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Back to Front(s)

Postby markee » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:17 pm

Since i gave up my Gibberosa a couple of years ago i have regretted it probably everyday. It was the one fish i had always wanted to keep & i think i was probably a little too hasty in swapping back to mbuna. A couple of weeks before i went to Ireland i had a tank rescape (again) & am now the proud owner of 6 Mpimbwe :mrgreen: I did try & track down my old group but didn't have any success!

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I have 2 Blue Dolphins in with them as well
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Peter the Panda saw the camera out & wanted his picture taken!
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It took me nearly all day to change the tank over, i had all the ocean rock that i'd taken out on bin liners to dry out, when i came to move the rock i found 3 fry in a little puddle on the bin liner! 1x Red Zebra & 2 x Hongi, one of the females had spat her eggs but i couldn't hatch them in the tank :(
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Re: Back to Front(s)

Postby Carylnz » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:13 am

Nice fish 8)
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Re: Back to Front(s)

Postby markee » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:33 pm

Two months on & the group are coming along nicely, got one who's showing potential to be the alpha male (although he hid when i got the camera out!)

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Re: Back to Front(s)

Postby Angel Fish » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:46 pm

Showing off again :roll: :wink:
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Re: Back to Front(s)

Postby markee » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:43 am

Just proud my dear :wink:
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Re: Back to Front(s)

Postby markee » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:00 pm

Been keeping a close eye on one of the Blue Dolphins & over the weeks it has become more & more aggressive & starting to harass the Fronts, so i decided to remove them from the tank! Took them to my local MA & whilst having a little browse i nearly fell on my a%! with shock, they had some Calvus in stock :shock: I've been after a pair of these for ages but they seem to be rarer than rare around these neck of the woods, needless to say they came home with me :lol:

They are settling in nicely but the darker of the two was a little camera shy.
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Been busy with the camera again :lol:
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Re: Back to Front(s)

Postby Neveraliein » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:59 am

Ooh, they're looking great. Shall we swap tanks? :innocent:
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Re: Back to Front(s)

Postby wilfy » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:12 pm

uv got me thinking now,they look fantastic,tank looks a bit barron , :dose it have to be that way for the breed of fish,any imfo would be great. :D :D :)
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Re: Back to Front(s)

Postby pandacory » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:10 pm

love the set up mark.
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Re: Back to Front(s)

Postby markee » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:09 pm

Neet wrote:
Shall we swap tanks?


Not at the moment, but when i upgrade i'll give you a shout :lol:

Wilfy wrote:
tank looks a bit baron, does it have to be that way for the breed of fish?


A couple of reasons why it looks bare.

I try to make it like their natural habitat, lots of swimming space & rocks at the bottom the shelter/breed in. They don't have plants where they live, if i put plants in they would either get dug up or eaten. Tankmates wise it can be a bit restrictive, they are gentle giants so nothing too boisterous & because they like fish as part of their diet, nothing small otherwise it will vanish!

Plan for the future, they are only small at the moment so it does look bare but they will grow big, males up to 15" & females around 11".They are slow growers so it will take a few years for them to reach that size, by which time i'll be transferring them into an 8ft tank :wink:

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love the set up mark


Thanks mate, it's been a roller-coaster going back to them :lol:
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