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Oh crap, chanchito means little pig? Eek, I hope my wife never finds out! Time for a new pet name!
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Aww, I never even got to see and guess. Cool fish. That's a sweet genus of fish, always wanted some. I have cichlid envy.
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Aww, I never even got to see and guess. Cool fish. That's a sweet genus of fish, always wanted some. I have cichlid envy.
You would have been bonkers yesterday at the Cichlid Auction. Me and my buddy were in heaven.

He picked up some sweet fish, Cryptoheros panamensis. I think there were six in the bag, but all juvies. Will take some time on them, but I am sure I will end up with some of those at some point.

I sold off my breeding pair of Cryptoheros myrnae. Got 30 bucks for them, so I was happy with that.

Sold off my 4 Cleithracara maronii, got $26 for them. (They are my favorites, but they just won't hang with the new setup).

Sold the Bentonia Signata's and basically took a bath on them. I think I got $20 total, so I lost half my money on that.

There were over 500 lots at the auction. Mostly africans, but there was some nice SA/CA stock. Some of the catfish were just ridiculous cool.

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I wonder if you would have bought anything if beer wasn't involved. Glenn, you should take a picture of these other fish you have. I love cichlids!

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Sweet. There's nothing like that around here, auction-wise.

I've always wanted some C. panamensis. It's endemic to the area I lived in Panama for a few years. I've even thought about going through the trouble of collecting some and importing them, perhaps on my next visit.
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I wonder if you would have bought anything if beer wasn't involved. Glenn, you should take a picture of these other fish you have. I love cichlids!
LOL! It certainly loosens up the wallet a bit. Like the power head that I bought for $9 that will sit in the box in my basement for 5 years... that was at the end of the auction when I was feeling no pain.

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nice tank! I like it!



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Super clean and beautiful. Looks like you found a good balance with the driftwood too. When those crypts explode this is going to be great. Did you ever decide on a fish?
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I think I have a better setup with the DW for sure. Just need to let it sit now and see how the crypts grow in around it. Already have good growth from most of the crypts and re-organized all the vals in the back. Still need a background.

Ironically, I have picked up a aponogeton boivinianus bulb for Drew (Coltonorr here) and I threw it in here for now. Big mistake, the thing is already huge in the back left corner. Should hit the water surface by Friday. LOL! Going to have to get that out ASAP.

I think I have at least one fish selected (besides the pleocos and corys in there already)

I picked 20 Orange Von Rio Tetra locally for a steal. They will be in QT for some time.



Still want more, but may just hold off for a bit.

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Von Rio's are a nice pick. They look good against the plants, but then what fish doesn't. I've kept them off and on in my tanks for years. Good looking tank also, btw.
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I like that choice of fish! But don't they go against your standard choices? What was it you called fish like that again? LOL. The tank looks much more balanced, I agree with the others.

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I like that choice of fish! But don't they go against your standard choices? What was it you called fish like that again? LOL. The tank looks much more balanced, I agree with the others.
Yes yes... I am now a "game show host". LOL!

Update... Sterbai laid eggs all over the tank last night. I am trying to get to them before the shrimp do! Not doing a good job of it.

I need an egg tumbler pronto.

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Since you are into DIY, you should check out that egg tumbler build I saw recently. Pretty awesome. Good news on the sterbai. I didn't realize shrimp would eat them. Good to know in the future!

And welcome to the game show hosting business. Family Feud was looking for a more charismatic host.

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