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African cichlid breeding

Postby Bauxitehog » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:10 am

Is african cichlid breeding particularly the peacock variety a lost concern for Arkansas? several of my local lfs quality and available variety seem down. I Am thinking of having to breed myself but that seems a long process and many tanks to build a show tank of male peacocks. Comments please! #oldschool #bummedincentralAR
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Re: African cichlid breeding

Postby dennysfishroom » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:23 am

I do raise the East African Peacocks. I'll be taking some colored up males to the auction this Saturday. Hope that helps. Denny
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Re: African cichlid breeding

Postby Bauxitehog » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:35 pm

Thanks Denny, I was considering coming up for that. What species are you bringing?
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Re: African cichlid breeding

Postby dennysfishroom » Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:44 pm

Good question. EB Ahli for sure. I'm not sure what else is ready, but I've got some regular and albino Rubescens reds, and probably some OB Ahli as possibilities.
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Re: African cichlid breeding

Postby Bauxitehog » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:43 pm

Denny, I've been reading up on the auction set up. Any idea how many fish I should expect to find per bag? different amounts? 5 - 50? I'm looking for no more than 8 for the size of my tank. Thanks. David
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Re: African cichlid breeding

Postby dennysfishroom » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:36 pm

With auctions it's always hard to tell. Mine are usually packed one per bag, but they are pretty much full colored adults. It's not unusual for fry to be half a dozen or more. It just depends on what people have to get rid of. Denny
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Re: African cichlid breeding

Postby Bauxitehog » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:01 am

Thanks for the info, it's very helpful. I don't want to come al the way up there and leave empty handed -if it helps your sales any I'm looking for 2-3 inch fish as that's what's in my tank now.
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Re: African cichlid breeding

Postby tbalan » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:32 pm

I will have some labidochromis mbamba and some iodothropheus sprengerae in the size that you need.
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