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Marcus

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Oct 14, 1998
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In the past week my Jewels have all spawned. Today I notice a cloud of H. lifalili fry. Crap, I didn't even know they were old enough to spawn! These fry were probably hatched 3-4 days ago.

Then tonight I notice my H. sp. 'Kolente River' acting weird. Upon closer inspection I find a leaf covered with eggs. This is way cool as this is a relatively unknown fish and rare in the hobby. Gotta be sure to save some of these puppies!!



Sorry, just had to tell someone... :D
 

Mattimeo

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Marcus, I'm getting hemichromis fasciatus and H. frempongi in december to jan... :D :cool: :cool:

Congrats on the spawnings!!!

Good luck with the eggs/fry,

Mattimeo
 

tuthelimit

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Originally posted by Co/\/vict
That picture doesn't look like a jewel......... not at all.

??? What??? :confused:
Its a male Hemichromis for sure. Alot of jewels get humps. I think they look cool!

ttl
 

Marcus

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Those fasciatus are pretty sweet (and nasty) fish. I'd put one up against most of the 'bad arse' fish. Hope you've got a divider ready! ;)
 

ewok

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cool! :)

convict: i have some of the same, bought as turquoise jewels. i also have the regular red kind with 2 spots. often on the net you will find these 2 confused or lumped together under h. bimaculatus.........

i haven't been able to find another sub-species of them yet tho.... so i guess they are still the same.......
 

Marcus

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Actually, the fish commonly sold as Turquoise Jewels are thought to be a cross between two different species and not a legitimate species themselves. The fish pictured above is a legit species, or at least found in the wild.
 
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