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#1 goldenswimmers

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:00 AM

Im a bit of a larger predator guy and like both the larger Malawi(Hap's) and Tanganyikan(Lepidio's) predators...I have been able to source most of the haps(C.Caeruleus,C.Spilos,T.Nigriventer,A.Christyi) but it seems the larger Tanganyikan guys are a lot harder to source....I have especially been interested in Lepidiolamprologus Elongatus...have found some kendalli so operation:"big bad tang" has begun :) but yes it seems the elongatus are another kettle of fish :) curious to hear from others who are interested in these larger guys and especially interested to hear from those who have dealt with some of the large tanganyikan guys and if you are aware of any L.Elongatus then we definitely need to talk :)

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:54 PM

I'll be following this thread for sure!

The larger Tang predators I've never looked into at all!

Those pictured are some mean lookin fish!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

im a big fan of Malawi predators but i also never even thought about Tang predators as i knew boulengerochromis microlepis are on the noxious species list and didnt both researching other
. they are great looking fish. will be very interested to see if they are available.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

its QLDAF's goldenswimmers ( i think ) WELCOME!

anyway, im keen on these big blokes too, yet to get some though

I wonder wether they would cause trouble having a pair in a Cypho colony?

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:12 PM

How big to those fellas get?

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:32 PM

My mate had a boulengerochromis microlepis ..i still have some photos......

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:16 PM

They do well with frontosa

but yeah big fines for having microlepis!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:41 PM

big fines for having microlepis!


SCREW AQUIS, FIGHT THE POWER!!!!!

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:40 AM

How big to those fellas get?

These guys(Lepidiolamprologus Elongatus aka the guys in the pics :))get about 30cm so nice size....seems they are around but hard to find and numbers are shrinking... :(
hey cooder yep same goldenswimmers :spaz:

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:23 PM

http://www.aceforums...us&fromsearch=1

I'm chasing a female - the guy was too tied up to be able to ship. If any of the sydney siders could help out, much appreciated ;)

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

“People found possessing or selling live noxious fish face fines up to $5,500 for an individual or $11,000 for a corporation.”


straight off the the Department of Primary Industries website.

i would be careful saying

My mate has a boulengerochromis microlepis

, i have heard of people dobbing others in to the department from comments made on forums like this.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:58 PM

Sorry for the mistake.From what he told me he lost it long time ago.. :( he had 4 some years ago and he end up with 1 ..as they grow more than 35cm they start to kill each other :( :( :( but i still have some old photos.. :no:

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:37 PM

Can we see the photos?

I reckon we should get onto AQUIS... put away some monjees together and make a court case!!!!

good idea.. not...

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:55 AM

unfortunately there is no way we will win that one. i think we just have to be grateful for what we can get in to the country and import as much as possible before they cut more species from the allowable import list.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:11 PM

wow those are beauties!


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