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cody.sheridan-2008
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PostSubject: Lamprologus Similis species tank   Lamprologus Similis species tank EmptyTue Apr 17, 2012 12:25 pm

Just thought I'd share this tank, I set it up today (they where in a storage box so everything is cycled).

These guys are F2 stock from wild fish.

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PostSubject: Re: Lamprologus Similis species tank   Lamprologus Similis species tank EmptySat Apr 28, 2012 11:25 am

We have an F3 generation!
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PostSubject: Re: Lamprologus Similis species tank   Lamprologus Similis species tank EmptyMon Apr 30, 2012 11:40 pm

awesome little fish! i love these guys and congrads on the babies

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PostSubject: Re: Lamprologus Similis species tank   Lamprologus Similis species tank EmptyTue May 01, 2012 1:37 am

Awesome tank. Congrats on the babies. More pics? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Lamprologus Similis species tank   Lamprologus Similis species tank EmptyTue May 01, 2012 2:16 am

Here is another pic, the babies don't come out in the pics. The mum has her mouth full of food and the male is close behind.

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PostSubject: Re: Lamprologus Similis species tank   Lamprologus Similis species tank EmptyMon May 07, 2012 12:07 pm

well we have another batch out of the same female (haven't had any out of my smaller girl).

Has anyone got any ideas on how I could get the fry out of the tank?

I want to get them in a larger grow out tank. I have tried to no avail with an airhose (trying to suck them out) and I don't want to disturb the tank too much. They just go into the shells and DO NOT come out, in fact I had to transport the parents in their shells!
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PostSubject: Re: Lamprologus Similis species tank   Lamprologus Similis species tank EmptyMon May 07, 2012 12:49 pm

Why not transport the fry in the shell?...

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PostSubject: Re: Lamprologus Similis species tank   Lamprologus Similis species tank EmptyMon May 07, 2012 1:22 pm

kfenk wrote:
Why not transport the fry in the shell?...

I would have to dig out a lot of the shells as they don't all go into one, they scatter. Plus if one is just hiding in between I could squish it. The extra shells in the tank prompt the adults to breed as well. I appreciate your advise but would rather not move all the shells around.

Maybe I will just wait until they get a bit bigger and there are some more batches of fry and then move the parents into a larger tank where new fry could easily live until they are a decent size... sorry thinking out loud...

I will get an updated pic of the tank up tomorrow (lots more shells in there and the sponge filter is nice and buried. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Lamprologus Similis species tank   Lamprologus Similis species tank EmptyWed May 16, 2012 1:42 pm

Finally got a pic of the fry (or at least one of them). Very Happy

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FTS (they have done some redesigning of the shells)

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I think the 2nd female has eggs or babies of her own now Smile
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