Paratilapia sp. East Coast small points
I acquired 6 specimens in the 2004 AFC congres from
Loic le Rezollier (I believe they were offspring from fish that had
been given by Jean Claude Nourissat). I gave two (the bigger and smaller)
to a friend who keeps them very well, and I kept the remaining four
in a 900 litres along with other malagasy species. Despite frequent
water changes and good food, they refused to even show trace of forming
a pair. This last winter a heavy pneumonia kept me a month in the
hospital and another month at home - a friend went at my studio to
feed the fish every now and then - so I can tell that tanks were seriously
neglected. When I finally got to my studio, surprise, a pair of Paratilapia
One month old fry. You can see their paratilapia black spot on the dorsal fin.
You can also download a 2 minute (10MB) video starring the parents with the fry I left with them, and lots of fry in the sump.
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