Love at first sight! That's my main comment on
these cute Tanganyika sand dwellers! A nice group of 12 Enantiopus
swim happily in my tank, and I don't regret that for one single
moment. At day 1 they were a bit shy, but on day 2 they already
started to display. After a week they're completely settled in, and
although they're still juveniles (8cm - adults are 16cm) they
display, build nests, and swim around like little rockets! They're
housed in my 1500L kitchen tank, together with the Cyatopharynx
furcifer that I bought at the same time.
A photo of them when they still lived in my
800L cellar tank.
Also in the 800L tank a huge nest. I counted 19 neatly ordened piles
of sand around it.
You can also see the nest of the Cyatopharynx furcifer in the back
of the tank.
Impressive displaying of one male towards another
More displaying:This usually ends up in chasing
each other around in the tank with no casualties though!
Photos and text by
MCH (Frank Panis) - see next page
for some High Quality photos