Wild-caught Pelvicachromis Taeniatus

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They're blending in well with their surroundings and their color hasn't really come in yet.


 

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I like the dim spot of yellow/orange. Can't wait to see what colors they develop!
 

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Yep I can't wait to see the colors develop either!


 

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Who knows? A few days? The color should come out when they come out of hiding I assume.




So just fed them their first meal just now, but they're not eating the cichlid pellets that I am using for my Nyerereis... They just spit them back out. They're probably not used to it since they're used to hunting and catching live food or eating plants in the wild. I think it's gonna take them awhile to get used to dry food...oh boy!


 
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Not really, I could try human-grade shrimp that I have in the freezer that's about it lol
Geoff that's what I'm hoping for... I could easily afford frozen foods but then I'd have spoiled wild caught fish lol
 

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You could try frozen bloodworms, mysis shrimp, or brine shrimp, as well as some crushed up herbivore flakes. I've had better luck introducing my fish to frozen foods and flakes than pellets.
 

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Maybe? I've never tried them.

Mine love brine shrimp too! But they also love mysis shrimp and bloodworms. They're all pigs!
 

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I have frozen brine shrimp but I only use it twice a week. They go nuts over it.
Hahaha I know... Trying not to start any bad habits


 

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Good news! Just checked the tank again an hour ago and I don't see the cichlid pellets anymore so they must've ate them


 

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No, taeniatus have different catch-location names... Moliwe, Wouri, etc. These have now been split into different species...

Failing that, do you know what country they're from?

 

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Ok I see, I'm told they're from Nigeria.


 
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