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PostSubject: Starter for 2!   Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:40 pm

Justt thought I'd start this off as it was my suggestion!

What fish do people have? Any piranha keepers out there?
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PostSubject: Re: Starter for 2!   Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:41 pm

3 goldfish in an orb we did have a plec in there but its gone awol Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Starter for 2!   Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:03 pm

I used to breed but stopped, now i have about 75
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PostSubject: Re: Starter for 2!   Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:25 pm

I have about 12 goldfish in my pond thats all.

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PostSubject: Re: Starter for 2!   Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:26 pm

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I used to breed but stopped, now i have about 75

75? What type do you have?

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PostSubject: Re: Starter for 2!   Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:36 pm

Mostly exotic tetras and stuff from the Amozon i think what i might do is sell all of them and than buy a huge octopus tank, I think if i do this it could be the first privately owned and legal in Cape town.
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PostSubject: Re: Starter for 2!   Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:29 pm

I've just got back into fish keeping and have decided to go for a Cichlid only tank.

Our first 10 fish arrived yesterday, those being:

3x labeotropheus trewavasae
3x pseudotropheus saulosi
3x pseudotropheus callainos
1x cynotilapia pulpicans

We have some more coming today.
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PostSubject: Re: Starter for 2!   Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:34 pm

Is it easy to keep Cichlids?

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PostSubject: Re: Starter for 2!   Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:43 pm

Yeah they don't need anything special really. Most are rock dwellers so you have to fill the tank with rock and you need a PH in the high 7's to low 8's really but other than that they're pretty much like any other fish.
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PostSubject: Re: Starter for 2!   Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:00 pm

Honestly there are little freshwater fish that are hard to keep.
Anyway why u asking?
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PostSubject: Re: Starter for 2!   Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:19 pm

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Honestly there are little freshwater fish that are hard to keep.
Anyway why u asking?
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PostSubject: Re: Starter for 2!   Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:47 pm

I throw fish in the pond all the time, but they get eaten too quick for them to mate.
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PostSubject: Re: Starter for 2!   Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:07 pm

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Honestly there are little freshwater fish that are hard to keep.
Anyway why u asking?
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PostSubject: Re: Starter for 2!   Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:43 am

Are Cichilds freshwater? I thought they was tropical and I was asking out of curiousity.

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PostSubject: Re: Starter for 2!   Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:42 am

Freshwater = tropical Wink

There's 4 types I believe:

Coldwater - goldfish/pondfish in just plain old cold water
Freshwater aka tropical - which are 65F ish+ with no salt
Brackish - slightly salty water
Marine - salt water fish

Cichlids are slightly more demanding than other tropical fish in that they are kept at the 80F range and like I mentioned earlier you have to pay more attention to the PH. They're not difficult to keep though. Probably helps if you've kept tropical in the past a little bit and can work out the water testing kits.
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PostSubject: Re: Starter for 2!   Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:47 am

Think hubby wants guppies as they are easy to look after.

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PostSubject: Re: Starter for 2!   Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:45 pm

Simon you also get tropical saltwater and far more types of salt.
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