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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:55 pm Post subject: Re: A New Lake Malawi chiclid Tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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Sandeep,
 The  rock  is  nice...
 
 Your  stocking  will  not  work  long  term  as  you  have  chosen  two  of  the  most  notorious  cichlids  out  there  and  put  them  together  in  a  3  footer.  Be  ready  for  some  ugly  action  within  two  months  and  prepare  a  hospital  tank  right  now  so  that  you  can  move  them  when  reuired.
 
 I  am  not  an  expert  and  I  have  never  kept  M.  auratus.  But  I  have  seen  my  friends  keeping  it  with  other  fishes  disastrous  results.  I  have  experience  with  M.  lombardoi  and  labs  though.                

 
 Thanks  for  dire  warnings.  Very Happy  
 The  auratus  are  female  only,hence  I  think  any  problem  should  come.
 I  already  have  a  empty  tank  lying,  they  will  be  transferred  if  any  problem  arises.
 Kenyi  are  very  small  right  now,  I  have  plan  to  seperate  them  also  as  fish  grow  in  this  tank.
 Growth  rates  of  both  kenyi  and  caeruleus  is  quiet  fast.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:37 pm Post subject: Re: A New Lake Malawi chiclid Tank Reply with quote

 Sorry  Sandeep,  I  think  I  sounded  a  little  harsh   Sad  ,  but  then  I  have  seen  really  mean  kenyis  and  auratases  and  I  get  a  little  too  psychic   Shocked   when  I  see  someone  keeping  them  or  buying  them.  
 The  only  way  I  think  they  can  be  kept  in  a  tank  is  a  species  one  having  a  lot  of  them.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:54 pm Post subject: Re: A New Lake Malawi chiclid Tank Reply with quote

 Hi  Sandeep  
 
 How  were  you  able  to  sex  the  auratus  ??  
 I  have  often  wondered  about  it  .
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:44 pm Post subject: Re: A New Lake Malawi chiclid Tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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Hi  Sandeep  
 
 How  were  you  able  to  sex  the  auratus  ??  
 I  have  often  wondered  about  it  .                

 
 The  males  are  brownish  while  females  are  yellow.
 check  this  link.
 http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/species.php?id=750
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:24 am Post subject: Re: A New Lake Malawi chiclid Tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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Hi  Sandeep  
 
 How  were  you  able  to  sex  the  auratus  ??  
 I  have  often  wondered  about  it  .                

 
 The  males  are  brownish  while  females  are  yellow.
 check  this  link.
 http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/species.php?id=750                

 
 
 it  changes  color  while  growing  up  and  my  auratus  looking  really  bad  after  color  change,  its  male  and  still  not  looking  like  adult  male  shown  in  above  link,  right  now  looking  so  dull.  when  i  bought  it  its  black  stripe  are  looking  nice  but  now  i  will  not  go  for  auratus  in  future   Thumb Down  .
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:30 am Post subject: Re: A New Lake Malawi chiclid Tank Reply with quote

 Maulik,  in  all  the  pictures  that  I  have  seen,  sub  adults  do  not  look  very  nice  till  they  attain  their  adulthood  colours.
 Wait  for  it  to  grow  up,  however  if  you  decide  not  to  keep  it,  I  can  always  take  it  from  you.  I  have  three  females  only,  so  it  might  form  a  good  combination  in  a  tank  of  their  own.  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:35 am Post subject: Re: A New Lake Malawi chiclid Tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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Maulik,  in  all  the  pictures  that  I  have  seen,  sub  adults  do  not  look  very  nice  till  they  attain  their  adulthood  colours.
 Wait  for  it  to  grow  up,  however  if  you  decide  not  to  keep  it,  I  can  always  take  it  from  you.  I  have  three  females  only,  so  it  might  form  a  good  combination  in  a  tank  of  their  own.  Very Happy                

 
 Most  Welcome..i  have  3  Auratus  and  2  is  definately  Male.  still  not  sure  abt.  third  one.   Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:08 pm Post subject: Re: A New Lake Malawi chiclid Tank Reply with quote

 Hi  Sandeep
 Good  looking  tank  except  for  the  background  Chuckle  the  auratus  are  too  small  to  be  sure  of  their  sex  at  the  moment  IMO
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 With  auratus,  you  can  never  be  sure  about  females.  They  are  "master  of  disguise"  fishes   Chuckle
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:46 pm Post subject: Re: A New Lake Malawi chiclid Tank Reply with quote

                                                   
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With  auratus,  you  can  never  be  sure  about  females.  They  are  "master  of  disguise"  fishes   Chuckle                

 
 Completely  agree  with  you  on  this.  If  there  are  no  males  in  the  tank  then  the  most  dominant  female  will  put  on  male  colours  !!
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With  auratus,  you  can  never  be  sure  about  females.  They  are  "master  of  disguise"  fishes   Chuckle                

 
 Completely  agree  with  you  on  this.  If  there  are  no  males  in  the  tank  then  the  most  dominant  female  will  put  on  male  colours  !!                

 
   ROFL   ROFL  
 Case  of  sex  change  also  with  master  of  disguise
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With  auratus,  you  can  never  be  sure  about  females.  They  are  "master  of  disguise"  fishes   Chuckle                

 
 Completely  agree  with  you  on  this.  If  there  are  no  males  in  the  tank  then  the  most  dominant  female  will  put  on  male  colours  !!                

 
   ROFL   ROFL  
 Case  of  sex  change  also  with  master  of  disguise                

 
 IMO  they  won't  change  sex  (ie.  they  will  not  be  able  to  produce  sperm).  But  the  most  dominant  female  will  put  on  male  colours.  I  might  be  wrong
 
 Experts,  could  you  throw  more  light  on  this  please.
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 Yes  dominant  females  will  get  the  color  in  the  absence  of  a  male.  Many  males  will  remain  in  female  coloration  for  a  long  time.  Feed  with  hormones  will  turn  the  female  coloration  to  male  coloration  too.
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 Are  yellow  labs  supposed  to  have  faint  black  vertical  stripes  on  their  body?
 Ony  one  fish  is  showing  these  strips,  rest  are  smooth  yellow.
 The  pictures  on  internet,  show  fish  with  both  vertical  stripes  and  also  without  them,  
 are  they  different  strains  or  different  stage  of  developement?
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 Yellow  labs  should  show  that  stripe.
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