Herichthys deppi (spawned)

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Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by Lee Nuttall » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:48 am

After the dissapointing events of the male deppi hybridizing with my salvini, i decided to remove the salvini into another tank. Whithin days the deppi pair had re kindled their bond and suprised me with a clutch of eggs. :D

Sorry for all the photos, as these were my favourites from a batch of 40.

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A video too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHiOStzX8Co

Hopefully parents with fry photos to follow. 8)

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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by Dan Woodland » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:47 pm

Nice work Lee.

If they are successful you need to make sure those fish are distributed in the hobby. Several years ago our group, Eric Hanneman, caught only 6 one inch fry. He was able to breed them but since then they have remained on the periphery of the hobby. They are quite striking and should be mainstreamed.

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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by beltt » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:53 pm

Sweet!! That must be my favorite Herichthys... But again arent they all nice? Where did you get them Lee? Import from Jeff Rapps?
I hate my self for only having one Tank :twisted:

Be sure to show some pics after they hatch :D

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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by Bas Pels » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:55 pm

Lee, as the Rolling Stones sung: you get what you deserve

Dan, H deppi - although they came through the USA - do have a very good change to establish themselves in Europe: quite a few people have them, but most of them are of the well connected kind. Hardly any shop has had them, so for them it is a new species, and we who have them know they are something special

Personally, I got 10 - around 7 cm bodylength, and normally I keep my fosh for long times. I would assume I still have them in 2015

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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by Ctrl_Alt_Dlt » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:45 pm

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by Rick Thibert » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:19 am

H. deppi Rio Bobos, from Rusty Wessel, via Jeff Rapps, is the fish that came into the UK a couple years back.

I snapped at the oppurtunity to have some, managed to breed them and pass them around among other keen aquarists, I now know of 6 people with breeding pairs and soon there will be no call for the fry.................. I suspect this is where the "market" floods, and fish begin to disappear. I know Bas has these now as well and others have been brought by my good friend Peter Michas from the UK to Tillman's in Germany. So, they are getting spread around. We must resume our efforts and continue to share out these lovely fishes. I currently have a pair with freeswimmers............ lovely fish as Lee has captured in his ever impressing collection of snaps! :)

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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by Bas Pels » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:23 am

Commoning a species is a matter of long term

In 2007 I thought Astatheros robertsoni was commoned in the Netherlands/Germany. But now? They are hardly ever offered for sale anymore

However, I still got them, and I recendly separated a bunch of fry again :lol:

looks like commoning a fish is something which can never be regarded in the past (I commoned them), but only as an activity (I'm commoning them) :shock:

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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by Lee Nuttall » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:13 am

Thanks for the comments.

Yes Rick has summed the history of the UK and hopefully European fish. There are a lot of deppi around especially in the UK thanks to a few dedicated breeders here.

Will these ever become mainstream, not likely, not even Central American cichlids as a whole will be in the UK. Hopefully they will be around for a while yet.

I try to spread the word on some mainstream fish websites with my photos that CA cichlids as a whole are fantastic fish to keep, perhaps one day the mainstream in the UK may embrace these wonderful fish.

Lee.

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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by Mark Smith » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:29 pm

Beautiful fish and beautiful photos Lee!

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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by Lee Nuttall » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:43 pm

Thank you Mark.

One more shot which i think came out nice, especially the males colour. 8)

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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by Piotr Koba » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:56 am

Fantastic fish :D What about their aggression level?
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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by Rick Thibert » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:43 am

I keep mine in a species tank...............the pair get along fine.........

Lee may be able to advise you better as he keeps his in a community setting, mind you, one very large tank..............

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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by Lee Nuttall » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:45 am

Like Rick mentions the pair get on fine, but are very protective and aggressive to the other fish if they swim near.. Unless kept in a very large tank, not advisable to spawn in a small community.

I think a 6ft tank at the very minimum would be acceptable if kept in a community.

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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by beltt » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:33 pm

So when it comes to agression they are much like other Herichthys? I never kept any but i have seen tanks with Carpintis and they seem VERY agressive..

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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by Martin Tversted » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:34 pm

If only these and other Herichthys were available in Denmark...

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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by Marko Lenac » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:29 am

well Netherlands is not so far away, also Germany....
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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by Michael Kwist » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:41 am

I agree Marko :mrgreen: ;)
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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by fgfranco » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:13 pm

Well this isn't my thread but I would like to share with you some photos that I took the las weekend of Herichthys deppii, is very interesting look three colours in this populations.

This is a female take care of her spawn.

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This is de male, I don't know if this is the reproduction coloration.

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Here some others fishes at same place

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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by Piotr Koba » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:50 am

Pretty amazing bunch of photgraphs. They are easily the most colorful Herichthys!
And that goby... hmmm what is that?
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Re: Herichthys deppi (spawned)

Post by beltt » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:27 pm

Amazing pics fgfranco

The Goby looks very nice too. Too ba these are not available. How big does the Goby get?

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