The Cichlid Chronicles

by Jonathan "TheFishGuy" Strazinsky

Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby Lotsapetsgarfhts » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:38 am

Well I guess I'll have to come over and see the white Jack Dempsey sometime.
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby TheFishGuy » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:27 pm

Any time :)
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby Rich Kastor » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:57 pm

Except Monday. Oh and Tuesday. Possibly Wednesday is not good. Maybe Thursday. But anytime will work. :lol:
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby TheFishGuy » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:04 pm

Stop, just stop. You're the one that's always busy. Freak
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby Lotsapetsgarfhts » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:35 pm

PM me your phone number. I do want to see your big tank and talk about those red necked or headed severums, if they are still spawning I would love to have some.
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby TheFishGuy » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:02 am

We've got some pretty exciting news... Well for us it was. Sat down last nite around 8:30 and was looking at my wifes 240 full of mpimbwae frontosa and noticed what looked like a holding female... I got these fronts at the OCA Extravaganza 09 and they were only about 3/4". Sure enough, not just one but two females were holding! I asked my wife Lora what she wanted to do... She wanted the babies! LOL So after an hour or so of tearing down the tank and filling up six five gallon pails and a 20 gallon storage bin with rock from out of the tank I caught the two females and stripped them. One had four, the other had two. The one with two must have spawned earlier than the other one as they are practically ready for b.a.p. ! LOL

On the front that matters (the non african cichlid front) it looks as though the sajica are at it again, hopefully they won't eat the eggs this time! I also picked up some theraps regani! Very excited about those! They're one of our favorites around here. We had a big male about 7 years ago... It was the only one I could find at the time... Now we've got six one inchers!
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby TheFishGuy » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:29 am

Things are looking up in the fish room. The Sajica have eggs and the squatters are finally gone! I love my friends, don't get me wrong, but when you've got their fish in your fish room it's a constant worrie that you're going to kill them!

The used 55 that's been in service for a little while with my show oscar in it sprung a leak last week... So now the little drama queen is sulking in a 29... My wife insisited he was dead laying on his side on the bottom of the tank... :lol:
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby TheFishGuy » Thu May 31, 2012 5:52 am

7 It's been over a month so I figure an up date is due...

The rio choluteca convicts spawned... Funny thing is I had no idea till this morning when I saw free swimmers... and a lone male... LOL 8

2 Lord only knows what else is going on in the fish room as it's probably been a month since I've been in there...

Still have siquia fry at about half an inch, the mpimbwe front fry are doing well and I've got about seven or eight sajica fry still kicking... Seem to have lost the kribensis fry though... 0

Anyone wanna come over and do water changes?
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby TheFishGuy » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:32 pm

To the three people that follow this blog,

This is the end. I've made the decision to move on to something bigger and better.
95% of everything I have that is fish related (including a lot of fish) will be sold.
If any of you three are interested in anything I have feel free to pm me.

It was a good run.

TFG :)
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby Jombi21 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:26 pm

WHATTT!!!!!!!! Noooooooo
Happiness Has Fins

EMAIL ME!!!! jdietric@mail.bw.edu
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby markh » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:55 am

Sorry to hear your hanging it up. Good luck with whatever comes next!

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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby Lisachromis » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:13 am

Wow, sorry to hear you'll be downsizing so drastically, but if you stay in the hobby at all, please keep the blog going! :)
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby gnuisance » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:05 pm

Man I'm sorry to hear that you hung it up. What was the next venture?
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby TheFishGuy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:33 pm

Ok, so it seems the cichlids just won't go away. While I've downsized to a mere 27 tanks I'm keeping some pretty cool cichlids as of late. My neets arrive tomorrow, my sajica are spawning regularly and I've got a couple of wet pets it seems... A male beani about 7" and a 10" female trimac. Those two have made it a pleasure to walk into the fish room in the morning ! Lol. I've got a breeding pair of diadema that will hopefully produce this time... Third time's a charm, I've got a 180 with a handful of 8-13 inch argentea. Young vieja regani and young Chuco intermedium living the good life in the 1200 with the hoplarchus psittacus and four species of geophagus. Also have a group of 8 amphilophus sagittae... Oh and have had a rash of rainbow cichlid spawns... First time in over twenty years... I forgot how much they produce! I guess that'll happen when you have seven adults that formed three pairs! Lol
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby TheFishGuy » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:57 pm

My panamensis have spawned
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby TheFishGuy » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:24 pm

Just moved six dovii, two breeding pairs of pink convicts, a breeding pair of Firemouths and a beani to the 1200 from a 185.
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby TheFishGuy » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:07 pm

Moved 28 rio Jutiapa cutteri to the 185 and 28 green terrors too. Moved a half eaten Cuban cichlid out of a hospital tank into a 20H on top of the entertainment center upstairs. Then attempted to put lids back on some tanks I randomly cleaned and proceeded to shock the living snot out of myself... Seems I forgot to unplug the heater for tank 7. After that, I'm done for the day.
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby TheFishGuy » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:08 am

Thought this was interesting to look at. This is my B.A.P. chart in the O.C.A.


FISH SPAWNED REGISTERED Date SpawnedVALUE POINTS POINTS

Cryptoheros nigrofasciatum “black convicts” 9-Jun 10 10 10
Herichthys cyanoguttatus 9-Jun 10 20 20
Geophagus steindachneri 9-Jun 10 30 30
Cryptoheros sp. “Honduran red point” 9-Aug 10 40 40
Hypsophrys nicaraguense 9-Aug 15 55 55
Parachromis managuensis 9-Aug 15 70 70
Rocia octofasciata 9-Aug 10 80 80
Cryptoheros cutteri 9-Sep 10 90 90
Cryptoheros nigrofasciatus “pink convicts” 9-Oct 10 100 100

Paratheraps fenestratus 10-Feb 20 20 120
Parachromis motoguense “red tiger” 10-May 15 35 135
Paratheraps bifasciatum 10-May 15 50 150
Amphilophus citrinellum “barred” 10-Aug 15 65 165
Cryptoheros sp. “honduran red point blonde” 10-Aug 10 75 175
Cryptoheros spilurus 10-Sep 10 85 185
Hemichromis cristatus 10-Sep 10 95 195
Astronatus ocellatus “red tiger” 10-Dec 20 115 215
Cryptoheros myrnae 10-Dec 10 125 225

Cichlasoma amazonarum 11-Jan 10 10 235
Australoheros sp. “red ceibal” 11-Jan 15 25 250
Herichthys sp. “turquoise” 11-Jan 15 40 265
Nandopsis hatiensis 11-Feb 20 60 285
Amphilophus flaveolus “Lake Apoyo” 11-Aug 15 75 300
Cryptoheros cutterei “Rio Mongo” 11-Aug 10 85 310
Tilapia snyderae 11-Aug 10 95 320
Thorichthys sp. “gold Mixteco” 11-Aug 15 110 335
Heros sp. “red shoulder” 11-Sep 15 125 350
Amatitlania nigrofasciata “marble convict” 11-Nov 10 135 360

Australaheros oblongum 12-Feb 10 10 370
Cryptoheros nanoluteus 12-Feb 10 20 380
Herichthys bartoni 12-Mar 15 35 395
Amatitlania siquia “Rio Cabayo Nicoya Peninsula” 12-Sep 10 45 405

Cryptoheros cutteri “Rio Jutiapa” 13-Mar 10 10 415
Cyphotilapia frontosa “Mpimbwe blue” 13-Apr 20 30 435
Cryptoheros sajica 13-Jun 10 40 445
Herotilapia multispinossa 13-Jun 10 50 455

Thorichthys meeki 14-Jan 10 10 465
Amphilophus saigittae 14-Aug 15 25 480
Parachromis dovii 14-Aug 20 45 500
Tomocichla seiboldi 14-Aug 20 65 520
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Re: The Cichlid Chronicles

Postby TheFishGuy » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:05 am

Hopefully be adding these to the list soon:

Caquetaia umbriferus (eggs now)

Andinoheros festae (showing signs)

Vieja regani (flirting pair)

Cryptoheros panamensis (growing some up)

Aequidens rivulatus (possible pair)

Chuco intermedium (need to get them in a tank I pay more attention to)
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