Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Cichlid Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-14-2006, 05:36 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: perth australia
Posts: 1,599
dimidiochromis compressiceps

hi everyone :)

Found some dimi compressiceps pretty cheap, which lead to alot of reading and general research on this fish.
It also lead to me purchasing 10 of them 1 mnth old at around an inch long.
What are peoples experiences with this fish?
They were and will be housed with mbuna, particularly yellow labs, maingano and acei "msuli" until they are ready to breed, then they will be moved their own tank.
any thoughts or experiences I need to be aware of, besides what common research would uncover?

Thanks,

Matthew
__________________

__________________
Dimidiochromis compressiceps,
Astatotilapia latifasciata
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos
Labidochromis caeruleus
Cynotilapia afra 'Cobue'
Pseudotropheus acei 'Msuli Point'
Aulunocara stuartgranti 'chipoka'
Labidochromis freibergi
Oreochromis mossambicus
Etroplus suratensis
DeFeKt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2006, 06:55 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Southern California, USA
Posts: 1,538
Hope you have a gigantic tank. These fish get big (up to 12 inches), are predatory, and need lots of room to swim in.

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...pressiceps.php
__________________

__________________
http://www.tricitytropicals.com
------------------------------------
We, as a people, know so much more about outer space than we do about our own oceans. This lack of knowledge can very well spell the dangers that lay in wait for us.

The oceans surely would swallow us before a rock comes down to smite the planet of it's life.
Nov/2004
TCTFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2006, 07:21 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: perth australia
Posts: 1,599
100 gal for the time being.
__________________
Dimidiochromis compressiceps,
Astatotilapia latifasciata
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos
Labidochromis caeruleus
Cynotilapia afra 'Cobue'
Pseudotropheus acei 'Msuli Point'
Aulunocara stuartgranti 'chipoka'
Labidochromis freibergi
Oreochromis mossambicus
Etroplus suratensis
DeFeKt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2006, 08:26 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Southern California, USA
Posts: 1,538
Well...you know what will happen once those fish become adults. What you can do now is let them grow and watch who becomes male. These are fierce fish when it comes to protecting fry...just like any other cichlid. For breeding attempts I would suggest with a 100 gallon tank to have a single male with a few females. No other fish should reside with them. As for a community member, there should be only one mature adult. And if any of your fish start missing eyes...you know which fish did it.

If you can do this and have a source to sell the babies to...go for it. They are interesting fish and I don't mean to send any doubts about them your way....just being realistic about their size and behavior. They are called Malawi Eye Biters for a reason...LOL. Ah...but they are one of the most beautiful fish in the lake
__________________
http://www.tricitytropicals.com
------------------------------------
We, as a people, know so much more about outer space than we do about our own oceans. This lack of knowledge can very well spell the dangers that lay in wait for us.

The oceans surely would swallow us before a rock comes down to smite the planet of it's life.
Nov/2004
TCTFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2006, 06:45 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Shillington, Pa
Posts: 98
Send a message via AIM to rippin17 Send a message via Yahoo to rippin17
I recently have gotten rid of my compressiceps because of the eye-biting. They are cool fish and i loved them but they were just too agressive, and they attacked the eyes of 4 of my fish. They are only 1 and 2 inches long and they went after the biggets fish in my tank. They were not messing around.

The yellow lab was the first victim of my "eye-biter". I blamed it on my overcrowded tank tho. So anyway good luck with this fish! They are gorgeous!
__________________
29g AGA African Cichlid Tank, Cascade Canister Filter, Penguin Bio-Wheel, Powersweep Powerhead T-5 Lighting Moonlight Strip Carib-Sea Substrate 40 lbs of Carved Limestone 5 lbs of Lace Rock 8 lbs of Slate::1 Synodontis Multipunctus, 2 Melonchromis Auratus (male and female), 1 Melonchromis Johanni (male), 1 Blue Peacock (not sure of sex), 1 Venustus (female), 1 Tropheus Moorii (male), 1 Red Zebra (unsure of sex), 1 Electric Yellow Lab (male)
rippin17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2006, 08:47 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: perth australia
Posts: 1,599
oh ok, the guy i bought them off was breeding them in an 8.5x2x2 tank with colonies of labs, maingano, demasoni, acei"msuli, various other cichlids and has never seen them display the eye biting. but yes when they start to colour up the new home will be a 100gallon by themselves in the fish shed.
Thanks for the input to indeed they are a very cool looking fish, i'm going to try get some albinos off a mate of mine (touch wood)who is one of the only breeder in the state so far and set them both up seperatly for breeding purposes. My fish collection is adding up quite nicely but alas on 53 so far.

here is the father of my babies and to give credit where it is due...is owned and the photo taken by a guy named dennis in Warnbro W.A


cheers everyone..
Matt.
__________________

__________________
Dimidiochromis compressiceps,
Astatotilapia latifasciata
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos
Labidochromis caeruleus
Cynotilapia afra 'Cobue'
Pseudotropheus acei 'Msuli Point'
Aulunocara stuartgranti 'chipoka'
Labidochromis freibergi
Oreochromis mossambicus
Etroplus suratensis
DeFeKt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dim

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone keep Altolamprologus compressiceps? Sicklid Cichlid Discussion 0 10-13-2007 08:48 PM
Dimidiochromis compressiceps stuttle Cichlid Discussion 1 10-07-2007 09:38 AM
crenicichla compressiceps? severum mama Cichlid Discussion 7 11-01-2006 07:57 AM
Dimidiochromis compressiceps a.k.a. Malawi eyebiter Andos99 Cichlid Discussion 5 08-31-2006 10:45 PM
Compressiceps Drake Cichlid Discussion 3 03-28-2005 03:39 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.