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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:40 pm

Stripped 2 females tonight and got 19 free swimmers!!! They are the prettiest fry I've ever seen with my own 2 eyes, even have blue highlights on thier fins already. They are hanging out on the sides of the tank and the sponge wall just like the adults do when they're sleeping. I got some pic's that are pretty decent but they're a lil grainy as I had to really zoom in on these lil fella's.

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Post by bulldogg7 on Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:41 pm

sweet lookin fry!

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Post by Drake-tripod on Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:43 pm

nice pics
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Post by Aura on Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:58 pm

Cute!! And nice job on those pictures. I have a really tough time getting pictures of tiny fry. If they are in focus, it was an accident.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:01 pm

Thanks everyone!!!

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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:20 pm

Time for an update.

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Post by Chrisg12887 on Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:25 pm

oOo sweet!!!! Send some my way i have a nice tank for them lol. What are you doing with them?
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:34 pm

I'm growin em out to sell but I might have trouble parting with them... I really love the paracyps and wouldn't mind having a group of them in several of my tanks. lol

Lemme get some more growing out (got 2 more females holding now) and I'll make you a deal on some that you won't be able to beat anywhere else... just cuz we're buds Wink

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Post by vman on Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:15 am

Congrats lil' beauties !!!!
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Post by buntbarsch on Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:42 am

STRIPPING ????? Paracyp Fry Pbucket

I'll have to post a warning here: I am dead set against stripping, so you will find some strange comment when I see that word in connection with cichlid.

However, congratulations to your pretty fry Mike and of course your pictures. They came out pretty good. I also understand that you like some groups in other tanks. These guys are very peaceful and interesting to watch.
I seperate my females into a 10g maternity tank until they spit by themselves.

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Post by bulldogg7 on Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:47 am

buntbarsch wrote:STRIPPING ????? Paracyp Fry Pbucket

I'll have to post a warning here: I am dead set against stripping, so you will find some strange comment

rant I can vouch for that one, he burned my butt laughing

I just love the blue in their fins already
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Post by buntbarsch on Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:09 am

bulldogg7 wrote: rant I can vouch for that one, he burned my butt laughing

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Post by bulldogg7 on Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:17 am

I had to strip a catfish out of my red devil's mouth a couple of months ago Embarassed
Otherwise, I just let the Africans be.
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Post by Aura on Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:59 am

bulldogg7 wrote:
buntbarsch wrote:STRIPPING ????? Paracyp Fry Pbucket

I'll have to post a warning here: I am dead set against stripping, so you will find some strange comment

rant I can vouch for that one, he burned my butt laughing
laughing laughing laughing I remember that well!

The little guys are looking good!
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Post by buntbarsch on Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:41 am

bulldogg7 wrote:I had to strip a catfish out of my red devil's mouth a couple of months ago Embarassed
Otherwise, I just let the Africans be.

Hey, there is always an exception to the rule. No problem to strip to save a life Paracyp Fry Pbucket

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Post by preacherboy on Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:56 am

Someone woke up the gentle German I see!

But wow, those fry are definately awesome!

Wish I lived closer, but I hear that paracyps don't
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Thanks for sharing some amazing fry!
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Post by theswede on Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:01 am

Awesome pics on the fry. Very Happy
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:05 pm

buntbarsch wrote:STRIPPING ????? Paracyp Fry Pbucket

I'll have to post a warning here: I am dead set against stripping, so you will find some strange comment when I see that word in connection with cichlid.

However, congratulations to your pretty fry Mike and of course your pictures. They came out pretty good. I also understand that you like some groups in other tanks. These guys are very peaceful and interesting to watch.
I seperate my females into a 10g maternity tank until they spit by themselves.

Well, I completely missed all these posts somehow Embarassed

But you'll be proud to know the next female held to term and spit on her own in the fry chamber of the tank. cheers

I stripped the first 2 because they were getting very thin and somewhat harassed in the tank, the next female I just stuck in the fry chamber and let her hang out with all the kids. She was able to just hang out and rest and made the quickest post spawn recovery, so based on that alone I will continue going about it that way.

Thanks for all the compliments everyone, I'll try to get some new pic's of them as they grown a good bit now. Wink

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Post by Rockfish on Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:17 pm

I can honestly say have never striped a fish.............................Because I'm too lazy to catch them! lol!
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:48 am

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Post by theswede on Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:12 pm

Looking good! How big are they?
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Post by bulldogg7 on Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:46 pm

sweet colors!

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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:54 pm

Thanks guys!!!

I'd say 3/4" long, don't know for sure tho.

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