Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty cichlid)

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Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty cichlid)

Post by Aura on Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:16 pm

It's hard to capture what their coloring is like. Here are a few pictures of males.





Juvies that are the offspring of the three original males




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Re: Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty cichlid)

Post by Aura on Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:17 pm

Femles are not so colorful





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Re: Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty cichlid)

Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:21 pm

Holey Crap Betty!!! Those pictures are amazing!!!

Great job Wink

Awesome Rusties!!!

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Re: Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty cichlid)

Post by Rockfish on Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:30 pm

I had these on my radar for quite a while but it seems the look of this species can differ greatly depending on the line, I never was able to find any that I was happy with. Yours are beautiful!
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Re: Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty cichlid)

Post by Rockfish on Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:31 pm

BTW awesome photos!
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Re: Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty cichlid)

Post by Micheal on Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:34 pm

Great looking Rusties Betty. I finally got some after looking for a year for some. I can't wait till they grow up, hopefully they will be half as amazing as yours.
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Re: Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty cichlid)

Post by bulldogg7 on Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:11 pm

Awesome shots! the males colors are great

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Re: Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty cichlid)

Post by Aura on Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:19 pm

Thanks!

I really do enjoy the rusties. They have quite a bit of spunk without being too aggressive. Mine (the males) are friendly and will come into my hand when I'm working in their tank.
A small picture...
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Re: Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty cichlid)

Post by cichlidman on Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:16 am

Beautiful fish...

Very nice pics.

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Re: Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty cichlid)

Post by theswede on Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:00 pm

Great stuff Betty! Really nice looking males. They look great when they color up like that thumbs up . Must say that you have an impressive stocklist of mbunas.
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Re: Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty cichlid)

Post by Aura on Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:10 pm

Thank you Håkan. I like the few Tangs that I have recently started with, but mbuna are still my favorites!! They seem more like pets. I can't see myself not having them.
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Post by theswede on Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:57 pm

Aura wrote:Thank you Håkan. I like the few Tangs that I have recently started with, but mbuna are still my favorites!! They seem more like pets. I can't see myself not having them.

I agree with you. I will never be without mbuna in my tanks. Love there aggression, energy, and color range. Very Happy
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Re: Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty cichlid)

Post by preacherboy on Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:58 pm

I have kept Rusties since I started keeping African cichlids!

But last night, my last Rusty died!

They do make a great community tank cichlid among Mbuna.
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