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PCS & Stuart M. Grant - Cichlid Preservation Fund - Details here

Meeting Tuesday May 7th  - Terrariums, DIY 3D Backgrounds, Daz's Saltwater Tank - Details here

May Fish of the Month - Lamprologus sp. "Ornatipinnis "Kigoma" - Details soon

PCS Auction Night - Tuesday 2nd July - Details soon


Delapool

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#367154 Ticket Sales - Larry Johnson - Tuesday March 5Th

Posted by Delapool on 15 February 2019 - 07:55 AM

I would like to take a moment to introduce our Perth Cichlid Society 2019 international guest - Larry Johnson.

Larry will be delivering some talks on Malawi cichlids and his times at Lake Malawi on diving safaris and working with Ad Konings and Stuart Grant.

You can see Larry Johnson on Tuesday, 5th March 2019 at our club venue Atwell College. Tickets are available on PCS Eventbrite -

Larry was first introduced to Lake Malawi cichlids in the early 70’s and has been keeping and breeding them since then. The fish room has got bigger over the years and was consumed by these beautiful fish. “Tropical Fish are a full time job for me”. He presently runs almost 100 various size aquariums at home, and has been importing Cichlids from Lake Malawi since 2006 from Sutart M Grant. Stuart was a dear friend of mine who passed away in October 2007. You can see many beautiful underwater pictures that have been taken over the years on his website here.

In January 2003 Cichlid News Magazine published Larry’s article and pictures on the genus Mylochromis. Larry also discovered the interesting feeding behaviour in Sciaenaochromis fryeri and photographing for the first time a new species of Lethrinops sp.”mbenji roundhead” and Otopharynx speciosus at Nkhomo Reef.

Larry also contributes time as a moderator on several forums and is a contributing photographic author to The Cichlid Companion Room and Buntbarsche Bulletin for the ACA.

Larry spent two months in Malawi (2009 ) installing Anti-Netting Devices around the Maleri Islands and conducting a Cichlid Survey in conjunction with the Stuart M Grant Conservation Fund. Here is the latest update of the Stuart M Grant Conservation Fund in action! (2014 Ps.saulosi release at Taiwanee Reef).

Book & photo credits
-Malawi Cichlids in the natural habitat (4th Edition) 2007, 3 pictures.
-Malawi Cichlids in their natural habitat (5th Edition) April 2016, 20 pictures.
-Cichlid News. Cover shot April 2018 issue.

During September 2013 Larry assisted Ad Konings (thru the ‘Stuart M Grant Conservation Fund), along with others, in placing Ps.saulosi back on Taiwanee Reef. These fish are being produced by Stuart M Grant Ltd which operates the largest Cichlid Export facility on Lake Malawi. During September 2014 Larry supervised the placement of Ps.saulosi back to Taiwanee Reef again, along with other Cichlid Enthusiasts, who were willing participants.
The plan for 2014, 2015, 2016,2017 and 2018 will be much the same, with participants from the current Safari joining in again!

The 2017 transplant of Chindongo saulosi (formerly Psuedotropheus) to the reef was a record number that year of 717 fish along with members of Perth Cichlid Society and Malawi Italia!

In his spare time you can find Larry at local fish clubs (Hamilton & District Aquarium Society) and others doing the “fish thing” (speaking or attending).

In September 2018 he will travel to Lake Malawi for the 18th time.

Larry does a few different talks but is mostly asked for the most current ‘Swimming with Cichlids’, (Updated yearly) on the most recent Lake Malawi Safari trip. Also providing updates on the Conservation going on in Lake Malawi.


#367141 Overhauled The Coatsacolcos Tank Yesterday!

Posted by Delapool on 11 February 2019 - 07:26 AM

Very nice - I like the layout and air bubbler going as well (although I was bad and used to run pirate chests, etc when I was a kid).


#367113 February 5Th - Auction Night

Posted by Delapool on 02 February 2019 - 01:09 PM

As per usual, can we kindly ask all bags of fish / plants are well bagged so no water (or lava rock) escapes [emoji3] Thanks!!


#367109 Leichardti’S 6X2X2 Bedside Display

Posted by Delapool on 01 February 2019 - 02:13 PM

[emoji106] guess they would sit more near surface as well?


#367106 Wtb Synodontis Petricola

Posted by Delapool on 01 February 2019 - 11:41 AM

Last time I was at Aquotix they had a bunch, in the middle row on the cichlid side of the shop, Just inside the door to the fish area on the first column

Second home? [emoji3] [emoji3]


#367016 January Meeting - Pcs Family Bbq Day

Posted by Delapool on 29 December 2018 - 08:22 AM

Hi everyone- got a few replies (thanks!), but always room for more [emoji106]


#367012 January Meeting - Pcs Family Bbq Day

Posted by Delapool on 25 December 2018 - 11:23 AM

Merry Christmas [emoji319] everyone

May Santa bring you something for your fish tanks!


#367009 Delapool's 150 Gallon Tank

Posted by Delapool on 22 December 2018 - 10:48 AM

Tempting thought today to join them in fish tank.

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#366991 January Meeting - Pcs Family Bbq Day

Posted by Delapool on 19 December 2018 - 07:28 AM

Should put myself down for 3 :)


#366979 January Meeting - Pcs Family Bbq Day

Posted by Delapool on 16 December 2018 - 09:03 PM

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The January meeting of the Perth Cichlid Society is on Sunday, January 13th, 2019.

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Come and join us for a day of fun, food and fish talk. Bring your family and enjoy a nice bit of BBQ on us. Have a chit chat about aquariums, enjoy the park and the beach. This year's PCS Members Family BBQ Day will be held at the Rockingham Foreshore - Grain Terminal BBQ Park on the beach. Enjoy a day with the kids in the park and on the beach. There are tables, an awesome grassed BBQ area and plenty of room for the kids and a picnic blanket.

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That's right. Come and grab a plate of food free from the PCS. Sit and have a chat about fish, ponds, aquariums or anything else you fancy. We will be firing up the BBQ and offering some meaty morsels along with some fresh salads and coleslaw. We'll have potato salad and buns also. The venue is public space, so bring anything else along with you and please remember it is a 'Family' Fun Day, there will be children around. PCS will have some cool drinks to have with lunch.
 
We will be having a bit of beach cricket and footy for all ages to play and keep you busy. Don't forget your bathers and beach towel!
 
Bring along your dive gear if you wish to go on a short dive along the grain terminal to see awesome fish life.
 
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All PCS members are welcome. Please bring your immediate family along. Plates of food are limited, please RSVP to a committee member with how many people you are bringing along before Tuesday 8th January so we can organise the meals (or post numbers below). If you are bringing more than 3-4 guests special arrangements need to be made, please PM a committee member and speak to us before you come along. Hope to see you there Sunday.
 
Doors open at 11:00am until 3:00pm at the Rockingham Foreshore - Grain Terminal Park area.
 
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#366956 Ticket Sales - Larry Johnson - Tuesday March 5Th

Posted by Delapool on 08 December 2018 - 02:42 PM

Whoo-hoo!! Ordered.




#366932 8 Years Later And A New 6X2X2

Posted by Delapool on 02 December 2018 - 06:01 PM

Specs from the Eheim website are; Filter volume 18.00 l Container volume 23.00 l
In comparison the Fluval FX6 (The other filter I was considering) has a filter volume of 5.9L. So three times size comparison which is huge imo. Should also mean less frequent maintenance which is a plus for me haha.
Also forgot to mention I added the substrate and I did end up going for Garnet sand over regular white sand as you also recommended Jules  ;)


That’s great size! The aqua one I have is around that volume but no auto-prime or anything :(


#366781 Delapool's 150 Gallon Tank

Posted by Delapool on 04 November 2018 - 01:05 PM

Don’t think I’d like it long term but for something different..

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Also it’s birthday month - a nice card from my Aunty.

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#366715 Delapool's 150 Gallon Tank

Posted by Delapool on 21 October 2018 - 05:39 PM

Another couple before getting photo-bombed. Couldn’t get a really good shot but he wasn’t shifting for anything!

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#366653 Delapool's 150 Gallon Tank

Posted by Delapool on 06 October 2018 - 05:29 PM

Parcel arrived! Always exciting in case they packed a fish tank by accident.

I think the number of the tunze refers to how many times it will get pulled apart :)

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