boss


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