These photos were taken in November 1999. From top to bottom. Top raw and middle raw: the second male; the one which could be described as "ice blue" in contrast to the electric blue male seen in previous page. In bottom raw (left) there is a carrying female. This female, one of the best mothers I have, never spits the eggs. However, once the size of the brood was too big even for her she released some fry before completing the carrying term - possibly to be able to carry the rest. Spitting in a tank full of adult piscivores means that survival chances are minimized. However, some of the fry survived, among rocks or under stones and plants. In the last photo you can see a 4 month old Sciaenochromis fryeri, rarely coming out if its shelter for food. The "ice blue" male is the dominant one.
See next page for more photos.