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#1 Fox

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:41 PM

Scientific Name: Buccochromis lepturus
Pronunciation: Book-o-chro-mis lept-tar-rus
Trade Name(s): Lepturus
Distribution: Lake-wide distribution
Habitat: Sandy Habitat
Diet: Piscivore (Mainly fish)
Sexing: Males are beautifully colored with yellow scales and a bluish head.
Females are silver with the juvenile band running form the top of the head to the caudal.
Maximum Size: 40cm
Temperature: 24 to 26c
pH: 7.5 to 9.0
Water Hardness: 300-400ppm
Availability: Rarely Available in Oz.
Page # Malawi Cichlids In Their Natural Habitat Vol 4: 350
Retail Value: N/A



#2 Rastinger62

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:53 PM

My Buccochromis Letpurus Male

 

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Edited by Rastinger62, 08 July 2014 - 09:00 PM.


#3 Fox

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:56 PM

STUNNING!

 

Thanks heaps for sharing James. Much appreciated.



#4 Rastinger62

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:45 PM

No worries. Hopefully more will see the beauty of these fish and want them in there tanks. There isn't many around but this male is breeding now and hopefully be able to share the love around Australia and let others enjoy them as much as me. 


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#5 Rastinger62

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 07:32 AM

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#6 Fox

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 07:57 AM

He's looking good James, how many mouthfuls now?

#7 Mattymak

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 12:29 PM

Very very nice :)

#8 Redevilz

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:46 PM

Stunning fish James

#9 Rastinger62

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 02:11 PM

Thanks Guys. I've had 5 mouthfuls in the last 2 months from these beautiful fish and had 35 in the smallest batch but generally 100 ish in a mouthful. Biggest was 107 in a batch. 

I will keep 100 or so to grow out for another 2 colonies just in case anything happens to the adults in the future since they can be very territorial even in big tanks. 

I seriously could watch these fish all day long. The predator personality and attitude is so awesome and there very active fish. 



#10 Redevilz

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:40 PM

What are you feeding these guys?

#11 Rastinger62

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:06 AM

sera flora flake and a sinking pellet






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