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Old 12-31-2007, 09:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'll worry about it if it gets worse. My water would kill Otos, especially since I've GOTTA get some N buescheri, so I'll be shooting for a pH in the 8.5-9 range.
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boy those leaves are dirty... tank still under construction.. catching and adding snails from the 5g now...
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:09 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Alright Brian,
What tangs are you putting in there? some Cyps, Julies, maybe some Caudos, some Buescheri would be cool. If we could find some Xenotilapia Flavipinnis too, those would be nice!
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Current plan is as follows. I'm thinking I'm going to end up ordering from Myles Neiman @ hotcichlids.com, a great guy with great fish from what I hear. I wanna start out with juveniles:

Right now, I've got a dozen of the common Australian rainbows in there for dithers/targets. Eventually, I'll replace those with Cyprichromis, but not right off for $$$ reasons. Want about a dozen but will probably buy 16-18 because of what notoriously poor shippers they are. BTW, can't remember which Cyps you have, but Myles sells several varieties of C leptosoma for $8 apiece. I sure love the 'Zambia tricolor' he's got, but they're jumbos, wouldn't put jumbos in a tank this small. I'd probably order what he's calling C leptosoma sp 'Utinta blue neon', should be something like this:



Are those what you've got? He also has 'Bulu point'. You may wanna query him for males if you need them. Mebbe we could even put an order together if you want some, order them all at once. Wouldn't be suprised if lust doesn't overtake me and talk me into ordering them along with my others.

My current plan for substrate-spawners is:

Altolamprologus sp 'Sumbu dwarf' to dwell in the shells/sandy area across the front of the tank (plan on putting in more shells than are in there now, all the way across the front of the tank):



A morph of Julidochromis regani or marlieri that I haven't kept before, though if you've got 'Kissi bemba' fry, you may be able to talk me into those. Currently thinking about J regani sp 'Zambia Yellow Sumbu' (not a great pic):



And of course, my beloved N buescheri, thinking of N buescheri sp 'Kachese' (again, not a very good pic -- think I'm gonna haveta take some of my own):



For targets/variety, think I may add a single specimen of a brichardi complex fish, probably N helianthus:



and/or a specimen of one of the other most beautiful fishes from the lake, IMHO, N tretocephalus:



Don't think I'd put Xeno's in without more sand, though I'd love to build a tank for just those and Cyps. (I have a feeling my townhouse is going to be wall-to-wall glass. )
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:04 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Brian,
I want some Nkambae, so let me know when you order.. he has them on special right now. I LOVE Those things.. I'll have no endlers or guppies left but oh well hehe.

The cyps I have are Kitumba... love them.. I finally have two males coloring up so it's 2m/9f right now or so in my 300... hopefully they start breeding soon.

I don't know which Buescheri I have... I think it's the Golden Zaire variety but I'm not sure. I know it's not the kachese variety. Yours are a little dark for that variety for the Kachese... but is most likely the correct variety. The Kachese I used to have were very white with black/blue stripes.

I have about 10 fry so far of mine... here's dad...

Not a good picture but shows his teeth pretty well.

The Utintas/Blue Flash would do well in your tank. They'd probably do just fine with the rainbows..but the rainbows will likely eat the cyp fry if you let them spit in the tank.

Here's a pictures of my late dominant male of the Cyprichromis Leptosoma Jumbo "Kitumba"


See how he's not symmetrical... this species also changes colors as he gets older.. he started out being mostly blue!
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Oh, re the rainbows, I'll take those out when I put the Cyps in, anyway.

How big are your buescheri fry? For that matter, do you have any other sizeable fry? Don't you have J transcriptus 'Kissi Bemba'? How about caudopunctatus?
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I have some Caudos, Bemba, as well as Ornatus Zaire Yellow, some Orange Marlieri. I think I lost a few Buescheri fry to be honest... kinda weird.. I just removed some rocks/pots to see if I could find them but I didn't.. I'll look again later. Looks like I only have about 3-4 that are almost an inch... All the julies above are 1"+
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So here's a better pic.. and of course, the best picture somehow got my reflection in the glass! oh well...



Do you think this is the golden Zaire variety Brian?
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Looking at it.. I don't think it is.. not yellow enough... Wish everyone knew the full description of the fish when you buy them...
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Sorry, I do NOT know my buescheri morphs. (Not to mention that I've been out of the Tanganyikans for some time.)

Sent ya an email about some fry, fretting cuz the site didn't copy me, hope it went through.
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