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Barbokla
Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:18 am Reply with quote
New Member Joined: 30 Nov 2005 Posts: 8 Location: Oklahoma
Here is My Midas, Daddy and mom. they are right now sitting on a nest.. Like 200+..Again! got to give these two credit, they sure know how to repopulate fast!
Their first fry Jan 03

The kids at 3 mos old April 03

2 of the kids Nov. 04

Here is Dad and Mom in Aug 04

Dad counting? the fry Aug 04

I have more but this could go on forever! Their just like grand kids! Lots of pictures to share!! Laughing
I will get a few more up-dated pics of them tonite..

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Ozzy
Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:09 am Reply with quote
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How much food do you spend a day? Shocked
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sebastian
Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:06 am Reply with quote
Advice Team Joined: 18 Oct 2005 Posts: 308 Location: POLAND
very nice midas but i'm not sure if your male is a midas red devil hybrid it's only my opinion don't take it prsonal

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ray
Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:55 am Reply with quote
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beautiful!! I like the picture with the kids! I will try this with my older "fry", too! We need your pictures in our midas gallery on www.midas-cichlid.com!
can I add them?
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Barbokla
Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:07 pm Reply with quote
New Member Joined: 30 Nov 2005 Posts: 8 Location: Oklahoma
I dont' beleive he is a combo of RD and Midas. I deal with pictures of both all day at cichlids com as I mod their.. I have had experts look at him, Stillearnin, and other breeders of midas conferm that HE is a midas. NOW the female, that one I wondered about, She is the all orange one.. but they also said she is a midas..

I took these last nite as they guard the nest. This pot is 8" and they both are bigger than the opening..This seems to be the best way to measure them as they are very mean right now!! Amagine that!!
MOM Midas fanning the eggs:

Dad Midas checking on the nest MOM inside:

Daddy Midas protecting the "nest" with mom in side:

Mom and Dad watching me with a flashy camra!:

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Barbokla
Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:25 pm Reply with quote
New Member Joined: 30 Nov 2005 Posts: 8 Location: Oklahoma
The pics of the fry were in 03 and I feed them Hikari first food and then crushed flake food until they were big enough to eat Hikari baby pellets. So on spending money, yes we spent alot on food. getting the food on the net saved a bunch.. I have not tryed to keep a batch of fry like this sence..NOW she eats them at wigglers. I have managed to save some, but try to do only 10 to 20 to raise to selling size. 3". This takes a good 6 mos to do, as we all know most LFS wont' take them until the morph to the orange/white colors and are a good size to sell. I started with a 55 gal tank in 1999 and now thanks to Midas fry, I have 4-55 gal, 2-75 gal, 125 gal, 2-29 gal..1-10 gal sick tank, had 2 but broke one cleaning it.. Sad
I had the 125 gal for the Americans, but changed it out to the Africans for more movement and color..The Americans are now in the 2-75 gal tanks.

My Tank room:
4-55 gal tanks with custom home made stands:

2-75 gal and double 29 gal custom home made stands/hoods:

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sebastian
Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:01 pm Reply with quote
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very nice pictures they should by added to the midas gallery

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Cichlidae
Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:45 pm Reply with quote
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Gorgous fish, pics and tanks Mr. Green

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Armpit
Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:27 am Reply with quote
A. trimaculatum Joined: 04 Dec 2005 Posts: 17 Location: MI
Sweet congrats!
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Trim
Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:31 am Reply with quote
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hi Barbokla,

thank you for your pictures. I like to see your clear and beautiful tanks and your healthy fish. Your female fish looks like my fish!






and they spawn the same way - vertical! Do the parents help their fry out of the eggs? Eat the young fish from the skin of their parents? Eat the parents during the breading prozess?`

Okay that are a lot of questions! Smile

My male fish died yesterday. he didnĀ“t want to eat everything and i seperated him to late from the young fish Crying or Very sad
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HighFive
Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:27 pm Reply with quote
A. citrinellum Joined: 02 Dec 2005 Posts: 43 Location: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
I thought I had recognized the pictures, from Aquahobby right? Great to see you also on these parts. I'm marcmunoz from FlowerhornUSA Barb, it has been a while since I got a chance to frequent your board and it sure is nice to see you doing well with your beautiful specimens.

Marc

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Barbokla
Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:38 pm Reply with quote
New Member Joined: 30 Nov 2005 Posts: 8 Location: Oklahoma
Hey trim, Your questions are confussing. how did your male die? You do have to remove the parents from the fry at 2 mos old or when YOU see them start to eat the slime coat off the parents..As for that killing the parents, I would n't think it could, but I never left mine with them to find out. My pair are more important than the fry..To me any way.

Hi HighFive! Yes I remember you, mostly the other handle you use.. It's Aquatic hobby..Yes the Midas are my pride and joy in fish keeping.. My Green Terror comes next.. He is getting quite the specimen him self..

I wil add in some of the Midas pics to the gallery soon.

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Zitrone
Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:15 pm Reply with quote
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I feel free to add you in the midas gallery on midas-cichlid.com

http://www.midas-cichlid.com/midas_pictures.html
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Toerag
Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 1:13 pm Reply with quote
Advice Team Joined: 21 Dec 2005 Posts: 65 Location: North Alabama
Very nice pics....look like good productive/protective parents....
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RedOscar12
Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:40 pm Reply with quote
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Very very nice. Awesome pics. Mr. Green

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