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lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma"

Post by RayQ » Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:13 am

Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to find some F1 lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma", I gave it my best guess at sex by their size, two larger at nearly 2" and 3 smaller at about 1.5". They are all quite waspy with each other with the exception of on e of the smaller ones that is tolerated by the two largest. Are there any visual cues that I can use to make an educated guess at the sex of these little beauties?

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Re: lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma"

Post by RayQ » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:54 pm

Maybe a photo will spark some comments :)

This would be one of the dominant presumed males . . .

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Thanks for looking

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Re: lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma"

Post by Mark Smith » Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:53 pm

Hi Ray

Nice photo. Males are twice the size of females when fully grown. Also, female coloring when nearing spawning, may consist of a purplish/greenish patch on the side of the body, just in back of the pectoral fin. Other than that, the colors are about the same. Check for behavioral ques too and let us know what you observe.

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Re: lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma"

Post by RayQ » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:45 pm

Thanks on both counts Mark :)

The more I watch them, the more I think that there are 4 males and one female - there is just one that seems to be allowed to swim around freely most of the time, the rest keep thumping each other. Time will tell, but, I may bring them back and take a group of smaller ones - they are half of the size, that way I can be more sure of the outcome.
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Re: lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma"

Post by RayQ » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:31 pm

Here are a couple more shots - they are not as easy to capture as I thought they would be. . .

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Re: lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma"

Post by Dave Schumacher » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:12 am

Great photos! I particularly like the last one!
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Re: lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma"

Post by RayQ » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:11 pm

Thanks very much - they are interesting fish with ENORMOUS personality.
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Re: lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma"

Post by Dan Woodland » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:30 pm

Excellent fotos and fantastic fish!

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Re: lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma"

Post by RayQ » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:07 pm

Thanks very much Dan!
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Re: lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma"

Post by Bennyvis » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:00 am

Very nice shel dwellers 8)
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Re: lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma"

Post by RayQ » Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:04 am

Thanks!
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Re: lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma"

Post by Fazi64 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:36 am

Hi,
I like the fish very much too - but what about a snapshot of wouldbe female, to show us the difference, as on my Lamprologus sp. " Ornatipinnis Zambia"
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Re: lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma"

Post by RayQ » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:06 pm

Thanks for posting your pics - unfortunately I don't believe that I have any females - I cut the group to a single "male" (the most dominant) and two "females" (smaller and very subordinat), he will not let the two smaler fish anywhere in the tank except the top corners - I may get rid of this group and try a group of smaller/younger fish. . . we will see over the weekend :lol:

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Re: lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma"

Post by TooOld » Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:54 pm

This is my Lamprologus ornatipinnis Kigoma :
http://tooold.superhost.pl/lamprologus_ ... igoma.html
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and

Lamprologus ornatipinnis Cameron Bay :
http://tooold.superhost.pl/lamprologus_ ... meron.html
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Re: lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma"

Post by aoehero » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:49 pm

RayQ wrote:Thanks on both counts Mark :)

The more I watch them, the more I think that there are 4 males and one female - there is just one that seems to be allowed to swim around freely most of the time, the rest keep thumping each other. Time will tell, but, I may bring them back and take a group of smaller ones - they are half of the size, that way I can be more sure of the outcome.
standard women huh?

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Re: lamprologus ornatipinnis "Kigoma"

Post by smitty » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:59 pm

Ray they are showing out big time. Really nice pictures. Keep doing what your doing.
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