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  1. Bocourti

    They are going in my 6fter now and cyps going in my 4x2x2. Both of those comments on tank size dont help my original question on reducing stress on a move seeing as they were in a large tank for the 3 days they were together. A 5x2x2 would be plenty big. If the tank i had planned on them to go into was a 4x2x2 i would think would be plenty big as well. Ive breed festae in a 4x2x2 roughly same size fish and they were happy and had plenty of space.
  2. Bocourti

    She is in a 3fter and wanting to move her and him into a 4ft standard tank inside. Ive got a divider cut up ready to go for the 4fter my issue is the stress etc in moving her again. I mean i said him going after her or the other way around but i have the divider but her seeing him etc is what i ment.
  3. Bocourti

    Ive got a beautiful pair of bocourti but they are in seperate tanks at the moment because i nearly lost my female. She stresses out when anything new happens to her environment. When i first got her she didn't eat for 3 months because of the move. I clean her tankand shift some rocks to clean under them doesn't eat for a week or two. Here is my issue. I wanna bring her from the garage into the house on a tank with her male as she has fattened right up and i wanna breed them. But im worried she won't eat for months again. Plus the added stress of the male etc and if there is aggression. Has anyone had this issue with central Americans and found a way to combat this? I got the pair nearly 10 months ago and havent had them in the same tank for more then 3 days. Would really like to get some fry off them and just have them on display in the house. Ive tried that stress guard from seachem and it didnt do anything aswell cheers.
  4. best food for conditioning large malawi haps

    Not sure if that was for me. But thats exactly what i do.
  5. best food for conditioning large malawi haps

    I use the cheap frozen packets. They spraya chemical on the raw prawn to preserve it longer which will kill fish in your aquarium. But if you rinse off in some salt water and cook it removes the chemical and is safe for fish consumption. Hence why i cook them.
  6. best food for conditioning large malawi haps

    Not so much haps but i usually give my americans cooked prawns once a week. My female bocorti didnt eat for 2 months after buying her got super skinny etc. Once she started eating id give her some cooked prawns and she stacked the weight on. But she is a pain cant even rearrange her tank without her going into a meltdown and not eating for a week or so. Havent been keen enough to add the male to the tank for that reason lol
  7. American Stocking question

    Tapajos firemouths and heckelli are all group positive fish so the more the better. Firemouths can be boisterous. Ive got a 4x2x2 with tapajos and have 8 in total with other fish like corys and rummynose and apistogramma and everything co-exsist peacefully. Id suggest going that option of 1 species of American in that group and adding other smaller additions.
  8. Black calvus

    Yeah aware of this. From what everyone has said ive got 2 females so ill just wait for abit and source a male later
  9. Sorry mate miss read myn is a Metriaclima fainzilberi "Maisoni Reef" not chilumba. I think parkesg were aswell.
  10. Yeah they are. Ill have a few females in the next couple of weeks ill let you know when i have a few for sale. Of not parkesg has some for sale on this forum hes at moorebank i think
  11. Insulation

    Wondering how people insulate their garages for summer. I still want my garage door to work as a garage door. My house is brick with 2 garage doors drive through garage and 2 access doors and and 1 window double garage. Trying to avoid chillers or an AC unit.
  12. cyprichromis leptosoma livua

    Went to labyrinth while i was in sydney today and he had 17 of these guys so i bought them all. Ill pick them up in a few weeks once im ready for them. Pretty happy with the numbers ive got seeing as i was only going to get 10 and i thought the 6fter might look bare with only the 10. Going to get some form of tang sand sifter for the lower half of the tank. Callochromis pleurospilus kigoma is the main 1 i have in myn. Also xenotilapia papilio kanoni is another im thinking. Mainly because andrew has them breeding at the moment so availability. 6ft tang tank is coming along nicely. Wondering where best place to buy lake salts and a few buffers are for pH. Im not 1 to usually chase a pH but my water with coral substrate etc is usually around the 7.8 so probably need to up it abit. But if anyone has breed these around that pH and had good results i probably wont bother.
  13. Few pics of my geos

    4x2x2 have 2 at the moment buying a further 4 tomorrow. Both myn are males and the dominant killed my other 4 when they were 5cmish. Hoping to get some females tomorrow. They are with rummynose tetras corys kribensis apistogramma double reds and a few BN. Great fish.
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