Parachromis Multifasciatus 'La Ceiba' growout thread

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Picked up 2 trios of 4-6 inch P. Multifasciatus 'La Ceiba" from COTA today. I am going to grow them out in hopes to get a bonded pair. My first try at Parachromis so I will see how it goes. They have some really striking patterns and I am quite happy with the pickup. Shameless plug for Dan...I am always impressed by the packing and quality of fish I recieve from COTA.

I wasn't really able to capture anything significant for Day 1 because of their skittishness and acclimation to their new environment; however, I was able to capture one of the little guys for a few seconds before he/she swam to the back with the others.

 

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Still not convinced these are Freddy’s (the la ceiba fish) but that for another conversation haha
Yeah, so they are assumed to be a natural mutation, right? I wonder if its between the old Freddie multifasciatus and the new Freddie Loiselli...errr or was Loiselli the OG Freddie? The cichlidroom companion is kind of confusing but I think it reports Loiselli was the fish that was originally collected as Friedrichsthalii. Maybe la ceiba has some Managuensis. Regardless, I like the patterns & markings of the La Ceiba so I am okay if they are a step child of the genus :)
 
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I meant hybridization not mutation...in post above
 

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Yes I thought this fish was possibly a hybrid w managuense supposedly this fish was collected in one isolated spot on the rio danto if I remember correctly, ive been there along with other area around la ceiba I didn’t find it that’s not to say really anything haha
 
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you stated 2 trio’s?

you got 6pcs?

i’m looking into these, what size tank and tank mate’s are you doing? or just those and SD’s?
 

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I have a 180 gallon and plan to end up with a pair...I have 2 males and 4 females. I think the SD's are temprorary and I will probably rehome them eventually...I am curious if the triple beacon pleco and rhinodoras gallego that are in the tank will be tolerated. It all depends if the pair I end up with will tolerate anything else in the 180g. I would say most likely not, but I will have to see how it shakes out.
 
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I have a 180 gallon and plan to end up with a pair...I have 2 males and 4 females. I think the SD's are temprorary and I will probably rehome them eventually...I am curious if the triple beacon pleco and rhinodoras gallego that are in the tank will be tolerated. It all depends if the pair I end up with will tolerate anything else in the 180g. I would say most likely not, but I will have to see how it shakes out.
In a 180 I don’t see a problem with the plecos as long as they can’t be swallowed. Give them cover to get away and you’re good.
 
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