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finz
05-05-2003, 03:30 PM
An update on the kids' progress.

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I re-located them to their own tank where they continue to thrive on live baby brine shrimp and microworms. They all have selected their own shells and even have a tussle over territory once in a while. They are now a bit over 1/2 inch long.

Overawed
05-05-2003, 04:17 PM
seriously beautiful shots finz! you rock!

aharris
05-05-2003, 05:03 PM
Cute babies!!

SGypsyMermaid
05-05-2003, 09:54 PM
man, you are incredible!!

finz
05-08-2003, 06:44 PM
Thanks all.

Next thing you know I'll be carrying pics of these guys in my wallet.:rofl:

finz
05-10-2003, 01:27 PM
Finally, the occies in my 55 gal tank started to breed.

http://www.cichlidforums.com/postimages/2003-05-10/11857-001.jpg

They do show a preference for the Neothauma shells.

jnorris
05-20-2003, 05:55 PM
Are those the same ones from the batch we got from Liquid Kingdom?

If you have any to spare I will give you the price you want.

Good Pictures man!

finz
05-21-2003, 11:45 AM
The top pics are from the fish we got from Vickey. The little tiny ones are from fish I bought from JNS Aquatics. I'd be happy to sell you some. How big do you want them to be? The first brood is about 1/2 inch long now and there are 4 of them.

finz
07-16-2003, 11:29 PM
These kids are old enough now to tell which sex they are.

http://www.cichlidforums.com/postimages/2003-07-17/13984-001.jpg

SGypsyMermaid
07-17-2003, 03:38 AM
great shot, as always! love that shell.

finz
07-24-2003, 03:22 PM
The circle of life...... Ozzie is now a Grandpa. Approximately 5 months from the day I caught Ozzie and Harriet spawning - one of their young-uns has fry of her own. She is about 1 inch long and the male is about 1 1/2 inches. Ozzie and Harriet have had 3 more broods since then.

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merlyn2221
07-24-2003, 09:12 PM
oh my God, finz, they are the cutest little guys! Wish I lived closer; I'd buy some, too!

Are they golden occelatus? They look like it.

finz
07-25-2003, 01:49 PM
Yes, they are "gold" occelatus. It's her first brood so there aren't many. I have only seen two of them so far, she keeps them in the shell so I can't get a good look.

merlyn2221
07-26-2003, 01:12 AM
What a good mommy! Can't wait til she lets them out for a photo op. :)

finz
07-26-2003, 12:16 PM
If you look real close, you can see one of them in the mouth of the shell.

merlyn2221
07-27-2003, 09:53 PM
Yes, saw that little adventurer there just poking his cute little head out!

That pic should be on a magazine cover!

Jennifer9821
08-25-2004, 04:30 AM
Finz in the very first set of photos on this post I am wondering what kind of shell those are? On sunday I went and got some shellies Multis and occelatus "gold" they guy gave me some shelles but not enough and he was out of stock (just my luck)

So I need some more shells but the stores around here don't carry Neothauma Shells they probably never even heard of them there sooooo cichlid unknowledgable around here :rolleyes: Do you have any suggestions for shells if those in that photo are neothauma shells? I once read that Escorgot shells can be used is this true?

Thanks Finz:)

cardak
08-25-2004, 08:04 AM
Jennifer,


The shells i use are from old hermit crab shells. Ocellatus's are kind of funny like that. If they like it..., they'll use it. I guarantee that most of your shells will get some use. Neothauma Shells are just a different looking shell. I bought turbo shells on-line, I'm chinese and I have had snails (escargo) as appetizers at resturants. I have used the shells from my dinner and put them in my tank before :D (well after I've boiled them for 40 minutes), and lastly I've used hermit crab shells that have been discarded. (my daughter has hermit crabs as pets..., go figure). You can go to an arts and crafts store to buy a small bag of shells (they usually have them), or you can go online to Petco or something to buy shells.


Dave

finz
08-25-2004, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by Jennifer9821
Finz in the very first set of photos on this post I am wondering what kind of shell those are? On sunday I went and got some shellies Multis and occelatus "gold" they guy gave me some shelles but not enough and he was out of stock (just my luck)

So I need some more shells but the stores around here don't carry Neothauma Shells they probably never even heard of them there sooooo cichlid unknowledgable around here :rolleyes: Do you have any suggestions for shells if those in that photo are neothauma shells? I once read that Escorgot shells can be used is this true?

Thanks Finz:)

Those are Fernandezi Snail shells ordered from shellhorizons.com. Escargot shells will work fine as well as turbos and delphinula shells.

Jennifer9821
08-26-2004, 02:58 AM
Thanks Finz for the information:) and again great photos you have I only wish I could take pictures like that:)