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NIMBOCHROMIS VENUSTUS II





NIMBOCHROMIS VENUSTUS (male; close up)



NIMBOCHROMIS VENUSTUS (male; December 99)



 

NIMBOCHROMIS VENUSTUS (fry; 3 months old)

Three month old Nimbochromis venustus coexist in peace with 2,5 months old Cyrtocara moorii fry in this 100 liter, algae rich tank. However, peace and harmony will soon come to an end. The N.venustus fry grow much quicker and will soon attack the C.moorii fry. Furthermore, the N.venustus fry are known for their cannibalism towards their less developed brothers and sisters. If raising them is you aim then you need to be very careful and keep an eye on such a tank. Always remove the less developed venustus and do not keep the moorii in the same tank after the venustus is 4 cm long. Feeding at regular intervals (at least four times daily) may keep thing under control for a little longer. However, this may result in starvation of the moorii.

Close-up shot of male : 100 ASA film, 125 mm lens, f/11, 1/60 sec, auto-bellows, Sunpack flash unit (GN:36 at 1/8th setting) taped over the lens, shot from a distance of 20 cm. Hand-held camera.

Fry shot : 100 ASA film, 50 mm lens, f/11, 1/60 sec, normal shot. 

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