Astatheros Rostratus

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Alex Odesit
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Re: Astatheros Rostratus

Post by Alex Odesit » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:31 am

Few pictures of my Rostratus guarding their eggs.
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Bas Pels
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Re: Astatheros Rostratus

Post by Bas Pels » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:48 pm

you must be a happy, happy man

Hope you will raise some, Alex

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Re: Astatheros Rostratus

Post by Alex Odesit » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:06 pm

That's true Bas, thanks. I am happy they lay eggs once again, love to see Rostratus breeding. What a beautiful fish to observe.
Alex

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Re: Astatheros Rostratus

Post by Noz » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:11 am

Hi, I have joined this forum as I can't seem to find A.Robertsoni anywhere in the Midlands.
I live in Coventry and have recently come back to my fave fish ( south/ Central Americans ) after doing marines for about 8-9 years.
This species along with nicaraguense, Aureum and A. Heckeli are my all time favourites and it is only the Robertsoni that is missing from my set up.
Help

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Re: Astatheros Rostratus

Post by MRDFds » Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:52 pm

They can be intimidated at feeding time if more active feeders are in the tank. To make sure the rostratus get enough food, I offer small sinkers for them and floaters for the more boisterous fish.

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Re: Astatheros Rostratus

Post by CA cichlid dude » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:36 pm

MRDFds wrote:They can be intimidated at feeding time if more active feeders are in the tank. To make sure the rostratus get enough food, I offer small sinkers for them and floaters for the more boisterous fish.
I've heard this, but mine is not. She is 6" and always at the surface beating out much larger cichlids and astyanax bimculatus. Also mine is quite aggressive, and especially w/ a female nicaraguensis. Luckily she doesn't cause any damage since they don't have very strong jaws. Usually they just have stand offs.

I have to say these are cichlids that just get more beautiful with age.

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