Some of my previous fish

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Hi everyone , as some may or may not know I used to keep central and south American cichlids for around the last 20 years before converting my now main tank to marines.
I thought I'd pop up some pics of some of my previous fish
You'll have to excuse some of the hazy picture quality

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These were a group or were a group of red tiger motaguensis that I had imported from Jeff rapps in the US

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Have no photos of mine from the tropical days, but I kept Feather fin catfish, bristlenose catfish ( that would not stop breeding), Siamese fighters bred those, amazing to watch them laying eggs the males attention to the female is incredible. Also had a snowball plec. Just found catfish fascinating.
Once we have moved we are setting a large tropical up again, something like a 190 litre trigon.
Oh and loads of cardinal tetras.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.

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amphilophus citrinellus , also imported from Jeff rapps
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I dragged out the data stick that I had cleverly put all the pictures on before my Lord and Master gutted and rebuilt the desktop again, l had stupidly expected it to display the folders one of which is entitled reload 2013 from the last gutting,and contains over 300 pictures as ,well small pictures.


Well thier all entitled reload 2013 lmao.....


If I hit on a line thats actualy a bloody discus I will post it  :evil:


Guys thier all lovely fish  :D
Do not mock the snake because it has no horns.For who is to say that one day it may become a dragon,as one just man may become an army...Water Margin.

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Reply #5

Wild caught golden saum A. Rivulatus , I bred and sold a lot of these absolutely stunning

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Vieja regani also wild caught import

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Oh Yes... :D <3


My Rivulatus looked like that,not realy a Blue Acara,better than that, tiny 3foot tank and they bred and bred .


On the wild caught front ,at least they have not had thier fry rearing instincts bred out like Singapore Angels and similar .
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C. Salvini , I initially had a pair of these before the male killed the female wihle I was away for a weekend
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C. Urophthalmus , Mayan cichlid ,  I really enjoyed this fish so much character

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Gav arnt you sposed to take the labels off the plants? Lol lol


You have certainly had some very nice fish.


Before I met Garry he did a lot if fish showing and knew the bloke who had a wholesale importers at Wraysbury ,near Chertsey I think off m25, he had the opertunity to get a lot of stuff before it ever got out to the shops. He had a m8 who actualy went out to places like the Amazon to hunt new fish  :|   Garry of course wouldnt go as he went on a plane for work to USA and not only did they make a fuss about letting him in he hated flying,never did it again . Undesirable alien lmao but not like Roger(american dad).


Tho I do love marines id love to have my fish room back again.
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Rocio octofasciata , jack Dempsey

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Reply #12

I could ID the fish no problem but the plants went a strong point lol these were in 3 100l grow out tanks and did substantially help keep nitrates in check . At this rate we'll have a cichlid catalogue on site too lol
One that I always wanted to keep and has only recently become more available was Cichlasoma Ornatum which was only found deep in cartel country Columbia hence the shortage of these previously available .

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