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Ilala GAp ( Malawi trip 2011 )

Postby Dave G » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:05 pm

This was a great dive - quite shallow - stuck away in a corner, but................
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one of my old dreams came true for the first time

Huge rostratus males and loads of Cyrtocara moori, following them about in a commensal realtionship. The Fossorochromis and Taeniolethrinops digging in sthe sand followed about by the moori!

It was a dive I had wanted to do for ages - but never thought after so many disappointments that I'd see these two iconic species behaving this way together for myself.

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Those rostratus males are something else.........


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You need a huge tank to keep these guys comfortable - but ain't they crackers!
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Re: Ilala GAp

Postby daveyboy » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:58 pm

great pics once again Dave im really enjoying reading your posts and seeing these wonderfull fish in their natural habitat :text-bravo: :text-coolphotos: :tu:
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Re: Ilala GAp

Postby Clare » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:30 pm

Wow, those males are stunning. Its nice to see the moorii doing their natural thing. Fantastic photos Dave. :tu:
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Re: Ilala GAp ( Malawi trip 2011 )

Postby funkyfish » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:53 am

thats some awsome behaviour you witnessed... If only we could see some of this in our tanks :think: what do they eat anyway? is it insect larvae in the substrate or something?
Sometimes i wake up grumpy... sometimes i let her sleep in...
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Re: Ilala GAp ( Malawi trip 2011 )

Postby Dave G » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:29 pm

There are molluscs in the sand - must be some other invertebrates too.

What the big fish miss the moori grab!
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Re: Ilala GAp ( Malawi trip 2011 )

Postby cairnsy » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:54 am

:text-coolphotos:
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Re: Ilala GAp ( Malawi trip 2011 )

Postby tile55 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:11 pm

Fantastic photos once again - excellent :tu:
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Re: Ilala GAp ( Malawi trip 2011 )

Postby Mozza » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:12 pm

:text-goodpost: what a fish that rostratus
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Re: Ilala GAp ( Malawi trip 2011 )

Postby StiggyAllen » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:07 pm

Stunning fish. Great work!
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Re: Ilala GAp ( Malawi trip 2011 )

Postby wesg8 » Thu May 24, 2012 3:19 pm

Stunning pics yet again
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