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Post by Aura on Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:10 pm

They are so hard to photograph because they are constantly in motion at a very fast speed, but I had over half of the water drained during a water change, which slowed them down a little. Very Happy

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Post by bulldogg7 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:43 pm

Great shots, love the sand spitting one.

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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:55 am

looking good Very Happy
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Post by theswede on Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:26 am

They look awesome! Good to see that they are showing nice colors.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:15 am

Awesome!!! They're really lookin good!!!

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Post by football mom on Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:17 am

They are looking good!

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Post by Aura on Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:45 pm

Thanks. I wish I could take better pictures. These don't really show how deep the red color is on most of these fish. I guess the flash is the problem, but without it, they are just a blur.
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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:36 pm

lol stop betty your pics are great flash is hard inless your like jeff and mess with it all day shit your pics are way better then mines are
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Post by buntbarsch on Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:57 pm

Wow Betty, they look amazing. thumbs up

Do you still think that they are difficult to keep?

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Post by poolmako on Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:57 am

nice pics and sweet looking fish, betty between you and mike i may need to set up a tank for tropheus one day.
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Post by Aura on Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:48 pm

They are a fun fish, Mitch, and very active -- will keep you entertained if you like to sit and watch the tank.

Klaus, not nearly as bad as I was expecting. The first week or two were terrible, my worst nightmare come true, but I believe that was brought on by the stress of their travel that day. They were not fasted, their packaging was not the greatest, too long in the bags, too many in some of the bags, and sharing a small amount of water with a dead fish, etc.

Now that they are settled in, they are causing me no worries. I keep with their routine, but they are forgiving if I have to deviate from that from time to time.

I love these fish! Smile I know why they are among your favorites.
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Post by Aura on Mon May 30, 2011 12:41 pm

A few more recent pictures. The fry have grown a bit.

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The heater on their tank seems to have stopped working properly, so I'm off to the store to trade it in before it explodes. (Stealth heater)
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Post by theswede on Mon May 30, 2011 2:06 pm

Looking good Very Happy !!! The small ones are really cute. Do you feed your tropheus NLS Cichlid Formula?
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Mon May 30, 2011 3:00 pm

Really lookin good Betty!!! Mitch called me Saturday and while we were yapping about fish these guys came up. I think your tropheus will be what pushes him over the edge, I predict he'll have a tropheus tank within a year. That's the greatest compliment we can get, when someone sees our fish and it interests them in getting some. Don't get better than that Wink

I'm glad they're doing well for you and provide you with enjoyment.

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Post by buntbarsch on Tue May 31, 2011 5:20 pm

Beautiful photos and fish. I am so happy that you enjoy your Tropheus. thumbs up

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Post by Aura on Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:15 pm

I do feed them NLS Cichlid formula. I also give them some spirulina flakes because I still have a bunch of it left, originally purchased because it's (NLS and algae flake) what they were eating before I got them. I wanted to keep them on the same diet they were used to.

Mitch, you should give them a try. The big problem will be deciding which ones!
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Post by poolmako on Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:43 am

you keep posting pics of yours and we might have to talk about some kind of a deal.
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Post by Drake-tripod on Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:21 pm

i really want some still i want some ikola in my 360 that be a sweet fucking tank
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Post by Aura on Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:50 pm

This isn't a good picture, but I thought it was cute -- looked like they were kissing, although I'm sure they weren't. These were two of the young ones. They were scuffling around the tank like this for several minutes. Not even feeding would distract them.

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Post by theswede on Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:08 pm

thumbs up Cool shot Betty! Love how they fight like L. trewavasae.
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Post by Norm66 on Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:25 am

Ah, cute. Smile Great pic.

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Post by buntbarsch on Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:10 pm

Betty, that is a beautiful shot. thumbs up
The two young guys are just trying to establish the pecking order.

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Post by finnyas on Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:02 am

Excellent pics ...especially the two getting to know one another..
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Post by Aura on Fri May 25, 2012 11:24 am

Same old fish, but it's been so quiet around here, I thought I'd post some pics. Very Happy
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This young one is almost solid black.
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Post by theswede on Sun May 27, 2012 5:40 am

thumbs up Looks great! Any fry yet?
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