Bit of a monster? Dimidiochromis strigatus

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Bit of a monster? Dimidiochromis strigatus

Post by 24tropheus on Mon May 03, 2010 2:07 pm

Dunno folk iether love em or hate em. Mbuna eaters that is.
Pic of my Dimidiochromis strigatus.
Not that he has eaten a fish yet in my tanks, far prefers pellets Smile
Unlike the Sciaenochromis fryeri that will eat anything it can get in its mouth and Placidochromis electra that seem to realy go for babies and even follow holding females about Surprised Any ideas why?

Anyhow the photo



All the best James
PS I quite like Malawi cichlids too. Wink
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Re: Bit of a monster? Dimidiochromis strigatus

Post by theswede on Mon May 03, 2010 2:27 pm

Nice looking fish! Never seen a Dimidiochromis strigatus that colorfull.
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Re: Bit of a monster? Dimidiochromis strigatus

Post by 24tropheus on Mon May 03, 2010 3:00 pm

Thanks! Yep I have photoshoped the photo a bit (to lose the shine etc) but I swear he looks more colourful in the flesh than in the photo.

Oh the original uncropped un messed about with shot (not trying to hype a fish) below.Cool

May be more interesting, as you can see the female?
And the size of fish he does not chouse to eat, the sweatheart.
At about 5-6" when I won em at auction they showed no colour except silver and grey now at anout 7" he looks fine. I can hardly wait to see what he may become as I hear they can get to 12" in tanks. Cool



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Re: Bit of a monster? Dimidiochromis strigatus

Post by poolmako on Mon May 03, 2010 10:15 pm

nice fish, what kind of background is that?
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Post by nitroloser on Mon May 03, 2010 10:52 pm

agree very nice fish and the 1 to the right looks cool too,heck the more i look the more fish i see,tank looks nice too
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Re: Bit of a monster? Dimidiochromis strigatus

Post by Aura on Mon May 03, 2010 11:19 pm

He certainly looks big enough to make a meal out of some of those fish with him. For their sake, I hope he doesn't figure it out. Smile
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Re: Bit of a monster? Dimidiochromis strigatus

Post by Splash on Tue May 04, 2010 1:59 am

Very nice looking fish.
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Re: Bit of a monster? Dimidiochromis strigatus

Post by FedEXguy on Tue May 04, 2010 11:11 am

Haha, that second photo is like a Where's Waldo picture of fish. The more I look, the more I see!
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Re: Bit of a monster? Dimidiochromis strigatus

Post by 24tropheus on Fri May 07, 2010 6:49 pm

poolmako wrote:nice fish, what kind of background is that?

Sorry just spotted this question. Its a home made expanded polystyrene covered with Plasti-kote spray Stone Touch Paint, one (quicker (but a bit pricier) to make than the usual cement and G4 Pond Sealer covered expanded polystyrene ones ).
I guess I could make a thread on how to make one if you guys want another DIY background thread?

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