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Nannacara taeniata

Discussion in 'Dwarf Cichlids' started by retro_gk, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. retro_gk

    retro_gk Member 5 Year Member

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    Nannacara taenia

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    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Very healthy with natural colour. Have they bred in the tank yet?
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    retro_gk Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks. Yes, they have spawned a few times already. Their color is spectacular when guarding a spawn. Unfortunately, they are also impossible to photograph then.
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    KenL New Member 5 Year Member

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    Very nice fish.

    Do they pair fight as much as N.anomala after spawning? In my experience females can really go after males after spawning.
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    Greg PL New Member 5 Year Member

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    I keep 3 pairs and loads of odd other dwarfs in a 120x60x40 tank. she's a very good mother, chasing away even adult agassizii male.
    he (N. male) is patrolling the whole tank looking more for some other female than enemies.
    but they both look great during brood care.
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    retro_gk Member 5 Year Member

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    IME, pairs are less aggressive on each other than N. anomala However, the females can be somewhat nasty on each other.
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    fishboy20 New Member 5 Year Member

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    I was able to keep this species in a 5 1/2 before moving them to a 10 (which overheated on me). They were quite at home even in the 5 1/2. Got them to spawn a few times. The parents were awesome with a black mask and a gold body. If I am able to pick some up at the ACA Convention, hopefully I'll get them to spawn again. They weren't very difficult to keep nor spawn. Could be a good beginner dwarf cichlid IME.

    ~Jeremy Basch
    http://www.AmazonCichlids.com