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  1. Home to Loki Thor and Mr Gold
  2. Whilst there is already a multitude of "longfin" fish available from a range of families including Loricariidae, Osphronemidae, Cyprinidae and Cichlidae, I cannot say that I had seen or heard of the longfin gene being exposed in any African cichlids until this morning when I stumbled across a photograph of a long finned Protomelas sp. 'steveni taiwan.' Longfin cichlids are not a new thing; longfin rams, oscars and angels have been around for years, and even some of those nasty hybrids have received the longifn treatment, but all of those fish hail from the Americas - longfin African cichlids didn't seem to be a thing. After this morning's discovery I started to wonder if I had been living under a rock and completely missed the headlines, so I did a little further research and discovered another image, this time of a longfin Tropheus. Beyond these two photographs I have not been able to find anything else in regards to long fin Africans - has anyone else seen or heard of any longfin African cichlids? I could only imagine the possibilities if the longfin gene popped up in some Aulonocara, or even some mbuna could look pretty stunning with excessively long fins.
  3. .Okay so rushing into things but getting it started just for some pointers and people's opinion on my pair! But here is my pair , now just set up a 3ft planted tank going to be adding the female in with the male tomorrow arvo (he is in there now) but will be keeping update on how they are going if anybody is interested ! Ps sorry if photos come sideways will fix that problem!! Any pointers on breeding tips , fry growth tips , and what to look for when culling , also best things to feed!
  4. gday guys just wondering is there such a fish as a peppermint longfin and if so how do i get some cheers pete
  5. So I have a 3x2x2 as in another of my posts. It has 6 near mature longfin and 3 mature. Also has a trio of blue eye plecos. Anyway, I've always had larger breeding logs in with them and as soon as I put a smaller one in the male longfin has claimed it, don't want to disturb him to check if there's eggs but he never leaves the cave unguarded. Pops out for 20 second feed then straight back in and defending it. Been like this 8 days now. Also a female blue eye just continues to sit on top of that log. Questions are Do BN get this territorial even without eggs present? Does the size of the cave matter that much? And I'm sure these 2 can't mix right? Thanks
  6. Hey everyone, in the past 6 days i've lost 3 of my marbled longfin bristlenose They're about 6cm total and i've found them with the colour drained out but no sign of disease or parasites, their bodies are still firm aswell The water params are 0 amm, 0 nitrite, 30 nitrate, 6.6-6.8pH, 25C. 2 foot tank filtered by a fluval 205 Any ideas? I've only got 9 left :/
  7. Would a space of 50x45cm be enough for 3-5 peppermints or longfin to breed in? Thinking of splitting my old 5ft to do so or would 75x45cm be better by just halving it?
  8. Hey guys just got back from a a stay at lake cootharaba. Caught myself a 40 cm longfin eel and decided to keep it. I've been on the net but there isn't much info about keeping them in an aquarium. I'm just wondering if anyone is experienced in keeping and if so could give me a few pointers about food etc. at the moment he has been in the tank for an hour and is already smashing hikari cichlid gold.
  9. does any body know if there are any peppermint longfin bristlenose available on brisbane south side. if so can you please give me some contact details. thank you troy
  10. Hi we have juvie longfin bristlenose that are getting tail nipped from our juvie africans, so we are moving them all to another tank and was wondering what types of fish are best to keep with them so they won't lose their long fins? also how long would it be for their fins to grow back to original and is there any treatment i can give them to help them along? Thanks
  11. I recently bred some shortfin bn that were bred from longfins, So does that mean the shortfin have longfin gene, from my experiment, I bred the shortfin and they had no longfin fry, so does this mean that shortfin do not carry the longfin gene, and longfin do carry the shortfin gene
  12. Hey all, I thought I would share some pics of these beauties I recently picked up. These fishes seem to be quite rare and it has been 5 years since I have seen them last which was in a little fish store down in Melbourne. Anyways, I have 16 of them in a 4ft planted tank, all swimming around well but don't have much interest in eating... If anyone has any advice, it would be much appreciated. Some pics: Beautiful male Equally stunning female Males flaring Hope you like them as much as I do! Cheers, John
  13. Hey all, Came across this on youtube today. Thought you guys might be interested. A very cool and interesting video of a male beautiful longfin bristlenose playing around on the owner's hand. Cheers, John
  14. I have recently set up 10 2 foot tanks connected to a sump system to house my bristlenose pairs. However, to make room for this system i had to close down several tanks which led to 10-15 pairs of bristlenose in a single 4x2x2 tank. it was only for about 4 days but my most prized fish came off worse for wear. I have a 11cm longfin pepermint male but as hes a bit more fragile then the other bn his fins have been damaged. he doesnt look to stressed at present but was wondering what i can do to improve the fin repair times. Anyway advice appreciated.
  15. In my limited experience the longfin gene is at least partly if not completely dominant - when I breed a long fin with a short fin I get both types of fry. I have't got a longfin that I'm sure is homozygous so I can't test to be sure it's completely dominant. I've seen plenty of people selling "longfin genotype" here and at auction but if it's a dominant gene there can't be such a thing... Has anyone produced a longfin from two shortfin parents?
  16. Prolific numbers from this batch. Photo taken 4.12.2010. I don't have the patience to count them
  17. I cleaned out their tank a bit today. The colony is going well. 1 have managed to catch 16 of their first batch which are 2-3cm long. A 2nd and 3rd batch are in there as well. They look great. There parent colony was fantastic as well
  18. hey guys have been setting up a new bank of tanks and ran out of room so i had to put a few bristlenose in my display tank till my tanks are ready to go.... i noticed my albino shortfin female lay eggs and my common longfin fanning over them like crazy.. im just curious as to what ratio of fry id get if anyone can help me out? cheers chris
  19. Hey guys the other morning I woke up to my longfin being extremely fat. He even has stretch marks on the side of his body now. His anus looks kind of swolen too. It was very difficult to get a decent pic but its the best i could do at the moment. He is still active and he was eating again today but he doesnt look good at all. =(. any ideas?
  20. As above have just spawned, just wondering if anyone knows how how the fry will turn out?
  21. good evening, i've got a little colony of bristlenose (2m/4fm) breeding in a 2ft tank, today i got given 3 little longfin bristlenoses between 2 & 3 cm long, is it safe to put them in this tank or do i risk losing them? also, what would be the best food for the bristlenose fry, i put zuccini in but anything else thats good for them? cheers!
  22. Hey guys, I thought I might share some boring information with you all. There isn't much point to this other than to satisfy my curiosity. The statistics below are from two spawns which I have kept isolated for this very purpose. I plan to do this again in the future to see if there is a continuation of these results. The spawns are from two different common longfin bristlenose groups which both happen to carry albino genes. Due to the number of fry I assume the first spawn was laid by two females at the same time. I'll just present the statistics and leave it up to you to decide how much spare time I must have. The basics: Spawn 1 - 124 fish total 48% common longfin (59) 24% common shortfin (30) 15% albino longfin (18) 14% albino shortfin (17) Spawn 2 - 48 fish total 46% common longfin (22) 29% common shortfin (14) 13% albino longfin (6) 13% albino shortfin (6) Spawn 1 & 2 combined - 172 fish total 47% common longfin (81) 26% common shortfin (44) 14% albino longfin (24) 13% albino shortfin (23) Some more statistics: Spawn 1 62% overall are longfin 38% overall are shortfin 72% overall are common 28% overall are albino 66% of commons are longfin 34% of commons are shortfin 51% of albinos are longfin 49% of albinos are shortfin 77% of longfins are common 23% of longfins are albino 64% of shortfins are common 36% of shortfins are albino Spawn 2 58% overall are longfin 42% overall are shortfin 75% overall are common 25% overall are albino 61% of commons are longfin 39% of commons are shortfin 50% of albinos are longfin 50% of albinos are shortfin 79% of longfins are common 21% of longfins are albino 70% of shortfins are common 30% of shortfins are albino Spawn 1 & 2 combined 61% overall are longfin 39% overall are shortfin 73% overall are common 27% overall are albino 65% of commons are longfin 35% of commons are shortfin 51% of albinos are longfin 49% of albinos are shortfin 77% of longfins are common 23% of longfins are albino 66% of shortfins are common 34% of shortfins are albino
  23. Hey guys, has anyone heard anything about longfin orange spot bristlenose? Just wondering when they will be around. Cheers Stace
  24. Hi, I'm posting this question on behalf of a friend. He wants to know how to raise albino longfin bristlenose. He got them to breed but the little babies keep dying... He is also breeding and raising pepps, o-spots and gold spots without any problems. He just can't get the albino longfin right. Any help, tips and tricks would be much appreciated. cheers
  25. OK apart from the fact that it has a long fin, can someone tell me how to distinguish a longfin from a normal bristlenose, I have a male here and when he extends his fin its about an inch and a half to two inches, looks like a sail!? Regards Marc
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