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 09-04-2006, 10:03 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Angry the Clown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 177
Very Red belly GBR

Hi All,

This little girl just got VERY red in her belly area. I picked her up 3 nights ago, and she was very pale pink then, but now she is red! Her and my male are digging craters in about five different areas in my 75G. I am not expecting much, but we'll see what happens!

__________________

__________________
Angry the Clown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2006, 10:44 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Sicklid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Brandon, FL
Posts: 1,051
Wow, now thats a good macro lens, buddy... Good looking fish. Whats your PH? I could get spawns at 7.5 and up, but I always lost eggs to fungus at anything above 7.0...
__________________

__________________
Sicklid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2006, 11:36 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
maxwell1295's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 891
Send a message via AIM to maxwell1295 Send a message via Yahoo to maxwell1295
Very red belly + ovipositor = Eggs coming soon!

They are preparing for a spawn. Good luck!
__________________
125G Mostly Malawi Tank
75G Malawi Mbuna
7G Office MiniBow


125 Gallon Mixed African Thread, 75 Gallon Mixed Malawi Thread
maxwell1295 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 12:32 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 920
Send a message via AIM to JRagg
A little off topic, but do you mind if I ask what kind of camera you're using? That's an excellent picture.
__________________
10g Heavily planted - 1 mating pair of Apistogramma Cacatuoides "Orangeflash" and a whole lot of MTS
JRagg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 08:05 AM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
 
Jchillin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New York, NY (The Big Apple)
Posts: 14,951
That is a great pic...shows all the breeding equipment in full display.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxwell1295
Very red belly + ovipositor = Eggs coming soon!
For those who aren't aware, the ovipositor is that small protrusion under the belly, behind the fins.
__________________
_________________________________
Jchillin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 08:55 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
maxwell1295's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 891
Send a message via AIM to maxwell1295 Send a message via Yahoo to maxwell1295
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jchillin
That is a great pic...shows all the breeding equipment in full display.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maxwell1295
Very red belly + ovipositor = Eggs coming soon!
For those who aren't aware, the ovipositor is that small protrusion under the belly, behind the fins.
Yes, I guess I could have clarified that a little...

__________________
125G Mostly Malawi Tank
75G Malawi Mbuna
7G Office MiniBow


125 Gallon Mixed African Thread, 75 Gallon Mixed Malawi Thread
maxwell1295 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 10:47 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 787
my tiny female was like that, but I never saw any eggs. Now she's back to only being slightly pink.

Crossing my fingers for you!!
__________________
Jaybird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 09:10 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Angry the Clown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 177
Thanks for all the comments folks! Looks like she laid last night after lights out, but there were no eggs for me to find this morning.

And to answer the camera question, I am using a Nikon D70 with a 105 Macro lens. Fast with an aperture of 2.8. These pics were handheld, when I pull out the tripod, the images are incredible.

Thanks again!
Angry
__________________
"Stupid TV, be more funny!" - Homer Simpson
Angry the Clown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 09:35 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 920
Send a message via AIM to JRagg
You've just convinced me to buy a digital SLR. Of course I'm going to have to get approval from the boss, but I will probably get that before I set up my next tank.

It may take a few tries, but you'll get some eggs eventually. Good luck!
__________________

__________________
10g Heavily planted - 1 mating pair of Apistogramma Cacatuoides "Orangeflash" and a whole lot of MTS
JRagg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
belly, gbr

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
My Red Belly Piranha Tank - 55 gal Gordinho80 Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 5 02-02-2007 07:53 AM
Red Belly Pacus revival HELP NOW! Tentacles Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 4 10-30-2006 06:29 AM
Lost a fish yesterday...Red Belly Piranha... Gordinho80 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 08-19-2006 03:45 AM
Danio with swollen belly, belly now turning red. dskidmore Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 9 11-13-2005 10:52 AM
Red Belly Piranha for sale you&me Archive 3 12-31-2004 10:29 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:58 PM.


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