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Eventful Sunday.

This is a discussion on Eventful Sunday. within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; What a day ! Firstly, as I switched my aquarium lights, the female Jade eyed ...

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    Default Eventful Sunday.

    What a day ! Firstly, as I switched my aquarium lights, the female Jade eyed Cichlid came out of the corner surrounded by a hundred or so babies. I knew they were spawning but didn't expect so many young. They are very attendant parents, keeping the rainbowfish at bay. Then a trip out to see a wildflower meadow featured in the local newspaper. Quite stunning if artificially created. Then in a nearby brook, a new species for me, the Banded Demoiselle. I've always wanted to see this species, but only in recent years have they spread northwards to our area. This is a male, the females are metallic green without the black band on the wings.Name:  cichlid mother copy.jpg
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    Wow, how huge offspring - if they survive all of them you'll probably have to think about a new aquarium
    This wildflowery meadow is absolutely beautiful, it is pure pleasure to walk through meadow like this. I like it!

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    Lovely photos!!!

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    Love the fish and the demoiselle photos! So very cool.

    Cheers,
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    Wonderful photos and it sounds like quite a day for you to enjoy. AL

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    Sounds like a you had one of those rare WoNDERFUL, MAGICAL type of days! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Don't you just love days like that ? Makes you glad that you are alive!!!

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    Beautiful picks, Steve! That Demoiselle is out and out GORGEOUS! Beautiful meadow too.

    How long do the cichlids typically guard their fry?

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    Indeed, what a lovely day you had! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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