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Post by Drake-tripod on Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:09 pm

ok well bro ima have to make room for these guys i want
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:43 pm

I can hook you up lil buddy!!! Wink

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Post by Micheal on Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:40 pm

Great work getting the fry shots. I sure wish the wife's would grow so i could quit grinding up pellets to feed them everyday.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:15 pm

Thanks Cap!!! Wink



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Re: Altolamprologus compressiceps Fire Fin

Post by Danger_Chicken on Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:45 pm

I love that male, he's so tough looking.
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Post by vman on Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:10 am

Very nice Comp & congrats on the fry thumbs up
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Post by buntbarsch on Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:48 am

Man, that male is a monster Shocked

Congratulations to the spawn. I have been told that they are not that easy to spawn and that the fry is a bit tricky to grow out. Never kept these fish for some unknown reason

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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:22 pm

Thanks guys!!!

Klaus, getting them to pair up was a challenge at first. I thought the male was going to end up killing the 2 females that were sold with him as a trio. Once they paired it's been smooth sailing. The fry are very delicate and lazy at first which is a challenge as far as getting them to eat. I've got a system figured out now that is working very well. They spawn regularly and I'm not having any trouble keeping the fry alive. The way I've got the tank set up with a fry chamber built right into the tank works like a charm too. (more info on it in the DIY section)

I really like the altolamps, very cool fish.

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Re: Altolamprologus compressiceps Fire Fin

Post by Danger_Chicken on Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:35 pm

Rift_Lakes_Rule wrote:
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 )
I've been redoing my fish room and can see the full lengh of this tank now so I can start geting pic's. HE had his dorsel up but when I got back with the camera he dropped it. He loves to pearch on top of teh filter and oversee his domain. His back is starting to arch, I can't wait for these guys to get big.

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Post by theswede on Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:08 am

Sweet! Nice to see that they have started to get the bodyshape of the adults. They are really cool looking. thumbs up
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:13 am

That's awesome!!! He was my lil buddy, I miss that guy. I've got a tank full of fry growing out but none of them are as special as that guy was. He was the first obvious male that I grew out. I had him from March-November. I'm really glad you got him.

He's lookin great, keep the pic's coming Wink

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Post by Aura on Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:51 pm

Nice! He's going to be just like his Daddy. Smile
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Re: Altolamprologus compressiceps Fire Fin

Post by cichlidman on Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:44 am

I love these...

I would like a large pair for my Tang tank..

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Re: Altolamprologus compressiceps Fire Fin

Post by football mom on Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:00 am

Great looking little guy!
My comps I got from the Capt, finally are looking like comps... they grow so
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:50 pm

They're definitely slow. Very cool fish tho.

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Post by nitroloser on Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:10 pm

right on i miss mine ready ,im ready though again
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Re: Altolamprologus compressiceps Fire Fin

Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:47 pm

R.I.P. Zeke, I'll never forget ya...

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Re: Altolamprologus compressiceps Fire Fin

Post by Aura on Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:12 pm

Crying or Very sad
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Re: Altolamprologus compressiceps Fire Fin

Post by Drake-tripod on Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:54 pm

What went down?
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:27 am

Heater...

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Re: Altolamprologus compressiceps Fire Fin

Post by Drake-tripod on Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:31 pm

Dam man I thought you had the expsinve ones? An hey he gave you some fry bro so that's a postive
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Post by theswede on Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:38 pm

That sucks. A friend of mine called about a week ago and told me that all the fish he had in the 66 gallon where dead. This was also because of the heater. This happens way to often.
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Re: Altolamprologus compressiceps Fire Fin

Post by football mom on Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:39 am

Great looking fish! And yes, those comps grow slooow.....
The tiny ones I got from the Captian last year, finally are 1.5 to 2 inches, and look like comps now!

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Re: Altolamprologus compressiceps Fire Fin

Post by Aura on Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:53 pm

Mike, sorry to bring this back up after you've lost Zeke, but I was wondering what you used in the tank for the breeding cave? It looks like some sort of pvc pipe with the entrance blocked off?

One more question -- did your comps do much digging?
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Re: Altolamprologus compressiceps Fire Fin

Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:18 pm

No worries Betty Wink

They were ceramic breeding bells with a piece of slate siliconed over the entrance so Zeke couldn't fit in there.

Mine didn't really dig much, Zeke did dig out enough so he could fit into his hiding spot but for the most part there really wasn't any digging going on.

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