Because I haven’t posted about any of my fish in a while, I thought I would share a few recent photos. It’s funny how it always seems that the smallest fish are the most gregarious. In my experience, the larger the fish, the more apt it is to be shy and withdrawn when someone approaches the tanks. My most gregarious fish is, in fact, the smallest. I have a single adult male Neolamprologus signatus. He’s very inquisitive and likes to see what I’m doing whenever I’m close.
I have two adult Altolamprologus calvus, both of which are pretty skittish. It’s a pair but they haven’t bred. They’re over 4 years old and stay pretty close to each other but I’ve never had a successful spawn out of them. I don’t know why. It’s difficult for me to tell the two apart because they’re pretty much the same size (~6″), so I’m not certain whether the one in the photo below is the male or female. I haven’t vented them and don’t plan to.
I also have a pair of adult Neolamprologus tretocephalus. The female in the photo below is way more gregarious than the male. He stays inside one of the ceramic tubes most of the time. She, on the other hand, will frequently swim around and check things out. I have several, large rectangular ceramic tubes in the tank. You can see one in the background of the photo below. The two trets are never together. The male is huge at close to 6 inches. She’s much smaller at around 3 inches. She minds her own business for the most part, but I have seen her stand her ground when one of the calvus comes cruising by. It’s fun to watch because both calvus are twicer her size.
Anyway, I thought I would share these photos because I haven’t posted much about my fish in a while.