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tropheus

Member Since 29 Nov 2004
Offline Last Active Sep 15 2017 01:52 AM

#360601 Perth Cichlid Society - Photo Competition 2017.

Posted by tropheus on 22 March 2017 - 03:46 PM

How about an artwork comp? [emoji847]
Here is a drawing I just finished...
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#360487 Fs 2X Electric Yellows

Posted by tropheus on 17 March 2017 - 11:53 PM

Lol
And I'm guessing you have been wondering where they have been going...? [emoji16]
At least your Africans will be getting a nice balanced diet [emoji6]


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#360334 What Spawned In Your Tank Today???

Posted by tropheus on 13 March 2017 - 02:24 PM

My 7 bar fronties spawned a few of days ago, then the female ate the eggs the next day... Does that count? Lol


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#359894 Definition: Huge

Posted by tropheus on 26 February 2017 - 04:48 PM

I just had to laugh when I saw this...09ad2b51e94fdda2dba3d9825d36f43c.jpg
Some people have very different ideas about size lol


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#359847 Some People

Posted by tropheus on 23 February 2017 - 12:09 PM

If you are advertising on FB or Gumtree, I think the reason is self explanatory.
I'd be surprised if you are advertising on this forum and having the same issues.
Advertising to the general public is the issue. It's pretty much the same issue that was discussed with hybrids a week or two ago. These people are generally not true hobbyists, and generally don't really care.
I'm not trying to be judgmental, just realistic...
My suggestion to everyone here would be to try selling to true hobbyists first. You are more likely to have a better experience as both buyer and seller, and as an added bonus we can revive the classifieds section of this wonderful forum


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#359618 Diy Aquarium (Tempered Glass Build)

Posted by tropheus on 15 February 2017 - 03:38 PM

I'm just wondering if anyone has tried this?
I know tempered glass can't be cut, and I've read about potential issues with tempered glass shattering as apposed to sheet glass cracking. But I've not been able to find any real information about success or (catastrophic) failures...


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#359550 Wtf?

Posted by tropheus on 13 February 2017 - 08:38 PM

Whatever they are they look like hybrids to me! You should be ashamed of yourself and don't even think about trying to sell them!


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#359549 Hybrids

Posted by tropheus on 13 February 2017 - 08:35 PM

The problem has always been there. I don't think they do it for the purpose of making money really... They just end up with fry from a mixed species tank and don't even consider culling because they are stoked to have babies *YAY*. Fishkeepers like to rubbish anyone that makes money... So here we are again pretending that another of the hobby's problems are because of someone making money... Its stuffing ridiculous.
 
Also, who says that flogging hybrids is wrong? I understand of course the consequences of what they do same as you do but the point is they aren't doing anything that they perceive as being wrong because they don't see the hobby as a lifetime interest... The big picture to them is the mixed display tank in their lounge room.
 
No point telling them they're wrong, most simply don't have the right perspective to make sense of it.
 
Interesting though that PCS Forum participation rates seem to be considerably down on 6 + years ago (Same as all forums)... Maybe the problem has become worse since forums lost the ability to so readily influence new/casual hobbyists.

Nailed it!
Most "hobbyists" don't fit into either camp (ethical breeder or cash grabber). It is ignorant people (and I do mean this in the nicest way possible) and newbies that fill their tanks with "pretty" fish and get babies they are excited about. They usually wouldn't know one species from another, so you can't blame them, or the fish for that matter (they don't know what contraception is, or how to control their hormones lol).
So they grow up babies (who enjoys culling? I don't. And thankfully I've never needed to worry about crossbreeds. So put yourself in their unknowing shoes...).
So, they grow up the fish and then need to get rid of them because they run out of space or whatever, so they try and make a couple of bucks on gumtree to supplement the costs of being in the hobby...
Can u blame them? No
Can u educate them? Depends on how u approach the topic.
Having a go at them would only make them more stubborn. Some people won't care, but the majority would do the right thing if they were given feedback in a constructive manner, rather than the typical know it all attitude that is often displayed (perhaps unknowingly). I'm not pointing the finger at anyone. I'm just saying that it is easy to appear elitist to the uneducated.
Flowerhorns anyone? Lol

Btw, where do you guys sit with line-bred variants? Discus or goldfish are a great examples... but there are so many species that are line-bred.
I'm a bit of a purist. I much prefer the natural colours and appearance of most fish in the trade.
Goldfish are probably the only exception, but they have been line-bred for over a thousand years and hardly resemble the species they originally came from.


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#359442 Id Please

Posted by tropheus on 09 February 2017 - 08:44 PM

It looks like a baenschi, but it could be anything.
Aulonocara are extremely easy to cross breed...


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#359374 February Meeting - P.c.s. Auction

Posted by tropheus on 07 February 2017 - 11:42 PM

I'm assuming the auction was very successful...?
Unfortunately I had to leave before the action started. There were quite a few items I had my eyes on too!!!
Oh well, I guess there were some very happy cichlidophiles tonight. At least my wallet is happy (for the moment)!


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#359351 New Aquarium

Posted by tropheus on 07 February 2017 - 03:32 PM

I'm considering upgrading to a larger tank, and I think this should do nicely...
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#359254 Acrylic 101

Posted by tropheus on 03 February 2017 - 11:19 AM

I for one am looking to upgrade my 7x2.5 to acrylic possibly, can you PM me the companies that could give me quotes for an aquarium that size?
Thanks.


I'm not sure what happened but I was quoting from one of Bigskips posts...

I would love some info on this. Having details of suppliers for DIY projects shouldn't have any effect on forum sponsors, so hopefully we can get details for suppliers for this (and other projects)


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#359252 Acrylic 101

Posted by tropheus on 03 February 2017 - 10:12 AM

ADMINS: Am i able to link to suppliers of acrylic and adhesives that are not forum sponsers?

I didn't see an answer to this. A list of suppliers would be really useful, and I can't see that it would be an issue...?


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#359232 New Planted Tank

Posted by tropheus on 02 February 2017 - 06:05 PM

For those varieties of plants, co2 is not absolutely necessary. They are hardy and will do fine without it.


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#359231 Hybrids

Posted by tropheus on 02 February 2017 - 06:00 PM

I agree with Westie
There's probably no increase in hybrids, it's just that they become more visible on social media.
Whilst I hate seeing hybrids,
as long as they are not used as breeding stock or on sold, it's not really a big issue.
Culling would be done by any reputable breeder or genuine aquarium enthusiast, but for the general population they are just excited to have "fish babies". Yay!


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