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Old 12-30-2012, 04:55 AM   #46
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I purchased all 6 at my Lfs and the two known females died. Not sure why as water parameters are perfect. Fingers crossed that a 3rd is a female and not an under developed male. They ordered more for me and got 12 stupid males.....

I see what your saying about a mated pair though. I need more females now but someone else at the store is going to the whole seller and said he would "try" to pick some out for me but I'm not sure he knows what he's looking for. :-(

Yours are very pretty, btw.


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Old 12-30-2012, 05:09 AM   #47
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I purchased all 6 at my Lfs and the two known females died. Not sure why as water parameters are perfect. Fingers crossed that a 3rd is a female and not an under developed male. They ordered more for me and got 12 stupid males.....

I see what your saying about a mated pair though. I need more females now but someone else at the store is going to the whole seller and said he would "try" to pick some out for me but I'm not sure he knows what he's looking for. :-(

Yours are very pretty, btw.


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I think your females probably died because you have too many males trying to mate with them. If you're able to get another female I suggest keeping just 1 male to 1 female. 2 female to 1 male is always better though.
It could also just be that they are young males and got harassed to death because the other males have already claimed their territory and there was no more territory for them to claim.

I only aquired my female Scarlet Badis by buying over 20+ "Pale" female looking Scarlet Badis at one time at my local fish store. Out of that whole purchase I was only able to get 2 females. That just goes to show how rare the females are in the trade.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:16 AM   #48
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Thanks for the comment.

I think your females probably died because you have too many males trying to mate with them. If you're able to get another female I suggest keeping just 1 male to 1 female. 2 female to 1 male is always better though.
It could also just be that they are young males and got harassed to death because the other males have already claimed their territory and there was no more territory for them to claim.

I only aquired my female Scarlet Badis by buying over 20+ pale Scarlet Badis at one time at my local fish store. Out of that whole purchase I was only able to get 2 females. That just goes to show how rare the females are in the trade.
I have 4 total now. 3 males for sure + 1 I think(hope) is a female. The two that died were def females unfortunately. Maybe I should move out two of my males.....

They are with RCS and black neons which I hate. They are stupid mindless fish with no personality.

Sorry neon lovers, I like fish that come to the front of the tank or don't go hide in the plants when I come around. It's a school of 13 but they are still dumb and I should get rid of them. Maybe I'll throw them in with my wild caught Cenote 'buho' jack dempseys.

Just kidding.


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Old 01-31-2013, 06:30 PM   #49
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Blue eyed pleco. My buddy has a buyer for his 16" for $900-
I've seen a lot of the juvie ones around 4" go for $500-



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Old 01-31-2013, 09:34 PM   #50
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Definitely arrowanas.
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Zebra plecos are not allowed to be imported into Hawaii.
Just curious where you read/heard that. I believe that is incorrect. I know of a store that imports and sells them
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:48 PM   #52
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http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/home/admin-rules/

From my discussions with the Hawaii Dept. of Ag., they don't recognize/allow the L numbers to be imported.

I did send a email to the shop that was advertising the L046 and asked if the law had changed regarding them being imported. He replied that the L046 were OK. I don't for sure if he is correct.
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Expensive... but that Pleco is freaking awesome!
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Expensive... but that Pleco is freaking awesome!
Agreed!
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http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/home/admin-rules/

From my discussions with the Hawaii Dept. of Ag., they don't recognize/allow the L numbers to be imported.

I did send a email to the shop that was advertising the L046 and asked if the law had changed regarding them being imported. He replied that the L046 were OK. I don't for sure if he is correct.
http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/pi/files/2012/12/AR-71C1.pdf

List of approved animals, Page 51, top of page:
Hypancistrus zebra

Phew! I was worried for a sec, such an awesome fish, glad we can get them.
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the problem you will run into with alot of fish is hawaii has very strict import laws and they dont alow much to come in fish or shrimp wise. so about the only way you will get alot of these fish is to spend alot in permits and pray they make it though customs fast enough they dont die. however there are some awsome angels and guppys from a breeder in hawaii. he used to sale on aquabid but have not looked for his auctions lately. i myself dont go for really expensive but try to get fish not alot of people keep. i love my blue fin killie fish ( a us native) my hillstream loaches, and i love my ken kennedy phillipine blue x platinum pearl scale angels that have started laying eggs. the parents to my angels came from ken kennedy himself so i have some awsome linage on my fish and they are so pretty.
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To OP, did you mention this was your first tank? If so, my advice is to buy cheap fish until you figure out how to keep them alive. Although fishkeeping isnt hard persay, it can come with a learning curve. Ots one thing to lose a $1 fish, quite another if he was $100.
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To OP, did you mention this was your first tank? If so, my advice is to buy cheap fish until you figure out how to keep them alive. Although fishkeeping isnt hard persay, it can come with a learning curve. Ots one thing to lose a $1 fish, quite another if he was $100.

Agreed. I've been keeping fish for around 10 years and only recently have I gotten the experience and courage to shell out for more expensive and rarer catfish.
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also depends on how lazy you want to be with water changes
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:24 AM   #60
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I really just want to know whats out there for choices. Not really trying to focus on just a 20 gallon tank. but its what I have currently. I really just wanted to know what kind of fish out there that people would be willing to spend some bucks on. For any tank size.
Flowerhorns, arrowana, koi, and goldfish are the top 4 most expensive FW fish I know of. Monster fish can sell for a good penny as well. However if you're in it for the money these fish are very costly to breed. The catfish I collect that are "expensive" are impossible to breed/exceedingly difficult. I personally only spend a lot on a fish if I think its behavior or physiology or native habitat is interesting to me. Pick what you want based on YOUR OWN preferences, not how much it costs. The price of fish is normally based on rarity more than anything else.
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