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  1. #1
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    Herichthys bartoni

    I've had one of my H. bartoni displaying the intense black and white spawning color of this species for a week or so. Now it looks like I finally have another one that has joined the first one and they seem to be paired up. I've been growing these guys out for well over a year since I got them as fry from Rusty Wessel. Hope to see some wrigglers soon.
    Sorry for the blurry photos but since they've been displaying spawning behavior, this pair has been really active.
    You can see the black & white one on top/right and then the mate is just starting to phase into that coloration (the one more towards the bottom).
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    Another pick of the one that is transitional.
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    Here you can sort of see the black & white bartoni behind one of the other bartoni that is not showing any breeding colors.
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    Roy

  2. #2
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    Nice looking fish Roy. Good luck spawning them!
    Tanganyikans Rule! Currently keeding sandsifters, featherfins, cyprichromis, lamprologus, tropheus, and other Tanganyikan oddities.

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    More pics!
    Bobby

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    Still waiting to see any eggs or fry but they are ramping up. They killed one of their tankmates and have pretty much taken over the whole 4 ft. long tank. Instead of guarding a rock pile at one end, they now have their sights set on a cave in the middle of the tank. They've also dug a lot of pits in the sand.
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  5. #5
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    Success! I expected a larger brood but I'm happy with about a dozen fry.
    Roy
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  6. #6
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    That's fantastic Roy !! Congrats! Keep me in mind when you want to sell some fry ... or the parents
    In nature multiple species typically do not live in the same niche in the same location. If they do cross paths, they will compete since they are filling the same role in their ecosystem - eventually one will succeed while the others will cease. Welcome to evolution.

  7. #7
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    New pic and link to a video. Sorry for the dirty glass.
    Roy

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    http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/ki...60a9a.mp4.html

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    I'm jealous. I need some of these.
    Bobby

 

 

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