Gnathochromis permaxillaris Qs

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jabones
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Gnathochromis permaxillaris Qs

Post by jabones » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:06 am

anyone have any info on the breeding, and sexing of Gnathochromis permaxillaris. What size they start at? I know the are cave spawners, and mouth brooders,with largre broods.
I have 3 in a 180gal 6ftx2ftx2ft (670l). i think 1 male largest about 5in (13cm), sub dom male 4.5in (11.5cm) ,and smallest a female 4in (10cm)? i hope. Largest stays in a pipe most of the time. Water quality is good, ph 7.7, substrat sand, crushed coral, rocks. Tank mates about 11 cypichromis, and 5 cytho furifer. Any info!
Thanks Jason

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Re: Gnathochromis permaxillaris Qs

Post by jabones » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:37 pm

here's a couple pics
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second male?
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Dan Woodland
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Re: Gnathochromis permaxillaris Qs

Post by Dan Woodland » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:44 am

Eventually they will eat the Cyprochromis, mine ate each other a a relatively young age. I've heard they are not really cave spawners but they use the area just in front of the cave to breed then use the cave to hide. My new group, first I've grown to adults without cannibalism ruling the day, has shown this behavior but no fry yet. I use twice daily fresh water changes and my water parameters are 76 degree F, sand substrate, 100gH, and 7.8 pH.

Good luck with yours.

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Re: Gnathochromis permaxillaris Qs

Post by supafly » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:49 pm

I working on a group of 6 wild caught roughly 4.5", any update or advise you can share would be great.

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