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    Many new arrivals of rare C. Am. cichlids

    Discussion in 'Tangled Up In Cichlids' started by bigguapote, Nov 5, 2009.

    1. bigguapote

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      I have a few photos to share of the wild adults to which many of the F1 (or C1 if you like) juveniles currently available have originated.

      Please refer to my stock list at http://www.tangledupincichlids.com/stock.html for a complete post of all available species.


      Rick Thibert of the UK has wonderfully documented his ex 'Cichlasoma' beani 'Rio Panuco' growth at the following link.

      http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?p=375542

      I now have F1 juveniles of this gorgeous 'white beani' variant to offer for the first time in the US.
      They are .75-1" @ 25 each


      Another particularly hot item with American cichlid specialists is Herichthys labridens 'Media Luna yellow'. The F1 juveniles I am offering are the result of Rusty Wessel's careful collection of these rare fish and subsequent breeding in his tanks.
      They are guaranteed to be 100% pure bred yellow labridens.
      Their size is 1.25-1.5" @ 25 each

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      For Thorichthys fans, I have several different, seldom seen species (all F1 stock). Say that 3 x's fast!

      Below are a few photos of the wild adults as provided by their collector and breeder.

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      The F1 juvenile T. socolofi 'Rio Bascan' are 1-1.25" @ 10 each.

      Incidentally, I'd like to mention that last week marked the passing of their namesake, Ross Socolof. For those who were acquainted with Ross personally or familiar with his contributions to this great hobby, you'll know this is a tremendous loss to our fish culture as we know it.

      I am happy to say that Ross took the time to correspond with me many, many years ago. Back before the age of internet (no, that's after the dinosaurs fell), we wrote letters (not email) and spoke on the phone (no cell phones yet, so there WAS life before texting).

      Get this - I contacted Ross when I was finishing up my graduate work and looking for a job, possibly of academic nature, in the tropical fish industry.
      He and I spoke and wrote of some possibilities and shared ideas. He gave me some names of people to contact.
      That led to the first acquaintance with my now close friend, Wayne Liebel.
      Sorry for the digressions! It's Cichlid Hobby History 101 over the net.


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      Thorichthys sp. 'Rio Mixteco green' are 1-1.5" @ 7.50 each




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      Immediately above is a photo I took of the 2-2.5" sized Herichthys deppi @ 15 each. See? There IS a Central American cichlid species that has color < 3" size!!
      The photos posted above the juvenile shot were taken of larger individuals I've kept before.



      Not all the new arrivals are cichlids.
      I admit never having much of an appreciation for Mexican livebearers until I experienced collection of these beauties first hand.


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      This is one of the largest growing swordtails collected (next to the Montezuma race).
      These Xipohophorus helleri 'Rio Otapa' beauties are 1.5-3" @ 10 each



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      My poor photos of a very rare swordtail, X. clemenciae 'Rio Carolina'.
      These fish are now on the 'Red List' from Mexico, so conservation of the species is paramount.
      These are 1.5-2.5" @ 35 for a colony of 1 male and 4 females.


      Additional new arrivals include F1 juveniles of the following:

      Paratheraps fenestratus 'Rio Antigua' 1-1.25" @ 10
      Chuco intermedius 'Rio Bascan' 1.25" @ 7.50
      Herichthys tamosopoensis, Tamosopo 1.25-1.5" @ 7.50
      Amatitlania sp. 'Panama convict' 'Rio Rabalo' 1.5" @ 5.50
      Thorichthys aureus 'Rio Copan gold' 1-1.5" @ 12.50
      Thorichthys helleri 'Rio Bascan' 1-1.5" @ 10
      Cryptoheros cutteri 'Rio Mongu' 1-1.25" @ 5.50


      If I receive any additional wild adult photos of the above species, I'll be sure to post them here.
       
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      very nice fish top notch like always........ u should get in some cool acaras id deff get a few of a few sp......
       
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      Thanks. What acaras for example?
      I'm all for rare Aequidens and related genera.
      It's not like the fisherman can just pull them out of the water or something. OK, it's a lot like that. But never that easy.

      I've kindly requested on many occasions of my Colombia sources for Aeq. coereopunctatus (tank bred stock is around if you locate the breeders), sapayensis, and biseriatus. I've seen wild individuals of the latter two species one time each - but not in this century.

      Bujurquina species never really made much of a splash. I've imported many different species (both described and undescribed).

      Luckily some of the wild Peruvian green terror that I've imported over the years have been bred, so hopefully that species won't become another lost or missing cichlid in the trade for another 15-20 years!

      The only rarely seen species I am expecting from the wild that I can count on seeing soon is Aequidens epae.
      Before you even say it, I know Aeq. michaeli is down there too. I received one and only one michaeli (as a contaminant with little Retroculus xinguensis) years ago.
       
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      Cool fish Jeff. Did you breed the deppi or did they come from somewhere else?
       
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      I've bred many, many deppi over the years.

      However, these are from individuals that Rusty collected and bred.
       
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      A week ago or so ure list said u were getting some T. Aureus blue, did these not come in or sold quick?
      Thanks!
       
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      Weren't shipped. Might be coming later with the synspilus juves and others.
      If they do, I'll post.

      I have a colony of them too, so one way or another, there ought to be little blue aureus circulating again soon.
       
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      anymore paretroplus maculatus left.if so how many avail?interested in baglots.
       
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      Yes, they are available. You would need to please contact me by email for pricing.

      bigguapote1@verizon.net

      Thanks, Jeff


       
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      Any pics of the parents of the helleri?
       

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