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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:46 pm

Wow, they're awesome. The red really pops!!! Hopefully it's all good from here on out. Wink

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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by iceblue on Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:28 pm

I've been waiting for these pics. I'm with everybody else. They look awesome Betty. Hopefully things will settle out for you.
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Post by bulldogg7 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:44 pm

Awesome lookin trophs!!!

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Post by yodahorn on Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:02 pm

Wow, it is like the Cherry Spot, but double the red. Look great, hopefully good things will continue.

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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by Aura on Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:13 pm

Thanks everyone.

Klaus, I've been using the salt treatment. No more deaths and this morning most of them were eating with gusto.
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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by buntbarsch on Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:31 am

I glad things worked out for you. They sure do look pretty. Now all you need to do besides your weekly water changes is leaving them in peace.
Can't wait to see more of your new beauties.

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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by Aura on Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:56 pm

Well, now that they are feeling better and I've spent a lot of time watching them, I see what's going on! One of the big males has claimed the left side as his and is chasing everyone out with the exception of one female. I think this is the same female that was holding last week, so I don't know if she will be able to participate the way he expects, but she is playing along.

She is showing a lot of red! They've been going around and around in the sand under the rocks, but I haven't seen any eggs. I hope he doesn't wear her out, she looks like she needs to fatten up a bit.











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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by iceblue on Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:55 pm

The intensity of the red is magnificent. Looks like you'll have a nice breeding colony.
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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by theswede on Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:33 am

Very very nice!!!
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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by theswede on Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:53 am

Any more species going into that tank? Some Eretmodus would look cool in there. They work perfectly with Tropheus.



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Post by Aura on Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:44 am

Wow, there are a lot of fish in that tank!

I had considered getting some of those because the seller had them in the same tank as well as Tanganicodus irsacae, but I think he had them in a bigger tank -- mine is only a 75 gallon. I was afraid I might be overdoing it.

I do like those great faces of theirs!
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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by buntbarsch on Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:51 pm

The Swede is right Betty, some Eretmodus cyanostictus would go perfectly with your 19 Tropheus. Just 3 or 4 of them will be great. I would stay away from the Tanganicodus irsacae though. They are absolute beasts and a 75g would not be big enough even for only two of them.

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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by preacherboy on Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:55 am

Beautiful fish, Aura!
I'm so glad the fish are doing better now!
Thanks for sharing the pics!
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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by theswede on Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:36 pm

Any news? Are they all okay and eating?
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Post by Aura on Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:31 pm

They are all doing okay as far as I can tell. It's a good thing I counted them when they went into the tank and how many bodies I pulled out because they are constantly moving and it's impossible to count them.

I'm still trying to get to know who's who so I can tell if their behavior changes and if they are all eating, but it hasn't been easy. The younger adults are yellow where the red is in the adults, and the juvies and fry are darker all over.

I'll try to get some more pictures of them.
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Post by theswede on Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:51 pm

Glad to hear that. Can´t wait to see some more shots of those beauties.
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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by Aura on Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:38 pm

Wow, are these fish ever hard to photograph. What a Face

This first one is really blurry, but if you look toward the bottom you'll see a small black spot -- that's one of the fry. All three of the fry are in the tank after the breeder box capsized one night. They stay in the rocks, not hiding, but swimming all around unless it's chow time and then they swim out in the open with the rest of the group. The bigger fish don't seem to care about them. All of the fish have already figured out when and how I feed and they all head to that spot waiting to eat.







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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:16 pm

Great shots Betty!!! They're smokin!!! Glad to hear the fry are doing well Wink

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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by addicted2cichlid on Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:48 am

wow, gorgeous fish!
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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by theswede on Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:16 am

Stunning! You got some really nice specimens. Great color.
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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by buntbarsch on Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:40 am

Beautiful fish Betty and your pictures (especially the last two) are great. thumbs up
I guess you are "suffering" from the illness called TROPHEUS SYNDROME

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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by Super Turtleman on Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:34 pm

Very nice Betty. I will try some one day as well.
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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by theswede on Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:53 pm

Suffering" from the illness called TROPHEUS SYNDROME.

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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by Aura on Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:20 pm

Thank you all. Very Happy

Håkan, that was crazy. laughing

Klaus, my lack of extra tanks will keep my "syndrome" under control. Crying or Very sad
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Re: Tropheus fry

Post by 24tropheus on Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:41 pm

For sure young Tropheus area better bet than some guy who wants to sell a group. For sure no one who is interested in fish sells a group of Tropheus without a good reason. Sadly Troph are very ppoular fish and a lot of ill and troublesome groups already falling apart are sold. Me I would demand my money back.

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