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Heather
02-02-2009, 12:31 PM
I'm expecting the arrival of my first Petrochromis soon....... :ac15: :ac15: :ac15:


Petrochromis orthognathus Tricolor. :lol:
I'm pretty excited...... so I thought I'd start a thread and ask folks to post some pics of theirs, and tell us about their experiences with them...
I hear they're pretty laid back as far as Petros go?

Thanks!

:bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy:

Apexpredator
02-02-2009, 05:05 PM
I have a group of 18 of them and like them a lot. They mix in great with all other types of Petros and even tropheus. Not the most colorful of species but what color they do have makes them quite interesting IMO. Not the meanest Petro's I have seen in general but some can get aggressive. I think it depends upon their tank status. Meaning, if there are large macro's in there they mind their business... :lol:

I think you have made a great choice and will be very happy with them.

mobafry123
02-02-2009, 11:50 PM
congrats heather!!! :thumbsup:
nice choice!you should do fine with them,but you better be careful,petros are highly addictive! :lol:

boulomboro
02-03-2009, 12:27 AM
I had a nice wild group of those from OWEF. 16 or 18. Pretty peaceful; not a lot of color, but the males could light up. They never showed much spawning interest - that is until i sold them.

Another stupid thing I did.....

geost
02-03-2009, 01:10 AM
Tricolors started the petro craze for me :thumbsup: I started with WC 3M/3F and now I have 14. The males are the most colorful and mellow compared to other types. You will love them.

t-position
02-03-2009, 02:53 AM
awesome heather! can't wait to see the pics of those. so far my little famulas have been great. mean little guys but not compared to the simos.

Heather
02-03-2009, 08:31 AM
Thanks guys........ :cloud9:

Does anyone have pics?
Here's one gernot uploaded into the gallery ^_^



Originally posted by gernot
http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11319/Petrochromis_orthognatus_tricolor.jpg (http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11319/Petrochromis_orthognatus_tricolor.jpg)

mobafry123
02-03-2009, 08:38 AM
nice heather!
when are you getting yours?
do you know the m/fm ratio?

54zamboni
02-03-2009, 11:53 AM
i got 15 fry in the 1" range about 9 months ago -- the parents had come from old world exoctics and were breeding prolifically in a 75g. the biggest are now approaching 3". i have them with 8 petro. trews, 3" range as well, in a 180g, and they appear to be very mellow, compared to the the trews. the tricolors tend to stick together, similar to tropheus, while the trews are really never near each other except for feeding time. will try to get a few pic's this evening . .. . .

Heather
02-03-2009, 01:27 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(russ @ Feb 3 2009, 07:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=24554)</div>nice heather!
when are you getting yours?
do you know the m/fm ratio?[/b]

Thanks Brian........ hopefully tomorrow. :lol:
They're too young to sex ATM.


<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(54zamboni @ Feb 3 2009, 10:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=24566)</div>i got 15 fry in the 1" range about 9 months ago -- the parents had come from old world exoctics and were breeding prolifically in a 75g. the biggest are now approaching 3". i have them with 8 petro. trews, 3" range as well, in a 180g, and they appear to be very mellow, compared to the the trews. the tricolors tend to stick together, similar to tropheus, while the trews are really never near each other except for feeding time. will try to get a few pic's this evening . .. . .[/b]

SWEET...... looking forward to those pics!
What are you feeding them?
Thanks!

mobafry123
02-03-2009, 02:29 PM
how many are you getting? :)

ValleyAquatics
02-03-2009, 03:08 PM
Here's some pics of my adults. The males I think have nice color to them.

I really think tricolors are a great starter Petro if someone isn't willing to lose fish.


I just did a water change on Saturday on my other Petro tank and did 50% came back 20 minutes later and 1 of my Petro's got destroyed in that time...........put him in a hospital tank and well I already said their soft.

He's gone now.

Anyway here's some pics.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z131/Stas_07/f_0033.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z131/Stas_07/petroikola3.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z131/Stas_07/petroikola2.jpg

Clos
02-03-2009, 05:05 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(ValleyAquatics @ Feb 3 2009, 02:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=24573)</div>Here's some pics of my adults. The males I think have nice color to them.

I really think tricolors are a great starter Petro if someone isn't willing to lose fish.


I just did a water change on Saturday on my other Petro tank and did 50% came back 20 minutes later and 1 of my Petro's got destroyed in that time...........put him in a hospital tank and well I already said their soft.

He's gone now.

Anyway here's some pics.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z131/Stas_07/f_0033.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z131/Stas_07/petroikola3.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z131/Stas_07/petroikola2.jpg[/b]
nice. would those do ok in a tank with petro faciolotus? tank is 210gallons

ValleyAquatics
02-03-2009, 05:54 PM
Yes, I think so. Tricolors are avoided by the Petros I have kept with them and I have not seen them attack other Petro's let alone each other.

The worst I have seen is the eggs in tumblers eating the other fry. :banghead: Kinda stinks when your trying to get alot of fry.

bethesdaboy
02-03-2009, 08:26 PM
I had some fairly mean ones, there is some dood named Jolley that has my old ones. :roflmao:

Mr. Johnson
02-04-2009, 02:05 AM
Mike had some really nice looking tris. I would have picked them up but I felt stuffin them in a 125g as a sin. :(

Mr. Johnson
02-04-2009, 02:06 AM
heather,

nice to see you re-stocking your fish collection. Many would have given up after seeing so many die off.

jolley
02-04-2009, 07:55 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Mr. Johnson @ Feb 4 2009, 01:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=24597)</div>Mike had some really nice looking tris. I would have picked them up but I felt stuffin them in a 125g as a sin. :([/b]


I have my 9 Tris in a 10 foot long 300 gallon tank with 28 Red Rainbows. My Rainbows are breeding like rabbits. My Tris are not. As matter of fact, they show no interest towards one another. I suppose that is good in regards to aggression. :)

Mr. Johnson
02-04-2009, 10:39 PM
if you want some more check with steve at VA. He had some the last time I checked.

Heather
02-05-2009, 11:22 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Mr. Johnson @ Feb 4 2009, 01:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=24598)</div>heather,

nice to see you re-stocking your fish collection. Many would have given up after seeing so many die off.[/b]


Thanks MJ!
Been keeping fish since I was 3.... no reason to stop now! A week long power outtage during 0 - 15 degree weather wasn't my fault.... but I have a generator now, so it won't happen again :lol:

Heather
02-05-2009, 11:22 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Jolley @ Feb 4 2009, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=24640)</div>I have my 9 Tris in a 10 foot long 300 gallon tank with 28 Red Rainbows. My Rainbows are breeding like rabbits. My Tris are not. As matter of fact, they show no interest towards one another. I suppose that is good in regards to aggression. :)[/b]

Any pics John? :drool:

Heather
02-05-2009, 11:23 AM
Great pics Steve! Those males are beauties :clapping:

Sorry to hear about the loss!


<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(ValleyAquatics @ Feb 3 2009, 02:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=24573)</div>Here's some pics of my adults. The males I think have nice color to them.

I really think tricolors are a great starter Petro if someone isn't willing to lose fish.


I just did a water change on Saturday on my other Petro tank and did 50% came back 20 minutes later and 1 of my Petro's got destroyed in that time...........put him in a hospital tank and well I already said their soft.

He's gone now.

Anyway here's some pics.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z131/Stas_07/f_0033.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z131/Stas_07/petroikola3.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z131/Stas_07/petroikola2.jpg[/b]

Heather
02-05-2009, 11:24 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(russ @ Feb 3 2009, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=24572)</div>how many are you getting? :)[/b]

21 .... :ac15: :ac15: :ac15:


They came in last night and are doing GREAT ... :cloud9::cloud9::cloud9:

Mark
02-05-2009, 03:18 PM
Cool......can't wait to see some pics. :thumbsup:

mobafry123
02-05-2009, 05:50 PM
congrats!!!
now wheres the pics! :)