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Old 06-27-2011, 10:56 AM   #1
 
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My Midas Pair

These fish recently paired off and started breeding and I am very excited to see them spawning. They are in a 125 with 6 silver dollars, 3 cubans, and 2 salvini. Mom is hovering over the eggs and dad is busy guarding the perimeter.

First time parents










Mom Laying eggs


Will post more pics when the eggs hatch
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:20 AM   #2
 
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Nice :) I love the 4th pic. - looks like the fish is saying "hey back off already"

Congrats.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:37 PM   #3
 
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:26 PM   #4
 
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Nice :) I love the 4th pic. - looks like the fish is saying "hey back off already"

Congrats.
She probably is. Mom has gotten pretty nasty since the eggs were laid. Lets just say i woudn't stick my hand in the tank .

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Old 06-27-2011, 04:31 PM   #5
 
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They are so cute with their chubby lips, they look down right kissable. ha ha
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:54 PM   #6
 
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Beautiful fish but would love to see a full tank shot
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They are so cute with their chubby lips, they look down right kissable. ha ha
Interesting that you mention their lips. This fish is Amphilophus Citrinellus or Midas cichlids. They have a very close relative named Amphilophus labiatus or the red devil in wich labiatus means lips. Wild specimens of this species have big protruding lips while the citrinellus are have a shorter face and smaller lips. In fact these fish are so similar that they were bred together because people thought they were the same fish which is why if you go to the petstore and get anything labled "red devil" or "midas" it is most likely a hybrid although mine are pure midas descendant from wild parents. Here are some pics so you can see the difference. I know you didn't ask for all that but I thought i would give a little history lesson .

LABIATUS


CITRINELLUS
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:39 PM   #8
 
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Beautiful fish but would love to see a full tank shot
Not the best at FTS but I will try. The pair are breeding in the middle cave. Parden the blurriness .
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:59 PM   #9
 
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Wow, I am very jealous of your tank. Thanks for sharing
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:43 PM   #10
 
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Wow, I am very jealous of your tank. Thanks for sharing
Wow thanks a lot lol. I just wish I could take better pictures.
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