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willow 12-02-2007 11:34 AM

Pelvicachromis taeniatus moliwe
 
ok guys,
i have bought on impulse today :oops: :)
have any of you kept these gorgeous little things. ?
i don't think there is anything wrong with the tank that they are in,
i was just wondering if anyone has them. :)

herefishy 12-03-2007 10:20 PM

Well, as a matter of fact, I do. I currently have 4 spawning groups of this neat little fish. All are spawning. The male maxes out at a little ove 3" while the female attains maybe 2 1/2". (I tried to measure mine without taking them out of the tank, it's kinda hard to do. lol) They spawn in typical kribensis fashion. I use 4" and 6" clay pots carefully cut in half to for m a cave. Ph in their tank is a neutral 7.0. I use sponge filters and a gravel substrate. Their tank size is 15g(long). I have also added a little elodea to the tank to make it a little more appealling (to me at least) and help control the algae problem I had in their tanks. They are fairly prolific in that as many as 100 fry may be hatched in a single spawn.

willow 12-04-2007 04:44 AM

thank you for replying :D
i love them already. !
i take on board what you have said about the clay pots,
and as soon as i can i will get some,will slate caves be of
no use ?
let me try this..................
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81...8/DSC00326.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81...8/DSC00329.jpg
not the best pics in the world(my camra is pants) the water
is yellow due to the wood, this won't hurt will it ?
one is eating a prawn.with the platty waiting for leftovers.

Lupin 12-04-2007 04:58 AM

Tannins won't hurt.

willow 12-04-2007 05:01 AM

:D :thankyou:


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