View Full Version : METRIACLIMA SP. CHILUMBA Holding Pics

01-16-2008, 04:39 PM
A few pics of a holding female




01-20-2008, 10:48 PM
I guess congratulations will be in order. Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

01-21-2008, 01:39 AM
that's awesome, the last pic is POTM worthy.

01-21-2008, 09:45 AM
Wow great pics. Thanks for sharing them!

01-21-2008, 10:32 AM
Good pics!! A BIG Congratulations from me!!!

Lady Hobbs
01-21-2008, 02:42 PM
I can't believe these fish that will hold like that for a month without eating. Talk about dedication to their young.

01-21-2008, 03:01 PM
Since this photo was taken she released between 30-35 fry. I placed another holding female in the tank and she released 10-12 fry. I have another female of this type holding in the 90 gal. I have tried to get decent pics of the fry but because I do not have a background on the tank they are hard to get a good pic of. But here is the best I can do for now.



Here is a pic of the male of the species

Lady Hobbs
01-21-2008, 03:06 PM
Oh my. You have got to enter that last pic in POTM next month! Awesome!
Yes, I can see those little guys tearing around in the tank. LOL They must be very happy to have more room than mama's mouth for swimming.

What do you do with all your fry? Sell them?

01-21-2008, 03:19 PM
Yes! That last pic is fantastic!

01-21-2008, 03:38 PM
I have a few buyers lined up for some of the fry and a local mom & pop fish shop will take them for store credit which is great.

As far as the pic of the male, It is a pic my buddy took of his male, so it is not my pic. The pic of this male and how they look when fully mature is the reason I got some these Chilumba's. When I got mine in Aug 07 they were about an inch long. I lucked out and happened to end up with 1 male and 3 females. My male has about another 6-8 monthe before he developed that great yellow throat.

02-18-2008, 05:33 AM
I can't believe these fish that will hold like that for a month without eating. Talk about dedication to their young.

oh i bet they eat. just not fish food if you know what i mean...

02-18-2008, 10:06 AM
oh i bet they eat. just not fish food if you know what i mean...

LOL... yeah i suppose it could be. No one would ever know would they!

"I'll just sneak one down the hatch while noones watching.. doo do dooo.. mmm thats better.. now come here kids dont run away its dangerous out there"

Lady Hobbs
02-18-2008, 10:30 AM
Very nice. I guess she liked that new tank!

02-18-2008, 02:58 PM
Here are a few updated pics of the fry


02-18-2008, 03:01 PM
Sweet deal... Sailor those are some awesome pics.... POTM material.... Good luck with the fry......

02-18-2008, 03:02 PM
Thanks but after seeing the quality of pics entered they wouldn't stand a chance lol

02-18-2008, 03:08 PM
That one pic on the last page up close really close is awesome... It would get my vote I'm sure....

02-18-2008, 03:10 PM
Nice Pictures!!! The mother, the fry and your mates adult male all awesome!!! thumbs2:

02-18-2008, 04:52 PM
Awesome shots sailor! Congrats on all the babies!