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Ok , lets have a list of what fish you keep, how many tanks you have running and how long you been in the hobby.


1. one post per person, you can come back and edit ya list as is changes

2. Scientific names (and common ) Where you can,,,i.e Sciaenochromis fryeri ( electric blue)

3. Total number of tanks plus Photos of your setups including plumbing and filtration and any extra info on setups if ya want

4. time in the hobby

any questions or remarks need to be in general or aquarium disscussion, keep this for just the fish lists

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Fish i have..

Altolamprologus compressiceps 'kigoma firefinn'

Altolamprologus compressiceps 'mutondwe'

Altolamprologus compressiceps 'malasa'

Altolamprologus calvus 'black'

Astatotilapia latifasciata (crimson tide)

Astatotilapia brownae

Bristlenose 'common'

Bristlenose 'orange spot'

Bristlenose 'albino'

Cyphotilapia frontosa 'burundi'

Cyphotilapia frontosa 'kigoma

Cyphotilapia gibberosa 'moba'

Cyrtocara moorii

Labidochromis caeruleus (elec yellow)

Lamprologus' ocellatus

Melanochromis parallelus

Metriaclima estherae 'gold zebra'

Neolamprologus multifasciatus

Placidochromis Phenochilus

Protomelas taeniolatus (fire blue)

Sciaenochromis fryeri (elec blue)

Steatocranus casuarius

Steatocranus tinanti

Geophagus araguia 'Orange head'

Tanks. 15


7x4 footers



2 sumps

Been in hobby for 3 years now


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well this is my list.......about to shrink tho

Bristlenose 'common'

Bristlenose 'orange spot'

Bristlenose 'albino'

Bristlenose 'peppermint'

Cyphotilapia frontosa 'burundi'

Cyphotilapia frontosa 'kigoma

Cyrtocara moorii 'Malombe' Wildcaught colony

Labidochromis caeruleus (elec yellow)

Steatocranus casuarius 'humphead'

Sciaenochromis fryeri (elec blue)

Geophagus araguia 'Orange head'

Geophagus surinamensis

Geophagus brasiliensis

Acarichthys heckelii 'thread fin acara"

Cynotilapia Afra 'likoma Island'

Labidochromis sp. Hongi "red top Kimpuma"

Ob Zebras



Gresheki 'ice Blues'

red scat

pakistani loach


been in the hobby for 5 years, all started with a 2x2ft home made tank on a

homemade stand with a sponge filter and tiger barbs and tetra's lol

15 2x1ft tanks

4 3x15x18 tanks

1 6x18x18 tank

5 1ftx10inc fry tanks

most tanks run with sponge filters off a LP100 9500lph air pump

whole system heated by a 200watt "agricultural" light ;)

most tanks have sand substrate

all on custom made metal stands



This is my new setup


















now breeding

Bristlenose 'common'

Bristlenose 'orange spot'

Bristlenose 'albino'

Bristlenose 'peppermint'

Bristlenose 'albino longfin'

Bristlenose 'common longfin'

Cobolt Blue's

Cyrtocara moorii 'Malombe' Wildcaught colony

Steatocranus casuarius 'humphead'

Bolivian rams

Geophagus brasiliensis

Acarichthys heckelii 'thread fin acara"

Cynotilapia Afra 'likoma Island'


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Trio & pair of A.calvus"white"

C.leptosoma "Mpulungu" colony of 12

Labidochromis caeruleus colony of 25-30

These take up 3x4 footers & 3x2 footers

Have a 4x2x2 set up as a planted display, mainly broadleaved species.

Discus, rams, cardinals, harlequin rasboras, rummynose, couple of ghosties, whiptails, albino bristles, peppermint bristles, cory sterbai.. take to long to list scientific names on all of them.

Been into cichlids for 7 years. Been on forums for about 5-6 years.

Fish as a hobby{ponds} or sport on & off for couple of decades.

Have kept numerous different types of cichlids. Started with a few africans, bred salvinis...{get bored often}

Down sized recently, as of major move may be coming & time restraints.

Have spent around 4 years of my time in 3 lfs, with various roles. Now just pop in & annoy Brad a few times a week. :lol:

Frenchy :D

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cherax destructor

Labidochromis sp. Hongi

cynotilapia afra cobue

phseudeotropheus lombardoi

Poecilia wingei

Xiphophorus hellerii

bristlenose "common"

bristlenose "orange spot"

bristlenose "peppermint"

Maylandia callainos

Steatocranus casuarius

Pseudomugil signifer

Lamprologus Hecqui

tropheus bulu pt. kirschfleck

Astatotilapia burtoni

pseudeotropheus aceii "ngara"

5 2fts

1 3fts

5 4fts

some smaller ones

and it all started with a couple of crayfish... lol

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I've only been into this hobby about 10 months and its been a learning curve. I have a heap of colonies growing up with a few breeding already. Some are just in a couple display tanks

bristlenose 'common'

bristlenose 'albino'

bristlenose 'peppermint'

sailfin plec

electric yellow

blue dolphin

lion head (humphead)

sulphur crest lithobate




acei tanzania




stuart granti neon blue peacock

crimson tide

6 bar frontosa

silver dollars

green and gold severums

jack dempsey

paradise fish

black angels

I have 2 display tanks in my house a 4 x 2 x 2 and a 6 x 2 x 2.

The tanks in the shed consist of 4 x 4 footers

9 x 3 footers

41 x 2 footers of different sizes

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Ok let me see

Neolamprologus tretocephalus

Labidochromis caurulus(electric yellows)

scienochromis fryeri(electric blue fullblaze)

Steatocranus casuarius

Naevochromis chrysogaster.



Common bristlnose

Albino bristlenose

Peppermint bristlenose

marbled bn's

Longfin bn's

Longfin albino bn's

Royal whiptails

Red whiptails


Neolamprologus multifasciatus

Julidochromis Ragani

Julidochromis ornatus


red forest jewels

Yellow face kribensis


albino corries

albino green snakeskin guppies

half black guppies

diamond blue guppies

cairns mccullochi rainbows

M. boesmani

spotted silver dollars

congo tetras


I currently have 60 plus tanks set up with approximately 70 more to go in.

Hothouse growout and a reverse cycle air conditioned room for breeding. Too many tanks to put sizes too. But I have a 5x2x2 in my office/home theatre room.

I do not run systems but spnge and box filters with my own design home made revers flow undersand filter. It is all run of 2 air pumps accept the one in my office has a 2500l/h trickle filter.

I have been in the hobby since I was 5 and am now 35. I have tried to breed most species from tetras, killies, rainbows all the way through to catfish and cichlids. have succeeded in most but do have a couple of achillies heals that I have never had luck with.

This for me is a passion beyond compare that I hope to turn into a small business due to a recent back problem it is my only choice left to make a living as I am now a liability to most companies and employers although I can still do what a healthy man can do and more on a lot of occasions.

So thats my caper up here and I hope I havent forgot any fish.

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These are my beauty's :

Copadichromis Borleyi x4 males x2 females.

(Recently have 8 fry)

Pseudotropheus Elongatus x1

Pseudotropheus Lambardoi x6

Cyrtocara Moorii x1

Sciaenochromis Fryeri x1

Labidochromis Caeruleus x1

Glyptoperichthys Gibbiceps x1 (Lepaord sailfin pleco)

Cyphotilapia Frontosa "Burundi" x3

Johanni male x1

I have x1 6x2x2 and a 4x2x2.

Ive been doing this now three years and loving every minute of it.

My first tank was a 380l table top tank with angels.Come along way since then.

It really is a passion and a hobby combined.....

Its also great to be around people who feel the same too....

Cheers everyone!!!

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Hey I'm Chris. Been in the hobby since April 2006. First tank was from Aquariums 'r' Us. Standard 4 footer with stand. It was a tropical tank. Killed a lot of fish in that tank from inexperience. Gave up on tropicals and went to cichlids. Much easier :)

I now make my own tanks and stands as I have access to free timber and glass. Perks of the job ;)

Just started converting my double garage into a fish room. Well half anyway. Gotta put a wall in and insulate. Mrs says I can have as many tanks as I want in the garage as long as they are not in the house 8O I intend to make the most of this offer :twisted:


Cyphotilapia frontosa 'burundi' x 11

Cyrtocara moorii x 7 Breeding Colony + fry

Labidochromis caeruleus x 4 Breeding Colony + fry

Labidochromis sp. Hongi x 16 Breeding Colony + fry

Pseudotropheus cyaneus x 11 Breeding Colony + fry 8)

Pseudotropheus aceii 'Ngara' x 11 Breeding Colony + fry 8)

Pseudotropheus aceii 'Tanzania' x 14 Fry


Bristlenose 'common' x 10 tank cleaners


Archocentrus nigrofasciatus x 2 Breeding Pair + fry

'Cichlasoma' octofasciatum x 2 Breeding Pair

Geophagus brasiliensis x 1

Petenia splendida x 6 Assassin Team 8)



1-6' Bowfront







15 Total

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I've been in the fish keeping hobby for 20+ years, cichlids for the last 5years.

Bristlenose (Common, Albino. peppermint)

Electric yellows


Blue Dolphins

Neolamprologus (Multies, Brevis, Occelatus, Caudo's)

Aprox 20 tanks

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ive been keeping fish for about 3 years now. had a tank when i was young with guppies and crayfish that i caught in the creek then i got a couple of convicts and lost interest when i was about 13.. 7 years later a mate offered me a 2 foot tank with everything for $20 so i snapped it up and got an aussie bass had him for a few months til he got too big then got a 3 footer then almost a year later he outgrew that.. so i traded him and got an adult male electric blue. then one day i was in a shop i saw a brown electric blue? confused i asked why it wasnt blue and was told it was a female so i thought hmm my male might like some company so i bought it and took it home. floated the bag for 10 minutes and then let her go the male i had started flipping out and then they bred i didnt know what was goin on, all within half an hour of gettin her home... she held for 2 weeks then spat out 22 fry.. that was me hook line and sinker.

now i got 8 tanks running soon to be 10. since i dont have a fishroom yet i have them all spread out around my house so its like a mini african underwater world.

i got

1 6x2x2 Fronny tank

1 4x2x20

1 3x18x2

2 3x15x18

3 2x1x1

1 18x10x10

1 1000L growout tub



8 Labidochromis caeruleus -1m 7f + fry

15 Pseudotropheus demasonii +fry

8 Labidochromis sp "Mbamba" +fry

8 Pseudotropheus Flavus 2m 6f +fry

3 psuedotropheus polit 1m 2f +fry

1 Sciaenochromis Fryeri -M

4 Sciaenochromis Fryeri (white knight) -1M 3F+fry


10 cyphotilapia frontosa ikola's -fingers crossed hoping its 2m and 8f

1 tropheus mpulungu "kasakalawe"

1 neolamprologus tretocephalus M

1 lge black calvus

1 lge white calvus

3 synodontis multipunctatus - cookoo catfish. probably wrong spelling there but it was a guess :oops:


1 Steatocranus casuarius -M

1 sailfin gibbiceps

1 gold spot pleco

1 albino gibbicep

thats it i think.. i hope i havent forgotten any...

mick 8)

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Ok only been in hobby 6 months

Started with 1, 4 foot community tank

Now have

1x 4 foot

6x 3 foot

3x 5 foot

2 x 6foot

4 x 8 foot

+18 x18 1 for hatching fry

we have

about 50 6 bar frontosa 3 colonies + growing

about 50 7 bar frontosa…1 colony + growing

10 blue moba frontosa

about 20 fire blue fry (lost the colonies )

20 blue dolphins

1 colony electric blue with cuckoos

Cat fish

b/n common

b/n albino


orange spot

and a few companion fish


1x 6 bar

15 x 7 bar

30 electric blue and

20 electric blue

a few common b/n and a few albino b/n

hope I didn’t forget any :roll:

:oops: have had fair shair of desarsters too :cry:

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Well been in the hobby over 30 years. And just have kept afew tropicals

benn keep ciclids for the past 9 years and still have a lot to learn lol


Hump heads


King sizies



Fire blues

Electric yellows

Likomer afras

Acies yelow tails



bristle noses com& albino








kuilies loachers


Col of mulies

And and odd 1 lol

Red forest Jewels

Pictus cat

Sorry about the spelling but u get that lol


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Thorichthys Meeki (Firemouth)

Labidochromis Caeruleus (Electric Yellow)

Melanochromis Cyaneorhabdos (Maingano)

Psuedotropheous Demasoni (Demasoni)

Tropheous Duboisi Maswa (Maswa)

Melanochromis Auratus (Auratus)

Synodontis Multipunctatus (Cuckoo Cat)

Neolamprologus Mustax (Mustax)

Scatophagus argus (Red Scat)

Hemichromis Bimaculatus (Jewel)

Nandopsis Salvini (Red Salvini)

Balantiochellus Melanopterus (Silver Shark)

Aequidens Pulcher (Blue Acara)

Aequidens Rivulatus (Green Terror)

Nandopsis Dovii (Wolf Cichlid)

Geophagus Brasiliensis (Pearl Eartheater)

Archocentrus Octofasciatus (Jack Dempsey)

Archocentrus Nigrofasciatus (Convict)

Ancistrus dolichopterus (Bristlenose Catfish)

Corydoras Aeneus (Bronze Cory)

Corydoras Paleatus (Peppered Cory)

Currently have two 4' tanks (250 & 285 litres) & a 2' tank & am looking for a sweet deal on a 8' tank sometime in the future.

the 250litre tank is the africans...


the 285litre tank is the americans...


pretty old pics :/ i'll try & upload some newer ones l8r.

i've been back into the hobby for 2years. i was initially given a 2' fishtank with a 15cm oscar in it when i was in high school & had great fun catching shrimps n bugs to feed it :P i got addicted & ended up having 3 tanks over a period of about 3 years before selling the lot for booze & car money as is the teenager way. now many years later i am finally getting back into it!

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been in the hooby about 2 years now and ive killed alot of fish in that time from inexperience and bad advice from one of the lfs here on the coast which i wont name.

im currently keeping

1x 1cm long maquarie shorneck turtle.

green tiger barbs

gold barbs



bronze and albino corys

common bristlenose

albino bristlenose

clown loaches

rosy tetras

Opaline gouramis

keep them all in a 4x18x18 tank and a 3ftx18x18

both filtered off internal filters until i can fork out for a couple of canister filters... hint hint anyone can sell or give me one lol :D

i do intend to make myself some small tanks to test my skills then build myself a 6 or 8 footer for cichlids. will put pics here when i finish decorating them---they are a bit bland atm

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I have been fishkeeping for about a year.

Tank 1 Nano 12" a male & female betta

Tank 2: 18" 10 sparkling gourami, 3 bronze cory, 2 trilianatus cory

Tank 3: 18" 5 bumblebee gobi, 6 halfbeaks

Tank 4: 18" 2 otocinclus, 12 bronze cory fry

Tank 5: 20" 3 common whiptails, 7 juvi kribensis

Tank 6: 24" 5 adult bronze cory, 3 juvi bronze, 2 albino cory,

1 bubble ram, 1 m guppy, 3 neon tetra, 2 black neons,

2 cardinal tetra

Tank 7: 3ft coupla kuhli loaches, 4 clown loaches, 3 sydontis eupterus,

1 SAE, 2 pearl gourami, 1 dw gourami, 5 glass catfish,

1 bolivian ram, 1 lemon tetra, 3 longfin striped danios,

2 angelfish

Tank 8: 3ft 3 sterbai cory, 3 panda cory, 2 otocinclus, 4 bristlenoses,

1 cardinal tetra fry, 2 bronze cory fry.

3ft plastic round pond: dozen or so white cloud mountain minnows

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i have been in fish keeping for about a year and a half now i have owned lots of fish in that time but currently i have 2 4ft tanks

tank 1 Community tank

2 Angel fish

4 Bala shark (sliver shark)

2 Dwarf gourami

2 Crimson spot rainbows

4 Boseman rainbows (bosmani)

1 Clown loach

1 Black kuhli loach

1 Common male bristlenose

1 Orange spot bristlenose female

1 Sailfin pleco

1 Bronze cory

2 Peppered cory

Tank 2 African cichlid tank

1 Pseudotropheus flavus

1 Pseudotropheus demasonii

3 Labidochromis sp mbamba

4 Labidochromis caervleus (elec yellow)

2 Altolamprologus calvus

1 Scianochromis fryeri (white knight)

4 Scianochromis fryeri (elec blue)

1 Julidochromis ornatus (golden julie)

1 sailfin gibbiceps pleco

and about 20 Baby Bristlenose

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I've also been in the hobby for about a year now.

I have:

In my 800L display:

1 gibboceps plecostomus

1 peppermint bristlenose

2 peppered corydoras

10 yoyo loaches

1 Green Terror

1 Texas

1 parrot cichlid

1 tiger barb

1 braziliensis

1 sinsuremsis

1 firemouth

1 bay snook

1 convict

2 convict x blue eye?

2 silver/bala sharks

Got 2 tanks back in ipswich.

1 is a little native tank with a tandanus, gudgeons and rainbows

1 is an african community with:

1 peppermint bristlenose

1 common bristlenose

1 flameback

2 e. Yellows

2 Red empress

2 convict x blue eye?

1 blue dolphin

1 auratus

And ofcourse my first ever fish....

A veiltailed betta named Leonidas in with a mystery snail.

Also i just got a new tank which i plan to turn into a planted tank with geos and discus etc.

Well thats me.



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Had tanks on and off for the last 15 years or so. currently have only 4 tanks in kallangur

Current list is;

Lepidiolamprologus attenuatus

Julidochromis marlieri 'gombe'

altolamprologus compressiceps 'gold'

congo tetras

emperor tetras

common bristlenose

synodontis petricola

Xenomystus nigri

neolamp multifasciatus

Breeding everything except the knives and tetras.

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I only have 6 fish

1 x Empire gudgeon

5 x Curviceps

I have 4 - 2 x 12 x 15

4 - 2 x 18 x 15

3 - 2 x 18 x 18

on racks

1 - 3 x 18 x 18

1- 3 x 18 x 18 Bay Front

1- 2.5 x15 x18

on Cabinets with hoods

All run T5 twin or quad lights all run power filters - not all currently set up !

I have been in the hobby since 1966 and spent a few years working in the trade but after working at a wholesalers for a few years I substantially lost interest for a while and I am now just starting to get a few of my more favored fish again . The Empire gudgeon is leftover from times past and all that was left of my original collection unfortunately he is very old and will not be around much longer ( a few years old ) but he is healthy and happy !


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well ive been in the hobby for about 18 months bred a few fish but have chopped and changed

quite a bit now im breeding

peppermint brislenose

albino brislenose

common brislenose

albino longfin bristlenose

common longfin brislenose

orange spot brislenose

Cockatoo Apisto (Apistogramma cacatuoides)

Electric Blue Cichlid (Sciaenochromis fryeri)

Sulphur-Crested Lithobate (Otopharynx lithobates)

Texas Cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus)

i am growing up for breeding

firefin comps (Altolamprologus compressiceps firefin)

but looking for more comps aswell

other fish i have for display are

saratoga jardini

clown loaches

7bar kigoma frotosa

electric yellow

black ghost knife

elephant nose



neon tetras


algea eater

tanks i have are

1 6x2x2 2 canisters 1 fx5 and 1 1500l pro aqua

3 4x18x18 canisters and hang ons

2 3x15x18 1 on a sump and the other on a fluval 303

2 2x15x2 both run on aqua clear hang ons and sponge filters

1 2x18x18 bay front run on sponge filter and hang ons

1 curved front 1000mmx450mmx700mm run on 1 ehime 2217 and 1 1200l helia canister

and a 30l corner tank run on hang ons

im looking to expand but have to wait for approval from the boss :lol::twisted::lol:

thanks matt

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hi all

ive only been in the hobby for about 2 yrs and im only 14.

i love it and think its great.

- tanzanian black acei breeding pair

- melonchromis johanni breeding pair

- crabro breeding pair

- male tropheus duboisi

- 2 female red emperess

- breeding pair pf convicts

- 1 female greenterror

- 1 julidochromis maliari

Fry atm:

- bristelnose frys

- convict frys by the dozen

i am at the moment trying to sell them as i am wanting to start breeding white calvus as the are facinating cichlids.

sorry got no pics.

cheers ben

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