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violet
10-06-2009, 03:29 PM
I know he's african but don't know what kind... if you know please fill me in.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f258/flowerswillgrow/10-06-09011.jpg

violet
10-06-2009, 08:47 PM
Never mind everyone, we went to the pet store where we bought him and they had him classified as a deepwater hap. His scientific name is Placidochromis electra...

Crispy
10-06-2009, 08:54 PM
Don't see those africans around... nice pickup!

violet
10-06-2009, 10:03 PM
We love him... named him bandit.. although now that we know what he'll (or she'll) look like as an adult bandit wont fit lol... the females are mostly blue and the males are blue head yellow body.. I sure hope it's a male :D... Thanks for the comp :)

William
10-06-2009, 10:08 PM
It is a nice species

violet
10-06-2009, 10:11 PM
I like him... he's very mellow and he's cute lol

Red
10-06-2009, 10:31 PM
What are his other tankmates and tank size?

violet
10-06-2009, 10:34 PM
It's a 56 gal theres two venustus a really tough tiger barb frontosa blue ahli ... along with the placidochromis... I'm using a canister filter and if they get too big to all be together my husband will just have to buy me the 100 gal that I want lol

Red
10-06-2009, 10:37 PM
Fronts need bigger, and do better in groups IMO. Its not the best mix of fish.

violet
10-06-2009, 10:41 PM
yeah when there full grown.. I have like six tanks now.. looking forward to more. Plus the frontosa was a gift.. I couldn't very well say no take him back hehehe.. I like him though and would love for more.. I have plenty of time to get the 100 that I want

Red
10-06-2009, 10:42 PM
100 is still not big enough for fronts, 125 bare min, but 150+ is the best.

violet
10-06-2009, 10:44 PM
we want to get a 72" 100 gal long

kaybee
10-06-2009, 11:31 PM
Nice p. electra! Great find!


...and if they get too big...

More like 'when' they get too big. :ezpi_wink1:

How large are the venustus' and frontosa? It only takes about 12-18 months for specimens of these two species to grow from 'egg' to being 6" fish (still a sub-adult for these two).

If your's are currently a couple of inches in size or larger then that 6" mark will be exceeded in 12-18 months.

And as Red said, frontosa's do better in groups than as solitary representatives.

Amazon
10-07-2009, 12:48 AM
I think you could have 1 frontosa in a 100g, I do and hes doing very well. you just have to be careful with what you put him with.

violet
10-07-2009, 11:11 AM
[QUOTE=kaybee]Nice p. electra! Great find!



More like 'when' they get too big. :ezpi_wink1:

How large are the venustus' and frontosa? It only takes about 12-18 months for specimens of these two species to grow from 'egg' to being 6" fish (still a sub-adult for these two).

If your's are currently a couple of inches in size or larger then that 6" mark will be exceeded in 12-18 months.

And as Red said, frontosa's do better in groups than as solitary representatives.[/QUOTE


The venustus is probley about 3'' long male and the female maybe 2"
as far as the fron, he's smaller then both of them. They all are happy in the 56 gal and the water is as healthy as can be expected. I wish my plant tank could keep vitals so good :( . I realised when I bought the venustus that we would possibly have to buy them or fron a new tank.. My husband doesn't mind buying me fish stuff as long as I don't break him rofl... After we do our taxes is when we will buy the tank.. there's a 900. set up that I've got my eye on... 72" Tall and 100 Long... All the fish have been together since they were knee high to a grasshopper... And as for my fron being upset about no more frons in there... He shows his colors way more then the rest and he's exactly how the fron should look in my eyes. I think he''ll be good ;)

violet
10-07-2009, 12:57 PM
Okay here's a picture of my frontosa next to my male venustus... and of course they all play nicely together :19:


http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f258/flowerswillgrow/10-04-09032.jpg

Dixie
10-17-2009, 08:52 PM
I'm so jealous of your p. electra. I've only seen pics of them but I love their look. Wish I had room for big tanks. Your front is cute but I don't think that's a venustus in front of it.

violet
10-17-2009, 09:48 PM
Yes it's a male venustus also known as a giraffe ciclid.. one male one female... here's a better pic of him now.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f258/flowerswillgrow/10-13-09017.jpg

He's gotten alot bigger since I posted this.. here's his woman...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f258/flowerswillgrow/10-13-09013.jpg
I named them vinny and vicky :)