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January 2017 Cichlid Import In Wa - From The East Coast


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#41 Westie

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:48 PM

I married an import..... all is forgiven Mattia ;)

Edited by Jason82, 18 January 2017 - 07:33 PM.


#42 humbug

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:35 PM

It was hard to choose, but decided on getting exochochromis

Also considering Stigmatochromis woodi
Anyone have/kept these before?
Not many articles/photos available

Good choice with the exos.  You will love them!  Amazing fish to watch.  They are true strike predators.  They slowly approach their "prey" and when they get within a certain distance, they strike. They are lightning quick!  Hilariously funny to watch the seriousness with which they undertake that ambush of a bit of flake food drifting in the tank.  One hap species where I think the females are at least as, if not more attractive, than the males.  That deep yellow with the black dots on that torpedo shaped body . . . . what more can I say.  I guess its obvious they are one of my real favourites :)

 

I've just got hold of some woodii myself.  I'm guessing mine are from the same batch as the ones being offered by Aquotix.  I've only had them a few weeks, so far too early to really have them pegged yet, but they are certainly worming their way into my heart.  Ugly as sin as juvis, but character plus little guys who seriously love their tucker.  Their begging puts Labradors to shame. :rolleyes: 

Another of the haps on that list to seriously consider is the Taeniolethrinops.  They need a big tank as they grow to be big fish, but they are docile, gentle giants.  I have a young colony that have only recently started breeding.  Another of those fish for which photos just don't do justice.  The male when spawning is absolutely breathtaking!!!!  He extends his huge dorsal fin and uses it like a flag.  The display is outstanding!!!!  I'm soooooooo looking forward to seeing my guys full grown!


 


Edited by humbug, 12 January 2017 - 09:36 PM.


#43 thecheif

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 02:22 AM

Come on, who's got some b***s and tries to breed Melanochromis Kaskazini??? :D :D Nastiest animal ever, left me bleeding few years ago after a bite :)


If you guarantee youll buy them all ill breed them for you should only take half an hour or so. haha

Edited by thecheif, 17 January 2017 - 02:24 AM.


#44 Aquotix Aquariums

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:56 AM

Only a couple of days left to get your ore-orders in!

 

Don't miss out!!!



#45 ice

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 11:55 AM

Taeniolethrinops and exochochromis make me want to keep cichlids again, anyone wanna buy a mangrove jack? haha



#46 malawiman85

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 01:46 PM

Does it still have yellow fins?

#47 ice

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 05:44 PM

Yeah but not as vivid as when it was younger, I had hoped the yellow would intensify into adulthood but it hasn't as yet although it is finally developing some attitude but still nothing like my old psycho.

 

Been thinking about moving it on for some time now but I keep thinking of a rescape to a lighter substrate and hard water to see if that makes any difference to behavior and looks. Seeing as the my old one was from QLD and my new one is from the Kimberleys/NT they may prefer different conditions? At least then if hes still crap I can easily swap over to cichlids again.



#48 Fox

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:30 PM

Of course you should keep cichlids again Dave!

 

Thanks to the boys at Aquotix for the order. Picked up my fish today, A little on the small side, but still nice quality so Im not complaining.
10x estherae and 10x Super Red Hongi. They each have a tank cycling at the moment, for the time being into the 6fter they go.

 

https://youtu.be/E0ltwqPA5JA

 

Thanks again, Will be interested to another order down the track for some others.



#49 extend

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 09:50 PM

Can I still put an order in?  I would like some of the Protomelas ornatus, unless somebody in WA already has some and is willing to sell me some fry?



#50 Poncho

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 12:27 PM

bit late I think - the order has arrived



#51 extend

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 06:56 PM

Oh well next time hopefully.

#52 Mattia

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 07:28 PM

Always exciting when you get a new fish :)

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What did everyone get??

#53 Fox

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:19 PM

Very nice Mattia. Such wicked looking fish.



#54 spilo

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:22 PM

Lepidio Lemarii??

#55 Mattia

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:50 PM

Lepidio Lemarii??


Good guess :D

#56 Fox

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 09:34 PM

So whens the next order? :)

I'll start saving :)



#57 extend

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 10:10 PM

I'm with the Fox on this one.  I'm super keen to get some Protomelas ornatus, ever since I saw them on the cover of an old TFH (tropical fish hobbyist) magazine about 6 years ago. I have never been able to get the fish yet and this is the closest I have come.



#58 Fox

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 08:52 PM

Whens the next one guys?



#59 Fox

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:44 PM

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