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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:18 pm

Here's some crappy pics of my wild caught Fire Fin comp. Embarassed





Female guarding eggs.





This is their home, 40 long divided. 3 foot breeding chamber / 10 inch fry chamber. Filtration is a Hamburg Mattenfilter (see my DIY Wink ) and a Penguin 330 HOB.

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Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:59 pm

very very nice love that fish Very Happy you should get some more pics Very Happy
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Post by Micheal on Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:33 am

That Firefin has some of the best red coloration of any I have ever seen.
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Post by poolmako on Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:27 am

how big are the fry now?
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:13 pm

poolmako wrote:how big are the fry now?

The biggest are probably just over a half inch long, still very small. When people said they grow slow, they weren't kiddin Suspect

Hopefully they'll hit another growth spurt soon. Rolling Eyes

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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:53 am

updated pic


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Post by Drake-tripod on Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:42 pm

i love it Very Happy maybe a lil higher out put on the flash Very Happy



time for a new avatar Very Happy
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:56 pm

Zeke was all the way at the back of the tank on that shot, I'll have to try upping the flash intensity for those shots... he spends a lot of time back there playing peek a boo Razz

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Post by Drake-tripod on Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:00 pm

lol well still great shot and man he is a stunna
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Post by Drake-tripod on Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:07 pm

wicked fry pics Very Happy
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Post by Splash on Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:18 pm

I love your fire fin. I think they are the prettiest fw fish I have ever seen!!! I can't wait till your fry are big enough to ship yo me. lol
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:44 pm

Thanks Nicole!!! The fry are finally starting to look like they've grown some, still small lil fella's tho. I'm trying to fatten em up for ya tho, hopefully it won't be much longer Wink

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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:04 pm

wow man getting good with the cam and when you going to change your avatar pic? to a good pic of your fire fin male?
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Post by Danger_Chicken on Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:44 pm

Rift_Lakes_Rule wrote:

I love this pic. Awesome looking fish!
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:35 am

Thanks Mike Smile

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Post by Aura on Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:46 pm

I like this one. It's awfully cute.



I don't know why I expected the babies to look like tiny versions of the parents. Rolling Eyes
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:23 pm

Thanks Betty, that lil guy is about 1 1/4" long now. Lookin more and more like a comp all the time. If I can ever remember to get some batteries I'll get a pic of him.

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Post by theswede on Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:11 pm

I love the body shape of the compressiceps Very Happy . I´m gonna start a Tanganyika tank in the future. I have a juvi tank with 13 Neo. leleupi. Do u know if they will work together with compressiceps in a 66-80 gallon tank?
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:24 pm

Thanks Swede. They should be fine in that size tank. They occupy the same types of territories but the comps will set up shop in one spot and stay there, the other fish will figure out where they can and can't go. That's one cool thing about them, they don't claim the whole tank and don't bother the other fish to much, just don't try to pet them when they're spawning or have babies in the tank Wink

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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:30 pm

Aura wrote:I like this one. It's awfully cute.



I don't know why I expected the babies to look like tiny versions of the parents. Rolling Eyes

Just an update, this guy now belongs to Danger Chicken, hopefully we can watch him grow up as Mike takes exceptional photo's. (hint hint hint Twisted Evil )

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Post by theswede on Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:54 pm

Rift_Lakes_Rule wrote:Thanks Swede. They should be fine in that size tank. They occupy the same types of territories but the comps will set up shop in one spot and stay there, the other fish will figure out where they can and can't go. That's one cool thing about them, they don't claim the whole tank and don't bother the other fish to much, just don't try to pet them when they're spawning or have babies in the tank Wink

Would u go for a par, or more?
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:25 pm

If you are buying juvies you'll want to start with 6, if you're buying adults a trio. You'll want to end up with 1 male and as many females as he will accept. I bought a trio of comps and a trio of calvus (all wild adults) and I ended up with a pair of each and the calvus still aren't really a pair, they have a on and off relationship and so far they haven't been on when the female was ready to spawn Sad... I think the male is too impatient. Wether you buy juvies or adults, the fish will decide amongst themselves who stays and who goes and you won't have any problem figuring out the choices they've made Wink

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