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  1. Apistogramma species

    Apistogramma spp. is on the allowable import list so in theory any member of the Apistogramma genus is importable and could be here. In the past I've seen ads on Petlink listing some of the more exotic members of the genus for sale around Sydney so keep an eye out and you will probably find something you like.
  2. Are African Cichilds right for my tank???

    I've got 6 rusties and 6 yellows - they're still juveniles so the tank looks a bit empty but they've still got plenty of growing to do.
  3. Peppermint Sexing - Boy or Girl ?

    If I was to have an educated guess based on my knowledge of sexing common BN I would say 4 males - the angle of number 4 makes it a bit hard to tell. They all seem to have the same evenly tapered body from the head to the tail. I would expect to see a more rounded body and thinner tail if there was a female there.
  4. Are African Cichilds right for my tank???

    I've got the exact same size tank and for various reasons I've struggled a bit with African cichlids but I've persisted because I think it can work. Not all species are going to work, a 2 foot cube is just too small for some species. Selecting the right species, not doing stupid stuff (my problem) and tank décor will are the keys to success. I first tried a tank full of electric yellows, which ended in a total wipeout which I don't think can be blamed on the tank size. Next I tried a pair of Neolamprologus splendens in the expectation that they would step breed like rabbits and fill the tank with generations of fry. All was going well until the male decided he was going to kill off all the fry. Since then I've gone with smaller groups of rusties (Iodotropheus sprengerae) and electric yellows. The rusties tend to spend more time at the top and mid layers of the tank and give the yellows more confidence to get out and use more of the tank. High rock piles and some tall anubias also seem to help them use more of the top.
  5. American Stocking question

    I've never tried keeping any of these together so I can't comment on the compatibility issues but the Tapajos and Ellioti I've had in the past were pretty chilled and I couldn't see them causing any trouble. Most eartheaters like the Tapajos and Heckelli do better in groups so 1 or 2 of each isn't ideal, 5 or 6 is better if you have room.
  6. LONG awaited 6x2x2 geo set up

    I like what you've got going on there with the aquascaping. Looking forward to seeing it set up.
  7. Electric yellow, is she holding

    Electric yellows are mouth brooders so you will notice that her throat looks swollen. This is the buccal cavity where the fry are held while they develop. It will get bigger and more swollen the longer she holds.
  8. Plants

    http://www.aquagreen.com.au/ is a good one. They have a big range of native plants, exotic plants and native fish too. Dave's quite happy to have a chat if you call and can offer good advice to match his very good customer service.
  9. Trialling a new flake food

    If it had quinoa that ingredients list would be a description of a hipster's breakfast.
  10. canberra aquariums

    I wouldn't bother with any of the chain pet stores (Pet Barn, Pet Stock etc.) Pet and Aquarium Winkel in Mitchell occasionally have some Tangs but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit. Canberra Marine is a backyard operation specializing in marine fish and corals. I've never heard of Canberra Aquarium, judging by the address and website it looks like someone has set up in an industrial unit and is doing a bit of online trade. Funny that Fishco Downunder came up in your search, it's a seafood shop.
  11. canberra aquariums

    Jem Aquatics in Weedon Close, Belconnen would be about it. Some people speak highly of Reptiles Inc and Aquarium (previously Neptune's Haven) in Queanbeyan but I was unimpressed on my one visit.
  12. LED Lights

    I've never used this company personally but I've read a few reports from happy customers. http://makemyled.com.au/
  13. High nitrates

    Test your tap water to see what the level of nitrates is in that
  14. Can Mbuna and Haps interbreed?

    As the wise man once said "Any port in a storm"

    The little I know about blue rams leads me to think that it is a female. The pink belly and the short front dorsal rays are what I'm looking at.