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  1. That's fine.......thanks The NSWCS auctions (where the previous owner bought these from) are very strict on ensuring only pure strains are sold and certainly don't allow hybrids, hence why I am being persistant. Anyway, that's my last post on this topic.....
  2. Cynical comments dont help and are the reason why people are hesitant to ask questions on this forum.
  3. Hi Matt...thanks for the reply. I agree that these seem to be the same breed as Gold Zebra that were being sold in Sydney and Perth a few years ago. I agree with None that these are not the same as the traditional Gold Charo that comes up in Google, but they are identical to a lot of photos from the Australian breeders in Sydney and Perth. I dont think these are Hybrids as has been suggested as RPM1976 (who used to breed this variant in Sydney) has confirmed on the ACE forums that these are the same as the Gold Charros he used to breed.
  4. I bought it from a seller that needed to close his tank. He had bought them from the NSWCS auctions a couple of years ago but could not remember the species name.
  5. I disagree.....I breed Lombardoi and I can say that they are not a Lombardoi hybrid. They are a lot bigger and chunkier and look more like zebras. Based on my research, there seems to be two variants of the gold zebra. One is the more traditional with the black face and barring, and the other variant is the one that looks like mine (ie more gold with little black). Check out the below URL's.......mine look identical to these: http://www.perthcichlid.com.au/forum/index.php?showtopic=26791 http://www.perthcichlid.com.au/forum/index.php?showtopic=40570
  6. After doing some research I am pretty sure these are Metriaclima Sp. "Zebra Gold Charo". Not many of these around from what I can tell but they are a great looking fish. I should hopefully have a batch of fry soon.
  7. Can anyone tell me what kind of cichlids these may be? The male is the bottom one and the female is on top (currently holding). They are approx the same coloration although the male is brighter. The male is around 14cm and quite fat....they look like a zebra of some sort but not 100% sure. The male looks similar to a Lombardoi male (but they are not lombardoi). Someone mentioned "charra gold" but can't find any info on this name.....any input appreciated.....cheers.
  8. It is generally in the middle of the "green"zone on the thermometer......around 25 deg. It stays pretty stable as our house is insulated and has air conditioning..so it doesn't fluctuate too much.
  9. No, i have a closed hood and glass tops underneath the hood, so unlikely anything will get in.
  10. Thanks for the replies everyone......the PH has always been at that level in my tanks as that is what comes straight out of the tap. I have noticed what seems to be the start of white spot on one of my fish, so I am wondering whether that is what affected the bristlenose? I have some Blue Planet Tri-Sulfa at home, and it says on the label "for treatment for white spot". Has anyone used Tri-Sulfa to treat white spot, or am I better off getting some "Ichonex" first thing tomorrow morning? edit: sorry, I forgot to mention that I have two air stones running and the outlet of my canister filter also agitates the water, so I have plenty oxygen I believe. Also, no peculiar markings on the body that I could tell apart from some discoloration due to being dead for 10-12 hrs.
  11. I have a 6x2x1.5 African display tank (mainly haps, peacocks and some mbuna). I have had 4 bristlenose in there with them for the last 12 months. Over the last 48 hrs, all of the bristlenose have died and not really sure what is going on. The other fish seem fine and the water parameters are as follows (before water change): PH: 7.9 Ammonia: Looks like 0.0 on the colour chart, although possibly between 0.0 and 0.25). This may have been due to dead bristlenose. Nitrite: 0.0 Nitrate: between 40 and 80ppm I think some were dead for around 24hrs.....any ideas what could be going on? I have just done a 40% water change and will monitor what is going on, but it is strange that they have all died with 48hrs. I have a cuckoo in there as well which seems fine.
  12. I have opened up some space in my breeding tank and am interested in starting up another colony. I am looking for something a little different or rare......I was thinking of getting a group of young phenochilus Tanzania (ie mirror ball hap) as not many good quality ones in sydney. Any other suggestions you can throw at me to consider (something interesting).
  13. Thanks for the response. I have already tried [MENTION=8516]none[/MENTION] but he was not able to help as i am only after 3 or 4 display males. I will check out the ACE forums.
  14. Hi guys, I lost a few of my display males due to the recent Sydney storms last weekend. We had a 2.5 day power outage, and I lost a few before I could get a generator etc, so am not too happy. In either case, I am looking to for a few replacement display males (blue dolphin, eureka red jacobfreibergi, etc). Any breeders in Sydney that you can point me to will be appreciated....cheers
  15. Did you buy that Blue peacock from the Castle Hill shop?
  16. It's around $24 (Inc postage) for 100 tablets @ 200mg
  17. Has anyone used Metro from Ebay ( comes from Thailand). Thinking of ordering some to have on hand and wanted to see if anyone had used this and whether they had any issues?
  18. Hi all.....just to clarify, does Panacur etc also treat other internal parasites that cause sunken belly, white stringy poo etc, or is it only for worms?
  19. Regarding the sunken stomach, I took this photo a day after she had been holding for 21 days so it may have been slightly sunken (I think the photo is a little deceiving), but she did not have a sunken stomach as such. I may just have to get rid of the only fish that is having these sores and get a few more females.....unfortunately she is my best breeder, but I may have no choice.
  20. Hi, I don't think it is mycobacterium marina. They are not nodules as such.....they are just open wounds or ulcers and every other fish (apart from the one female) has had no sores for at least 8 weeks.
  21. No.....This is an electric yellow only tank (apart from one bristlenose)
  22. Problem:- I have a colony of electric yellows which have been going great for the last 12 months. I have a great looking dominant male, and there were two females that were the mainegg layers, and I got a fair few fry from them over the last 12 months. In Oct/Nov, my tank seemed to have an external bacterial infection, and a few of the fish were showing open wounds/blood streaks on the body, including my two best females. A couple were also showing some signs of popeye (one eye generally). I treated the tank with Melaxif, which didn't seem to help too much and I lost one of my main females. I then tried Tri-Sulfa, and that seemed cure the problem......all my fish (including fry) have been doing great for the last 8-10 weeks and there are no signs of any wounds or popeye. The ONLY exception is my remaining main female, who keeps on getting sores/wounds on the sides of her body......she even had a recent brood of 22 fry (around 4 weeks ago), and she had a largish sore/wound for 5 days during her brooding, but it didn't seem to bother her. She seems to eat normally and doesn't act differently, but she keeps on getting the open sores/wounds which is really getting annoying. As a last try, I have recently tried a 5 day course of myxazin, but it doesn't seemed to have helped as it she looks she may be getting another sore again now. The sore/wound generally starts off as a white bump under the skin, and within 24 hrs, the wound becomes open and red......it generally takes around 4-5 days for the sore to heal, and it leaves in mark on her body where the sore was. I am really not sure what else to try.....I have attached a photo from my old female (the one which died) which shows what the wounds look like, but they are generally bigger than what is shown in the photo. I have also listed all my water parameters etc below the photo. Any help/suggestions will be appreciated. Ph:- 8.1 Ammonia:- 0 Nitrate:- 0 Nitrite:- 20 to 30 Gh:- ? Kh:- ? Size of tank:- 200L Temperature °C:- 26 to 27 (generally) Been running for: 12 months Filtration:-Canister/Sump/Internal Filter/Sponge: 1x Eheim 2215, 1x Aqua Clear 200, 1x sponge filter Fish in tank:- 9 large electric yellows, 20 fry (3.5 to 5 cm) Plants in Tank:- none Feeding:- What food and How often - NLS, generally once a day (twice for fry) Recent Medication Treatments:- In order --> Melafix, TriSulfa, Myxazin Last water change:- today Water change every Day/Weekly/Monthly - bi-weekly recently (25%), but generally bi-weekly (30%)
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