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Neochromis omnicaeruleus makobe Island

Postby Paul B » Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:38 pm

Thought i'd share these,

Group of young im growing on.
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Fast becoming my favourite fish, I sit and watch these for hours. With up to 30 fish in the group there is always a dispute happening somewhere. These are a fascinating little fish that show an array of colour morphs in both males and females.

The parent pairing - male Blue blotch, female black blotch
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Re: Neochromis omnicaeruleus makobe Island

Postby Jimbo » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:26 pm

Cracking pics. :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Neochromis omnicaeruleus makobe Island

Postby mbunasam » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:46 pm

Great action shots Alan. Lovely fish aswell :text-coolphotos:
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Postby Becca » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:50 pm

Great shots Alan :handgestures-thumbup:

Not overly keen on OB of any species but i like the blue ones :text-coolphotos:
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Re: Neochromis omnicaeruleus makobe Island

Postby cichlid crazy » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:34 am

Nice pics Paul these look better in reality though. :text-coolphotos:
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Re: Neochromis omnicaeruleus makobe Island

Postby Paul B » Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:08 am

Thanks all,

The pictures are poor i will admit but the best i have so far.
These originally came from Hull Uni where they have been the subjects for breeding studies for mate choice. The females have a preference for certain colour morphs depending on their parentage.
The plain powder blue males are the dominant morph with others much more rare.

Blue male morph
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Yellow male morph
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Blotch male morph
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And including intermediates there can be up to 10 morphs for the girls.
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Re: Neochromis omnicaeruleus makobe Island

Postby cichlid crazy » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:07 pm

Great pics, its interesting to see all the different morphs. :text-coolphotos:
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Postby mikehcfc » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:57 pm

Nice looking fish there.How do you come across the fish from Hull Uni?

I have only had 3 fish i stumbled across from there.
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Re: Neochromis omnicaeruleus makobe Island

Postby Becca » Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:21 pm

You Mike will be camped up outside hull uni now :laughing-lettersrofl: :teasing-tease: :teasing-tease:
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Re: Neochromis omnicaeruleus makobe Island

Postby Paul B » Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:43 pm

mikehcfc wrote:Nice looking fish there.How do you come across the fish from Hull Uni?

I have only had 3 fish i stumbled across from there.


Hi mikehcfc,

2-3 years ago they were releasing quite a few fish. The BCA held a meeting there and many were at the auction.
Unfortunately their studies have wound down now regarding vics and have few. Many outlets at the time were cashing in on this at the time asking stupid prices for them and claiming them to be "wild". Shops also did their bit by mixing up species locations and aided the distribution of hybrids. Some of the strains maintained at Hull at the time were maintained nowhere else on the planet (outside the lake) and are are lost to the hobby for good.

This really cheesed me off and will never deal with some of these "reputable" outlets EVER again.

Ironic really mike, they were on your door step for 20 years. There is a chap that has a nice collection in Hull area, if you want to give them a go i can forward you his contact. :handgestures-thumbup:
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