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my other hobby

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by mrlimpet, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. mrlimpet

    mrlimpet

    92
    May 12, 2006
    san francisco
    this is neolamprologus pulcher, a cichlid native to lake tanganyika in africa. i don't see many fish shots here, thought i'd share.


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  2. Hey Robert,
    These are really neat... Love the colors...
    Did you shoot thru the glass or have a water proof set up to place in the tank to take the shots..???
     
  3. Very nice! I assume it was through clean glass with lights/flash on top of the tank. Well done.
     
  4. mrlimpet

    mrlimpet

    92
    May 12, 2006
    san francisco
    thanks!

    alex, you're right. overhead flash in a home-made flash box triggered by my onboard flash. and yes, it pays to clean the glass! :biggrin:

    if i may be so bold, here's some more from another tank. these are commonly known as red cherry shrimp...

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    qmacro60mm021.
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  5. Adam73

    Adam73 Guest

    Very nice clean shot and great second hobby. :) 
     
  6. Wow, those are really well done.

    Michael
     
  7. I love the detail in the cichlid shots. The blue speckles on his dorsal fin and the delicate curls are just lovely.
     
  8. Holmes

    Holmes

    Oct 28, 2006
    Wyoming, USA
    Very well done - and it is indeed nice to see a subject not often displayed.

    We'd like some more, please!
     
  9. mrlimpet

    mrlimpet

    92
    May 12, 2006
    san francisco
    thanks for the positive feedback everyone! i'm happy that these were so well-received. :cool: 

    ok, a few more...

    these are microgeophagus altispinosa, south american dwarf cichlids aka bolivian rams...

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  10. mrlimpet

    mrlimpet

    92
    May 12, 2006
    san francisco
    time for an update. here's another shot of a male bolivian ram...

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    followed by some of my other fish.

    celestichthys margaritatus aka galaxy rasbora...

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    poecilia wingei aka endlers livebearer...

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    and a group shot of endlers in a feeding frenzy...

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  11. iamzrad

    iamzrad

    151
    Jul 4, 2008
    Baltimore, MD
    Very nice cichlids!!!
    I have some African ones, but I have I guess you could say "common" cichlids, and I've been searching everywhere for some new ones.
    Did you purchase yours from local fish shops?
     
  12. Oooo. I love these. Very well done.
     
  13. mrlimpet

    mrlimpet

    92
    May 12, 2006
    san francisco
    thank you! i'm glad you liked them.

    when i first started, i purchased my fish from local fish shops.
    as my interest in the hobby grew, i joined local fish clubs and now get most of my fish from other hobbyists at club auctions. the fish are healthier when raised by fellow hobbyists.

    here's a couple more african cichlids for you. neolamprologus tretocephalus...

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    emerging from his rock cave...
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  14. iamzrad

    iamzrad

    151
    Jul 4, 2008
    Baltimore, MD
    Simply awesome!!!
     
  15. mrlimpet

    mrlimpet

    92
    May 12, 2006
    san francisco
    thanks! i do have more if you want to see them.

    any photos of your cichlids? would love to see them if you do. :biggrin:
     
  16. iamzrad

    iamzrad

    151
    Jul 4, 2008
    Baltimore, MD
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  17. mrlimpet

    mrlimpet

    92
    May 12, 2006
    san francisco

    you have some beautiful lake malawi cichlids there phil. :cool: 

    i added a few comments on my lighting setup in your thread.

    i haven't yet gotten any cichlids from lake malawi. all mine are from lake tanganyika. here's another...

    neolamprologus pulcher...

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  18. iamzrad

    iamzrad

    151
    Jul 4, 2008
    Baltimore, MD
    ^I want that fish Robert!!!
    It looks mean, but I bet it's gentle?
    Those teeth are just badass!
     
  19. nancyr

    nancyr

    Feb 14, 2006
    La Jolla, CA
    Cool shots! My only fish attempts were nowhere near. Makes me want to try some of the big saltwater tanks at the office sometime.

    Love neolamprologus tretocephalus ("N.T."?) emerging from his cave. Surely he'd want that framed in his house if he could!
     
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