View Full Version : Aegla pictures - young and adult

2nd Mar 2007, 01:52 AM
I bought some more aeglids a few weeks ago from Germany. The seller made an error with my address and it took 5 DAYS to arrive. Amazingly none died. I had some CRS in the same shipment and they were alive too.

I bought 5 small ones to go with my 5 adults. The new ones are so tiny I put 4 of them in a tank of their own and 1 in the main tank. After a week the little one survived the adults and the rest are now all in the big tank, doing well. The adults are very active ain the day, with a lot of mock battles and digging. I think that's breeding behaviour and hope I get babies.

Apologies for the poor quality of the pics.

2 young ones in their shipping cups

This one sat on my finger picking at it

Here's the big ones:

adult male going for a walk

Same male - look at those claws!

Adult male guading a female in the cave - breeding behaviour?

Adult male missing a right claw - it will grow back eventually

The multi-layered caves they hide in with one peeking out

2nd Mar 2007, 04:12 AM
nice! thanks for sharing! they look like big aquatic cockroaches to me... lol

2nd Mar 2007, 08:25 AM
Great pics, great little critters, looks like a great set up for them. Hope they increase and multiply.

2nd Mar 2007, 11:11 PM
SOOOO CUTE.....................wonderful

4th Mar 2007, 07:06 AM
Wow.... nice little creatures. They remind me of ticks for some reason :p :D

Good Luck with breeding them.

30th May 2007, 03:45 AM
Hi Fatboy,
Any news on them breeding ?
I'm still awaiting Aeglids for a hillstream tank I've set up, 50gallon powerheads and plenty of oxygen. there going to share it with Sewellia l. and posibly shrimp . I still have 3 with CRS though I rarely see them I once siphoned out what looked like a tick ! i carefully shearched my bucket but couldnt find it .It may have been just a wishfull illusion !
Have you found any suppliers in the UK yet ?
All the best,

4th Jun 2007, 02:02 AM
Hi John

No news about the Aeglids. :(

I can't believe none have become pregnant yet. I've very carefully held them and checked the abdomen when they start flipping their tails and none have eggs. what a bummer.

One of my biggest ones died yesterday and I hope it's only old age that caused it or breeding behaviour. The 3 big males have been fighting non-stop for a few weeks now. I'm a bit worried the warmer weather has caused problems, as the tank is now about 78f.

Your tank sounds great. I hope you'll post pictures when it's set up. Sewellia look like AMAZING fish. I had a couple of bristlenose plecs in my aegla tank and they bullied the aegla. Hopefully the sewellia won't do the same.

I've still not found a UK supplier. To be honest I've not looked hard.

take care,

4th Jun 2007, 04:00 AM
Hi Marcus,
I moved 2 of the Aegla over to the hillstream tank today ,Couldnt find the
3rd but know its about as its the smallest (and I have seen it more than the others !!) All the ocean rock and wood came out and the tank was a mess. When it settled (I'd also been looking for 2 CRS with eggs) I found one of my CRS eggs/young were missing !! took 33 days !! but they have been very illusive the last 3. I found one tiny probably under 2mm baby sitting on some wood looking like an elongated water flea with stripes ! so half chuffed just wondering if I've disturbed /distressed others ,must have !
I've 2 Aeglids in with 5 Sewellia l. and 3 P. cheni right now but I am desperate for more. A local well known dealer has been promising me some in his next order from Germany .To him their 200 pounds for a box of 40 but he will be ordering 2k of stock ! I'll post some pics of my tank when my batteries charge ,very soon. I heard that in Germany they breed them easily but using deep tanks .Dont know what depth though ! My tanks came to 74 degrees today which was pretty high for them and I need my lights on for algae though have started to cultivate it outside on cobbles which I can rotate with ones in my tanks.
all the best,
G. John

5th Jun 2007, 04:43 AM
Oh....That 's very amazing !!! hope you successfull for breeding them !!!

7th Jun 2007, 03:06 AM
hope this post works !
I've just introduced my last smaller Aegla ,probably female, to my river tank (it would have been better leaving males to introduce to a tank with a female but thats the order they could be caught unfortunately!) There are more stones ion the tank than the picture shows and i cant grow algea quick anougth. I've seen 2 baby crystal red shrimp at once in the x aegla tank and the other female loks like she is releasing young right now !
http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/4826/1001630ddxa3.th.jpg (http://img110.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1001630ddxa3.jpg)
I may cut Appleby fair short this year to catch Tom Halvorsen and see when Aeglids are going to be imported if not very soon i'll be asking for contacts ,
all the best,

7th Jun 2007, 03:10 AM
just posted 2 long replies but my image shack addition probably made them invalid and waisted alot of my time ! Sorry about that but I'm not going to repeat myself !
All the best,