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Old 08-28-2013, 12:55 AM
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Thank you! Kaia, Greg may be better able to answer your questions than I can. He has a flat belly...it's just the angle of the pics. To me what makes him so special is his size, his long trailers, the boldness and depth of his color, the sharpness of his bars, and so on.
I may be wrong but it seems to me, well at least with my fish, the larger they get the flatter their stomach is. Every Front/Gibb that I've had over 11" has either had a flat stomach or a stomach that looked like he hasn't eaten in months.
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Here's a pic of my Samazi almost 13"


One of my Kapampas almost 12"
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On further examination I stand corrected...his belly is definitely slightly concave.
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Beautiful fish Anthony!
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WOW great Moba mate, they look great.

And that male kap looks stunning AudA6
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On further examination I stand corrected...his belly is definitely slightly concave.
See I'm more familiar with African, Victorian and South American which is why I ask. I know in other species a concave belly isn't good. Usually would signal not being fed enough or internal parasite?!? Wasn't sure if that was just the shape of the fish? Guess I have lots of reading to do
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That's a good point. I really don't know why it is. I feed every other day typically, but he'll often skip a feeding or two each week. He'll just stay in his cave. But when he is hungry he's swimming through the water like a shark devouring everything lol!
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That's a good point. I really don't know why it is. I feed every other day typically, but he'll often skip a feeding or two each week. He'll just stay in his cave. But when he is hungry he's swimming through the water like a shark devouring everything lol!
After looking at various photos and a chart of cyphotalapia, it is my consensus this is the normal shape of a mature specimen. Must have to do with that fat stored on the head.
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