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Cuckoo Wrasse on acid?
May 14, 2012
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My precious..

May 14, 2012
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Okay which Crenicichla sp. is it? Kiss

P.S. I'll resist the obvious big lips 'comedy'...

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May 14, 2012
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Crenicichla sp. "Pete Burns"

Crencichla sp. "Meg Ryan"

Crenicichla sp. "Leslie Ash"

"Angelina Jolie"

ad infinitum, as nauseam....

 

They are being sold mostly as C. sp. "Botox", a few have referred to it as C. "tendyguassu" but this is a psedoscientific name, very similar to tendybaguassu and IMO could lead to confusion or even nomenclatural unavailablity. I don't actually think "Botox" is that appropriate having seen the fish, they are far from expressionless, possibly the most fearless and curious cichlid I've ever seen, but there's nothing wrong with a bit of fun with common names.

May 14, 2012
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If I show you my side, will you bring me some food?!?!

May 15, 2012
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Interesting looking Pike :)

 

how many did you get?

May 15, 2012
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There are only six in the UK that I'm aware of, two were already spoken for, two others have also been reserved I believe, I have the other two.

May 15, 2012
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Body shape suggests a rheophilic existence or?

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May 15, 2012
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Very. Iguazu River, swims tail down and quite "bouncy" like Retroculus. The tank has two externals on it and it's nowhere near enough flow, I will be installing a linear-flow pump to get the water properly moving wholly separate from the filtration.

May 15, 2012
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Cool. Is it a pair then? How big are they?

May 15, 2012
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Should be a pair, they were sent as sexed fish. The female apparently shows a dark dorsal patch once aroused, so will let you know. They're a bit under 15 cm SL, I think they are more-or-less adult.

May 15, 2012
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Way cool, like giant Teleocichla!Cool

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June 1, 2012
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How are they doing Pete?

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June 9, 2012
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Got some more pictures to put up, they're all pretty much the same as before though, the only way to get these things away from the glass is to feed them, whereupon they go and sit at the back to chew and digest. The larger fish is a pain during water changes, he thinks I'm doing it for his entertainment and gets in the way or tries to bite me. When refilling, he just sits in the flow as I pour the water back in, competely able to manage the current. If I'm stirring the substrate during a water change it follows my fingers around, almost as if in the wild they follow larger fish or other animals waiting for something small and edible to be disturbed.

I've had some issues with aggression so they are fully separated by a divider at the moment, it may be that the smaller fish is actually a young male or that they are just an incompatible pair. Oddly, in spite of the aggression, the smaller fish still kept intentionally going to the side where the larger fish was, only to get a slapping, perhaps it's some fishy BDSM thing going on. There was some scale and fin damage hence the separation, not a fish to take chances with. 

June 11, 2012
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What are you feeding them?

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June 11, 2012
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Great looking pike cichlid! I believe the females of this species should have occeli in the dorsal fin judging by what it's most likely related to, although that's a pretty variable character in pike cichlids.

June 11, 2012
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The picture above is the usual posture of the larger fish whenever it sees movement in the room, I'm sure I could teach it to jump through a hoop.

They're getting mostly crustaceans, frozen Crangon and small prawns. They take worms eagerly but then struggle to chew them, and also seem to struggle digesting them, the faeces don't look right afterwards and I'm wary of bloat with fish like this. Food sticks are just ignored, or at best are grabbed when they think it's something tasty and then spat out with obvious disdain.

They drop almightly turds, I think this suggests that they have an alimentary canal that's able to deal with carapaces and other exoskeletal bits of invertebrates without giving them a ripped o-ring.

Their favourite food so far was some live prawns I brought back from a brackish rock pool a few weeks ago, was fun watching them hunt and make use of those big lips. I will be offering some aquatic insect larvae if I can find a clean source, I'm interested to see how they deal with cased caddisfly larvae.

Apparently females in this species develop a black patch in the dorsal when aroused, but this can come and go in an instant.

Seems to be closest to C. yaha and C. ypo.

June 11, 2012
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From another angle...

June 16, 2012
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Haha. They seem quite charming. I hope you'll be able to breed them.

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