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Post by Micheal on Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:23 am

Just wondering what your fastest growing mbuna are? Mine are Saulosi. They grow to 1 1/2 inches a lot faster than my cobues or perlmutts.
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Post by Aura on Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:05 pm

Keeping them in a fry and growout tank together, my flavus and saulosi fry both grow faster than my others do. They were in a tank with rusty and lab fry and the flavus and saulosi were much more aggressive in their feeding style, so they grew faster. They come up to the top at feeding time, even as young fry, while the rusties and labs hung out more toward the bottom.

I've never kept track of the growth rate with them in separate fry tanks. That would be an interesting experiment.
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Post by cichlidman on Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:16 pm

I have never raised mbuna's.
Other than some Lab's and Acei's.
The ones I kept from small fish. My male Kenyi grew faster than the others.

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Post by why_spyder on Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:14 pm

My Labeotropheus fuelleborni definitely outgrow the rest of my species.
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Post by poolmako on Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:27 am

i dont keep mbuna but out of my haps i would say that my nimbochromis grow the fastest out of the fish i have now, what has always made me wonder is why fish from the same brood or fish bought at the same time grow at different rates?
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Post by theswede on Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:39 am

why_spyder wrote:My Labeotropheus fuelleborni definitely outgrow the rest of my species.

I agree. The Lab. fuelleborni is the fastest growing mbuna I´ve had.
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