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Nannocara anomala

Discussion in 'Other South American Dwarf Cichlids' started by edinjapan, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. edinjapan

    edinjapan New Member 5 Year Member

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    I got a bunch of these in trade and put them into my large 120cm x 45cm x45 cm aquarium. I'd like to breed them,they're still a bit small. Tankmates are 2 pairs of dwarf gouramies, 1 pair of B pallafina, 1 pair of P pulcher, a trio of Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi and 4 dwarf ancistrus. Decor consists of a large piece of wood, some pottery caves, Crypt lucens and wendii, N stellata, Amazon Frogbit and some native vallisneria. pH varies from 5.8 to 6.4, KH and GH are so low I can't get a reading.

    I have 2 females that have coloured up and are trying to get the males interested.
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    edinjapan New Member 5 Year Member

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    I stand corrected, one female laid eggs on the glass, the other one has a nest in the wood somewhere.
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    K-Pon Member 5 Year Member

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    edinjapan .....
    Please correct it to Nannacara anomala :biggrin:
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    edinjapan New Member 5 Year Member

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    wakarimashita

    Eggs have hatched, mom moved the babies to the bottom of the tank. The other female puts in brief appearances for food then disappears back into her hole. Don't know if she has eggs or if they've hatched.
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    georgedv Member 5 Year Member

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    Pictures please!!

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    fishme. New Member 5 Year Member

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    i have a trio in 50 litres and they breed from time to time but the second female eats the fry when the mother chases the dither fish nannostomus eques
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    edinjapan New Member 5 Year Member

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    Both females have basically staked out different territories that never touch. The one female has a territory that is the entire surface of the wood and is vertical in nature, the other's territory is the bottom of the tank. As the wood only touches the gravel at 3 points in the tank there is little overlap of territory.

    Of course they have to contend with different ditherfish-the female on the wood must contend with the gouramies, the B pallafina and the ancistrus. The other female has to deal with the kribs, Egyptian mouthbrooders and ancistrus-she is much more agressive and manages to send them packing.