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africancichlidkid
09-16-2012, 10:38 PM
Here's an update on the pikes I got from Ken at the last auction 6 months ago. They've grown quite a bit and two of them have paired up. Definitely one of my favorite species of fish right here.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3hgGavCQnI

peathenster
09-17-2012, 01:33 AM
Hot!! How's the temperament?

harpua2002
09-17-2012, 10:36 AM
Now those are some sweet fish! I can't believe the color on the female. Lol

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jimfur80
09-17-2012, 12:07 PM
very nice fish!!!! I hope you get them to breed.

jim

Uptown Ruler
09-17-2012, 12:08 PM
Beautiful...makes me want to get some

africancichlidkid
09-17-2012, 12:58 PM
Thanks everyone.

Peter- They're not too aggressive really. They don't bother the Gymno Australis very much and they're perfectly peaceful with each other. Definitely a compatible pair... now if they'll just spawn LOL

Marcie - I know, I had no idea when I got them 6 months ago that the females would end up being so colorful. Definitely a favorite on my pike list.

Jim - Me too , I recently added some PVC pipes to the tank but they don't seem too interested. I'm going to try adding some longer pieces of PVC.

Derek - You're first on the fry list if they spawn!

jimfur80
09-17-2012, 03:11 PM
PVC, That beautiful fish isn't gonna live in a double wide!!!! You need to get her a mansion!!!! LOL!!!!!

jim

africancichlidkid
09-20-2012, 10:19 PM
And another update. They spawned! Not on the PVC though. They did spawn in a cave like area though. Hundreds of oblong shaped eggs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yv8xhpfwuQ

ronv
09-21-2012, 04:43 AM
Put me on your list for fry Matt....

jimfur80
09-21-2012, 05:55 AM
told you she wanted a mansion , not that trailer park trash PVC!! LOL!!! Awesome!!! I want fry also.

Jim

africancichlidkid
10-01-2012, 10:06 PM
Wrigglers look like they're about to go free swimming soon. I'm guessing with lower temperature and the size of the eggs they develop a little slower than some other cichlids.

africancichlidkid
10-03-2012, 06:53 PM
Sorry algae makes it a bit blurry but heres the free swimmers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lhP_X_oJvU

jimfur80
10-03-2012, 08:39 PM
AHHH your a grandpa!!!! LOL!!! Awesome!!!

Jim

africancichlidkid
10-03-2012, 08:55 PM
Here's a better shot of them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3Kzwl1hNNY

Demonfish
10-03-2012, 09:02 PM
Wow.......

ronv
10-04-2012, 08:51 AM
That is really cool Matt. Are you gonna take the parents out?

africancichlidkid
10-04-2012, 09:14 AM
I plan on siphoning out around half of the fry and leaving the other half with the parents

mstamper
10-04-2012, 10:30 AM
Just curious, What size it the tank for the pike?
Guessing it's NOT a 40b.
Mark

africancichlidkid
10-04-2012, 03:26 PM
Just curious, What size it the tank for the pike?
Guessing it's NOT a 40b.
Mark

Nope, it's a standard 75 gallon.

Phivtoosyx
10-30-2012, 02:02 AM
Waiting anxiously for updates. :)

africancichlidkid
10-30-2012, 11:51 AM
Unfortunately had quite a large die off... Seems like I have about two dozen going strong.