Tomocichla Asfraci pair pics

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Tomocichla Asfraci pair pics

Post by Norcal_Cichlid » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:58 am

New shots of the F1 pair.
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Re: Tomocichla Asfraci pair pics

Post by Grummie2 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:11 pm

Fantastic specimens !!!
Graham

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Re: Tomocichla Asfraci pair pics

Post by Norcal_Cichlid » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:23 pm

Thanks! You can see the 3rd in the back of the second pic which I think is another female. Male is 8.5", female 7" (I just measured them). Still have some growing to do.
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Re: Tomocichla Asfraci pair pics

Post by Rick Thibert » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:13 pm

Beauties Norcal!

Any pics of your micros while you've got the camera out? Lol

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Re: Tomocichla Asfraci pair pics

Post by Norcal_Cichlid » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:47 pm

I only have one big female now but I'll get some pics up.
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Re: Tomocichla Asfraci pair pics

Post by Norcal_Cichlid » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:51 pm

Female's tube dropped tonight.
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Re: Tomocichla Asfraci pair pics

Post by Grummie2 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:19 am

Fantastic !! The eggs will be huge, hope you have better luck with them than I'm having !!
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Re: Tomocichla Asfraci pair pics

Post by Rick Thibert » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:44 am

Fingers crossed Norcal! Do you have a real name BTW?? LOL!!

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Re: Tomocichla Asfraci pair pics

Post by Norcal_Cichlid » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:39 am

Norcal is my real name. Kidding, it's Mike. The problem I'm having is getting the male interested. They hang out together, guard there area and do all the usual activities but when it comes to laying eggs he's just not that into it like she is other than the one time. After I took this pic her ovapositor came out a lot more but he was disinterested. Any tips? They are still small for breeding from what I've been told.
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Re: Tomocichla Asfraci pair pics

Post by Darrell Ullisch » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:28 am

I'm not sure, but that looks like a hybrid to me. I'd say some species of Vieja crossed with a Cichla. If someone will give me a $20,000 grant, I can probably narrow it down to exactly which species!


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Just releasing a little pent up jealousy for All Fool's Day. My only experience with them was to find out that keeping six 5cm asfraci with six 4cm tuyrensis in a 125 gallon tank is invariably fatal for the asfraci. I've been unable to get any since then, and certainly not for the steal I got on that batch.

Hurry up and breed those things!
There are two kinds of error: blind credulity and piecemeal criticism. Sound skepticism is the necessary condition for good discernment; but piecemeal criticism is an error. - Egyptian proverb

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Re: Tomocichla Asfraci pair pics

Post by Rick Thibert » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:22 pm

Have you considered a divider Mike?? Keep the male away, let the pheremones get him going a bit then release him when she's fully ripe..................

Being able to have what you can't get may work here??

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Re: Tomocichla Asfraci pair pics

Post by Norcal_Cichlid » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:01 pm

I've been thinking of that as well but don't have the tank space. I may try something when it gets really hot over here with a divided 55g I could set up on the ground. I also have a pair of green snooks in the tank with them that I was hoping would spur them on right now.
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Re: Tomocichla Asfraci pair pics

Post by Alfon76 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:28 pm

Hey Norcal, why don't you send me the extra female you have there? I know, I know... but it was worth a shot, hehehe.
Great looking specimens and I am sooooo jealous. Can't wait to see if fortune smiles at me and somehow can get some Asfraci of my own.

Ivan

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