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Old 07-30-2015, 03:56 PM
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This post is, pretty much, just a highlight post of a few favorite pics of Mikula Group Nyatzi. Most of the pictures, my Cyphos buddies have already seen in other posts of mine before (please forgive the repeat). I am just trying to create a concise way of handling requests for photos instead of copy/pasting links to individual images over and over again. So, with that disclaimer out of the way, here are some of my favorite images from Mikula Group Nyatzi….

Wild Caught Cyphotilapia gibberosa Zaire Blue (Mikula)

Full Tank Shot (older, I'll work on a current one)


The Alpha Male in this 125-gallon tank is Nyatzi (which is Setswana for “The Lover”). These images are a little older – I’ll try to add some new ones in the next month. Nytazi used to be the alpha in my 240-gallon tank before he was dethroned by Tau. Tau inflicted some fin damage on Nyatzi (which was very sad as he was developing super nice). Most of the fin damage has healed. His dorsal trailer had been bit off and has since grown back a little droopy and one of his pectoral fins has evidence of some old wounds. I have often said, I won’t hold battle damage against him.





Notice the healed battle damage on his knuckle on the pectoral fin










This is an older image of Nyatzi while he was the alpha in the 240-gallon tank. Notice the dorsal trailer had been bite off once before.

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Here a few group photos with the females. These first few images are of Lil Blue who has wigglers in a tumbler (at the moment).

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A few pics of the other females…














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Great looking group!! Nyatzi is a great looking male!!!
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Broken link (fixed a couple problems).

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Supper nice! Thanks for sharing, Russ!
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While looking through this old series from a year ago, I found this one. It was underexposed but I was able to restore the much of the lost data. Liked the pose.

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WOW Razzo, they are beautiful! I'm so envious. I can't wait for my little 3" mpimbwe to start showing some colour. I asked this on the other site, but would 2 powerglo tubes give me even a little more blue on my fronts, or would marine blue mixed with powerglo be any better?
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WOW Razzo, they are beautiful! I'm so envious. I can't wait for my little 3" mpimbwe to start showing some colour. I asked this on the other site, but would 2 powerglo tubes give me even a little more blue on my fronts, or would marine blue mixed with powerglo be any better?
It all comes down to personal preferences. Some people like 100% actinic lights or a 50/50. I find, for my taste, those cast two much of a hazy blue (and imo, an unrealistic blue). I recommend a dual bulb, T5, HO light fixture - buy three bulbs: 2 Power-glo and 1 50/50. That way you can swap bulbs; however, I don't think you can only use one bulb in a newer dual fixture as they are smart enough to know one bulb is missing and they won't fire up the one bulb.

My favorite light sources in sunlight. Btw: the colors in sunlight even change throughout a day

One Power-glo bulb is my favorite for viewing pleasure (of course, I have other ambient light, a shop light at ceiling height).

Then, there is the color mode the individual fish chose to "put on." The dominant color mode in Mikula Group Nyatzi is Super Blue Mode and in Mikula Group Tau, Contrast Mode.

You'll just have to experiment with your tank, aquscape, and color mode your fish prefer. I am not sure what color mode Tanz gibbs have? These are a couple of the color modes on Zaire gibbs.

Does that help?
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Of course that helps. You are always a great help! Thank you. So sorry for your loss.
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