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  1. Hi, can anyone tell me how big are rivulatus before they show white or gold band around tail? Thankx
  2. Hey guys have an interesting situation happening In one of the tanks... I recently grabbed a bunch of what we commonly refer to as Saums (Gold and White) and well the interesting thing is a colony has formed as in 1 dominant boy(looks like there isn't even any other boys in this large group so wondering if hes destroyed any competition at a younger age! )and well he seems to have about 18 girls who he takes turns with depending on availability.....these guys have given me what seems to be a little factory of ongoing Saums!! I remove a pot..replace it..eggs within 48 hrs....and this is ongoing now....I have so many girls swimming around with tubes down..blackened and just waiting there turn...Ive never seen this personally and love to hear thoughts,experiences guys on an American breeding colony...its a Harem on steroids!!!...The best part is the Dad is a stunner!!
  3. Hey guys, bit of a strange one for you. Just wondering if anyone has had rivulatus fry with two dorsal fins? Random genetic mutation? I have about 250 fry, two have two dorsal fins and one has no dorsals (it only has two little bumps but no actual fin). These guys feed normally and are mid sized- not the largest of the fry but definitely not the smallest, and they seem to have no trouble swimming Anyway just thought it was a bit interesting. Note- these fish will not be bred, and if they were not thriving they would have been culled. I am curious to see what they look like as adults.
  4. G'day guys I am very new to keeping cichlids. I have a 6x2x2 with two oscars, two white saum males one gold saum male and recently discovered a gold saum female... All fish are quite small, the rivulatus are approx 7-10cm in size at a guess. I purchased the two whites last saturday, and very soon after adding them to the tank the bigger male immediately started following one of the gold saums around. Neither are overly aggressive towards the other fish- everyone pretty well leaves everyone else alone. The white saum male and the gold saum female have obviously spawned today, and the female is guarding a stack of eggs which they've stuck to a piece of gold vine driftwood in one corner of the tank. The male is actually leaving everyone alone, even if they swim near the eggs, and the female will only chase the others very briefly if they get within 10cm of the eggs. Now I know this is a bad combo... I wouldn't half mind being able to raise the fry, and I have a 2ft tank I could raise them in, if the eggs are viable. But I do have a few questions - if the parents are leaving the other fish alone now, is this likely to continue or are they likely to become more aggressive if/when the eggs hatch? - how long until the fry are free-swimming? - how early can the fry be moved into an established/cycled tank? and yes I am planning on rehoming the girl now Thanks, Laura mum and dad in the middle
  5. i was just wondering if anybody has these aequidens rivulatus "gold saum" here in Aus. or if anybody on here is breeding them? if so how much would i expect to pay for a small juvie?
  6. Ok the other day i noticed a **** load of eggs on a flat rock,cool riv eggs. A day went buy and i noticed some eggs missing and the male riv were eating them so i took out rock and placed in another tank that has gravel in it. (Bad mistake i think) The next day the eggs had hatched and the fry were wiggiling on the gravel, as i look closer some or quite alot are caught in the gravel, my question - will they survive by swiming out of gravel? why did male start eating the eggs ? When to start feeding them and with what? Thhey are now 2 days hatched. Cheers for any information given. Luke
  7. Hey guys, does anyone know all the different colour morphs of the riv? i know theres gold, white. I've heard these red ones aswell?
  8. Hi guys. I aquired a 3ft tank and Light so Thought rivulatus. I have some driftwood soaking at the moment and have several Airfilters seeding in another setup tank so when I decide what to do and the timber sinks its on like king kong. Now i need the wealth of knowledge of the members to point me in the right direction. Most my tanks and River Sand as substrate should I go fine sand or riversand ok ? or try a Bare bottom tank , I hear there easy to keepclean and the fish dont mind it. How would you stack a pie or rocks or make a cave without substrate ? I normally have heaps or plants but I read they bash and crash plants.. I deff want some but want to do it right I would love to hear from any green terror keepers maybe even post some picks of you tanks. Thank you advance for input. p.s here is the tank that will be.
  9. Hi guys, I am trying to figure out the sex of my GT's. I got a pair of them around 2 years ago hoping they were m & f but I am thinking they are both blokes. I know one is a male for sure because of his hump but im not sure on the other. Will only the dominant male get a hump? Hopefully these pics help out, they are all of the same fish (sorry for the bad quality). These guys are in a 4ft tank with a Severum and a JD. Thanks for any help! Jon
  10. Sat in the fish room for an hour waiting for him to front up but all he'd do was swim backwards and forwards :confused:
  11. heyhey i was wondering wat tank set up should i create for a pair of rivulatus ?
  12. do you have to take the male rivulatus out when the female has fry with her or can leave the male in with the female and fry. If that makes sence
  13. dont know which one to choose for a 4x2x2ft tank can u plz help will be much appricated thanks
  14. Hey guys Aequidens Rivulatus Aequidens sp 'goldsaum' Aequidens sp 'silversaum' Which one of the above is commonly referred to as "Green Terror"? (or are they all?? I hate common names!!) Thanks.
  15. I got a pair off Terror86 a week ago and I have noticed over the last 3 days that both rivulatus have been in full breeding colours, today I got home and there is about 100 eggs approx!!!! I'm so happy. how long do I leave babys with the parrents once they hatch? what is the best food to feed them? and any more help would be good!
  16. hey guys just putting my rivulatus up for a looksy i got him a few months back from bloodzy....when he was just 3-4cms
  17. i have a male and female, and the male is chasing the female pretty full on, just wondering if this will stop once he is ready to mate, or if he will continue to keep chasing her cause he does not like her? do u think i better get another female, so he can make up his mind on which female he wants? Cheers, Sidd
  18. OK to start with, for all those that missed it, all the Blue acara type Aequidens have been reclassified into thier own genus called Andinoacara. If interested you can read/see more here, Andinoacara Genera list and here, Andinoacara. OK my main beef is with all the LFS and people who sell on line fish they call Rivulatus. As far as I know, there are no true Rivulatus in Australia. As yet no one has been able to show me a photo of a true Rivulatus. Many, many people have shown me photo's of Gold and Silver saums, and then got in a huff when I've explained to them that they do not own Rivulatus. Many peoples arguement, but they were sold to me as Rivulatus, so they have to be Rivulatus. If I sell you a Holden that has a Ford badge on it, it's still a Holden. The same applies with fish. If you buy a fish labled as X and find out it's really a Y, it's in the best interest of the hobby for you to call it a Y. The easiest way to distinguish between a Rivulatus and a Gold saum is by the scale pattern. Basically the scales a reversed between the two species. Rivulatus scales have a green centre with grey edging. Gold saum scales have a grey centre with green edging. For some people this isn't a big deal. But this is how hybrids get started within the hobby. You can also checkout Alf Stalsbergs' site. Alfs' website is a little dated as he hasn't updated it in a couple of years. He's done more work and collecting with Aequidens, Andinoacara and all acara species in the last 20 years than anyone else. He's very approachable and will answer any emails sent his way, you just have to remember he goes away on collecting trips for a couple of months each year, and is a sought after guest speaker at many aquarium shows and clubs. Alf is also the guy who identified our sapayensis, as sapayensis. Before that, they were sold as an "unidentified acara species".
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