Received 5 Chrom. splendopleure 'Muyuka Police Station' C89/15 a while ago. It looks like 3 males and 2 females. They are in a ten gallon tank which they share with a few small H. formosa. So far they have acclimated well and one of the females even spawned with at least 2 of the males. They have been eating a few blackworms and are gingerly eating Hikari micropellets from the top. The largest male and the larger female look a bit thin but I think it might just be temporary.
Here are a few photos. Please excuse the poor quality.
The tank. I will be adding more moss and duckweed to provide more cover
I added another clump of java moss. I think it would be best to jamp-pack the tank but I still would like to be able to observe the fish. Probably add enough moss for the whole back and that will be it.
The smallest(and most photogenic) male.
Either fighting or courting-I think it is the former.
Small male and the larger female(which seems to act very male like)
Second largest male. Amazing how the color/pattern changes with mood. I think stripes are fright coloration.
I looked over one of the java moss clumps and managed to find a few eggs(maybe 6) which have been collecting and placed in a Glad storage container(Bobby: Its the same one you sent the grindalworms in) with sprigs of java moss. Plan to change the water as often as possible for these.