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  1. Nah mate. I sold my Mustax breeding pair and the last batch of fry last week. I had some Walteri in my grow out that have matured now and started to pair up so I moved them into it. With the move to the smaller fish room I have to use my tank space a bit wiser. I was close to listing my sexfasciatus gold pair for sale as I contemplated using the 4 footer I have earmarked for them in the new fishroom for something else. They are sitting on a spawn now though so holding onto them for a while longer and will now move them into the 4 footer soon.
  2. Wow, very nice mix you have there. I was tang exclusive 12 or so months ago but I have moved some fish on and changed it up a bit. Here's my current list: Yellow cherry shrimp Red cherry shrimp Endlers Mixed guppies Chilli Rasbora Pacific blue eyes Desert Goby Corydoras Sterbai Apistogramma Cacatuoides Triple Red Apistogramm Cacatuoides Orange Flash Apistogramma Trifasciata Apistogramma Vijieta Red Neck Neolamprologus Multifasciatus Neolamprologus Walteri Neolamprologus Pulcher sp. Daffodil Neolamprologus Sexfasciatus Gold Julidochromis Regani Zambia Gold Black Calvus Common Bristlenose Common Longfin Bristlenose Albino Bristlenose Albino Longfin Bristlenose Calico Longfin Bristlenose
  3. Thought you might have! They were my uncles. He won a trio at the club raffle a couple of years back and bred heaps. He moved some of the colony on to Andrew a few months back. Another reason to join the club when we are up and running again, best chance of getting your hands on the rarer species!!!
  4. Did you get those Chipimbi from Andrew within the last few months by any chance?
  5. Hey Matt I don't have Tropheus, but I feed my fish a variety of brands just to vary the diet and hopefully increase the chance that my the fish get everything they need. I feed a mix of: Tropical brand Tanganyika pellets New Life Spectrum Grow New Life Spectrum Algaemax Hikari Frozen Brine Shrimp + Mysis Shrimp Ocean Nutrition Frozen Rotifer Ocean Nutrition Instant Baby Brine Shrimp Live microworms I only started feeding NLS the last 8 weeks and I have noticed that my fry seem to be growing much quicker than they normally would. It's the only thing that has changed in my fishroom so i think NLS has something to do with it.
  6. Thanks, Matt. Unfortunately the male didn't survive the night. Believe it or not, I just saw his female pick up a tiny fry and take it back to her cave.... I knew they were in breeding form, glad they spawned before he got himself stuck.
  7. Hi all One of my Apisto males got stuck in a hole in some driftwood. No idea how long he was in there for but I managed to get him out. I've got him in a hang on the back breeder box with some water agitation. He's been laying on his side moving with the current aimlessly for a few hours with a kick or two every so often. Gills are still moving. Can anyone suggest anything I can do to help the poor bugger recover?
  8. I'm trying not to be so pessimistic about it. The fish I got were in great condition when I got them, so for me I think it is something I did (or didn't do) for the extra bit of care they need compared to my other fish.
  9. Hi Paul You're not on your own mate. Around Christmas i bought 10 beautiful rams off Andrew. They were the best quality rams I had ever seen. They were going great for the first 6 or so weeks and then I lost 1 unexpectedly. Then another 3 or so weeks later, then another 3 or 4 weeks, and the pattern continued. I ended up loosing them all after 6 months. They just slowly withered away on me 1 by 1, would always look skinny and never grew. I also had them mixed with apisto trifasciata and the apistos were fine and were spawning. I also bought 6 electric blue rams which I also thought were top quality. Same thing happened with them (in a different tank) which i had apistogramma cacatuoides growing out in. Same thing, i eventually lost them all too after 7 months. My water parameters always checked out and I never skipped my weekly maintenance. Only thing that I really neglected was water hardness (I don't have an RO unit, nor hardness test kit). Driftwood + almond leaves used to make my pH sit around 6.8.
  10. Hi JV Lovely looking tank. Now that I have seen the scape, I would suggest a pair of one of the step breeding cichlids as the way to go. IMO too much of the footprint has been taken up by the rocks to accommodate shellies + a rock dweller. I recommend a pair of any Brichardi complex cichlids as the way to go.
  11. Hi JV Welcome to the forum! You've got a few options with a tank of that size. Personally, if that was my only tank I'd be stocking it with Neolamprologus Multifasciatus (a Tanganuikan shellie). Once the Multi colony establishes and breeds it will feel like a community itself. If you wanted a variety of species though, you might get away with having a shellbed on one side for the Multis and a small rock pile on the other for a pair of small rockdwellers if you weren't too worried about losing the Multi fry. Julidochromis Ornatus might be a suitable option. The tank size is a bit tight though, so you might have to watch the rockdwellers if they start to pair up.
  12. Yeah fair enough! I suppose if the Council (Wife) would approve my DA for a tank in the house I'd explore the higher end options too. 30kg dragonstone and that light should look pretty epic. What colour substrate are you going with?
  13. Thanks guys. Still have some work to do with tidying up cabling and hoses and hiding lighting but it's almost there. 😁
  14. Nice set up Bruce. Nice colour on the leleupi!
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