07-04-2009, 04:08 PM #1Senior Member Bull shark
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Incorrect fish Id. What a score !!!
A pair of fish I have I was told and were labled at my LFS as Gabalema Hap. " Orange Hunter "
Are infact a lot rarer than even those.
After some extensive searching I have found them to be.:-
Lipochromis sp. "Matumbi Hunter"
The Matumbi Hunter
They only have between 8 - 15 fry.
From what I have read I need to get an egg tumbler as the female won't hold her eggs for more than 3 days.
But it will be worth it for such a rare fish to the hobby.
If I can get them to breed any fry are worth between £10 & £15 each.
Adults sell at £35.
I didn't pay 1/2 that for them, I think I can call that a score
It is these fish.
07-04-2009, 04:14 PM #2
Cool fish CF! Good luck with breeding them!
...always good to find mislabelled fish that work out in your favor!your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!
07-04-2009, 04:16 PM #3
wow congrats on the new rare fishy friends. great pics10 gallon FOWLR Cycling
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07-04-2009, 04:17 PM #4
thats a great find! they are cool looking fish too.When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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07-04-2009, 05:20 PM #5
Gotta luv a 'happy mistake'!
Gorgeous fish!55 g Goldfish Tank - 3 Fancies, 2 Comets
25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed
07-04-2009, 07:03 PM #6
Congrats CF. Thats Great newsDo as I say. Not as I do.
07-04-2009, 10:43 PM #7
Nice when someone elses mistake works out in your favour,
very nice fish and pics!Mike!
07-04-2009, 10:55 PM #8Senior Member Bull shark
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I phoned the LFS to tell them. There gutted
I was looking up orange hunter and the pics I have seen of them looked nothing like these. Body shape and colour was just all wrong.
I just kept looking and looking and today I found out.
I have had these guys in my tank now for over 2 months and it has taken me this long to get the real ID on them.
07-04-2009, 11:26 PM #9
Well, aren't you glad for an LFS mistake!!!Sharon
07-04-2009, 11:26 PM #10