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Post by buntbarsch on Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:50 pm

I have to admit that I got stuck on the beautiful Cryptoheros group lately. Can't help myself but I love these little Central Americans.

Cryptoheros spilurum used to be very comon in our tanks a number of years ago but have since then totally disappeared. Rumors say that these pretty little cichlids will soon appear on the list of endangered species. Central and South American cichlid having a rough time in their native habitats due to polution and deforestation. I count myself lucky to have received a pair from a good friend. Here are some photos.

Cryptoheros spilurus, a rear oldie Pbucket

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Cryptoheros spilurus, a rear oldie Pbucket

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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:58 pm

Awesome photography and a great lookin fish!!! Wink

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Post by fishluvr12 on Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:03 pm

Very nice!
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Post by bulldogg7 on Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:04 pm

they are rather nice lookin fish!

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Post by theswede on Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:55 am

yeah that is a nice little fish! Great job with the camera Klaus. camera
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Post by buntbarsch on Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:06 am

Thanks everybody

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Post by preacherboy on Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:12 pm

I just have to get back to my early roots of fishkeeping and
get some CA's and SA's again.

For a black and white fish, they are amazing looking!

Thanks for sharing!
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Post by moka on Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:47 am

very cool

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Post by Aura on Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:59 pm

Beautiful pictures and cute fish!
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