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Old 05-12-2013
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my jumbo kitumbas and foai all spawned together in a 6ft 125, but anthony's right the adult cyps do get aggressive when they're spawning.. ive seen the kitumba snap at the foai but they just get out of the way... and when my foai had a huge bower the cyps would just kinda stay on the other side of the tank and spawn... heres been my experience with cyps... the smaller leptosoma arent as colorful as jumbos but they have much larger clutchs due to the eggs being smaller.. i had a kerenge female hold 22 eggs and they werent even really large like the wild caughts zebra 7 had awhile ago those things were huge i can only imagine how many they would hold.. jumbos will spawn the most frequently imo. regular leptosoma will get almost as big as jumbos and micros... it just takes them awhile..regular leptosoma will spawn when they are very small.. jumbos can too.. micros also get real but dont like to spawn very often, if you can get them to spawn at all and only spawn once they are rather large they wont breed small.. pavos are hard to get to breed too.. micros especially kiriza are known to not color up all the time.. only when they want to spawn.. if you want an active always colored up group my suggestion would be to go with a jumbo.. they are the easiest to spawn and most active and imo more colorful than the regular leptosoma which are always just blue or purple fish with a yellow or blue tail.. micros are always very variable in how their colors are but usually only have alot of color in the anal and dorsal fin and none in the tail.. micros the most ive ever had in a clutch was 16, and the jumbos its usually like 5-12
Wow, 16 eggs from a micro. I think the most I have seen is 6. She must have been a big gal.
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Thanks for the input everyone. Right now I'm looking at some Cyprichromis Utinta only because the adult male that was the breeder is stunning and some Kigomas which my buddy has and are just amazing.
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the kigomas are a dwarf jumbo and are super super nice.. my buddy is breeding them.. really nice cyp

and yea the wc micros i have were from blue chip and are huge..
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The kigomas my friend has are from the states and man they're stunning so I'm grabbing fry from those bad boys and some Utinta. I love Utinta lol
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Wow, 16 eggs from a micro. I think the most I have seen is 6. She must have been a big gal.

I got 16 from my largest female micro as well, she's about 5" long. The rest of the colony averages around 10 though. My smallest female is over 4", and they are breeding quite regularly.
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