Festae Cichlid Progression Thread

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Here's a picture of one of my Red Terror grow outs, a real stunner considering he's only just pushing over 3.5" and showing the majority of his colors already. He has been kept in a tank with a more dominant RTM and a smaller Texas recently, so the colors would normally be much brighter. Although I am assuming he is a male based on patterns and colouration. Can anyone else reassure me on this? I've been considering pairing him up, so thought it would be a good idea to create this thread to note progression and any development on from this.

Let me know what you guys think? :)

Masoheros Festae - Red Terror Cichlid.JPG

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Very cool. Festae are up there the "pretty fish" list when they're adults.

I was actually offered some free festae fry this morning. Damn my small tanks.
 
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Yeah definitely a very pretty male. You know it's funny but I've grown fonder of the stunner males then the females.
Thanks. The same for me actually, I'm very happy with him.
 

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joegriggs, What kind of tetra is that in your first photo?
How are they working out for you?
I tried a few different species with my Festae and nothing ever made it past a day before they were a snack.
 

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Nice male by the way. lots of potential.
If he were the dominate fish in the tank you would see way more color out of him.
 
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