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Post by Aura on Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:14 pm

I picked up five of these back in September. They are small 1 - 1.25 inches, so they have a lot of growing to do. They are always darting around and very hard to take pictures of!

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Post by BigFishMan25 on Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:16 am

Great pictures.

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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:51 am

Very nice Betty, You're gonna love em Wink

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Post by theswede on Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:05 pm

Very cool looking! Nice pics as well.
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Post by addicted2cichlid on Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:14 pm

lookin good
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Post by iceblue on Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:52 pm

Nice pics B.
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Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:29 pm

deff sweet pick up
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Post by Aura on Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:49 am

Thanks! Smile
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Post by football mom on Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:05 am

They look great!

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Post by Aura on Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:05 am

J, I'd like to see some pictures of yours as well.
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Post by Aura on Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:15 am

A few new pictures. They don't look much different, but they are growing, slowly.

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Post by Drake-tripod on Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:22 am

love white calvus
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Post by theswede on Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:11 pm

Very nice! Very Happy
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Post by Aura on Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:14 am

A little update: I think I might have two males and three females.
Do they look any bigger? It doesn't seem like they are growing at all, but looking back at the pictures, they look more mature to me.

Probable male #1.
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And male #2.
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Maybe (hopeful) females. I'm thinking they are females because they are allowed into the territories of the two I think are males and they are smaller in size.
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Post by theswede on Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:00 am

Great shots and lovely looking calvus! I agree that they look more and more like adults when it comes to the body shape. It must be tough for species like this to survive in the wild when they are so slow growing.
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Post by Norm66 on Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:17 am

Great looking fish. I love altos.

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Post by vman on Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:04 pm

Love everything about this tank & fish ! rocks
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Post by Aura on Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:06 am

Thank you. Smile
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Post by Aura on Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:45 pm

I think the rocks have similar coloring and markings. Very Happy
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:59 am

Very nice Betty!!!

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Post by theswede on Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:06 am

yeah that thumbs up
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Post by Aura on Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:54 pm

Nothing new -- they still look the same. 50% weekly water changes and plenty of food, but not much growth. scratch

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Post by theswede on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:47 am

Very very nice! Do you clean the rocks? Never any algae in this tank.
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Post by Aura on Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:41 am

Thanks. I have a small bristlenose pleco in this tank that does a pretty good job on the algae.

I did try white sand for awhile to see if the fish would lighten up their color, but it developed a terrible algae of some sort that the pleco wouldn't touch. It only grew on the sand.
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Post by Aura on Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:51 pm

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The biggest fish has had some brownish spots on him that I don't remember seeing before, but it doesn't seem to affect him at all. I hope it isn't a problem. It's one of those things that is so hard to research and find a clear answer about.
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