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briztoon
22-11-10, 03:03 PM
Two weeks ago I purchased a pair of Pelvicachromis taeniatus "dehane" from Fishchicks new shipment. Last thursday, the 18th, I noticed the female had taken up residence in a driftwood cave, and was keeping the male away. Today at lunch, both mum and dad were escorting a group of about 30 fry around the tank and eyeing off the 8 dwarf pencilfish I added to the tank yesterday.

Photos of mum in cave from Saturday.
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd105/pk3333/Pelvicachromis%20taeniatus%20dehane/Dehane002.jpg

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd105/pk3333/Pelvicachromis%20taeniatus%20dehane/Dehane001.jpg

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd105/pk3333/Pelvicachromis%20taeniatus%20dehane/Dehane003.jpg

Today - mum with fry. Yeah I know you can't make them out.
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd105/pk3333/wehavefry002.jpg

apistoguy
22-11-10, 03:38 PM
Hi Briztoon

Congratulations mate !
Your female looks awesome, any pics of the male?

Im hoping my dehane follow suit soon.

cheers Wayne

briztoon
22-11-10, 04:05 PM
Hi Wayne,

My female is a poser and readily holds still for the camera, however the male does not. He's just to active, and a little shy, for me to get a shot of him so far. As is often said, these photos do not do my female justice. I do not know why, but the purple in her ventral fins does not show up, nor does this metalic turquoise shimmer along the flank of the female.

I am also surprised at the size of the fry, much larger than the apisto fry I am used to.

Cheers Peter

killiguy
22-11-10, 06:36 PM
They are huge fry.My taeniatus "Kienke"spawned a week ago or so at the same time as some A.panduro,the panduro fry are 1/3 the size

Does anyone know a simple way of telling all the taeniatus variants apart.My supposed "Kienke"which I caught from the wholesalers tank have bright red cheeks and look like nigerian reds AHHH

briztoon
22-11-10, 08:39 PM
This is the best I have found online, The Genus Pelvicachromis: Part II - Wild Kribs (http://www.calgaryaquariumsociety.com/Articles/The_Genus_Pelvicachromis_Part_2.html). It's not much. Otherwise you can google images of each variant for what that is worth.

killiguy
23-11-10, 01:11 PM
Thanks Briztoon thats a very useful document

BigDaddyAdo
23-11-10, 02:02 PM
I love the algae growing on the wood. It looks fantastic.

briztoon
23-11-10, 09:15 PM
Thanks BigDaddyAdo,

The whole main section of that log is carpeted from top to bottom in algea. I like algea as long as it's not on the glass.

Kasanga
29-11-10, 10:49 AM
I have just gotten a pair of these and they r just lovely congrats on the spawn and awesome photos