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Egrant 04-23-2012 09:40 PM

Name that fish x3
 
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I just got these guys last night. I have fully recovered from a bad case of ich (2weeks ago) were i lost 6 fish :( I picked the first one out because he looked like the venustus i lost. The fish guy said he did not know exactly what he was but was pretty sure he was not a Venustus. What do you guys think?
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2nd fish just looked neat....

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And i have no clue what in the world this little guy with the huge eyes is going to be when he grows up. Any input from the peanut gallery?

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As usually, thanks

Tazman 04-23-2012 09:49 PM

Nimbochromis venustus or Giraffe cichlid is the first / second one.

Third one is a young dragons blood

Fourth looks like to be a hybrid but way too young to tell exactly what it is.

Egrant 04-23-2012 10:09 PM

Dragons blood? That as aggressive as it sounds? is it a Hap or Peacock?

Tazman 04-23-2012 10:14 PM

Man Made Hybrids, not really aggressive but a very nice fish to have. They will eat the same diet as almost all cichlids.

Technically a peacock as it was a line bred cross between Aulonocara species.

Egrant 04-23-2012 10:24 PM

Taz, I see you have 19 fish in your 75G. I was thinking about tapping out when i get to 25 for this 125G. what do you think?

Tazman 04-23-2012 10:28 PM

what fish do you have now?

Egrant 04-23-2012 10:31 PM

1Labeotropheus fuelleborni,
1 Electric Yellow,
1 Snow White,
2 Elec Blue,
2 Red Shoulder,
1 German Red,
1 Compressor,
1 Parrot,
2 Strawberry,
1 Blue Dolphin,
3 OB Peacocks,
1 Venustus,
1 Dragons Blood,
1 unidentified,
1 Pleco

Tazman 04-23-2012 10:33 PM

I would stick with that stocking for now and see how it works out..it may not long term as there are a few fish in there that may be aggressive to each other.

The venustus is going to be the largest at 10-11"

Egrant 04-23-2012 10:37 PM

The only one i see being aggressive at all is the Labeotropheus fuelleborni. He has dug out his hole and leaves everyone alone as long as they leave his hole alone! how long before some of these guys reaqlly start to grow. The Venustus 10" really! WOW.
I have heard that feeding them good food is important to getting them to grow as well as regualr water changes. I do both. Omega one pellets and water change about 20% at least every other week. sometime weekly.

Tazman 04-23-2012 10:44 PM

Switch the bi-weekly to weekly, they need to be overfiltered.

Red Shoulder,
1 German Red,
2 Strawberry,
3 OB Peacocks,
1 Dragons Blood

These may be aggressive to each other as they mature as they are quite similar in color. Not saying it will happen but it might.

The venustus will take a few years to get up to 10" but it is well worth the wait.


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