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Old 28-07-2008, 12:57 PM   #31
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This picture is really nice.
look like something??

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The fry are so cute! Let me know when the fry are ready for sale.
will do.. IF i can raise them to a good size...

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congrats!
nice pics.
some questions:

1)How big are the parents?
2)How long after they start brooding that you started "squeezing"?
parents are about 5-6" TL... in Singapore weather, normally the wrigglers will be free swimming on the 4th to 5th day after hatching...

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Very nice pair.....hope they will bred very readily soon...
bro, u very funny leh.. already bred...
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Old 28-07-2008, 12:59 PM   #32
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here's the latest pic of the pair... happily feeding after so many days of hardship...

hopefully they will rest till the current batch is of good size before spawning again..

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Old 28-07-2008, 01:40 PM   #33
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parents are about 5-6" TL... in Singapore weather, normally the wrigglers will be free swimming on the 4th to 5th day after hatching...
Thanks for the info.

May I suggest that you allow the parents to bring up their next batch of fry themselves. It would be very interesting to witness their brooding/fry-raising process. I had previously seen a photo of an Eartheater releasing fry from its mouth. That picture is really beautiful. Would love to see pictures of a Heros doing this too...



The Panoramic shot of your tank is very nice! That pike looks jealous.
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Old 28-07-2008, 01:46 PM   #34
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Thanks for the info.

May I suggest that you allow the parents to bring up their next batch of fry themselves. It would be very interesting to witness their brooding/fry-raising process. I had previously seen a photo of an Eartheater releasing fry from its mouth. That picture is really beautiful. Would love to see pictures of a Heros doing this too...



The Panoramic shot of your tank is very nice! That pike looks jealous.
sure, as you may understand, as a hobbyist, we tend to play 'safe' and strip these fellas, in case they eat up their fries for some reason.. and especially so for 1st spawn, and that these parents were sold/purchased as 'wild'...

for 2nd spawn, i'm not sure how well these fellas could hold out against the pair of pikes they're now housed with... let's see then!!

if only i had more tanks, i would surely let them take care of their next spawn...
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Old 28-07-2008, 01:58 PM   #35
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sure, as you may understand, as a hobbyist, we tend to play 'safe' and strip these fellas, in case they eat up their fries for some reason.. and especially so for 1st spawn, and that these parents were sold/purchased as 'wild'...

for 2nd spawn, i'm not sure how well these fellas could hold out against the pair of pikes they're now housed with... let's see then!!

if only i had more tanks, i would surely let them take care of their next spawn...
I understand. The excitement of having new fry and raising them. Breeding them is another part of the joy of keeping cichlids. But as I cant afford to house them, I can only suggest. Anyway, really thanks for taking my suggestion into consideration. please update us with more photos if you decided to do it.
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Old 28-07-2008, 02:57 PM   #36
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Nice pair and Nice photo shot. bro
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Old 28-07-2008, 03:28 PM   #37
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sure, as you may understand, as a hobbyist, we tend to play 'safe' and strip these fellas, in case they eat up their fries for some reason.. and especially so for 1st spawn, and that these parents were sold/purchased as 'wild'...

for 2nd spawn, i'm not sure how well these fellas could hold out against the pair of pikes they're now housed with... let's see then!!

if only i had more tanks, i would surely let them take care of their next spawn...
Hehe for me itís the other way round, usually if it is the first spawn, I leave to the parents.

Unless the parents do not do the job, then I may intervene.

But looks like you donít have a choice with the pikes lurking nearby.

Once again, great pictures and setup.

Can you do an exclusive profile on these wild atabapos singpaore style?
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Old 28-07-2008, 04:28 PM   #38
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May I know how you could tell the difference between the male and the female for these heros ?

Thank you
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May I know how you could tell the difference between the male and the female for these heros ?

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Look closely at the gill plates just below the mouth area, male will have some spots.

See the spots on the male's chin (fish on the left)

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Old 28-07-2008, 04:56 PM   #40
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Thank you nick. Very great help indeed.
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