02-02-2011, 11:25 PM
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Julidochromis Transcriptus Bemba fry...yayy!!i love these dwarf african cichlids
I posted a thread less than a month ago about my newly purchased julidochromis transcriptus bemba dwarf cichlids. I keep my pair in a 29 gallon tank with a RTS and kuhli loaches. I keep live plants in the setup as well, with a low light setup. I have several caves in the setup, and the pair of cichlids keep the shark well away from "their cave". I plan to remove the RTS soon now that i've seen my first fry. It's worth mentioning that today is the fist time i've seen them and it was at feeding time in the evening. The parents were close by. They are very very protective. I'm feeding brine shrimp and blended mysis shrimp. I'm not sure if the fry were eating, but they certaiinly are getting the opportunity. At first i thought they were just some brine shrimp, but they were swimming!! I was very excited, especially since i've only had them in the setup for less than a month!! We spotted 5-7 fry at once....they are very fast. My wife did manage to get some snapshots of them. They are not very big in the picture, but if you look closely you can see 2 in one of the pictures. You can see the stripes on them. I have no idea on how old they are...i'd be interested if anyone has any imput on age of the fry i'd appreciate it. Anyways, if anyone keeps these or is interested in them feel free to post questions or comments, thanks everyone: here's the pics. The last photo is of one of the adults.
@ aunt kymmie...remember if these fry survive and my JTB's continue to produce you'll have to help take some off my hands...