Updated Gymno pics.

  1. btate617 Well Known Member Member

    Now that I have started to cool down all the Gymnogeophagus tanks I thought I would post a few pics to show what happens to their color when they cool down. I started to cool them down on Oct. 19th so it has been a little over a month now. Their tanks were around 78 degrees before and are now sitting around 69-70. I need it to get colder outside but we have had an awesome November so far with the temps only getting down to around -5*c at night. So until it gets colder the tanks probably won't drop too much more, I am hoping to get them down to 60 degrees this winter. On to the pics, the before pics will be in warm water and the now pics will be in the cooler water.

    Sorry for the dirty glass on the new pics, I was going to clean the glass, it seems I forgot.


    Before pics of Gymnogeophagus cf. Gymnogenys.

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    And after pics of the same fish.

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    As you can see he has lost most of his color, and his small "hump" he had going.


    Before pics of Gymnogeophagus Australis.

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    After pics of same fish.

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    He too has lost lots of color.
     
  2. btate617 Well Known Member Member

    Before pics of Gymnogeophagus Balzanii.

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    And after pics of same fish.

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    This guy hasn't lost too much color yet.


    These next fish are not Gymnogeophagus, however they are from Uruguay and they too can handle a cool down period, which is needed if you want to bring out their best colors.


    Before pics of Australoheros sp. Red Ceibal.

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    And after pics. Very sorry the glass on these is horrible....

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    These fish had a very nice blue sheen to their bodies and fins in the warm water. That is pretty much all gone now and they have developed black blotches throughout their fins.
     

  3. btate617 Well Known Member Member

    Beofre pics of Australoheros cf. Scitulus.

    Female in normal coloring.
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    Female ready to breed.
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    Male in normal color.
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    And after pics.

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    Male
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    Both male and female have become quite dark in the cooler water.


    Just thought I would share the differences in color these fish have all gone through.


    Brian
     
  4. bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    That is so cool how they change according to temp. They're beautiful fish and you took some great photos!
     

  5. Tony G. Fishlore VIP Member

    awesome! they look really beautiful! Love the last guy though :)
     
  6. kacie Member Member

    Brian, Beautiful, awesome pictures. Well there is one answer to your earlier question. Why my fish show less color, 65-67 degree water. Love your Gymnogynys and Balzani.
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  7. scatty Member Member

    Fabulous pics, really interesting. Thanks for sharing! :)
     

  8. btate617 Well Known Member Member


    Thanks everyone!

    Good point Kacie, something I never considered with yours, I didn't know you has begun to cool them already. And next spring when you warm them up you will be in for a color treat!
    I really like the Balzanii too, I will add a pic of my pair. I let a buddy borrow this pair to get a spawn from them, he had them in an outdoor pond this summer and had a pond disaster......
    So I am on the look out for more as I only have the one left.

    Female

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    Male

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    Pair

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    Brian