Just a few random close-up pix of Cryptoheros nanoluteus. This is my favourite small Central American cichlid. They’re super colourful, but a little sensitive to poor water chemistry and don’t take kindly to change.
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What do you get when you cross a male Cryptoheros nanoluteus and a female Amatitlania siquia “Honduran Red Point”?
The progeny of this pair, which I’m calling NHRP, are finally starting to get adult colours. Lots of iridescence in the fins. All pix taken with a Panasonic FZ-50, with external flash, shutter priority. They have NOT been post-processed at all (other than being cropped down to size). It’s WYSIWYG, but remember the flash does tend to bring out more of the iridescence then one would see under regular aquarium lighting. Apologies for the dirty glass!
Well, after years of wondering if this legendary old camera is as good as everyone says it is, I finally got an opportunity to try one for myself.
Following are a few pix taken with an Olympus C5050 – young hybrids from an earlier post: Salvini/Red Devil x Carpinte, and Nanoluteus x Honduran Red Point. Also a pic of a nice Red Texas Cichlid that is the result of another hybrid cross: Carpinte x Red Parrot.
As I think you’ll see, this 7 yr old digital can still compete with today’s best prosumer point & shoots when it comes to getting fish pix. The f1.8 lense is perfect for the low light situations that characterize most home aquariums. All pix taken with external flash and a Canon 240 close-up lense.
Broke out the primitive 2 megapixel Olympus just because.. This was my first serious digital camera – C2040 with the super bright f1.8 lense. Paired with a Canon close-up lense and it can still play with the big boys. Reminds me of Chris Chelios a few yrs ago..
Anyways, 2 batches of baby cichlids… First are about 5 days old. These are from my male Herichthys carpinte and a female hybrid (Salvini x Red Devil). Really not sure what these are going to look like.
The next batch of babies is a little over a month old. Growing slowly, but seem to be just starting to sprout. The biggest ones are about 1 cm long. Father is a Cryptoheros nanoluteus and mother is a runt Amatitlania siquia (Honduran Red Point). She has great iridescence, but only grew to a little over an inch. Which actually is the perfect size for her mate. Any bigger, and she would beat the heck out of him like an abusive housewife!
The young are just starting to show some bits of colour here and there. I think they have great potential which is why I went a bit crazy with the pix!