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Old 04-20-2015, 05:57 PM   #1
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Emergency please help!!!!

Ive been breeding peacock cichlids since my 20's. I just ordered 4 female red shoulder blue regal females to bolster my breeding community. I get them in the tank and they have all de stressed and are all now showing false eggs. So now i have 5m to 3 fems. Tried calling the guy and no answer and mailbox is full. Does anyone know where to find red shoulder blue regal peacock cichlids????

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Old 04-20-2015, 06:32 PM   #2
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Ive been breeding peacock cichlids since my 20's. I just ordered 4 female red shoulder blue regal females to bolster my breeding community. I get them in the tank and they have all de stressed and are all now showing false eggs. So now i have 5m to 3 fems. Tried calling the guy and no answer and mailbox is full. Does anyone know where to find red shoulder blue regal peacock cichlids????

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Its not uncommon for females to show egg spots. The only true way to sex is venting.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:01 PM   #3
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Ive been breeding peacock cichlids since my 20's. I just ordered 4 female red shoulder blue regal females to bolster my breeding community. I get them in the tank and they have all de stressed and are all now showing false eggs. So now i have 5m to 3 fems. Tried calling the guy and no answer and mailbox is full. Does anyone know where to find red shoulder blue regal peacock cichlids????

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Whoa, we're both in lawrence!

Sorry, I can't help with the question though
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+1 to MikeM. In today's fish, the "usual" signs for gender have been blurred so venting is about the only 95% chance of getting it right. ( Nothing but watching the spawn is 100% ) If they are all getting along, I'd leave them be. If they are fighting, then you need to get genders as properly proportioned as you can.
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+1 to MikeM. In today's fish, the "usual" signs for gender have been blurred so venting is about the only 95% chance of getting it right. ( Nothing but watching the spawn is 100% ) If they are all getting along, I'd leave them be. If they are fighting, then you need to get genders as properly proportioned as you can.
I realize the sexing is not 100%, but i know my aulonocara. These are males. Males all the way. The dominant male ( not the new ones) is telling me this as well. He wants them gone, and he has always liked new ladies. And has always tortured other males to death. I also know that for 200$ it should be what i ordered. I breed theese. And can tell you that adding 4 males is not good for this community. 5 males vs two fems, means i might soon have an all male tank. The males will wear them til tthey are nothing. I appreciate the advice but i truly need to add females.... and fast.

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I add fresh blood every 2 yrs or so. Ive never sexed one wrong yet. I have 30 juvies, but theyre 2-3 months from being big enough to introduce to the colony for size reasons.

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Cool. Sounds like you have it figured out.

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I know what to do. Its finding another breeder and fems thatll be tough.

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Grrr..... this bad, grrr..... you guys awsome. Ungah.

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Im tryin a private breeder, KGTROPICALS. tried 3 times today, no answer. Left msg. We shall see.

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