Vieja heterospilus/Argentea growth thread

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Sorry for all the different threads but I wanted to open a thread and keep it going to track their progress. Wish I would have did this with dory and dusty. Right now I have two argentea at 1.5 to two inches (donated 1 to lfs) gonna grow them more and rehome another or maybe try and keep two of them. The heterospilus are smaller probably at 1.5 maybe less. Things are a bit calmer I added 6 tiger barbs. In a few weeks I hope to add them to the 150.

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Poseidon2.0 replied the topic: Vieja heterospilus/Argentea growth thread

I will like to track their progress too. I am curious about different rates of growth for different kinds of cichlids. My F0 severums are growing super slow, about 0.25-0.5 in about two months, although one is now in the 6 foot tank so maybe that will change.

Glad your new juvies are getting along relatively speaking. Also glad you clarified "tiger barb". In another thread you said you bought "6 TBs" and thought you bought six Tinfoil barbs (which grow huge) and was questioning your sanity (ha, not really).
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Lammergeier replied the topic: Vieja heterospilus/Argentea growth thread

Sorry to derail, but how's Severus doing in the big tank Poseidon?

Edit: Those baby Viejas are so adorable.
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Poseidon2.0 replied the topic: Vieja heterospilus/Argentea growth thread

Lammergeier wrote: Sorry to derail, but how's Severus doing in the big tank Poseidon?

Edit: Those baby Viejas are so adorable.


He is doing well so far, I just took the divider out this weekend as he was mostly just swimming around near Poseidon most of the time anyway. He gets chased now and then, but there are lots of places for him to hide and he is both faster and more agile than the oscar so I am not too worried about him. I took some pics a couple of days ago and have been meaning to post them.

Back to your regularly scheduled Vieja heterospilus programing. . . .
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Rocksor replied the topic: Vieja heterospilus/Argentea growth thread

Poseidon2.0 wrote: I will like to track their progress too. I am curious about different rates of growth for different kinds of cichlids. My F0 severums are growing super slow, about 0.25-0.5 in about two months, although one is now in the 6 foot tank so maybe that will change.


Cichlids tend to grow betwen 0.25-0.5 per month for those that reach 9+". There are some exceptions like oscars, jaguars, dovii, umbee. Now put more than 1 cichlid in a tank, and you will see growth on the lower end than a single cichlid in a tank due to stress caused by cichlid aggression. The most dominant cichlid always attains the fastest growth than the other sub dominant cichlids.
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JBare replied the topic: Re:Vieja heterospilus/Argentea growth thread

Love Chewie!
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Vieja heterospilus/Argentea growth thread

Jen we aleays have the same taste
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:Vieja heterospilus/Argentea growth thread

Quick vid before adding the general cure.
Been feeding them mostly omega one kelp pellets and small amount of nls. Tried regular omega one pellets and they devoured them. Gonna lean mostly towards a veggie diet. Things seem to calm down not sure if it was removing one of the va, adding the tiger barbs or changing the decor. Can still notice some nips on the heterospilus but much calmer now hope it lasts

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UNC-CH replied the topic: Vieja heterospilus/Argentea growth thread

I really enjoyed watching that video. I'm beginning to appreciate community tanks and all the other fish I used to just think of as "not oscars." :) I also liked the tiger barbs. They fit very well in that tank.
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Thanks unc-ch
Spoke to soon went to turn the lights off and noticed new scraps and split fins on the hetero's after the gc treatments they are going in the main tank
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