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Old 05-14-2014, 07:59 AM   #1
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What to breed that's not so common?

Hello.
Can anyone make any suggestions on African Cichlids (lake malawi) for breeding that are NOT so common? Kind of looking for semi rare and beautiful.
I currently have yellow labs and redtop BB's in a 55 breeder tank.

Right now I have mostly peacocks, some mbuna and haps (also have a 150 all male tank).

I have a cichlid farm breeder not too far away. I think if I can figure out what I want I can get them locally or online.

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Otopharynx lithobates is a nice mouth brooder. Keep in mind that is endangered so few stores would sell them.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:40 PM   #3
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What to breed that's not so common?

Red Top Lwanda or Aulonocara chiwande specifically type masinje. Or Aulonocara maylandi,
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Otopharynx lithobates is a nice mouth brooder. Keep in mind that is endangered so few stores would sell them.

I didn't know lithobates are endangered, I better take good care of mine!!
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions.
I keep seeing this picture of a Lithobate that looks awesomely different.



Those Red Top Lwanda's look nice too.

I think I'll contact our local cichlid farm and ask what breeding colonies they have available.
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I've wondered how to get a fish like that. 99% of lithobates look nothing like that. I wonder if it's just one of those freak variations. Not sure how you'd go about breeding that.

The world definitely needs more lwanda's. I've been trying to find females for a while (that aren't ridiculously expensive)
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White lip Mdoka. I'd love to breed them.

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