Paraneetroplus breidohri-Classic Central American Spectacle

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Paraneetroplus breidohri-Classic Central American Spectacle

Post by Jim Cumming » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:37 pm

Anyone who has kept CA cichlids can't help but be impressed by their incredibly co-operative parental care instincts. From taking on bold, "steer clear" colors and patterns, to well defined positioning and signaling, it is a fascinating sight to behold. This pair, from the time they first spawned through to the present , has consistently displayed everything a CA pair can in the defense of their progeny. So here is that classic scene that has, and still continues to impress and amaze me after 45 years of cichlid keeping.
http://youtu.be/CDcwou8avtA
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Re: Paraneetroplus breidohri-Classic Central American Specta

Post by Sandman » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:48 pm

Those are beautiful cichlids, and they show how strong the instinct to procreate is in life's creatures, even in a little glass box of water.

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Post by Jim Cumming » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:11 am

Sandman wrote:Those are beautiful cichlids, and they show how strong the instinct to procreate is in life's creatures, even in a little glass box of water.
Well said Sandman.
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Post by CA cichlid dude » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:59 am

Very nice pair. That is a lot of fry :)

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Post by Piotr Koba » Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:29 pm

My top fav from the former Paratheraps genus, next to P. melanurus from Peten. And a lovely video, great to see such large cichlids to perform that amazing fry feeding technique.
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Post by Jim Cumming » Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:22 pm

CA cichlid dude wrote:Very nice pair. That is a lot of fry :)
Thanks. I'm not sure but this could be the largest hatch yet.
Piotr Koba wrote:My top fav from the former Paratheraps genus, next to P. melanurus from Peten. And a lovely video, great to see such large cichlids to perform that amazing fry feeding technique.
Yes, it's one of my favorites too. Quite unique in several respects from other Paratheraps and Vieja (Paraneetroplus).
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