Gymnogeophagus Balzanii

  1. btate617

    btate617 Well Known Member Member

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    These were all taken before I got a decent camera so bare with me......

    I like these guys because of the great difference in appearence from male to female.
    I let a buddy borrow them to spawn them, he works out of town and came home to a pond disaster.......so I too have been looking for more.


    Male

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    Female

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    Pair

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    Brian
     

  2. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

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    I LOVE them! Yep, on my list. Now to find a breeder.

    Is 70 a good temp for them in the winter and up it to 78 during the spring and summer?

    You do realize that you enable me to find species that I can't even pronounce, right?:;laughing I should've taken Latin instead of Spanish.
     

  3. Shadowbeam

    Shadowbeam Member Member

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    Wow, they both look stunning ^^ Congrats on such beautiful fish ;)
     
  4. fishingman001

    fishingman001 Well Known Member Member

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    great looking fish btate.
     
  5. kacie

    kacie Member Member

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    Love those Balzani. My lfs has one but it is missing it's gill covering. Still cute though.
     
  6. Toddnbecka

    Toddnbecka Member Member

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  7. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

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    Hello Brian. :;hi2 Beautiful fish and great photos as always. I love the female photo where she is peeping out from behind the terracotta pot. Too cute! I always appreciate it when you share your fish with us!
    Ken
     
  8. kacie

    kacie Member Member

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    Yes, ToddnBecka i have a nice trio of Ex-Meridionalis, very pretty fish, less aggressive than Balzani.
     
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    btate617

    btate617 Well Known Member Member

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    Thanks. I would try for 74* normally and anything under 68* or so for the winter and you should be fine. I have kept the Gymno's at 78* and have found they do way better around 74*, but thats just my opinion.



    Thank you.


    Thanks.

    Thanks.



    Huh??? Are you talking about the first pic? The first pic the fish in the middle of the pic looks like a Norte, but it is a Gymnogeophagus n. sp. Blue Neon. And the Balzanii is in the upper right. I have no Norte.....


    Thanks Ken, thats where they always did their business....
     
  10. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

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    Thanks for the heads up! I trust your opinion very much:;hug2
     

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