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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:27 pm

Here's some shots of my 10 yr old Son Seth's stapp's.










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Post by Drake-tripod on Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:28 pm

very nice your son has some great stock Very Happy
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Post by Micheal on Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:38 pm

Very nice I love when these little guys are all flared up like the are bad.
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Post by theswede on Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:51 pm

Nice pics Very Happy . Great color on the male.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:29 pm

Thanks swede!!! They're really cool fish.

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Post by theswede on Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:21 pm

Nice that u can share your hobby with your sons. Very Happy
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Post by Drake-tripod on Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:08 pm

hey mike feels like time for a update pic Very Happy
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:19 am

theswede wrote:Nice that u can share your hobby with your sons. Very Happy

It was good while it lasted... Seth has completely lost interest and Evan isn't far behind. The stappersii and dickfeldi are in with Zeke and doing well. Just moved them earlier this week. I'll get some new pic's. They're lovin life in the big tank. Very Happy

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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:17 pm

Here ya go D Wink





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Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:06 pm

wow nice they are looking good
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Post by Aura on Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:05 pm

Really cute. Do yours move shells around the tank and fill in the extras? I've noticed that mine do and a day or two later, they've changed and uncovered some and filled in the others. They are such crazy little characters.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:21 pm

The shells I've got right now are to heavy for them to move, but they do dig around em and fill some in. They're definitely very active fish, quite entertaining. Wink

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Post by Micheal on Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:22 am

Great pics mike I love the blue in the fish. My shellies do the same thing feeling in some shells and uncovering them the next day. My little guys are the only fish I have that have bit me, just imagine if they got bigger.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:45 am

Thanks Cap Wink

These haven't bit me but they don't take any crap off their bigger tankmates.

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Post by momsfishn on Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:53 pm

Your "Stapps" are absolutely beautiful. I have 6 Young ones. I just love the little critters. They never stop and eating is probably their next favorite thing , next to chasing each other. They are one of 3 types of Shellies I have. I have had Malawis for some time but the Shellies are new, like 3 mos. They are absolutely fascinating to watch. sunny
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:18 pm

I couldn't agree more Ruth, for what they lack in size they make up ten fold in interesting behaviors. Wink

I don't know if you've seen the movie Jewel of the Rift, but there is a cool segment on shellies in the movie. I definitely learned some stuff about them, very cool segment.

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Post by momsfishn on Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:56 am

I believe I have. The way they try to protect their harem and broods is pretty amazing. If its the one I'm thinking about. I thought it was very interesting how large the dominant male was. So large he couldn't get into the shells. BUT he sure could move the shells around and herd them together. but then the smaller ones would sneak in and breed the females. Very intelligent fish, but then that why we love them. I'm not sure thats the movie you were talking about, thats what can to mind when you mentioned it. sunny
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Post by buntbarsch on Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:55 am

Very nice fish and pictures Mike thumbs up

You will have a lot of fun with these little guys.

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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:04 pm

Thanks Klaus Wink

Ruth, that's the one. Pretty interesting stuff.

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Post by vman on Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:47 pm

Beauties !!
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