New addition (Red Festae)

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I picked these 3 little guys (about 2" long) up at Aquamania this weekend.





Here"s a picture of their mother.



These guys settled in real quick, up at the front of the tank looking food already.
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tehmole replied the topic: Re:New addition (Red Festae)

The moms a stunner. They'll look great are you hoping to bread them?

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Nice...looks like 2 males......go back & get the smallest one in the tank if you want a female....but shoot me a video of them....I had a nice pair, but my male mauled my female, & I wound up selling my male to a friend of mine.

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Peeps replied the topic: New addition (Red Festae)

Wow congrats, they are gorgeous.
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Darth Nandopsis wrote: Nice...looks like 2 males......go back & get the smallest one in the tank if you want a female....but shoot me a video of them....I had a nice pair, but my male mauled my female, & I wound up selling my male to a friend of mine.

Festae are STRONG in the Dark Side....a SA cichlid that thinks it's a CA. :evil:

Good luck w/ them. B)


I'll shoot you a video at some stage you think all 3 are male?
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Rocksor replied the topic: New addition (Red Festae)

My largest festae ending up being a female. Wait until they are closer to 4" to sex them, which will be another 4 months minimum. As they look now, it can go either way. If you want all 3 to survive the next 6 months, you'll have to separate them now or introduce aggressive cichlds like convicts.
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Rocksor replied the topic: New addition (Red Festae)

Here they are at 2" roughly.



Here's a shot of the female with the dorsal extended. You really can't tell it's a female due to the blue spangling and lack of black dorsal. She's only 2".

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DBLN8 replied the topic: New addition (Red Festae)

Thanks Rock!
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re:New addition (Red Festae)

Nice shots rock for real


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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: New addition (Red Festae)

If they were the biggest ones, I say male. Festae are sexually size dimorphic...males are always bigger than females of the same batch of fry.

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