Neetroplus panamense

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dan
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Neetroplus panamense

Post by dan » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:13 pm

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one of my breeding males.

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Post by Michael Kwist » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:41 pm

Super breeding male 8)
Greetings Michael.

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Post by Con-Man-Dan » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:45 pm

wow! nice fish!

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Post by minipol » Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:32 am

very nice fish !

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Post by Tom Williams » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:35 am

i just got 7 of these about 1inch long so i hope mine become as striking. I love this species.

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Post by Ichy » Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:31 pm

Beautiful fish ! I have two of them that are about 2" and 1.5" right now. I hope they end up being a pair. How early can you tell if you have a pair or not ? I might be able to pick up a few more of them in a few weeks , but they are all small still. I'd love to end up with a spawning pair of these beauties. Can you share some of the care you give your pair? Foods, tank size water parameters etc? How big are the clutches and how good are they at parenting?
hope to hear from ya

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Post by Con-Man-Dan » Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:40 am

Ichy,

the more juvi fish you start off with, the better chance of getting a bonded pair

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Post by dan » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:24 am

i started off with 8 juveniles and ended up with 3 'pair', all obtained from Jeff Rapps.

i keep them in a 300 gallon tank with about 20 other CA's including several pairs of Thorichthys pasiones, mextico blue, Herotilapia multispinosum, Archocentrus cutteri, Cryptoheros nanoluteus, Amphilophus longimanus, some Tilapia snyderi and Hemichromis frempongi.

tank is 'decorated' with several pieces of driftwood from Ted Judy, lots of silk plants, pea gravel and slate rocks from pennsylvania stream beds. water is hard and alkaline with a pH of 7.5. i do 50 percent water changes weekly and feed a variety of quality prepared pelleted foods including HBH, Hikari, OSI and Krill.

i've not found the panamense to be prolific spawners in my tank, but terrific parents when they do spawn. i've maintained them as the sole pair in one of my 75 gallon tanks with similar results. clutch size seems to be in the neighborhood of 200 fry.

good luck with yours.

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Post by Con-Man-Dan » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:24 am

that sounds like one hell of a tank Dan!! i must ask, how to the longimanus get on with the other fish in the tank? are they "gentle giants" so to speak?

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Post by dan » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:25 pm

i've found them to be non-aggressive fish ... i think there's enough room for everyone to 'get along'.

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Post by Con-Man-Dan » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:29 pm

interesting....longimanus are quickly becoming something I would love to get ahold of. hmm...i'm almost tempted now to keep the wet pets in seperate tanks, and just toss all the rest of the CA's into the 220 lol

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Post by Joe Middleton » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:04 pm

That fish is quite a stud. I've never seen a panamense with a head like that.
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Post by marcootje » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:25 am

haha mini also here.
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