1. Tommytipper87

    Quastion, Wild caught vs farmed

    So my question is... Will wild caught fish always preduce the best colours or can farmed fish that you get in a store or online be just as colourful? Let's use the festae cichlid as that's the next fish on my list. I've been online and I've seen a store thats selling them at £10.50 each at 1.3...
  2. D

    For Sale  Red Terror Festae and Christmas Cichlid for Sale

    1 Large Festae (Red Terror) Male 8-9 inches $80 1 Medium Festae (Red Terror) Female 6 inches $70 1 Medium Festae (Red Terror) Male 6 inches $60 1 Xystichromis phytophagus (Christmas Cichlid) 5 inches $15 I am located in Santa Ana, CA. You can come here and see the fish first, we can meet, or I...
  3. phamkc911

    For Sale  festae, flower horn, red texas, gecko

    - 1 red texas fading ( sold me me as red texas, not sure to be honest ) 6 inches $ 75 - 1 kamfa flowerhorn 9-10 inches $ 125 - 2 true red terror or festae. 1 female. the other one not sure. Larger female is dominant so poor color on the other one. Both for $75. sell together only for now. buy...
  4. Mfowlie626

    Festae or Mayan?

    I've had this fish for a while now and been back and forth with it. It was sold as a Red Terror. What do you guys think?
  5. JESTERX626

    For Sale  4 Rio Esmeraldas festae group

    Four rio Esmeraldas red terrors ranging from 2-3” that came from wild caught parents via Jeff Rapps (tangledupincichlids). I’m selling them as a group for $50. Pick up in Rowland heights 626. Willing to meet within the 626 in a 10 mile radius. Feel free to text me at anytime. 6262oh29oh3oh
  6. Jonnycichlid6

    9 inch gorgeous festae female

    Hi, I’m moving back to the west coast and selling my beautiful female festae “red terror” cichlid. She’s approximately 9 inches in length. Gorgeous fish. Located in new haven Connecticut. Price is $175
  7. P

    Red Terrors Festae Upstate NY

    pick up only. I'm near Buffalo 1/2" to 3/4" $3 each.
  8. BIG-G

    Equatorial Festae? and other rare fish

    I stumbled upon this video and in it a fish breeder shows some very interesting and beautiful fish. Starting around the 20 minute mark he mentions a small breed of Festae he calls Equatorial Festae Anyone have any information of these? I personally have never heard of them. His claim is it’s a...
  9. E

    Festae Advice

    Hello, I recently acquired these two Festae which are currently divided in a 200G tank going through quarantine (they will remain in this tank for a while). The festae in the first 4 photos I was told was a female, which is what I believe due to the half black dorsal and the lack of spangling. I...
  10. Jonnycichlid6

    Festae growth progression thread

    I wanted to post a thread to share the growth progression of my two festae. I know when I got my first festae, I was hopeful for a female. Since most LFS sell juveniles at around 2.5-3 inch it’s often really tough to figure out the sex. After reading these forums, sounds like females have black...
  11. BIG-G

    Documenting Festae size

    So over the years their has been a few threads about how large Festae can get. With discussions about one reaching 20” or more. I believe it’s entirely possible. By posting this I’m in no way claiming this fish was the biggest or anything. I encourage anyone with very large Festae to post them...
  12. JESTERX626

    Rio esmeraldas festae. First time parents!

    It’s been a minute since I’ve posted on here, so hello. Here is my wild rio esmeraldas pair of festae with their three week old babies, currently a quarter of an inch big.
  13. raja

    Flowerhorn_male x Festae (red terror) _female

    Has anyone ever bred a good quality zz (red dragon) flowerhorn with festae(bright red colored one's) If so, how do the offsprings look? Post pictures as well. My friend is giving me a female festae, it's has crazy coloration and I'm planning on breeding it with my red dragon male, so any...
  14. Z

    Texas Cichlid Tankmates in 150 gallon

    Just finished cycling my 150 gallon, added a 5" Texas and a 4" Paratilapia Polleni. The Texas immediately started beating up the Polleni, so I returned it to my LFS. The Texas now has the whole tank to himself, and I'm wondering what other cichlids would work with it. Could I try a Jack Dempsey...
  15. B

    Pairing festae

    I recently acquired 7 WC festae that were between 3 and 4 inches. Over the past month they've all grown anywhere from one half to an inch in length. (Thought they were slow growers but I'm pleasantly surprised). Anyways they are starting to show some adult coloring and I appear to have 4 females...
  16. joegriggs

    Festae Cichlid Progression Thread

    Here's a picture of one of my Red Terror grow outs, a real stunner considering he's only just pushing over 3.5" and showing the majority of his colors already. He has been kept in a tank with a more dominant RTM and a smaller Texas recently, so the colors would normally be much brighter...
  17. JF Sirois

    Festae in mtl canada

    Hey, I was looking to get some festaes, preferably f1 or f2 but i didn't want to pay tons of money for shipping. I live in montreal canada and i was wondering if anyone knew about a place i could buy some or somebody who breeds them near by. Size doesn't matter, i can get them pretty small...
  18. Aqua Nut

    Fish Room Tour 2016 | SA CA Cichlids

    Join us as we visit the fishroom of a monster fish keeper. This fish room tour features over 9 different aquariums. We are guided through this monster fish room tour of a true monster fish keeper. Dave shows off his amazing collection of gorgeous, huge South American cichlids and Central...
  19. S

    Opinions and advice

    Hello all! So, i am slowly building up a cichlid tank. At the moment, i have a festae female (5inch), red tiger motaguense female (5inch), nandopsis tetracanthus (3inch) and a crenicichla sp. iniridae II (3inch). These get along really well. The mota and festae go everywhere together and they...