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extend

Member Since 07 May 2009
Offline Last Active Sep 21 2018 06:13 PM

#366514 Tank Renovation Sale, All Fish Must Go. Protomelas, Callochromis, Petricola.

Posted by extend on 01 September 2018 - 08:13 AM

Seeing as I need to renovate my only tank and seeing as it will take a few months of the tank sitting empty, I need to sell all my fish.  I will probably seek to buy them back or buy the fry back from who ever breeds them.

 

Name: Protomelas sp hertae (from aquotix order last year)
Size: 12- 17cm adult colony
Number: 7
Sex: 4 male 3 female
Price or a ballpark figure: $400 the lot or I can sort out a deal on a 2 male 3 female colony. They have spawned in the last month.
Shipping available? No
Photos: on request

 

Name: Callochromis macrops 
Size: 7-10cm
Number: 4
Sex: 1 male 3 female.  Male has a mouth that wont go fully back into it's place (previous injury), however he still breeds eats and lives perfectly normal.
Price or a ballpark figure: $120 for the colony they breed regulary
Shipping available? No
Photos: on request

 

Name: Cyprichromis leptasoma "kitumba"
Size: 6-10cm
Number: 4
Sex: 3 male 1 female
Price or a ballpark figure: $15ea haven't spawned for a while
Shipping available? No
Photos: on request

 

Name: tropheus bolumbora
Size: 10cm
Number: 1
Sex: dont know really
Price or a ballpark figure: $20ea
Shipping available? No
Photos: on request

 
Name: Synodontis petricola 
Size: 7-10cm
Number: 4
Sex: dont know really
Price or a ballpark figure: $30ea
Shipping available? No
Photos: on request

 

Name: Lepidolamrologus elongatus
Size: 12cm
Number: 1
Sex: dont know really
Price or a ballpark figure: $30ea
Shipping available? No
Photos: on request
 
Name: Julidochromis regani
Size: 6-8cm
Number: 4
Sex: dont know really
Price or a ballpark figure: $15ea
Shipping available? No
Photos: on request
 
 
 



 

 




 




#366456 Protomelas Sp Hertae And Callochromis Macrops

Posted by extend on 18 August 2018 - 04:39 PM

Okay so here are some more photos of the fish all grown up and looking good.  They have spawned a few times but either the females swallowed the eggs or I was not quick enough to save the fry.  I will keep trying.  Oh and another shot of the Callochromis.

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#365274 What Spawned In Your Tank Today???

Posted by extend on 07 March 2018 - 01:07 PM

Protomelas sp hertae spawned yesterday. IJust hope the female holds for longer this time round.


#364799 Unfriendly Tank Mates

Posted by extend on 25 January 2018 - 09:21 PM

Lepido elongatus. How long have you had them for, havent seen them around for ages?




#364798 What Spawned In Your Tank Today???

Posted by extend on 25 January 2018 - 06:18 PM

Protomelas sp hertae spawned yesterday some time for the first time so I'll see if she hold full term or not.


#364708 Protomelas Sp Hertae And Callochromis Macrops

Posted by extend on 17 January 2018 - 08:11 PM

Quick phone pic update of the dominant/most colourful male Protomelas sp hertae.  Will get the DSLR out when I'm home during the day and not as busy.

 

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#363960 Protomelas Sp Hertae And Callochromis Macrops

Posted by extend on 05 November 2017 - 02:31 PM

Here is a few photos of my Protomelas sp hertae I bought from an aquotix when they did an order from east, just starting to colour as well.  The Callochromis I bought from Robs I'm really not sure how long ago but they have been pumping out the babies.

 

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#363619 Randoms 04/10/2017

Posted by extend on 05 October 2017 - 12:45 PM

Nice looking fish you have there.
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#363451 River Monsters

Posted by extend on 25 September 2017 - 02:41 PM

The feeling I get is that not many of the fish Jeremy investigates would actually ever eat a human e.g. wells catfish, aligator gar, goonch catfish and he sets up the show in that way as well. How ever the obvious sharks and tiger fish would eat a human. I enjoy the show for the landscapes, cultures, fish and the interesting ways they are captured on film.
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#362849 What Spawned In Your Tank Today???

Posted by extend on 03 August 2017 - 02:32 PM

A female Callochromis macrops emptied her mouthful into the fry tank last night. Got around 11 or 12 fry.


#362772 Aquotix - June 2017 Import

Posted by extend on 30 July 2017 - 08:25 AM

I also picked up the Protomelas sp. hertae friday noon. Looking forward to growing then out and breeding them.


#362596 Ventralis Chituta

Posted by extend on 18 July 2017 - 09:08 AM

Looking good. A 1 male 3 female ratio is good from my experience, so 2 male 6 female when scaled up and so on. Ventralis take a while to reach a nice colour but its worth it in the end.


#361840 Rip - Herbert Axelrod June 7, 1927 May 15, 2017

Posted by extend on 23 May 2017 - 07:36 AM

That is sad. He left a legacy that will be remembered for a long time, I still have a number of his books. Lets not forget the rainbow fish named after him Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi, a nice fish.


#360647 First Batch Of Callo Fry

Posted by extend on 23 March 2017 - 08:39 PM

So I went ahead and stripped two holding female Callochromis macrops. Managed a pretty good haul of about 31 fry. Here is hoping I can raise them to maturity.

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#360088 What Spawned In Your Tank Today???

Posted by extend on 04 March 2017 - 10:05 PM

Great Joel :)

I'm having the same issue with females chewing up eggs after spawning. Getting plenty of spawning activity but only had two instances where fry have been produced. Trying a few things to sort that out but if you come up with a solution I'd be keen to hear what you did

Yes sir, this is the second time around so I hope they will have learned a few skills and what not from the first time.  I think I will try get the females out of the main tank earlier this time just to cut down on being chased by other fish in the tank, especially the male.