Some of my riverine CA's

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Some of my riverine CA's

Post by Norcal_Cichlid » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:27 pm

I dont have the Irregulare pair anymore but i do have the Micropthalmus and the Paraneetropulus Nebuliferum.
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Re: Some of my riverine CA's

Post by Michael Kwist » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:09 am

Very nice irregulare 8) it's so pitty that i can't keep them alive.. :(
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Re: Some of my riverine CA's

Post by Rick Thibert » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:33 am

They aren't an easy fish! :) Lovely selection................ I'm getting a few species of Paraneets soon................ Irregularis look(ed) great! I must get some again soon and that Micro is a beauty! :)

Great fish! Did you keep them all together?

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Re: Some of my riverine CA's

Post by Norcal_Cichlid » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:55 am

At one point in my 180 I had the Asfraci pair, Irregulare pair and 4 micros together. They all got along great but the 2nd time the Irregulare spawned the male killed his mate AND the backup female in the tank. Not a happy day. I still have a nice male but no female. The Nebuliferum is a new-ish addition from Conkel--the king of riverine.
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Re: Some of my riverine CA's

Post by Piotr Koba » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:51 pm

Coooool irregularis... Thx for sharing :)
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Re: Some of my riverine CA's

Post by Ctrl_Alt_Dlt » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:38 pm

Cool looking Irregulare. Mind me asking where you got them from?

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Re: Some of my riverine CA's

Post by Norcal_Cichlid » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:12 pm

Ken Davis about 3 years ago.
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Re: Some of my riverine CA's

Post by Michael Kwist » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:55 am

I don't know if i asked you before :? but i got some questions about keeping the irregularis 8)

- What is a good temperature to keep them?
- With food do you give them?
- Do you keep them alone or with other fish?
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Re: Some of my riverine CA's

Post by Norcal_Cichlid » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:40 pm

Temp around 76, much warmer during summer as they are all in the garage. I fed mine specifically veggie/low protein flake food till they were about 4". Stayed up on water changes fanatically and I did keep them with C. Micropthalmus, T. Asfraci and T. Coeruleus. Aggressive then to each other (The male killed 2 adult females in a week) and the Coeruleus but very docile now with my Nebuliferum and Gibbiceps set up. Fast current to thrive and super clean water, thats been my experience. I should note that I've had more positive experiences with F0 fish.
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Re: Some of my riverine CA's

Post by Michael Kwist » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:43 am

Thanks Norcal.

I'm still reading about them... i don't know if i give it a change to keep them.. i got now eggs from my Gibbiceps so the plans are delayed for a few weeks now ;) So i got some more time to tink about when and what i want to keep in my tank..
if i go for Irregularis than would it be the combination Irregularis/lentiginosus/Gibbiceps in a 2meter tank with a lot of flow. also some ditherfish (Poecilia sp) 8)
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Re: Some of my riverine CA's

Post by Marko Lenac » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:47 pm

so it is advisable to put them with gibbiceps... as mine are now in quarantine for 3 weeks in a 300 liter tank but two don't look good. I think the aggression is the main problem of this specie. for some days I thought to put them with gibbiceps instead wesseli who don't like the gibbiceps bullies. it is a 2 m tank with only 2 rocks to prevent aggression because of territory making. any suggestions?

ps: I am really determined to keep them alive and if possible even happy :D
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Re: Some of my riverine CA's

Post by Michael Kwist » Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:36 am

Yes i need to think about it marko.

I got a lot of rocks in my tank.. there is somewhere a recent video of it with the flow :) When i made my decision i will post it here.. :lol:

Good that you still got some irregularis.. it's very frustrating to see how fast they can die :(
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Re: Some of my riverine CA's

Post by BobB » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:59 pm

The Paraneetropulus Nebuliferum how big do they get? Is there a minimum size tank to use!

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Re: Some of my riverine CA's

Post by Michael Kwist » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:47 pm

The nebuliferum i had where very agressive.. i think they need a tank with a minimum size of 200cm. They can grow to 25 to 30cm 8) Nice fish only not so easy to keep as bulleri or gibbiceps in my experience :shock:
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