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 Post subject: WOW! What a change!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:51 am 
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A few months ago I bought some 'hondouran red points' at a monthly auction. Cute little fish, rather dark, but curious, peaceful and a nice addition to my 54g corner community tank. Well, last weekend I emptied a tired 55g setup and re-homed a bunch of fish. There was a small breeding cave thingy hiding in the bottom where the kuhli loaches liked to hang out so I moved it to the foreground of the 54 hoping to be able to see more of the loaches.
Two days later ? WOW! The red points suddenly were brilliant yellow with black stripes. A little research later I identified them as yellow convicts that are obviously setting up housekeeping in the cave. There's a lot of shaking, and thanks to Aric's demonstration at a meeting, I think they're at least trying to breed. No real aggression yet, but they are guarding their spot in the tank. Yeah, I know, they're convicts, but they're still beautiful little fish!

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 Post subject: Re: WOW! What a change!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:25 am 
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nice !
sounds like they might be cryptoheros nanoluteus rather than redpoints - my redpoints are very very blue.

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Part-time fishguy at Uncle Ned's Fish Factory (saturdays)
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Species I am currently keeping/breeding include :
Copadichromis borleyi "redfin"
Labidochromis caeruleus yellow labs
Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda"
Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus "Super Red Ancistris"
Xiphophorus montezumae Montezuma Swordtails
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(I'm in the middle of resetting and redesigning my fishroom - so things are kinda quiet)


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 Post subject: Re: WOW! What a change!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:59 pm 
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where can I find cryptoheros nanoluteus (aka yellow convict)? I have a lonely female who is obviously longing for a mate.


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