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Kim
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Username: kimrin

Post Number: 2197
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 12:37 pm:       

I finally got my L.Similus I've been waiting so long for. The guy I got them from couldn't catch the fry so he got frustrated and brought me 3 adults in their shells. I'm happy to have them actually, I like adults better. Now I don't have to grow them myself. :-)
One of them came out to be admired this morning and I'm completely infatuated, I want to leave work right now and go home and sit by their tank all day!
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dan
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Username: dan

Post Number: 6576
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 02:12 pm:       

nice little fish. sounds like you're in for a fun time. enjoy.

(Message edited by dan on February 23, 2006)
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flyingfish
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Username: flyingfish

Post Number: 148
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 02:21 pm:       

I know exactly what you mean about the new fish. I wish I was sitting at home with mine.

Is it this>? L.Similis?
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Kim
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Username: kimrin

Post Number: 2198
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 05:44 pm:       

those are it flyingfish. :-) 'cept they have blue eyes in person and a little blue and yellow in the fins.

they're awfully shy little guys too.

I was planning just to keep them until I successfully bred them ( assuming that happens, lol! ) and then pass them on but that could change... They're pretty cute.
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flyingfish
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Username: flyingfish

Post Number: 155
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 07:51 pm:       

even in the picture its an awesome looking fish. good luck with them.
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Kim
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Username: kimrin

Post Number: 2217
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 01:01 am:       

update....I'm starting to think they're going to be a little more permanent :-)

I've got them in a 10g right now, crowded with shells and no sand, just a little aragonite. I don't think they like it and it's a bear to clean so I decided I'm going to move them into a 20long.

Naturally my MFS has kicked in and I'm wondering if I could also keep some J.Transcriptus with them. I don't want big territorial issues though, do you think that's too small a space to peacefully keep both species?
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Kim
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Username: kimrin

Post Number: 2222
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 11:30 am:       

I meant YOU in the general sense. Anyone is free to opine.
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flyingfish
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Username: flyingfish

Post Number: 193
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 04:14 pm:       

I would keep a breeding pair or very few cichlids in a 20L, like the 3 you have.

More opinions on this please..... My knowledge of cichlids is very limited.
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cindy
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Post Number: 9425
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 10:27 pm:       

I prefer to keep breeders by themselves.

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Kim
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Username: kimrin

Post Number: 2227
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Friday, March 03, 2006 - 11:09 pm:       

good point Cindy, that's one way to avoid the issue altogether.

I think I will pass on the juli's right now, there's always another time. I have more then enough fish to play with for a while. Too many in fact.

flyingfish, I like your natural conservatism. :-) Good choice when in doubt. You should check these little fish out sometime, they're much like multifasciatus and will actually form large colonies so you can have several of them. But mixing in other species can be challenging. In a larger tank I'd be more confident mixing these two species but the 20 seemed a little borderline.

thanks for the thoughts, they help me settle mine. ;)
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