Discussion in 'Other Fish' started by Andre, Aug 26, 2007.
I bought few of these for myself and GDJ:
nice!! Where did you get it Andre?
Andre delivered last night.
They adjusted to their new surroundings very quickly.
There's some young platies in the tank with them and within the first hour they were hunting...
I am in love
Thanks Andre and Nick
No problem Gawie.
I also love these little fish. They are very inquisitive and seem to be constantly on the lookout for something to catch.
Wow, those look really interesting. Will they breed in captivity?
I will definitely give it a shot. At least between the 2 of use we have 10 of them, which is a good base to start with.
With enough First Flake anything is possible ;-)
Beautiful fish Andre and stunning photos.
They are adapting very well and loving their new surroundings. So far they are eating First Flake, Tropical flake and believe it or not even Kelp flakes. They love Garlic marine and shrimp pellets and they seem to have a taste for white cloud, however that is definately a treat and not a staple.
So here's 2 new pics.
Hunting for white clouds
Where did he drop those shrimp pellets?
Aren't the white clouds a bit fast? Or are the Ctenopoma's ambush hunters?
Ryan they are excellent ambush hunters.
Also make no mistake these guys are not slow...
Vvery nice photos, please keep us updated. Would love to know a bit more about behavior patterns and what other species a person can keep with them?
I am keeping mine with a few Ctenopoma ansorgii.
They seem to love hanging out near sword leaves. I would say that the second picture that gawie posted (with the fish pointing downwards) is the most common swimming position.
Andre you are right. They are constantly looking down and if you are not used to it can be a bit disturbing until you get used to seeing a fish swimming like that.
(Very much like that albino catfish of yours - still freaks me out)
Andre: C. ansorgii? Are you holding out on me
Feathers a good rule of thumb with these guys when selecting mates: Dont get anything that can fit into their mouths. They are predators; pretty but still predators.
Keep in mind that these are still babies and will eventually grow to about 15cm so they will be able to eat big fish when fully grown. Seeing that they grow to about 15cm I would not recomend keeping them in a small tank and they need space to "hunt" for food and the tank size needs to accomodate it.
Yep I have 4 C. ansorgii left. 2 of them decided my new house was not to their liking and decided to jump out of their tank
Sorry to hear about your loss Andre . They are beautiful and I would love to look at getting some one day at present my house is a bit over stocked not with fish but with tanks. LOL! Got a lot of specie tanks and the latest members to the family is African Jewels, which I can also not really keep with anything else, not even proper plants in their tank. They were very friendly and rearranged their whole tank in a very short time. But thanks for the info guys, please keep us updated.
Cool, now can a Moderator please cut all this Cichlid talk out of this thread.
Done, sorry for that.
Sorry DGJ! :-[ Hows your new babies doing?
OK I bought a new toy today (DSLR) and here's some results:
The one in the first pic is huge and very dark in color (I suspect male), the second one is a lot smaller and as you can see a lot lighter in color.
I know I still need A LOT of practice...
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