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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:38 pm

Here's some crappy pic's of my wild caught Black calvus. Embarassed

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This is their home. Tank is a 40 long, divided to 3 feet long for the breeding chamber and 10 inches long for the fry chamber. (See my Hamburg Mattenfilter DIY Wink ) Filtration is the Mattenfilter along with a Penguin 330 HOB.

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I bought a trio of these guys, it wasn't working out between the 2 females so 1 has been removed and is currently hanging out with my Cyphotilapia gibberosa Moba juvies.
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Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:00 pm

very nice they are good looking
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Post by Micheal on Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:31 am

Very nice fish. I am starting to kick myself for passing up the chance to buy a pair after seeing yours.
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Post by Timbothediver on Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:28 pm

Nice looking fish. I have just bought a Pair of Wild caught Calvus yesterday. The female is still hiding but the male has been out but isnt feeding yet. They are beautiful looking fish and I am really excited having them. They are housed in a 48" tank with 3 Juli Regani and a nice shoal of Leptosoma.

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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:50 pm

That's awesome Timbo!!! You'll love these guys, might take em a while to get comfortable in your tank but having tankmates should speed up the process. As you probably know it's not uncommon for these guys to hide out for up to 2 weeks before starting to lighten up to thier new surroundings. I'll be looking forward to seeing some pics Wink

And, WELCOME TO THE FORUM!!!! Very Happy

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Post by Timbothediver on Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:57 pm

Thankyou for the welcome. Yes once they settle down I will share some pics with you. Great to be on this site. Regards from Wales, UK

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Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:56 pm

yes you will love them, i may pick some up after his grow out some and welcome aboard Very Happy
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:07 pm

updated pic

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Post by Drake-tripod on Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:29 pm

yyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:46 am

and another... What a Face

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Post by Drake-tripod on Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:43 pm

nice does he move around much?
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Post by bulldogg7 on Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:39 pm

nice shot, looks like you're getting that new cam figured out cheers

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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:49 pm

Thanks guys, those pics were taken at the same time last night but the pic of the comp was this morning so I managed one more good shot out of it. I'll keep working on it bounce

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Post by Drake-tripod on Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:52 pm

next time you sit down to take pics aim to take as many as you can dont look at them and judge them on the lil lcd screen just take more and more and get to know the camera before you judge them on the lil screen
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:56 pm

couple more...

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Post by Micheal on Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:59 pm

They are getting better and better.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:20 pm

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Post by poolmako on Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:46 am

pictures are getting better bro.
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Post by Drake-tripod on Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:06 pm

wow not bad man Very Happy
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:27 am

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Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:55 am

very nice fish love the teeth
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Post by Micheal on Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:57 am

Wow his black in this picture is really deep. Does he change or is the camera man just getting better at catching his color?
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:32 pm

First of all... SHE would be pretty upset if she could read... Razz

She shows the best color out of the trio that I've got. I recently moved her back in with the male, moved the other female out. Hoping they will spawn one of these days.

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Post by Micheal on Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:35 pm

The colors were so intense I just assumed it to be a male, tell her I am sorry lol.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:46 pm

couple new shots Wink


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