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fishbum
07-12-2008, 03:19 AM
Some pics of my male and female cockatoo cichlids.

fishbum
07-12-2008, 03:21 AM
This one is my favorite.

Sounguru
07-12-2008, 03:56 AM
Dude those fish look horrible please rush them to me so I can dispose of them in my 75 gal, tank....

fishbum
07-12-2008, 04:01 AM
Dude those fish look horrible please rush them to me so I can dispose of them in my 75 gal, tank....
Umm,Yeah,I'll get right on that.

Sounguru
07-12-2008, 04:04 AM
Thanks I'll Pm ya my shipping address.....

Whish I could find some decent dwarfs in my area without having to make a 1.5 hour drive.

fishbum
07-12-2008, 04:07 AM
Thanks I'll Pm ya my shipping address.....

Whish I could find some decent dwarfs in my area without having to make a 1.5 hour drive.
I got these 2 online,I can't find them where I live either.$30 a piece for the fish,$35 for the shipping.Expensive,but oh well,they are cool little fish!

country_boy454
07-12-2008, 04:20 AM
Nice looking Cacatuoides!


I got these 2 online,I can't find them where I live either.$30 a piece for the fish,$35 for the shipping.Expensive,but oh well,they are cool little fish!

Where did you get them for that price?!?! At twofishguyz.com a pair of the orangeflash are $30! Check aquabid.com too. They have them for that and less for a pair! Shipping I understand but $30 per cacatuoides? Thats a little high.

I got 3 female cacatuoides from my lfs for $15. I was hoping one was a male but turns out they were all female. So now I am on the hunt for a male.

fishbum
07-12-2008, 04:39 AM
Nice looking Cacatuoides!



Where did you get them for that price?!?! At twofishguyz.com a pair of the orangeflash are $30! Check aquabid.com too. They have them for that and less for a pair! Shipping I understand but $30 per cacatuoides? Thats a little high.
I got 3 female cacatuoides from my lfs for $15. I was hoping one was a male but turns out they were all female. So now I am on the hunt for a male.
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=830+889+1664&pcatid=1664
I thought it was a little high also,but I don't trust aquabid,too many out of country fish,too many possible diseases.And twofishguyz seems cheesy to me.
Like I said they were expensive,but still cool fish,and $95 really isn't that much money now a days.I would pay it again without even thinking about it.

country_boy454
07-12-2008, 04:44 AM
Liveaquaria is a good site! I have ordered from aquabid many times and good so far. I lost only two fish so far from ordering on there and they both died when we moved into our new apartment. The transfer was too much for them. They were really healthy fish!

fishbum
07-12-2008, 04:47 AM
I go to aquabid to look a lot,but have heard of horror stories from some people,so I have never placed an order.All my tanks are full right now anyway.I got the 'toos in October of '07

country_boy454
07-12-2008, 04:53 AM
Well they sure seem very healthy! The male has excellent coloring! I still haven't decided what male I want to get for my females. I am deciding on either a triple red or an orange flash. Maybe I'll get one more female and get both males....

fishbum
07-12-2008, 05:07 AM
Well they sure seem very healthy! The male has excellent coloring! I still haven't decided what male I want to get for my females. I am deciding on either a triple red or an orange flash. Maybe I'll get one more female and get both males....
Got any pics?In a 55,2 males and 4 females should be fine.Good Luck!
Maybe I will try aquabid next time I want something I cannot find locally. But,I am afraid once I start buying fish,I won't stop!

jman
07-12-2008, 05:18 AM
Very good looking take care!

donvichu
07-12-2008, 05:58 AM
Very nice pic...and amazing fish.....Love your favourite pic thumbs2: thumbs2: thumbs2:

Lady Hobbs
07-12-2008, 06:27 AM
Sure are cute fish. They look like personality plus.

fishbum
07-20-2008, 06:03 AM
Sure are cute fish. They look like personality plus.
Thank You!!

Daybis
07-21-2008, 07:58 PM
Wow, great looking fish.

GaboAdv
07-24-2008, 08:31 PM
I bought 1 Male that looks almost exactly like yours for $9,99 or less at a LFS. Well but I live in South FL and we have a lot of great choices/availability over here... :19:

alerzl33t
07-25-2008, 05:21 AM
Maybe I should have my grandma traverse the local fish store. Mwahahaha.

kaoticice
07-25-2008, 09:42 AM
Oh WOW.. Thats one stunning cacatoides!!!! A very high quality indeed, and worth the price. Congratzz*

miquel
07-28-2008, 02:04 PM
nice looking cac's indeed but in your pictures I don't see a female just one dominant male and one that's is doing his best to look like a female. but his caudal, dorsal and anal fin gives him away, they al are extended.

this is how a female should look

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o266/agassizii/cacatuoides%20triple%20red/DSC04631-1.jpg

as you can see she has a more yellow couloration (and this fish is just 5 months of age)

so in my personal opinion a rather expensive fish (around here we sell them for about =$3.50 a piece and in the LFS you can get them for around $6.-) to be getting just 2 males

fishbum
08-24-2008, 04:14 AM
nice looking cac's indeed but in your pictures I don't see a female just one dominant male and one that's is doing his best to look like a female. but his caudal, dorsal and anal fin gives him away, they al are extended.

this is how a female should look

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o266/agassizii/cacatuoides%20triple%20red/DSC04631-1.jpg

as you can see she has a more yellow couloration (and this fish is just 5 months of age)

so in my personal opinion a rather expensive fish (around here we sell them for about =$3.50 a piece and in the LFS you can get them for around $6.-) to be getting just 2 males
Wow funny how the one you say is a male spawned,thanks for the expert opinion!

miquel
08-24-2008, 09:18 PM
see your mailbox for an reply on this thread and on your nice PM, as for the remarks u make on my expertise...

I've bred over 20 species of apistogramma and other dwarfs, among those some of the hardest to breed, stores give me fish to breed for them, and they pay for the fry from these fish, so please don't go there.

why I was wrong about your female is because of the hormones she problably has had to make her grow faster, but the down site to this is that she gets a male appearance, some what like human females that use steroids.

succes with the eggs and fry