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Post by Aura on Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:21 pm

My other Tangs. I couldn't decide between transcriptus and leleupi, so I got both. (Not in the same tank.) The fish store said I could return the fish I didn't want to keep, but I got a pair to form from both species, so I want to keep them. I thought mbuna were prolific, but both the transcriptus and leleupi didn't waste any time getting down to business. I love you






I wonder if these are two separate broods. There is quite a size difference. The female spends a lot of time in her cave and it's impossible to see what is going on in there.

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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by theswede on Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:30 pm

Sweet! Love the color on your Neo. leleupi. That´s the color they should have.
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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by Aura on Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:39 pm

Thanks. I think I'm going to look for some darker colored rocks for this tank. I love the way yours look against that dark rock.
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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by bulldogg7 on Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:53 pm

I've always had a sweet spot for the leleupi, would love a tankful of both colors.

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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:32 am

Beautiful fishies Betty!!! The color is amazing Wink

Jeff, I always knew you were a closet Tang Lover!!!

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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by vman on Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:16 am

Outstanding color Very Happy
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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by buntbarsch on Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:29 am

Wow, these are very nice speciman Betty and your photography skills are impressive

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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by Aura on Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:23 pm

It looks like they might be at it again. They've started chasing the fry away from this corner.

The pair.



Father and fry.

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Post by bulldogg7 on Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:36 pm

Great shots, would be cool to get some spawn pics

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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by theswede on Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:02 pm

Awesome pics Betty! Love the color on your Neo. leleupi. Agree with Jeff some more fry pics would be nice.
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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by buntbarsch on Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:47 pm

Your leleupi are awesome Betty and so are your pictures.

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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by football mom on Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:42 pm

Betty, your fish are beautiful!

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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by Drake-tripod on Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:12 pm

wow your fry are huge betty they are growing fast
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:20 pm

Great shot's Betty!!!

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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by Aura on Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:19 am

I haven't been able to get a picture of the inside of the "cave", but the female has been hanging out in and near it all day today and the male has been close by.



They did venture out when I tossed a tablet in the tank for the babies to munch on.



Dad not wanting to let the little ones eat first.





So I dropped another tablet in. (That's algae on the glass, not spots on their little bodies. Embarassed)



Does anyone know how long the babies will be safe from aggression from the parents? They are in a 20 long, so there's not a whole lot of space.
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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by Chrisg12887 on Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:57 pm

OOOOOOOO im really like these fish now! Beauties!!! and the fry are soo cute! Great pics betty!
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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by vman on Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:30 am

Cool pics & congrats on the babes . I have never spawned these but they look big enough to me to be separated from the parents . better safe than sorry.
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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by Aura on Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:38 pm

I ended up putting a divider in the tank because the male was starting to get a little rough with the young ones, chasing them away from the side of the tank where the female's cave is.

Yesterday I was able to see some fry in there. They look exactly like the sand and I could not focus on them, but those are fry inside the breeding "cave".






Very Happy

And on the other side of the divider, the fry are curious and wanting over to the other side.
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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by bulldogg7 on Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:52 pm

great shots!

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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by preacherboy on Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:10 pm

Wow Betty, beautiful fish!

Your tang. experience has went exceptionally well!

Wish I could get lucky with two breeding pairs like that!

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by theswede on Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:40 pm

Really nice fry and juvie pics Betty. They are really cool looking Very Happy .
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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by theswede on Fri May 07, 2010 8:00 pm

Any new shots of the juvies? Would be fun to see how they have developed.
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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by Aura on Fri May 07, 2010 11:24 pm

I tried to get some pictures, but they didn't turn out so great. I've had to move some out because they are coming non-stop, so these are not the same fish as the first set of fry pics.

The original pair are very prolific and are constantly raising young ones. There are a lot of tiny little ones out and about and the female is in the cave again! Rolling Eyes



Oldest fry/juvies. Not sure how old these are, I've lost track, but I need to find homes for them or take them to my lfs soon.







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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by theswede on Fri May 07, 2010 11:56 pm

They look awesome Betty! Nothing wrong with those shots. What size is your leleupi tank?
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Re: Some of my Neolamprologus leleupi

Post by Aura on Sat May 08, 2010 10:17 am

They are in a 20 long. I was going to move them to a 29 gallon, but the footprint is the same as the 20 and I don't think they'd use the extra height. Right now I have a divider in the tank because of the new group of babies. (My growout tank is full of bristlenose plecostomus, so I can't move anything at the moment.) I don't want any more fry, but the male starts killing the older fry/juvies in brutal fashion. I'll be getting those juvies out soon because they are starting to look like sardines in there.

I'd really like to put the adult pair in a bigger tank with another species or two.
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