The one that u always wanted

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  1. Naathir

    Naathir Active Member

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    So its been along time since i have posted a thread, for those that know me and those that don't the fish that i have always wanted was benthochromis tricoti, i have managed to get my hand on them and was wondering what fish have you always wanted. And still looking for
     
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    Glad you got one. Tell us more about them. Do you have a pic?
     
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    Thats my benthochromis tricoti, wondered if anyone else has them, been searching for some info on habits

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    Very nice fish, well done on your acquisition!
     
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    Nice fish where did you get them eventually... for me I have always wanted to get my hands on a pair of L183 (starlight bristol nose)
     
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    Well it's your lucky day then, L183's are on the list available in this thread.

    Possibly VERY exciting news - Page 12
     
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    nice fish always wanted golden arowanas.lacking the tank size at present though
     
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    always wanted an oscar got one friday :)
     
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    Those Benthochromis tricoti are truly spectacular cichlids. I've seen them on the internet somewhere ages ago and always loved them - congratulations on getting hold of them at last!

    I have a long, long list of fish I'm looking for, but the one that got away, for me, will always be the Chocolate gourami Sphaerichthys osphromenoides. They and I are like Moby Dick and Captain Ahab, except where Moby Dick is large, white and Captain Ahab's life mission is constantly trying to kill him, they're small, brown and my life's mission is trying to keep them alive while they are seemingly hell-bent on committing suicide. For years I tried to get hold of them, but the few times I found them in an LFS they were already dying from having been placed in hard water. I got one, it died. I got six, they all died. Eventually I got hold of two from a friend, and one killed the other. Then I got 5 from someone else. The group of 6 lived with me for a year and first one and then another female were carrying eggs or babies in their mouths, when like a complete fool I introduced some Paracheirodon simulans who turned out to be carrying some sort of bacterium. All the chocolates died. I will never be happy again really until I find some more. THAT SURVIVE, of course. We even have a song, that fish species and me.
    [video]https://youtu.be/y0Pu9FqXV1Q[/video]
    Yeah it's silly and sappy, but to me some bits of that song really describe the fishkeeper's obsession. "Don't want your picture on my cellphone, I want you here with me". Otherwise we wouldn't be fishkeepers, right? We'd just be watching them on National Geographic. And a tank done right is just like another world, that we can live in when everyday life just feels like too much.
    :cry::cry::cry:
    Ok I'll stop now. But one day I'll have Chocolate Gouramis again, I swear it...
     
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    Got them via jack stone, stone Aquatics
     
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    Yes I know but I am not prepared to pay R450 for a fish that was just over a hundred a couple years ago, thats an increase in price I can't get my head around.
     
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    sorry about the double post
     
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    Wow these are great man! Please give us more info on your setup. How many did you get? Are you hoping to breed them?
     
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    I would love a pair of Uaru fernaneezyepezi.


    Only seen them on offer once.
    They were were £90 (R1,750) each!
    But weren't in brilliant condition. Looked a bit thin.

    Also, at that price I wanted a guaranteed pair.
    But at this size, couldn't sex them
    So didn't get them

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    Well done Naathir! Tricotti is one of the most soughtafter Tanganyika cichlid in the world.
    I got what I wanted which is the Moba Frontosa.... Now I’m hoping to get myhands on a group of Mikula frontosa....

     
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    Ok, surely I'm not alone in thinking that someone had a joke by putting "easy peasy" into that scientific name?! but I just Googled it, they're named after Agustin Fernandez Yepez.. I'll always read it as ezyepezi (easypeasy) though
     
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    And they certainly aren't easy peasy to keep.
    They are reported to be more difficult than wild caught Discus.
     
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    Anyone who knows me...either on here or APSA...will know I'm desperately looking for and wanting Apistogramma Trifasciata's (poor @Marco...think when he sees a message from me he's like "please dont ask for Trifasciatas...please dont ask for Trifasciatas")

    LOL

    Unfortunately that's how the game works...if you want something nice...you got to be prepared to fork out the cash.
     
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    nice
    always great to get dream
    dream fish i have actaully got
    Dovii and festae
    still trying to get Umbees or blue freckled monsters
     
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    Fair enough. I was also surprised they were as much as R450. I've never seen them in an LFS so didn't know what they go for, but I had previously assumed if I ever saw them they would be sub R200. They are also one of those fish that become less attractive once they are an adult. Really awesome as juvi's though.
     

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