Panama II -- Retorno

Discussion about cichlids from Central America
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Post by anableps » Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:44 am

Gilbert_the_Guppy wrote:
Vincent wrote:Are the wisecracks included in the cost of the trip or do they cost extra? :lol:
They're free!
And don't forget to tip your waitress.......
<insert rim shot here> :D

I guess you don't need a separate entertainment budget if you are on the trip!

Really, thank you for answering all my questions.
I am really interested in ecotravel and the fish seem like the ultimate souvenir.

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Post by Ken Davis » Wed Mar 22, 2006 12:41 pm

OK Joe, You should go to Honduras with us in April so you can compare beer prices. :) Ken
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Post by Bas Pels » Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:07 pm

lousy excuse, but who would need any excuse anyway :lol:

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Post by Joe Middleton » Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:52 pm

fishfarm wrote:OK Joe, You should go to Honduras with us in April so you can compare beer prices. :) Ken
Maybe I'll take a raincheck for some other time? Work needs me hot and heavy right now. That, and the malaria meds trounce my digestive tract pretty badly (anyone who has been in elevator with me knows what this is about). :shock:
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Post by Don Hiatt » Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:17 am

Another thing to consider is this. If you know someone from the country you plan to visit, they may very well be able to put you in contact with someone they know that can help you out on your trip. It is always best to have someone that knows their way around the country along for the ride. This helps in situations with the local people (Money hungry policia, ect).

I myself skipped on the Malaria meds, but I did take a big risk in doing so. I came home with my legs bitten up by killer mosqitos.

P.S. Beer is very cheap in Peru. If they would tax it too much there would be a revolt. lol.

Hey Joe,
By the way, did you catch any Aequidens coeruleopunctatus on your trip??

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Post by Joe Middleton » Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:40 am

Nandus wrote: Hey Joe,
By the way, did you catch any Aequidens coeruleopunctatus on your trip??
We did, but I do not know if anyone kept them. I did take photos of them and some other cichlids but left them out of the post (I didn't post the whole "talk" here in order to save something for a later article or two). Funny side note: we went into another store in Panama and they were selling coeruleopunctatus as "Large African Cichlids!"
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Post by Don Hiatt » Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:50 am

When I was in Peru, one guy was trying to sell me Firemouths as rare fish from the Amazon. I saw many cichlids in the petshops down there, but I the only Peruvian fish I saw for sale were Oscars and Discus. The angelfish they had were domesticated.

I did see many Cichla and Plecos in the grocery store on ice.

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Post by anableps » Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:00 pm

Thanks very much for the encouragning information.
I think I shall have to try my hand at fish collecting sometime, if I can persuade my partner.

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Post by anableps » Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:54 pm

Do you have any new material to update us?

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Post by rickson » Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:07 am

great vacation :D

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Post by Joe Middleton » Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:37 pm

anableps wrote:Do you have any new material to update us?
Not really. I will probably discuss part of the trip at this year's ACA, during the "evening talk." :)
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Re: Panama II -- Retorno

Post by Richard Clarke » Sun May 04, 2014 4:00 pm

Joe Middleton wrote:Coming back from the Rio Ipeti -- beers with a new friend and a member of the Panamanian armed forces (our vehicle now being a military transport, I guess beers and cigarettes beat the back of a truck)!
Hi Middleton, I was a smoker also but now i am free from it. It’s difficult to stop cigarette smoking, but you can do it. To have the best possibility of giving up and remaining a non-smoker, you need to know what you are up against, what your choices are, and where to go for help.

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