Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania

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Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania

Post by tropicalfishsuccess on Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:51 am







I have 2 groups of these awesome fish. The first 2 pictures were taken in my 240 gallon, and the bigger ones are 4 years old. The smaller guys are around 2 1/2 years old. The big boys are about 9 inches and really thick.

The last picture is of my breeding Trio in the 110 gallon. I successfully pulled 6 fry from one female last month. (i stripped her and dropped the egg tumbler cup and about 20 babies were gobbled up by the Father No )

Hope you enjoy!
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Re: Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania

Post by Drake-tripod on Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:53 am

wow you dont see people breed this marvelous fish very nice
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Post by bulldogg7 on Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:05 am

love the phenochs !

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Re: Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania

Post by theswede on Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:47 am

That´s a cool looking cichlid. thumbs up
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Re: Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania

Post by Aura on Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:50 am

Beautiful fish -- love those!
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Re: Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania

Post by Micheal on Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:38 pm

Great looking fish. I have always wanted to get some of these guys.
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Re: Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania

Post by Emma on Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:42 pm

If I didnt know any better I would say they are fake. Beautiful fish!
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Post by Chrisg12887 on Sat Jan 02, 2010 6:16 pm

awwww man i love these fish! been wanting some for quite a while now! They are beauties!
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Re: Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania

Post by preacherboy on Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:03 pm

Awesome looking fish and you are certainly dedicated to this species!

What do you do with all the fry, by the way?

Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania

Post by Rockfish on Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:34 pm

Absolutely beautiful! I have a guy who breeds these close to me, he brings a batch to all the auctions and sometimes they go for a song. As much as I like them I have always passed due to the space they require to thrive.
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Re: Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania

Post by tropicalfishsuccess on Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:05 am

Thanks so much for the kind words. Yes, they do need space. They are so peaceful to watch swim and they have great personalities... good beggars for food!

This is my first "successfull" strip of the female. So I'm growing them out currently and will sell them locally. Since I have 3 different bloodlines, I wan to see if I can get a few females from this first spawn.

Females for me are hard to come by. I purchased 8 of them 2 1/2 years ago and only 2 females. It takes so long for them to color up. The adult males can sell for a good bit due to the time it takes for them to color up.

I've heard from others that they are prone to early deaths due to internal tumors similar to cancer in our bodies. I know I lost 2 of the BIG BOYS about 1 1/2 years ago. For no reason at all, they just died.

Well anyway thanks for the compliments!
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Re: Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania

Post by cichlidman on Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:23 am

Beauties...

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Re: Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania

Post by angeljin17 on Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:36 am

Awesome phenos! These guys are on my wishlist, still waiting for their importation here in our country. I only have the whitelips pheno mdoka.
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Re: Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania

Post by tropicalfishsuccess on Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:01 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania

Post by football mom on Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:13 pm

Wow, those fish are awesome, and one of my favorites. "One Day" I will have a tank big enough to keep them happy and healthy.

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Re: Placidochromis Phenochilus Tanzania

Post by moka on Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:46 am

amazing phenos!

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