Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > New Acquisitions

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 09-14-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
Cactuspixie's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Queensland Australia
Posts: 1,830
1st time at a fish auction!

My local aquarium club held an auction last night, and it was an interesting experience!

I practiced super human restraint- there were some stunning fish going for next to nothing- I felt bad for the sellers and organizers.

I went hoping to get at least one small severum, but there was only one severum and it was a great deal larger than I want. Not that I don't have the room, but I like to grow them up from as small as possible.

So no severum for me, but what I did come home with, was a bag of duckweed (no one sells it here, and I've been chasing it for ages!) a bag of cherry shrimp, a bag of mystery snails, a digital ph meter, two wee L002 tiger plecos, and my first foray into the world of cichlids: 5 blue eyes, and 2 brasiliensis. They were totally impulsive purchases, and they were in such tiny bags I honestly didn't think they'd make it. The auction itself went for 5 hours.

So anyway, so far, they are gorgeous! They sometimes cruise the tank in a school, which I didn't think new world cichlids did. Needless to say my bumblebee gobies are no longer the top dogs of that tank. Lol.

I don't know whether I'll keep them long term, as I really have my heart set on having 3 different colour severums, but for now I'm going to enjoy them and learn all about them

Ps- the shrimp are NOT in the same tank as the cichlids
Cactuspixie is offline   Reply With Quote

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.