View Full Version : Juvenile Salvini

06-30-2008, 10:57 PM
Ive had him for a bit over a week, hes doing very nice...eating like a pig. Cant wait to see him mature into one of the most colorful americans. Anyone else keep Salvini?

06-30-2008, 11:02 PM
He is a good looking fish!! Nice pic

06-30-2008, 11:12 PM
It's an interesting fish. I'd like to get one or maybe a pair as tankmates for my Jack Dempsey but from what I've read that won't turn out so pretty in my 40g tank. What size are you keeping that one in?

06-30-2008, 11:22 PM
i have a sal.. that ive kept for about 4 months now.. they are a riot and are very territorial, seems to be more with fish of its own size and shape. i have a red terror that is my sal's size and they have their fits. but all in all a great fish to have and they are beautiful!!

06-30-2008, 11:52 PM
Thanks everyone :) Im keeping him alone, well I added 3 rosie barbs as dithers, in a 25G tank. I expect he could live here permantly or I may upgrade him later depending.

Lady Hobbs
06-30-2008, 11:57 PM
He'll get about 7 inches and will need something larger. I think the sal is a neat cichlid tho.

07-01-2008, 12:01 AM
Indeed, my tank isnt a typical size I had a friend that works at a glass shop make it for me so its really not a bad foot print(30*15) for a max 7" cichlid IMO. He probably will get upgraded to something in the 50+G range tho.

07-01-2008, 04:56 AM
I saw a really awesome adult male at a pet shop, around 20+ years ago. It was fully grown and looked larger than 7", but that may simply be the fuzziness of long-term memory. He had to have been in breeding dress because the colors were eye-popping red on yellow, with the black markings for contrast. He was in a huge tank, which I suspect may have contributed to his size and overall excellent condition. Every time I see a juvie in the lfs I remember that one. Not many fish make such an impression...

07-02-2008, 02:30 AM
Awesome :) Id really like for mine to exceede 7", largest ive seen in person has been about 4" tho. Oh I agree, they are exceptionally beautiful fish, id say one of the best looking in the hobby.

07-02-2008, 02:33 AM
Great fish MC, I really like the colors.

Evil Slimy
07-02-2008, 03:02 AM
Oh great... Thanks a lot! Now I have to setup another tank for a Salvini!

07-02-2008, 03:03 AM
Thanks KF :)

LOL, You know you need another tank Slimy ;)

07-02-2008, 03:11 AM
awesome juvi.........great pic thumbs2: thumbs2: