Theraps Irregulare pairing off

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Norcal_Cichlid
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Theraps Irregulare pairing off

Post by Norcal_Cichlid » Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:10 am

Been doing quite a lot of water changes in the 180 and it seems to have gotten them going. Bright, bright green, almost fluorescent. Doing the shimmy and fighting anything coming near them. Anyone spawned these?

They seem ready to lay eggs soon. Female ovipositor is starting to stick out a bit. Male is VERY aggro. The female is about 7", male around 8" both F0.
Current stock-2 F1 Breeding pairs of Chuco Micropthalmus, F1 Theraps Lentiginosum (2 breeding pairs), Theraps Coeruleus (1 breeding pair), 7 5-8" F0 Ornatum "Rio Choco", 2 Beani "White" and about 400 Micropthalmus fry!

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Re: Theraps Irregulare pairing off

Post by chc » Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:12 pm

Terrific fish. Would love to grab a few -- it's been a while (years!). They are definitely a favorite of mine. I'm still kicking myself for not picking up the MONSTER pair at a LFS a few years back (I guess Conkel cleaned out a pond and the LFS grabbed them).

High water flow, water changes with slightly cool water, and some target fish always worked for me.

Got any pics?

Along the same lines as irregs, I just grabbed a pair of gibbiceps that look super.

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Re: Theraps Irregulare pairing off

Post by Norcal_Cichlid » Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:16 pm

Anyone see these around anymore? I lost my pair years back and am interested in getting more.
Current stock-2 F1 Breeding pairs of Chuco Micropthalmus, F1 Theraps Lentiginosum (2 breeding pairs), Theraps Coeruleus (1 breeding pair), 7 5-8" F0 Ornatum "Rio Choco", 2 Beani "White" and about 400 Micropthalmus fry!

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Re: Theraps Irregulare pairing off

Post by smitty » Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:21 am

Can you post a video. I would love to see them.
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