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Simpsonichthys magnificus

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  • #301037

    Jarcave
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    I have some eggs of Simp, magnificus winging their way to me from the continent. Has anyone ever kept this species? I’m led to believe that they’re not particularly difficult but would appreciate any info if you’ve kept them or other Simpsonichthys species

    Thanks in advance
    Jared

    #320482

    Matt
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    I’ve extremely limited experience with S. flammeus. Bought two pairs and the dominant male proceeded to hammer the other three fish to death within the space of 24 hours. dry.gif

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    Jarcave
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 10 2011, 10:16 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I’ve extremely limited experience with S. flammeus. Bought two pairs and the dominant male proceeded to hammer the other three fish to death within the space of 24 hours. dry.gif

    Ha! Thats exactly what I don’t want to hear?

    #320484

    Matt
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    Honestly don’t know Jared – that’s my only experience with them. Maybe Nigel (ricefish), Manuel or monsieur bastardo can add more?

    Had them in a 18″ x 10″ tank and they were small; dominant male around 2 cm TL and the others around half that.

    #320495

    oaken
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    I’ve had S. fasciatus, S. punctulatus and S. santanae plus some limited success with S. reticulatus (didn’t manage to hatch many fry) in the past and I never had any particular problems with aggression. Although I did raise them on my own (from eggs) and I suppose it might be a different story if you buy adult fish.

    Although I think S. punctulatus and S. santanae are quite closely related to S. magnicifus so they might have more similar behaviour to them than to S. flammeus.

    #321158

    baitmanx
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    agression not usually a prob with this species but as with other fish in smallish tanks best to provide plenty of cover for females as male constanly drive females to breed

    hopefull getting these as soon as weather permits S. picturatus

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    Jarcave
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    QUOTE (baitmanx @ Feb 1 2011, 10:41 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    agression not usually a prob with this species but as with other fish in smallish tanks best to provide plenty of cover for females as male constanly drive females to breed

    hopefull getting these as soon as weather permits S. picturatus

    Thanks for the replies guys. Baitmanx they look gorgeous.

    My eggs turned up yesterday. I’ve also got Simpsonichthys gibberatus and 40 eggs of Austrolebias paucisquama. I had to wait for the weather too.

    Did you get them from a breeder in France by any chance?

    I’ve got a few weeks wait now before any of them are ready for wetting.

    #340737

    baitmanx
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    no they coming from germany ,have you had expericence hatching killi eggs before???? if not here if you want any advice

    #340855

    hachge
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    I have kept eggs of S.magnificus over a year before getting them to hatch.Mostly they hatch after 4 months at 25°C.Tiny fry need infusoria as first food for 3/4 days then all live food as usual for fry.

    #340879

    Jarcave
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    Yep I’ve hatched a few species before.

    #340887

    hachge
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    [For 3 days the BBs are too big even the tiny san Francisco Bay.The banana worms are also too big I only use infusorias then normal food,but never dry food.

    #340894

    baitmanx
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    QUOTE (Jarcave @ Feb 9 2011, 03:16 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Yep I’ve hatched a few species before.
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