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    Back after a spell...

    I'm back after a couple month hiatis......

    Work has been keeping me way more than busy and unfortunately this is one of the things I had to cut back on..

    News for the last couple of months.......
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    Thanks NG

    I put them into a seperate tank as it was the tank mates (peacocks) that started picking on the damaged Oscar.

    Going to keep them there while I get their new home setup - 100g acrylic
    Thinking to...
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    Tiger Oscar Question - Behavior

    I have two Oscars - one tiger, one albino = both at 5" or so....

    They are both located in a QT tank after recovering from wounds about a month back.

    Tank stats are great, size = 43g bowfront. ...
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    Pic Update - Expecting?

    Here are a couple of new pics of the pair.
    Got real lucky the female was out and about and in a picture mood.

    Fugly (male):
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    hiding
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    front view
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    Abode and Behavior

    Watching this little pair and contrary to what I have been able to find out they have a couple of unique behaviors.

    Sumbu's are shell or opportunistic cave dwellers.
    Even though their tank has...
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    Chuckle

    The pics do not do him justice.

    COmpared to a regular comp he looks like he's been in one too many car accidents :hmm3grin2orange:


    One interesting tidbit, he lets the food come to him, wo't...
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    Exotic Chow

    They will become food for the other fish.
    Exev if they do manage to survive for a bit, when they shed they will be quickly consumed.

    Sorry....
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    Pic Update....

    Some additional pics:
    Getting decent ones of the female is tricky.
    Fast little lady and definitely camera shy.

    20203

    20204

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    Nipped

    Suspect it was method of transport and tankmates.
    My LFS has a dealer that works with him toget the harder to get and wild caught fish.

    As a precaution I removed the peacock female.
    Even though...
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    Updates Coming Soon

    I'll keep this posted, may turn it into a journal.

    Would like to get them to do some breeding - :22:

    They are really fun to watch, especially the interaction between them and the...
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    Mix It Up

    Scrup is correct.

    I have a 60g mbuna tank and through trial and error found that a mix of large flake and sinking smaller pellets all the fish get what they need.

    Now if I can get them to slow...
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    Roflmao!!!!

    Great story! thumbs2:

    Fix for naughty kitty:

    Aquire 200g tank with full size mating pair of Oscars.
    Leave top open
    When you hear a series of loud splashes, this means the naughty kitty...
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    Yes!!!!!

    I Felt It!!!!

    No wait.....

    That was mine, not yours..... :hmm3grin2orange:

    5.0? may stir your coffee a bit...
    Your fish might like the small waves....

    Take care!
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    Pics!

    Here are a couple of pics I snapped.

    The male is easy to capture - the female; as soon as the camera came into view - poof!:14:

    Here is a good shot of the male:
    20195

    and so you can get...
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    They came home...

    Picked up a pair of wild caught thumbs2:

    Will post some pics later today.
    Male is about 2.5" and the female about 1.5"
    Real beauty and the beast.
    The female is cute and the male I have...
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    No Freaking Way!!!!!!

    If that occured, the state of California would find a way to make you license each and every fish.

    and likely mount said license on the tank/stand :hmm3grin2orange:

    a freaking New Age Fishing...
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    Nice Cross-Section!

    Now it just needs a couple of itty-bitty small oh so cute mbuna's and one adorable can't get any cuter Oscar.

    Sweet!!thumbs2:
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    dwarf sumbu compressiceps

    I have an opportunity to get a pair of dwarf sumbu compressiceps.

    Has anyone here raised them before?
    Compatibility?
    How do they differ from standard comps as parents?

    Thx!!!

    :22:
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    Chuckle!!!!

    Not a suprise!
    African cichlids for the most part are very hard on plants and their water/pH is very hard on plants.

    Generally most will not survive.
    I have a few African tanks and have only...
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    Hmmmmm Strange

    I have two Stealth Pro (300W in 100g, 200W in 60g) that so far are working beautifully.

    I have 5 Stealth (older model - funky red knob) that are working great.

    I had 2 Stealth (older model)...
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    Ouch!

    Browse here.... http://www.aquaticoutlet.com/

    thumbs2:
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    Yup!

    For Saltwater and large aquariums - Aquatic Depot (right up the street from me) - kind of hard to top a several thousand gallon saltwater display tank)
    For African Cichlids - Jims Exotic Fish...
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    Species?

    DO you know the types of cichlids?
    Herbivorous or....

    I use pellet for some of mine but usually go with flake for the herbivores...
    Specially the mbuna and tropheus....

    :22:
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    I have a probe thermometer (bi-metallic lab...

    I have a probe thermometer (bi-metallic lab quality) that I use to set my heaters before I put them into an aquarium. Used that to check the temp as my external sticky heaters only go to 84F.

    I...
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    Been mostly goos for me....

    I use these (ML Stealth) in all my tanks.
    I have had a fail -off and now a fail - on.

    Used to use glass heaters. Had a few bad times with those (why I don't use them now.

    I had a 100W Theo...
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