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 Post subject: Re: yssichromis piceatus
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Very nice pics.

Would you say the color on their fins is orange or red in regular lighting?


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i would say red, the diffrent angles of light from my flash makes it change.

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Thanks, I was always curios cause the pic on the German site shows them pretty orange too.


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after about a dozen failed spawns i now have 22 little wigglers in a tumbler. :D :D :D :D

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Congrats on the spawn.

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Sweet! Congrats!!


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Congrats on the spawn !!!!!!

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not the best picture but here they are in one of the tumblers
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looking good !


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i thought id update on this group. they are all about 3 inches now, i have had 3 sucessful spawns with 31 fry growing out. ill keep these to build the colony. here are some updated pictures


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That's a big honking egg spot !! Nice pics, wish my xanthopteryx were colored up that much. Sometimes I catch the male getting close, but he colors down faster than I can turn on the camera.


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i just thought id update my observations on this species now that i have had them almost a year now.
very mellow species. they love mosquito larve, hate flank foods, readily acept dinanchi color supream.
the males still shuffel for dominance however i havent even seen a tatterd fin. the seem to prefer alot of plant work in the tank rather than rock work and given an option the males prefer to dig a spawning pit in the open rather than a cave or under or on top of rock work. this species is always out in the open swimming with eachother. the males seem to abandon thier territory after they spawn. and no territory behaviour after the spawn.

i had some trouble getting offspring at first. tons of spawns abut none held so i attempted tumbling and after a few failures sucess with 22 fry. thoes fry are now 1 inch and with the original group. they have produced 53 viable free swimming healthy offspring all togather. i have kept all of them and started a second colony that is one inch and consist of 29 fish about 1.75 in legnth.

thier spawning greatly decreased during the winter months with just a few, however since it has warmed a bit they are spawning with increased frequency. one has to be very watchfull because its sometimes, unless you look very closly to determine if a female is holding you will miss it. i most likely missed a bunch.

the original group has suffered no losses and are now three + inches. they have been kept in a species only tank since i recieved them. with sandy substrate and power filtration. temp 80 and ph 8.1
i have seen only minimal intrest in this species, wether its because of a dislike of the species or me has yet to be determined but most likely it would be me, as they are a true delight to have in my collection.

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Hello All,

I wanted to keep everyone updated on the whereabouts of Ross's imported colony of Yssichromis piceatus I have taken over stewardship of Ross's original group and will have there here in Iowa by May 5, 2011. Ross is keeping a colony of fry from their spawns, but has passed the adult group on to me. I will be getting them worked into my long term species maintenance program.

Thanks Ross, I shall keep them well.

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Congrats on your new fish. I'm sure you will take good care of them.

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Thanks Jim. I'm pretty stoked about getting them.

Now to spawn bejeezus out of them. :lol:

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