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Thread: Zeus

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    Had some fun playing with the YouTube editor for the first time.
    Zeus is my hybrid (H. Fasciatus x H. Frempongi) male. He's the only one I have left.
    Beginning is his parents with their larvae in the corner (only batch from them, Female killed male). He's in every vid.

    He's currently 10-11". Have him paired up with a Hemichromis Frempongi female ATM.

    Thought it was pretty fun to make. Very time consuming tho.


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    Man.. maybe i'm a softy or something, and not the normal fish keeper, but I would have separated any fighting fish asap. Makes me sad that there's no way the fight losers could throw in the towel and just leave; they are just trapped in a glass prison getting whooped. Then again maybe this is commonplace in the fishkeepers' world? I've just started this hobby a little over 2 months ago?

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    I'm not familiar with that type of fish, they are pretty though. I do agree about the aggressiveness. I feel sorry for the ones being picked on. Stressful for me to watch...probably stressful for the fish, too?

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    All fish in vids are fine. I've never left a fish in a tank that was getting picked on to die. Matter of fact, there was a point in time where most of my tanks were all divided do to these guys aggression (90x2, 75, 50, and 40g). If fish don't get along, I'll give them away or take them to a LFS.
    I wouldn't say the fish were getting picked on, they were trying to invade Zeus spot. Zeus is actually very calm until someone goes to that spot to my surprise. I think he's a lot calmer now that he's older. The Oscar still tries to pick on him and GT every now and again. The FH fought with every fish in the tank and went back to fight Zeus. I thought it would calm down but never did.

    As I mentioned before. All fish are fine that are in this vid.

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    Great video editing. Zeus is a beauty- and so are the other fish in the video, they do seem to be very aggressive fish.
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    Beautiful fish, beautiful video. I'm sure that Zeus is close to your heart since you've had him from a fry.

    But these are definitely not good fish for folks who need their tank to be peaceful all the time!
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    Fish are very aggressive, especially in their younger stages. To my amazement, Zeus is actually very, very calm. Most of these clips when he's bigger is from my "Zeus unleashed" vid. He went around and fought with every fish to take the "top" of the chain, now he just hangs out by that log. Doesn't bother anyone unless they come in that area. Definitely not the "old" Zeus I am used. Before he'd go looking for trouble and have all fish flying around. The WC Hemichromis Fasciatus I pulled out prior to putting Zeus in, was at that stage of rage (7-8"). He's currently with my WC Hemichromis Fasciatus female.
    I definitely do t recommend for beginners at all. It was so much work. Still is sometimes.
    I used these bigger fish to pair the 5 spot species when they are around 3-4". I put a handful of them in there, these bigger fish will intimidate them mostly with their size, I also need them to be able to hold their own because even at 3-4", these fish will fight a fish twice its size and hold its own. My "respect the Fasciatus" shows exactly that. If you actually watch it though, the female wants to actually attack the 2 other Hemichromis Fasciatus that are on the right side but doesn't due to the size of the fish in its way.
    Typically a pair will form within a month or so and I'll pull them out.

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    Wow, that's interesting. You are very experienced with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post
    Wow, that's interesting. You are very experienced with them.
    I was all trial and error. Info on H. Fasciatus and H. Frempongi is rare. Most info is old and references the incorrect fish. It's been quite a challenge raising and keeping them. I wouldn't trade it for the world.

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    Fry nation at my place!!

    Zeus and Luscious first spawn!


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