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Postby POS_miniracer » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:44 am

After about a 3 year search for more Chocolate cichlids I've finally found what I was looking for.

I was so excited to find them I initially was going to take a dozen but once I saw them all I calmed down a bit and only went with eight. That gives me a total of eleven so if I don't end up with a pair from that I'll give up on it.

I just hope they pair off soon before they get too large and while I still have other's who were also looking for them still interested in what I don't keep.

Might be worth mentioning that I made up the difference with about a half dozen albino bristle nose pleco's. Not sure about the correct terminology but I think he called them long tails? or veil tails? They must be prolific breeder's as he had what looked like a couple of hundred from a few batches that came one right after the other.

Pics to follow once they all calm down (and once I calm down) :-):
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Re: Finally

Postby malakye » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:58 pm

Well done of finding more chocolates, I can imagine how hyper you got after finding them lol. Well done. Cant wait to see pictures.
I wish you were closer to me, I would have taken some of your veiltail bristlenose off you, I think they are gorgeous fish and yes once they start breeding you do end up with loads of young although your cichlids may polish off a lot of the fry when dad evicts them from the nest.
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Re: Finally

Postby superdart » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:38 pm

Nice find and you should get a few pairs out of that lot..... :thu:
If it has fin's and swim's I'm interested in it....
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Re: Finally

Postby POS_miniracer » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:12 am

I really hope so.
Of all the fish I've kept and that have spawned on their own this is the one species I really wanted to have spawn for me and could never get it to happen.
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Re: Finally

Postby POS_miniracer » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:10 pm

It finally happened new years day.

I never could tell how to sex them and had to sell a few before they paired off which made me crazy because I was sure I sold the one male or one female in the bunch but I got lucky and ended up with at least one pair out of the 6 I still have left. Of course it had to be two from the same source, I had 4 bloodlines in that tank and brother & sister had to be the one's. That's okay though, I'll take it after all this time.

If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes (what's left of them) I still could not tell you who was the male or the female. And no one else I've talked to that's raised them can either until either vented or caught in the act. I've got video so fish porn to follow.....

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Re: Finally

Postby malakye » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:27 pm

Well done on catching them in the act. They really are great looking fish, I love the colouration.
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Re: Finally

Postby superdart » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:40 pm

I cant see the vid...
If it has fin's and swim's I'm interested in it....
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Re: Finally

Postby POS_miniracer » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:51 pm

Don't feel left out Superdart.
I took it and can barely see it :-):

Maybe try just the link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9REN_sn5fWQ
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Re: Finally

Postby Graeme » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:01 am

In flagrante delicto!!!

Beautiful.
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