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Haplochromis sp. red back scraper

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Post Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:04 pm
scott Level 3 Member
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Purchased these fish at the MAS auction meeting last night.

The male has already shown extreme color variations from dark blue to almost white depending on his mood. Hopefully will get them to spawn.

Scott.
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Post Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:54 pm
scott Level 3 Member
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Well they spawned.

Wonder if yesterday's rainy wet weather had something to do with it? Maybe new surroundings of a different tank? Whatever it is, it's affected a couple of different fish we have.

I'll move her to a 10 gallon tank with a seeded sponge and have her release the fry on her own.

Hoping for The best with These too.

Scott.
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Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:24 am
Passionfish Level 20 Member
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Location: apple valley, mn
Congrats

Get a Synodontis multipunctatus
Like a complete unknown

Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:24 pm
scott Level 3 Member
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Funny you recommend S. multipunctatus as tank mates Bob. I'm thinking you know my goal!

I just happen to have four nice 3 to 4 inch S. multipunctatus in with them now. I think the multipunctatus are still too young to get involved in the breeding but I'm sure to find out in a couple of weeks when the fry are released. I don't even know for sure if I have both males and females at this point. Of course I'm hoping for both.

Anyway, here is a picture of 2 of the multipunctatus in with These red back scrapers.

Scott.
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Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:43 pm
Passionfish Level 20 Member
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Female synos have a broader head, males body is streamlined.

In about 5 days Synos hatch and eat all cichlid eggs. Then they eat each other if not stripped.
Like a complete unknown

Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:45 pm
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After you place Synos fry in the tank, if there is not enough food in the tank, then they eat each other in the tank as well.
Like a complete unknown


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