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 Post subject: Lipochromis cf parvidens
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 2:16 pm 
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These guys are close to two years old and dominant male is upwards of 135 mm now. There are two larger on one smaller male and two others that I hope are females. Housed in a 75 gallon aquarium with a trio of Placidochromis "phenochilus tanzania", a pair of S. multlipunctatus, and a lone Anscistrus sp. Both the dominant male Lipochromis and male Placidochromis are pretty easy going and the Lipochromis has no trouble bumping the Placidochromis around. Placidochromis actively spawn; no such luck with the Lipochromis yet. Any experiences with these? I imagine given their size they might be slower to mature.


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 Post subject: Re: Lipochromis cf parvidens
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what are you feeding them?

with lipochromis they are known for eating fry or eggs. that is a high source of protein. you may need to get some brine, bloodworms, or mysis shrimp to get them a boost. or a pelleted food high in fat, around 12-14%. that will help get them conditioned.

are your females fat and happy or just looking normal?

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 Post subject: Re: Lipochromis cf parvidens
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Jason, yur male is just stunning, very nice. Dre day said it, big water changes and frozen food may help.
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 Post subject: Re: Lipochromis cf parvidens
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i have some that are about the same size and i have had no luck as well i have been doing 60-70% water changes feeding bloodworms other frozen foods along with flake and pellets.there in a 100 gallon by them selfs.jason i have asked others that have spawned these they said were just like any other vic.i did have one hold for a few days when they were about 2 inch but nothing since then.if i figure them out ill let you know man


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 Post subject: Re: Lipochromis cf parvidens
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Hi Jason S.multipunctatus may be a disruptive species, as they are eggs stealers
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Beautiful color on your male...very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Lipochromis cf parvidens
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Thanks for the responses. The females are conditioned but perhaps not optimally. Going to try with a bit more protein. I agree the multis could be a problem and will likely find another spot for them. Have kept the water changes in the 30-40% range as my water here is very low alkalinity and large changes have proved to be somewhat problematic for some of the rift lake fish, though they guys might not be as sensitive. At least they get along good with the Placidochromis who are also mostly passive....patience.....


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