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Old 07-18-2013
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Nice size foai. I have some that are about 4" - magara. Can't wait till they get some size on them. What do you feed your Kachese? Have they breed for you?
They eat NLS large fish formula, xtreme big fella, xtreme peewee, dianichi veggie deluxe, and frozen cyclops and PE mysis.

When they first became sexually mature, around 4", they bred NON STOP! I had hundreds of fry that I practically gave away just to move them along. Seems like breeding has slowed down as they've matured. Don't know if that's just how they are, or if its something in their environment. I had about 27 and sold almost 10 males to clear some space, and that seemed to help. I may sell the rest of the adult males that don't have bowers just to clear some more space in the tank and see if more consistent breeding resumes
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Really love that male foai! How many benthos you getting?
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Really love that male foai! How many benthos you getting?
I would LOVE to get a huge school, but don't think I have the room. Probably somewhere between 4-6. Once I remove another 3 or 4 male foai I think that'll allow plenty of room for the benthos to feel comfortable
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beautiful tank. What is your substrate, it looks great?
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beautiful tank. What is your substrate, it looks great?
It's a mix of PFS, sealfloor special grade aragonite, and a small amount of sugar fine aragonite. I find a mix of sizes looks more natural and the PFS blends nicely color wise with the white aragonite.

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Really love that male foai! How many benthos you getting?
One of these days I plan on doing a large group of enantiopus with large schoolc of cyps and benthos in this tank. I think it would be an awesome display
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Great job on that tank, I absolutely love it!
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Great looking foai SWK and amazing how many males are at full color at one time.

I started with 2 Males and 4 females of wild furcifer from Kigoma and only my alpha male builds a bower and gets full color.They breed seasonally the past 3 years mainly in the spring to early summer and I am lucky to get 2 spawns from a female per year.The big females do have around 60 fry per spawn though.I am growing out some F1s to replace my aging wilds as I am down to only 2 females.It will be interesting to see how the tank raised are when it comes to coloring and breeding vs the wild caught.
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Stunning sean! Tank looks clean and the water quality/clarity looks great.

BTW, I have no clue about these fish.

Quick 101?

And then Ill go google.

Are they aggressive? Get big? petro like? or troph like? or real calm?

Love the fins. And the calvus are neat. A lot going on in there!

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Thanks for the vid. I've been thinking setting up another tank for these fish.
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