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Pseudotropheus demasoni

Post by Aura on Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:51 pm

I haven't seen many demasoni pictures on the site yet, so thought I'd post some of mine.

Feel free to add any you might have.









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Re: Pseudotropheus demasoni

Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:27 am

Very Nice Betty!!!

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Re: Pseudotropheus demasoni

Post by Rockfish on Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:39 am

Good looking fish!
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Re: Pseudotropheus demasoni

Post by theswede on Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:01 am

Awesome Betty thumbs up ! Can´t wait until I get mine. How many do you have?
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Re: Pseudotropheus demasoni

Post by Aura on Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:35 pm

Not sure how many I have; I'd say between 25 - 30. I started out with five in early '05 and saved a few spawns to get a good number of them and have just let them go from there. They are getting old now and I don't save fry, so I expect their numbers to start dwindling.
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Re: Pseudotropheus demasoni

Post by preacherboy on Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:32 pm

This is one species that I have always wanted to keep.
But I don't have a big enough tank to dedicate to a species only tank
which is the only way I would to house them in.
Are you going to keep this colony going in the future or are you thinking
of going in another direction?

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Pseudotropheus demasoni

Post by theswede on Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:53 pm

preacherboy wrote:This is one species that I have always wanted to keep.
But I don't have a big enough tank to dedicate to a species only tank
which is the only way I would to house them in.
Are you going to keep this colony going in the future or are you thinking
of going in another direction?

Thanks for sharing.

You don´t need big tanks for the dems. The breeder that i´ve been in contact with uses tanks between 53-66 gallon for his breeder groups (25-30). The most important thing with the dems are that you should try to find an already established group on atleast 15. It´s easier to be successful that way. If you mix the group yourself you might get loads of aggression from one or a couple of males and they will go on a killing spree and you will lose alot of them fast.
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Re: Pseudotropheus demasoni

Post by cichlidman on Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:19 pm

These are beautiful fish.

They are as aggressive as they are pretty.
I had a species onlytank with these and they kept killing each other untill I just got rid of them.

I love the very nice coloration contrast between the white and blue.

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Re: Pseudotropheus demasoni

Post by Micheal on Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:41 pm

I am surprised you were able to start with only 5 and not have problems. That's what has always kept me from getting them is I only find them in groups of 10 and didn't want to chance losing them at the price they cost. Great looking fish maybe one day I will find me a nice size colony.
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Re: Pseudotropheus demasoni

Post by Aura on Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:54 pm

Micheal, I bought five before I had heard all the info about needing to keep them in large groups. I got lucky and never had problems with them.
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Re: Pseudotropheus demasoni

Post by Micheal on Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:56 pm

Almost wish I would have tried them when I first started lol
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Re: Pseudotropheus demasoni

Post by preacherboy on Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:31 pm

I agree with Theswede, but I just don't have a tank that size that is empty.

I wanted put a dozen in a 29 gallon set up, but everyone told me that would be a mistake and I believe them.

Oh well, maybe one day I will.

Hey Aura, you didn't answer my question about what you're planning on doing with them?
Not mad that you didn't answer, just wondering what you were doing with that great colony of yours
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Re: Pseudotropheus demasoni

Post by Aura on Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:41 pm

Oh sorry about that preacherboy. I don't really have any plans to do anything different with them. I moved them from the 38 gallon that they started in to a 60 gallon and now they are in a 75 gallon tank. I have had all of my fish for so long that as they die off, I'd like to try something different. (I don't sell or trade them off, so when they come to live with me, they generally are here till old age or some unfortunate accident claims them.)
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Re: Pseudotropheus demasoni

Post by preacherboy on Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:45 pm

I'm glad to here you're keeping your colony for now.
The dems seem to be hard to come by and hard to keep due to the aggression levels.
So I think you have a great thing going here.
No need to apologize, I figured you missed my post.
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Re: Pseudotropheus demasoni

Post by angeljin17 on Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:45 am

Nice demasoni!
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Re: Pseudotropheus demasoni

Post by football mom on Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:33 pm

My colony is in a 55 with lots of caves and hiding places (the demasoni tenement district) Their only tank mates are a few small BN's.
I always have a female holding, and little ones peeking in and out. Sometimes some harassments, but no deaths.
Micheal, at some point I'm going to take that tank down to put new flooringl I will try to get you about a dozen juvies to start your colony, if you want.

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