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gt turbo 01-21-2013 12:37 PM

GBRs Fans Unite!
 
Hi guys, I'm into breeding dwarf cichlids. Currently I have GBRs and Kribensis. I have some pics of my GBRs and some eggs. I encourage you guys to comment and post you dwarf cichlid pics. I'm gonna get the ball rolling.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8329/8...60267200f9.jpg
IMG_9385 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8192/8...51f50bf679.jpg
IMG_9387 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8211/8...6f00b7fe1a.jpg
IMG_9379 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8328/8...4a78e6ee91.jpg
IMG_9388 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

There are some really small wigglers in the front left of this pic.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8235/8...8fe846ab78.jpg
IMG_9390 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8087/8...8e836dba24.jpg
Peek - A - Boo by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

ApplestoApples 01-21-2013 02:51 PM

I bred julidochromis, but not in a planted tank. What are the specs of your tanks like tankmates and tank size, etc.

gt turbo 01-21-2013 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by ApplestoApples (Post 2304753)
I bred julidochromis, but not in a planted tank. What are the specs of your tanks like tankmates and tank size, etc.

^^ this post is useless without pics. lololololololol just kidding.

To answer your question, just take a look at my sig, "Beautiful Torment".

ApplestoApples 01-21-2013 09:21 PM

Unfortunately, I don't have any pics of the fry. *headdesks* I really should start taking more pics of my tanks. On my prior comment on it being not planted, there was a actually a big ball of java moss smack dab in the middle of it all.
FTS: http://s1051.beta.photobucket.com/us...ml?sort=3&o=16
Mom gaurding the eggs away from the camera: http://s1051.beta.photobucket.com/us...ml?sort=3&o=14
Dad patrolling territory: http://s1051.beta.photobucket.com/us...ml?sort=3&o=12

jbig 01-22-2013 04:10 PM

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I have 1gbr and 2 kribs. I used to have 3 gbr but one was lost to unknown causes and the other was a jumper.

The kribs are actually separated. The one was showing a lot of aggression towards the other so I put the aggressive one in my 8gal evolve. The other krib and gbr are in my 20L.

At first the gbr wasn't enjoying sharing his space with the krib and showed some aggression, but now they seem to have grown on each other. They both follow one another around the tank and from time to time the gbr playfully chases the krib.

gt turbo 01-22-2013 04:20 PM

Jbig, very nice all girls club you have there. Your krib looks great, very well coloured up.

Keep the pics coming guys

gt turbo 01-23-2013 12:27 AM

Came home from work tonight and found this.

Look right above the male.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8194/8...93e706cba2.jpg
IMG_9394 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8237/8...c142f27128.jpg
IMG_9397 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8463/8...73a0679249.jpg
IMG_9398 by Gt Turbo 1883, on Flickr
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AirstoND 01-23-2013 12:47 AM

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Anyone got theirs to breed in a trumpet snail infested tank?

Kinection 01-23-2013 01:00 AM

Nice GBRs! Can't wait to see those babies! xD

chevyguy8893 01-23-2013 01:18 AM

Nice rams everyone! My GBR's are my favorite fish out of the all of my fish, they are always full of surprises :D. Both of my pictures are a little older since they aren't easy to get pictures of. All they want when I am near the tank is food lol.

The female
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...3/IMG_3013.jpg

The male
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps86603e5a.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by AirstoND
Anyone got theirs to breed in a trumpet snail infested tank?

Mine have bred twice now in a tank full of trumpet snails, and those snails have got to the eggs pretty fast. It is fine with me though, so mine never get past being eggs.

gt turbo 01-24-2013 04:40 PM

MOst of my fry have died off for some unknown reason. I believe that they were or aren't eating, although I've been using repashy spawn and grow fomula plus decap brine shrimp.

I don't know. Kinda bummed by the lost of the spawn. I think I'm gonna have to set them up in a 10 or 15 gallon on their own so i can spot feed easier. It was hard to ensure that the food was well within their reach.

RD3557 01-30-2013 11:50 PM

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Here's my GBR pair. They share a 55G with a well stocked group of community fish. By far my favorite Cichlid (and freshwater fish for that matter).

rawalstrom 01-31-2013 12:08 AM

I really enjoyed my GBRs when I had my first tank set up, but due to a lack of research and knowledge, they died. However, one pair did spawn one time and now I'm hooked! I have a future tank planned around an electric blue pair. Hopefully those expensive guys will spawn for me too!

TonyK 01-31-2013 06:39 PM

I'm seting up a 20 Long. I have been thinking about a pair of GBRs. I have a couple of questions.
Can I keep a pair in a 20L?
If I can keep a pair, can I have a schooling type fish in there with them? if so what would you recommend.

RD3557 01-31-2013 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by TonyK (Post 2408698)
I'm seting up a 20 Long. I have been thinking about a pair of GBRs. I have a couple of questions.
Can I keep a pair in a 20L?
If I can keep a pair, can I have a schooling type fish in there with them? if so what would you recommend.

Yes, you could definitely do a pair in a 20G long. As for schooling fish, you could try a group of 8-10 Neons. Just make sure to use a lot of plants and break the line of sight up for the GBR's. Also, you could run into trouble if the Rams pair up and produce viable fry.


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