pelvicachromis taeniatus nigerian red cheek

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pelvicachromis taeniatus nigerian red cheek

Postby Paul B » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:31 pm

My first pelvicachromis taeniatus , stumbled across them yesterday and couldn't resist.
From what i have read i am lead to believe these are a domestic form ?

not a very good picture but still settling in
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Re: pelvicachromis taeniatus nigerian red cheek

Postby peterclarke666 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:51 pm

Heya yes the Nigerian reds are a domestic strain as none have been recorded as caught from the wild which means they were line bred many years ago still neither the less a nice fish and was my first taeniatus aswel .... It opens the door to many more once you get into them lol
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Re: pelvicachromis taeniatus nigerian red cheek

Postby Paul B » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:11 am

Hi Peter,
They are out and about more today and exploring their new surroundings, cant stop watching them - fascinating little fish :)

how am i going to find them with a bare bottom ? I have 6 bags of play sand collecting dust :roll:
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Re: pelvicachromis taeniatus nigerian red cheek

Postby Paul B » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:12 pm

After a week of hiding away i have spotted mother with young at the back of the tank. well developed fry but will be leaving them to it.
I swear i saw her suck one in and spat it back out :shock:
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Re: pelvicachromis taeniatus nigerian red cheek

Postby peterclarke666 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:35 pm

Paul B wrote:After a week of hiding away i have spotted mother with young at the back of the tank. well developed fry but will be leaving them to it.
I swear i saw her suck one in and spat it back out :shock:


yes they do this to carry them away to another location in safty or to clean them ..... most if not all cichlids do this
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