Lamprichthys tanganicanus

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Re: Lamprichthys tanganicanus

Post by tanganyikanhunt » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:59 am

Hi Paolo,

Are you keeping these? For me they are just the most fun of any fish I keep. Not only are they beautiful but they have personalities bigger than their looks.

Enrico, I envy you! Someday I hope to catch my own at the lake. When you were there did you see any of the variant that is mostly red instead of the yellow/blue that gets imported mostly here in the US?

Thanks for the pictures.

Tony

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Re: Lamprichthys tanganicanus

Post by mime » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:26 am

Hello Paolo

Wonderful pictures you took! Are those Lamprichthys offsprings from your neighbouring country in the north? :)

I also would like to show some impressions of this delightful species:

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Male with females

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Two males impressing each other

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Close-up of the caudal fin

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MIchael

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Re: Lamprichthys tanganicanus

Post by Lisachromis » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:26 am

Great shots! Wish I'd actually gotten a male when I raised a batch up from eggs. I ended up with all females who eventually got old and died. Makes me want to try again....

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Re: Lamprichthys tanganicanus

Post by cyatide » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:10 am

Hi all and thanks!
mime wrote:Hello Paolo

Wonderful pictures you took! Are those Lamprichthys offsprings from your neighbouring country in the north? :)

MIchael
Michael, yes, they are the beatiful present you gave me last spring!
I have 11 specimens left (6/5) and I'd like to start to breed them as they spawn all the time!

See you, Paolo

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Re: Lamprichthys tanganicanus

Post by Distichodus » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:42 am

I would love to find a source for these beautiful fish. I'm in New England, US. Any sources in the US? Thanks.

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Re: Lamprichthys tanganicanus

Post by mime » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:50 pm

Hello

Here again some impressions of my Lamprichthys:

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The males still impressing each other.

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dito

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dito

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The eggs sometimes get infected by vorticellidae.

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A freshly hatched individual.

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A group of offsprings

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Re: Lamprichthys tanganicanus

Post by tanganyikanhunt » Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:07 pm

Hi Michael,

Thanks for the great pictures. In that last one I would say it is just about time to start taking the big ones out before they pick out their lunch.



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Re: Lamprichthys tanganicanus

Post by Csababá » Sun May 16, 2010 12:26 pm

cyatide wrote:A few pics:

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Enjoy :D ,

Paolo
Hi!
Does anybody have Paolo's pictures?
Thx,
Csaba

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Re: Lamprichthys tanganicanus

Post by cyatide » Tue May 18, 2010 4:20 pm

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Enjoy!

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Re: Lamprichthys tanganicanus

Post by Csababá » Tue May 18, 2010 11:22 pm

If these are those, thank you.

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Re: Lamprichthys tanganicanus

Post by Tiago Amaral » Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:58 am

Hi all,

I know this is an old post, but I would like to ask to the people who still have Lamprichthys tanganicanus to post pictures of the tanks where they have them, and detailed information about the setup of those tanks (pH, KH whatever you think is useful information)

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Lamprichthys tanganicanus

Post by Csababá » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:25 am

Yeah, that would be useful. I can't get enough of them.

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Re: Lamprichthys tanganicanus

Post by JeffT » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:12 am

Some vids of these would be nice as well as some breeding info. I know they lay eggs in cracks and I've heard of two stacked flowerpots being used to create a suitable crack but other than that there doesn't seem to be a lot of info available. Are they compatible with cyps or should they be used as an alternative to cyps?

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Re: Lamprichthys tanganicanus

Post by Erwin8 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:21 am

Hey,
I have in my aquarium:
-Cyprichromis microlepidotus "Bulu point" 18 WV (10/8) I would like to add a few more.
-Cyathopharynx foai "Kigoma" 3 WV (2/1)
Is it possible to add a group (+10) Lamprichthys tanganicanus?
How old can this fish be?

Sorry for my english i can speak but write :) (normally i speak dutch)
Aquarium 2.5 mL x 0.85 mbr x 0.68 water level

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Re: Lamprichthys tanganicanus

Post by cyatide » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:30 am

Hi,

in my opinion, your tank and fish are OK for a group of L. tanganicanus.

They live around a couple of years in good health.

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