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    The females will always be a lot lighter in color and will not get the long "trailer" features in their fins. At least mine did not

    My also fit the description you post for about the first 1 to 2 years I had them. Maybe this coloring just comes latter in life for these guys.

    For food, I will offer one of: NLS pellets, Ken's brine shrimp flake food, or NLS flakes for 3 days a week. For at least one day a week they get fresh meat which is left overs from me feeding my marine tanks. I will fast them one day a week. From what I have read, brine shrimp helps them color up faster

    And yes, the figi pink T5 tube I have dose help the coloring to show better a whole lot better
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Severum looks great Cliff! Need a FTS asap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    The females will always be a lot lighter in color and will not get the long "trailer" features in their fins. At least mine did not
    My also fit the description you post for about the first 1 to 2 years I had them. Maybe this coloring just comes latter in life for these guys.
    For food, I will offer one of: NLS pellets, Ken's brine shrimp flake food, or NLS flakes for 3 days a week. For at least one day a week they get fresh meat which is left overs from me feeding my marine tanks. I will fast them one day a week. From what I have read, brine shrimp helps them color up faster
    And yes, the figi pink T5 tube I have dose help the coloring to show better a whole lot better
    Thanks Cliff. I've had my congos a little over a year but they were nice big guys when I got them. Still, I hope they will color up more as they mature as yours have. I hear a lot about NLS food but have mostly fed Omega or Flakes and spirulina from YourFishstuff.com. they make a really good product. I think I'll try the NLS and see what happens.

    I, too, am looking forward to a FTS :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  4. #44

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    Picking a food that has a lot of brine shrimp in it as a base will also make a big difference in there coloring
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Picking a food that has a lot of brine shrimp in it as a base will also make a big difference in there coloring
    I feed frozen brine shrimp once a week. the current flakes I'm using (Angels + immune booster Flake) contains brine shrimp and salmon as well.
    I'm on Amazon right now trying to decide what flake to buy. (I'm well stocked on pellets so I'll try the NLS on those next time.) Looking at the New Life International Spectrum Freshwater Flake With Garlic 90g . No mention of brine shrimp but does have krill, salmon, squid, herring and muscle. It's the only NLS flake food I'm finding.
    I'm looking at flakes not only because I'm about out, but because in the 90 the ciclids muscle the congos out for pellets (sinking and floating) and I rarely see the congos hunting and pecking on the bottom so I figure flakes are the best bet for them.
    Maybe I'll also increase the frozen brine shrimp to 3 times a 2 week period.
    In any event, they are gorgeous fish, appear very healthy and hardy and really appreciate the information
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Ken's has a great brine shrimp based flake food you might want to try.

    My congos do love it and I find the quality just as good as NLS
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Ken's has a great brine shrimp based flake food you might want to try.

    My congos do love it and I find the quality just as good as NLS
    LOL - thanks but I just placed my order for the NLS. I'll try Ken's next time :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffs99dime View Post
    Ever try Repashy?
    I've never heard of that Jeff. I'll check it out. Thanks.
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    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    What a great tank, Cliff. and the fish are beautiful...I aspire!!

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