Wild-caught Pelvicachromis Taeniatus

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  1. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

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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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  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I like the dim spot of yellow/orange. Can't wait to see what colors they develop!
     
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    Dom90

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


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  4. Geoff

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    How long will that take?
     
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    Dom90

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


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    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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  6. TexasDomer

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    Do you have frozen food on hand to try?
     
  7. Geoff

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    Hopefully if they get hungry enough, they'll eat it.
     
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    Dom90

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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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  9. TexasDomer

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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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    Dom90

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    Hmm would shrimp pellets work? Maybe I'll try those the next meal.


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  11. Geoff

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    I have frozen brine shrimp but I only use it twice a week. They go nuts over it.
     
  12. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    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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    Dom90

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    Hahaha I know... Trying not to start any bad habits :)


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    Dom90

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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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  15. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    Which strain are they?
     
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    Dom90

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    What do you mean? Like F1 etc?


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  17. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    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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    Dom90

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


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