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Postby pjb1972 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:47 pm

Hi every one does any body have any info on these have seen these in a lfs and there not overly big but males seem very colourful cheers paul
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Re: hap obliquidens

Postby Tony » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:50 pm

do you mean Astatilapia latisfasiata the victorian cichlid ?
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Re: hap obliquidens

Postby pjb1972 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:14 pm

Not sure on that one tony they was marked up as hap obliquidens or zebra haps? im a total newbie to cichlids so have no idea lol
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Re: hap obliquidens

Postby pjb1972 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:18 pm

spot on tony just googled the latin name that looks like them cheers
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Re: hap obliquidens

Postby Barry » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:36 pm

I've got them. They are excellent to keep. I have them with mbuna and som aulonocara and there's not a hint of trouble. Easy to breed too - a bit TOO easy at the moment! I've got 2 males and one female (the other female died while they were juvies). At the moment the female is in another tank because I don't want any more fry just now.

Here's one of my males. He had his fins closed at the time but normally he doesn't

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... and here's some of the fry I have growing on

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(two at the bottom are fuelleborn)
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Re: hap obliquidens

Postby pjb1972 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:11 pm

Thanks barry lovely looking fish would they be ok with tropeus saulosi? been looking all around local fish shops and making a list of what i like so eventually when i get a bigger tank ill know what to get lol also are they easy to keep diet etc cheers paul :text-thankyoublue:
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Re: hap obliquidens

Postby Barry » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:03 pm

Yes they are easy to keep Paul. They eat everything the mbuna do.

I can't help with how they would get on with saulosi because I've never kept them, but all I can say is I see no reason why they shouldn't - they get on ok with all the mbuna I've got, in fact they are more peaceful towards them than the mbuna are with each other! Very occasionally the slightly larger of the two males will assert his dominance over the other and there will be an hour or so of chasing up and down the tank, but as I look across at them now they are swimming around together in peace.

If you want my opinion I would say give them a go. I had them some years ago and never had a problem with them then either. That time they were in with Tangs and mbuna.
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Re: hap obliquidens

Postby pjb1972 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:21 pm

Excellent thanks again barry will look forward to getting some :dance:
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Re: hap obliquidens

Postby monisaab » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:25 am

lovely fish...
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Re: hap obliquidens

Postby francybofa09 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:06 pm

these are a crackin fish i have a group of these in with some mbuna with no problems :tu:
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