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    Quote (Jmenprkr @ July 11 2003,08:47)
    biggun i remember talking to spect on aol and asked him about the tank he said he got to good of a deal for it and didnt want to work out a deal
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    What does this have to do with what biggun said? He didn't ask for me to sell it to him... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
    Oh, and that's spec, not spect [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    Quote[/b] (biggun110 @ July 11 2003,08:05)]Hi Spec,

    Just wondering, have you ever thought about replacing the pacus with severums or uarus? They both get large and round but would love a 125. There is a new species of severum out there that has a big red band running down its head and through its eye. Gold severums are gorgeous too. If you want a really smart cool tough fish get a dovii cichlid -- they are bad bad bad. He'd take the whole tank and watch you all the time. A bunch of various dwarf cichlids (Apistos, Nanos, Pelviachromis) running all over the bottom and making caves would be cool. There is always discus.

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    Severums? Are they hard to care for?




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    Hi Spec,

    Severums are very easy to care for, as easy as angels or convicts. They eat everything from flakes to pellets to veggies to meat to worms to insects. They grow fast and are very hardy. If you get good ones the males will get 8 inches and have deep deep green heads with an orange anal fin. The males get long flowing fins. They are fairly calm and not too aggressive either. If you could find 4-8 nice 2-4 inch wild ones and raise them up in your 125 you'd have some fine fish. They would pair off and probably breed so you might have to just keep one pair when they matured. The gold ones are just as easy to keep but look for very pure color if you go gold -- no black smudges on the body and fins.
    Uarus get a bit bigger and are just as easy and cool. They will get a beautiful golden color when mature with bright gold eyes and a big black triangle on their sides. Severums have red eyes.
    Geophagus (and related genera) species make good tank mates with both of the above -- especially one called heckelii. It gets lots of blue dots on it and all these long streamers off its fins. Jurapari are great too. They dig and spit gravel all day long.
    You might also like a leopard Ctenpoma. It's an African gourami like species and is very cool. They get about 6-8 inches and are predators but not really violent.
    Anyway, these are all large fish that are fascinating to keep and watch but will live quite happily together in a 125 all their lives.

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    I just might care for all of those fish! could i put 2 of each species into the tank?
    I won't be able to get much store credit, just about 30-40 dollars altogether, for the pacus, the pleco, the danios, glass cat and 2 convict cichlids [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    I reccomend that you try to find a different place, because that group is easily worth 100+!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
    I am back..

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    Hi Spec,

    Sure, a tank of the large South American cichlids that are not too aggressive (2-4 severums, 2-4 uarus, 4 Geophagus (and related genera) species, 2 festivums, even a black ghost, an African leopard Ctenopoma, maybe even a Synodontis eupterus catfish (big cool fins&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] and maybe a school (6-[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img] of madagascar rainbow fish would all do well in a 125. None of the fish get too big. You could start with small ones and let them all grow up together -- except get larger rainbows. All the fish would be easy to feed and any extras or overstock could be easily traded back to the store as all are desirable fish. Of course, just a tank of severums alone is nice.
    Good luck. If you ever go into San Francisco see if Fairy Lake Discus is still in business. It is a great fish store.

    Bobby

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    Quote (lithopsman @ July 17 2003,08:18)
    I reccomend that you try to find a different place, because that group is easily worth 100+!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
    large, adult pacus have been sold for 100 dollars each, but people say they shouldn't be over 30 dollars. The reason I'm not getting much for them, is that not many people buy them, and not many people can keep them and maintain them. They eat alot, and I mean ALOT! The owner would end up getting almost nothing for the pacus, as he has to pay for so much food! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    Quote (lithopsman @ July 17 2003,08:18)
    I reccomend that you try to find a different place, because that group is easily worth 100+!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img][/QUOTE]
    Oh, and I tried to do that, but I have only 1 week before we have to move, that is not enough time to sell the pacus for 100 dollars... odd thing, I'll probably get more for my giant plecot han the pair of pacus! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] (i have a female and a male pacu)

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