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The 'BIG' and the 'small' of It

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:11 am
by Jim Cumming
It, in this case is the Central American cichlid, Paraneetroplus hartwegi. The contrast in size of the 13" guarding male to his newly free-swimming 1/8th" fry is quite amazing. The female is in the back corner with another couple of hundred fry, out of the scene.
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Re: The 'BIG' and the 'small' of It

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:24 am
by ciclasoman
Congratulations Jim! That fish is a beautiful beast if a cichlid.

Re: The 'BIG' and the 'small' of It

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:04 pm
by zeppel
That is amazing! And what an absolute stunner your male is. That is a ton of fry...imagine them in a few months!

Re: The 'BIG' and the 'small' of It

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:33 pm
by Jim Cumming
ciclasoman wrote:Congratulations Jim! That fish is a beautiful beast if a cichlid.
zeppel wrote:That is amazing! And what an absolute stunner your male is. That is a ton of fry...imagine them in a few months!
Thank you fellows. I won't be collecting any of these fry and it will be amazing if any survive in there. I'll just let nature run its course. I already have 10- 4 to 6"ers that are pairing up from a spawn about a year ago so my next generation of 'hartwegi' is assured.