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  2. Cichlid Pete

    American Cichlids

    Hi Chris, Thanks for replying. I think it would be easier to stick with the Central Americans as my tank is setup for Malawi and I wouldn't have to change the substrate. Would probably just add some drift wood for more hiding places. Just not sure if I have half a dozen males or go with a pair of Dovii or Umbees. If anyone has any suggestions on what combinations will work, that would be great. Regards Peter
  3. yellows

    Sump Design

    Which one of these designs would work the best for a 3Ft sump for a 4 x 2 x 2
  4. Link2Hell

    American Cichlids

    Hi Pete first thing is decide what American takes your fancy then work out from there Do you want to go the Central or South American direction as water parameters come into play Centrals prefer harder water like Malawi while a lot of the Sth American species like a neutral to acid range a pair of FX6 will work fine for filtration or if you want something different there is Paratilapia polleni from Madagascar or Heterotilapia buttikoferi from East Africa
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  6. Cichlid Pete

    American Cichlids

    Hi Guys, I have kept African Cichlids (mostly predator haps) for the last handful of years and now am considering moving to American. I have a 6x2x2.5 tanks with 2 FX6's. I'm not sure if I should set up a community tank or just have a single pair of something like Dovii or Umbee's. I'm aware that Dovii and Umbee will need a larger tank down the track. I would prefer to keep larger Americans. Just looking for a advice and direction. Thanks Peter
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  8. He's a crap husband but so far has been a good dad.
  9. Thanks in the end I left them together I was reluctant to disturb them too much, I was afraid the eggs might be abandoned. I added some extra cover for the female to hide in. The eggs are now wrigglers and the male is still very protective of them.
  10. Link2Hell

    Canister Filter Reccomendation

    Hi Alvon have you considered a sump best time to do it is if you are getting a new tank made as you can position the tank holes to where the sump will sit in the cabinet if you are still considering cannister filters I use Eheim and they are ages old so don't know what the new gen Eheims are like but my 2260 just goes and goes lots of people have given the FX6 Fluval good reviews
  11. Link2Hell

    Lepidiolamprologus attenuatus

    could also consider Cyprochromis and make sure you have the corners of the tank covered
  12. Link2Hell

    Breeding pair aggression, any advice?

    give him a time out divide the tank or move him out leave her with the eggs and see how she goes if she fails then next time if it happens move her out
  13. sicj

    Canister Filter Reccomendation

    I always used Eheim or Fluval canister filters in the past and they pretty much lasted forever. I have tried some other brands but didn’t find them as long lasting. That is my experience.
  14. Hi Guys.. I have been out of the hobby for a while and looking to get back into it.. I have my cabinet in place and about to order a 4x18x24 Tank. Lighting and heating is sorted. I used to run Eheim Classic Canister filters religiously however I feel there may be something better in the market now. So just looking for some feedback on what you use, what you love, what hasnt worked and what you would suggest staying away from. Price is important but willing to buy the right filter. Tank will have a colony of Xenotilapia Sp. and likely a group of Leptosoma for open water movement. Thanks Alvon
  15. Hi guys, a few months ago I purchased a mature pair of Rainbow Cichlids and put them in 3 foot breeding tank. Today the female laid eggs. But it was not the happy event I was hoping for. After fertilising the eggs the male started harassing the female and he won't let her go back near the eggs even though she tries. He chases her all over the tank then goes back to hovering over the eggs. He repeats this behaviour. I'm not sure what to do. Separate them? If so which one do I leave with the eggs?
  16. Ant

    From the ashes....

    G'Day Andy, How you liking Adelaide? I wish I could offer you some help/advice but i've been fishless for a number of years now also. I randomly got the itch in the last week but with my other hobby (Racing RC Cars) it just isn't possible. I'd agree with Benno though, the LFS's have fallen off the face of the earth and Aggies is the only shop i'd go too. Ant
  17. martb

    Lepidiolamprologus attenuatus

    It's a 4×2.. Thanks for that yeah pretty much want to work the tank around the attenautus just trying to figure out what to put in with them
  18. adamgatt

    Lepidiolamprologus attenuatus

    Hi Martb How big is the tank you are putting them in? I've got 6 attenuatus in a 3x3 community with a variety of other tangs as below and aggression has been minimal: 2 x cylindricus 2 x walteri 2 x leleupi 6 x black calvus 2 x buescheri Just make sure you provide enough structure for the amount of fish. Mine are starting to call a few shells home.
  19. Looking into setting up a tank with some Lepidiolamprologus attenuatus just wanting to know of some suitable tank mates any help would be appreciated
  20. ActionJackson

    Geophagus sp.

    Anyone still keeping Geos? Great thread to read through. Currently working on breeding Rio branco
  21. Link2Hell

    From the ashes....

    Welcome back Andy Good to hear you have been down to Aggies to see Mark
  22. PlecoSam

    From the ashes....

    Thats how it starts VIS, nekminut 8 footer again.
  23. benno

    From the ashes....

    Geez haven’t seen this name posting in the forum for a long time. I live in Adelaide and can assure you aggies is the only store worth going to for cichlids here and have been for 20 years. Been goin there since I was a child and they still have one of the best varieties and don’t try to sell deformed crap like everywhere else.
  24. I have seen some imported electric yellows the original Imports I think it was back in the early 90s. A Scottish gentleman in I think it was Padstow in Sydney bred them up and then released them onto the market one Saturday. I went to his place with a mate from Botany to have a look at these new fish and they were stunning a room full of brilliant yellow perfectly formed fish was amazing 1 adult male especially I can still picture vividly. I was out of the game for a lot of years but haven't saw a fish that would hold a candle to the original stock. I never bought any that day at $120 a fish they were out of my price range at the time so yes it was a long time ago and I'm getting old but I'm pretty sure what I've said is correct but I do remember one thing they were better than anything I've seen lately
  25. Hey everyone, yes I am still alive and no, I have not been keeping fish lately. That may however be about to change. I am considering setting up a modest tank for display. I am thinking perhaps a 4-5 ft, standard width, and perhaps a bit taller than standard. I am severely out of touch with what's around and nice at the moment, but am starting to do some research. I am unlucky that I am not living in NSW any more, knowing the people who might have the fish I need, but lucky that now I am in Adelaide, I am nice and close to E4G13M4N Mark's shop (which is really good btw). I am thinking either a busy bright tank full of msobo or saulosi, or an interesting tank with shellies down low and some mid / upper Tangs. I'd love to hear some ideas and find out what cool stuff is out there these days. Cheers Andy
  26. I haven't (knowingly) seen any imported electric yellows in the flesh yet but I did see some imported Labidochromis caeruleus Lundo Island in Labyrinth Aquarium which was something to be excited about.
  27. The Asian imported ones I saw videos of Chris were very pale in colour and had a distinct metallic blue sheen through the head and body
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