Nosferatu bartoni

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Jim Cumming
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Nosferatu bartoni

Post by Jim Cumming » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:29 pm

There are three pairs of N. bartoni in a 70G, along with several A. altifrons, and a few other odds and ends. It's basically a grow out tank, sparsely decorated for "ease of maintenance" purposes. Bartoni are slow gowing but sex out at a small size and early age. So it wasn't a surprise a few months back to have a pair lay eggs. Unfortunately, the best surface they could find was the side of a sponge filter. The eggs didn't do well, needless to say, so I vowed to do better for them next time. I put in a cave/pot. And the other day, this became the repository for their latest spawn. At least it affords the eggs some protection. Here is the pair, in full breeding dress, guarding their spawn.
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Re: Nosferatu bartoni

Post by francistrus » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:59 am

Very nice pair.
Tell us more about the spawn.

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Re: Nosferatu bartoni

Post by Piotr Koba » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:10 pm

Cichlids always have their surprises. I can easily expect that in my 120 gal/6 ft. (450 litre/180 cm) tank I could not keep three pairs, because they would kill eachother.

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