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Cuckoo Wrasse on acid?

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This topic contains 12 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  coelacanth 6 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #300529

    coelacanth
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    P1020908.JPGMy precious..

    #316319

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Okay which Crenicichla sp. is it? 😛

    P.S. I’ll resist the obvious big lips ‘comedy’…

    #316316

    coelacanth
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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.

    #316300

    coelacanth
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    #316299

    coelacanth
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    P1020917-Copy.JPGIf I show you my side, will you bring me some food?!?!

    #316274

    Colin
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    Interesting looking Pike 🙂

     

    how many did you get?

    #316235

    coelacanth
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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.

    #316223

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Body shape suggests a rheophilic existence or?

    #316225

    coelacanth
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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.

    #316222

    oaken
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    Cool. Is it a pair then? How big are they?

    #316212

    coelacanth
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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.

    #316216

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Way cool, like giant Teleocichla!:cool:

    #312958

    Matt
    Keymaster

    How are they doing Pete?

    #348100

    coelacanth
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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. 

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    coelacanth
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