Received 2 young pairs of these guys from Doug Ebeling as part of a SMP project. I had a feeling I would like these alot(and I do) so felt since they have relatively simple requirements it would be a good practice to see how long I could keep them going. Unfortunately the female of the smaller pair jumped(thats my first jumper casualty...). Right now 2 males and one female. I'm hoping for warmer weather to come soon and hopefully they will begin spawning again.
These photos were from several months ago...they have grown somewhat since then.
A few days out of the box
Female some time later.
Male some time later
The blue and red/yellow on these guys is pretty remarkable! According to Doug the blue lessens in deepness as the fish mature and the red/yellow grows more prominent