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Nanochromis Nudiceps.

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    Nomad
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    These are some nudiceps, (actually, can somebody confirm they’re not parilus for me?) which I bought about 6 weeks ago. They were supposed to be about 3 cms long, so I set up a 30 cm cube for them. When they arrived, they were a tad larger, but still went into the 25lt tank. 3 weeks later they had spawned. The fry are 2 weeks old now and growing fast…

    Sorry about the picture quality, light is an issue in that tank.


    The tank


    Male with fry


    Female with fry

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    #318597

    nuchal man
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    Doesn’t look like N. nudiceps in the pictures, it looks like Nanochromis parilus. It’s a very common mix up in the hobby and many of the fish labeled as N. nuduceps are in fact N. parilus. The best way to tell is to look at the stripping in the caudal fin of the fish. Nanochromis parilus has alternating horizontal stripes of black and white in the upper half of the caudal fin.

    Congrats on the spawn. It looks like they’re doing a fine job of raising them.

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    Nomad
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    Thanks. I thought myself they look like parilus, but hte supplier insisted they were Nudiceps. When they arrived I wasn’t convinced.

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    N0body Of The Goat
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    As had been said already, they look like parilius to me too!

    Southampton Aquajardin has a tank of these labelled as nudiceps, but the upper half of the caudial fin being yellow/black/white stripes is a clear identifier of its relative species. I’ve even pointed it out to staff but they continue to label them as nudiceps.

    They are lovely looking fish and I’m wondering if these Nanochromis cichlids would play nicely with Steatocranus casuarius?

    If they are ok to tank-share, I’m going to barter with Aquajardin, as nudiceps are far rarer to find and so I will expect the parilius to be a cheaper price, lol

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    Nomad
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    QUOTE (N0body Of The Goat @ Aug 28 2010, 02:29 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    They are lovely looking fish and I’m wondering if these Nanochromis cichlids would play nicely with Steatocranus casuarius?

    The Steatocranus would not play nicely with them, I think. Better in a tank with free swimmers. Both these and the Steatocranus are bottom hugging cave dwellers. If you have a tank with a big enough floor space, preferably longer rather than wider, and you were to have discreet, seperate reefs at either end of the tank seperated by plants and a stretch of bare gravel, you’ll probably get away with it until one pair spawns, then god help the other pair.

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    If they are ok to tank-share, I’m going to barter with Aquajardin, as nudiceps are far rarer to find and so I will expect the parilius to be a cheaper price, lol
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