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Astarte66

Member Since 13 Mar 2004
Offline Last Active Jun 11 2004 07:35 AM
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New Cichlid Family! Will post pics tonight!

16 March 2004 - 01:17 PM

I promise to post pics later nonight! They look fantastic in the Roman tank. They have settled in quite nicely. :D
I couldn't be happier. Friday I pick up some beautiful disk fish and will post pics of them also.
Seems the kids are swimmin nicely in their new habitat. I will keep ya all posted. I have a skunk cat in here with them and they seem to not mind him at all. I was a little concerned they would beat him up.
Stay tuned for awesome digital pics of the newbies! ;) Pics later this evening!
xoxo
Astarte66

Hello I am new to this board.

13 March 2004 - 02:34 AM

:( I wish I were joining the group under brighter circumstances. I just discovered this site a little too late I guess.
I had been fighting with my convict cichlid for 3 days to keep him alive.
Tonight he was suffering, I knew he was going to go, at 11 pm he passed on, an hour later he came back to life. Weird huh? Well here it is about 3 am I just gave him the ole flush. I had him for 5 yrs. Playful lil bugger, but he was so territorial I could not have many fish in the tank with him.
I have no clue what got him so ill so quick. Outside of his hormonal redish coloring he gets when he would stress out or get a lil friskey, he had what almost looked like burns. He bloated real fast, fought real hard, and well he lost the battle.
So yeah I was attached to my lil "Pinkey"
I am setting up a new tank this weekend. Will let it cycle for a week or so before I add any fish to the tank.
I am looking to get more cichlids.
Some I have considered, I cant sem to make up my mind on.....
Peacock, Firemouth, Texas, Red Parrot cichlids. Havin a hard time choosing what to get vs what will work with other fish.
If anyone have any suggestions please post a reply here, or feel free to mail me back.
Thanks so much!
xoxo
Astarte66
I have included a pic of Pinkey He was about 4" long and very active. You can see in the picture where he changes color when very active. He was a very spoiled fish. Wish I had some better pics of him. I will miss the lil bugger though. He was my buddy.