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Post by lee77 on Fri May 31, 2013 9:35 am

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Post by mickdeja on Fri May 31, 2013 10:48 am

Go on the Lee. 2poc has a great group of these. Serious fish when they blacken up and show off their white spots. Headerballs too. Great pic man.
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Post by lee77 on Fri May 31, 2013 11:07 am

Cheers mick. This one was living in a sump for a while cause somebody tore him up in previous owners tank. I had seen a breeding pair in seahorse and they were crackers. I am trying to grow these guys on all around same size so aggression isn 't too bad. Then its time for the custom tank yep
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Post by Paul on Fri May 31, 2013 1:38 pm

The 2 carlow boys with the monster cichlids from here on in yep
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Post by lee77 on Fri May 31, 2013 1:59 pm

Thats the plan Paul . Its hard to get big american cichlids down here but loads of good quality juvies so i am gonna have to be patient. Just need to find that magic growth formula yep
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Post by 2poc on Fri May 31, 2013 9:49 pm

2poc *had* a fantastic group of these.
Long story.. The ones in seahorse were mine.

This looks like a small spot polleni Lee, mine were large spot (bleekeri). They are fantastic fish, good luck with him.

Plenty of meaty food like prawns and whitebait and they will be huge in no time.

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Post by lee77 on Fri May 31, 2013 10:18 pm

Cheers for the info Patrick that pair you had are stunning fish . I have to say seeing the rostratus mick got off you id say you have and still are keeping some nice fish. How are they aggression wise my one is still young ?
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Post by 2poc on Fri May 31, 2013 10:31 pm

Not keeping as much as I'd like these days Lee. I'm travelling a bit with work so hard to commit to lots of tanks/fish.
I've some nice peacock bass/catfish/characins/cichlids at the mo and they're keeping me occupied.

Aggression-wise I found them fine towards other fish but hard on each other. I had about 10 of them together and had to reduce the group to around 7 once they hit 4 inches as some of the subdominant males were getting a hard time. I really enjoyed keeping them, will definitely own them again at some stage.

Once they settle in and go jet black they're very striking..

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Post by bigcatman on Fri May 31, 2013 11:10 pm

Nice looking fish Lee , good luck with it thumbs up
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Post by lee77 on Fri May 31, 2013 11:33 pm

Thanks guys i am going to try keep just single species of each as when pairs form the aggression would be too much. Its a big ask to have a community tank with these guys but fingers crossed it works thumbs up
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Post by andrewo on Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:18 am

Very nice fish collection you are building at the moment lee; nice patience too; Im sure it will be worth it down the road! thumbs up
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Post by geofftrainor on Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:54 pm

keep going lee ccccccc
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