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Post by Super Turtleman on Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:43 pm

Well, I've received my first fronts. I paid for 10 but received 13 from a fellow fishkeeper at the auction I attended yesterday. I have them in my 50G right now with 4 Yellow Kasanga Comps to start growing them out. The fronts are about 1" and the comps range from 1" to 1.5"...so I'm hoping they'll grow out together without any issues.

I plan on keeping a diary on these with regular pics so I can document their growth. I also expect to be able to thin them down to a group of 8 or so, hopefully selling the rest to recoup some of the money spent on them. I did get them at what I consider a steal: $140 for 13. My research says that was a good price. Along with the $7 I paid for the 4 Comps, I think I didn't do too bad in getting what I wanted for my first Tang tank.

Will update with pics and videos soon.

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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:21 pm

Sounds awesome Emil!!! I'd have to agree, sounds like you got a good deal Wink

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Post by Aura on Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:57 pm

I wondered if you made it to that auction this weekend. Good to hear you picked up what you wanted!

Make sure to post some of those pictures as they grow. Very Happy
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Post by Micheal on Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:13 pm

Sounds like a great deal to me. I like the idea of a diary to keep up with the growth.
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Post by Super Turtleman on Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:01 am

Here are some pics of the Fronts & Comps I took tonight. I will add a video tomorrow (HD Videos take forever to upload to youtube).















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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:22 am

Beautiful barring on the Kapampa's!!! Thick and Dark with no signs of mooning Wink They're gonna be awesome!!! The comp's look great too, lovin the avatar cheers

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Post by theswede on Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:22 pm

That´s sweet Emil ! They look awesome in that tank.
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Post by Super Turtleman on Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:48 pm

Thanks for the compliments guys.

Here's a video I took last night of them. I took another one this morning of them feeding, but I left it uploading and headed to work and the upload failed, so I'll try it again tonight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiMhhBOoYn4
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Post by Drake-tripod on Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:07 pm

WOOOTTTT
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Post by Aura on Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:01 pm

They look so tiny and cute in the tank right now. Nice video!
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Post by cichlidman on Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:52 pm

Very nice,

Great deal on them.

I grew my Fronts out in a 55 for the 1st 8 months or so.
Mine were much bigger when I got them than yours. Closer to 3 1/2 inches.
I them moved them to a 125, and they have thrived.
My biggest male is anout 10 inches now.

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Post by Super Turtleman on Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:54 pm

How long did he take to reach 10"? Just so I have an idea...
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Post by cichlidman on Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:37 pm

About 2 years

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Post by Super Turtleman on Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:38 pm

Here's another update. I think I might just do pics every couple of weeks until they start to really grow. I definitely need to get some darker substrate cuz they're really washed out right now. Still loving them tho.















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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:43 pm

Lookin really good Emil!!! Thanks for keepin us posted on these guys, it's gonna be really fun watching these guys grow up Wink

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Post by bulldogg7 on Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:14 pm

great shots Emil!

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Post by theswede on Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:18 pm

Very nice! Love the juvie compressiceps. Good pics and video .
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Post by Aura on Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:33 pm

Any updated pictures or video, Emil? Did you swap out that substrate yet or did they get used to it?
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Post by nitroloser on Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:07 pm

cool pic and video,nicelookin tahk too
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Post by Super Turtleman on Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:03 pm

Betty, they're doing pretty good. I got a 125G tank set up for them, but I'm gonna reseal it first. I ordered the TMS last week so it should be here soon. I'm hoping I can have their tank set up in the next few weeks. I am starting to see some growth, so I'm happy about that. I have some videos but I won;t upload them until I'm done with my desktop (I put a new power supply in it but want to see if they'll replace it since it's still under warranty).
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Post by cichlidman on Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:30 pm

Coloring very nicely..

I do not think these will grow as fast as the Burundi.

They get much more blue to them.

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Post by Aura on Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:31 pm

Sounds good, bet they will look great in that 125 as they grow.

(Am I remembering correctly that you were downsizing not all that long ago?)
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Post by theswede on Thu May 20, 2010 8:17 pm

How about an update Emil.
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Post by nitroloser on Thu May 20, 2010 9:09 pm

very nice
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Post by football mom on Fri May 21, 2010 9:28 am

Your little fronts are looking good! Love the comps, too.
Nice thing about getting juvies is you get to enjoy watching them grow, and fronts grow slowly enough that you don't have to get in a big hurry for that really big tank they will eventually need.

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