Tomochichla Tuba pics

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Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by RayQ » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:33 pm

I managed to shoot some photos of a pair of Tuba that are rearing a batch of fry, I think it's quite a rare opportunity that I have gotten, here are a few of the results. . .

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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by Dan Woodland » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:10 am

Very nice, we don't see these here much any more. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by Marko Lenac » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:54 am

always an enjoyment to see tubas!
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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by RayQ » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:22 am

Thanks Dan and Marko.
Ya . . . I'm from Winnipeg, so what? ;)

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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by Norcal_Cichlid » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:21 am

So what's your secret? I had a nice pair for a number of years, couldn't spawn them and then donated the pair to Steinhart Aquarium. They wouldnt even spawn in a 5000 gallon tank. Congrats!
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: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by RayQ » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:46 am

haha I wish I could take credit for the husbandry, but, they are in a 180 gal tank at a friend's house, this is the second spawn in about six weeks for him, the first batch are in a grow out tank now and these will likely be pulled next week. There are actually one male and three females, it has been the largest female that spawned both times, I don't know that there is a secret :lol: Hopefully I will have a chance to document the growth and development
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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by Ctrl_Alt_Dlt » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:26 pm

WOW! amazing colors! Great looking pair! Where did you get this pair from?

Thanks for the post!

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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by RayQ » Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:34 pm

Thanks, they are not my fish, but, I belive that they were acquired at ACA 2007 as fry. . .
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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by Rick Thibert » Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:04 am

FYI - Spencer Jack has Tuba on his availability list................. F2's I believe.

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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by RayQ » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:14 am

I hear that he may be taking some with him to a speaking engagement in UK :D
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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by Matthijs » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:35 pm

Wauw :D 8)

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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by paulwmin » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:03 pm

beautiful fish!


they remind me of Colossus from Marvel for some reason...guess it's the coloration

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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by RayQ » Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:44 pm

Thanks Gents! :D
Ya . . . I'm from Winnipeg, so what? ;)

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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by Klaus Steinhaus » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:51 pm

Beautiful fish and awesome pictures Ray. Thanks for showing them to us. Image

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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by RayQ » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:25 pm

It is my pleasure Klaus! I appreciate the kind words :D
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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by Rick Thibert » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:17 am

Ray, What gorgeous examples and fabulous quality photos...............

Congratulations!

Get them around to all your fishkeeping buddies! :)

Rick

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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by RayQ » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:53 pm

Thanks a lot Rick! I have dug up some info on these ones, they were infact brought back to Winnipeg as fry, but, in 2004 rather than in 2007, the first spawn from this quartet of Tuba was in April or May of this year (2009), they have been quite a long project for a couple aquarists here in Winnipeg. Lucky for us, there are HUNDREDS of juvies locally now, so, the line should live on for some time now :lol:
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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by Rick Thibert » Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:14 pm

RayQ wrote:I hear that he may be taking some with him to a speaking engagement in UK :D
I keep begging him! LOL!!
Did you get my PM Ray?

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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by RayQ » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:15 am

I did, Thanks very much :)

I presume that Tuba will be in his bags, who knows what else!
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Re: Tomochichla Tuba pics

Post by red0501 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:19 am

so nice fish
thanks for sharing!

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