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Dicrossus maculatus

Discussion in 'Other South American Dwarf Cichlids' started by wethumbs, May 26, 2011.

  1. wethumbs

    wethumbs Active Member 5 Year Member

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    As expected, 5 days from wigglers to free swimmers. 1st meal was newly hatched BBS.

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    briztoon Member 5 Year Member

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    Noice. Ant photos of dad?
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    Big G New Member 5 Year Member

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    Such pretty little things! Really wish they were more readily available in this part of the world!

    Best of luck with raising them!

    Enjoy!
    G!
  4. wethumbs

    wethumbs Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Here is a pic of the male. He takes no part in the fry rearing process in fact the female keeps him away from the frys.

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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Congratz, and they're gorgeous! Looks similar to the Santarem variety (near the Amazon/Tapajos R confluence) that I once had. Can you fill us in on pH, hardness, temp, diet ... anything else you think has been important in keeping them ?
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    wethumbs Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Another pic of the male. He went on a rampage after they spawned and killed like 20 adults RCS.
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    I counted 110+ frys.
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    Tank parameters: 200microS, pH 6, temp 78F
    Diet consists of grindal worm, BBS, blackworm, any RCS they can catch in the tank
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    slimbolen99 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Beautiful fish! Great pics too. Congrats on the spawn!
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    Bilbo Member 5 Year Member

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    Stunning fish. congrats.

    Never seen a real one but looking forward to getting them here one day.