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Altolamprologus calvus "White Chaitika" IV - Raising the fry

Text & photos by Frank Panis

 

A few months later (January 2006) the little fellows have grown even more due to regular feeding and water changes. They still are slow growers though compared to other African cichlid species, but I'm confident that they will become as large as their parents. The best news that I received is that most of them will be picked up by George during a short business trip in Belgium, so they will soon move to Greece!

A part of the group. These fellows are feeling quite good in their 100L raising tank.

January 2006: The 6 month fry already resemble their parents much more. This male is about 4cm now. Click for a larger image.

Yes, on January 25-26 George came to Belgium for a business meeting and this was the ideal moment to take some of the Altolamprologus back home. We struggled a bit with technicalities concerning the cold weather, but we thought about it and found solutions for all the problems that the fish could face. This transportation went smoothly and now all the 25 young calvus are swimming in good health in George's tanks in Athens, which makes me even more happy! The remaining 14 juveniles were moved upstairs in the 40L tank again and there they will grow until summer and then Francesco can pick his selection during the 2006 Belgian MCH meeting.

The remaining 14 calvus back in the 40L raising tank after George took 25 of them to Athens.

Three of them, swimming in their tank in Athens. Click for a larger image. Photo by G.J.Reclos/MCH

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