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Old 03-03-2020, 07:28 AM   #1
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My Blackbanded and Bluespotted sunfish

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Old 03-03-2020, 07:32 AM   #2
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These guys are juveniles. The blue spotted sunfish donít have adult colors, yet.
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Congrats, both groups made it alright from shipping then???

Very exciting!
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Yes, everyone made it. Feeding is an issue. The blue spots will eat frozen foods. But the bbsf will only eat lives foods. Brine shrimp are a little bit of a ride for me. But I do have a culture of daphnia going. I hope to keep it going.
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White /Grindal worms I understand are easy to culture.
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What are these guys in the last pic eating?
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Old 04-03-2020, 01:08 PM   #8
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This was frozen adult brine shrimp. I donít see any red. So no frozen blood worms in this pic.
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Both blackbandedís are eating frozen blood worms. It took a while, Iím glad. They blue spots are eating like a pack of wolves. They definitely have a dominant one or two out of the seven and everyone keeps to their section of tank.
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Were the fish you bought, either or both groups wild caught or wild collected eggs?
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Both captive raised.
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These are cool fish. I looked into getting some of these but I couldnít find anyone that had them. Where did you get them from ? How much was shipping ?
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I got the blue spots from Zimmermanís Fish. Shipped from Ohio and it wasnít expensive at all. Just donít recall. He currently doesnít have any. But has the ability to get both commercially.
The blackbandedís came from a license breeder in Maryland, where I live. So I drove an hour or so to meet him at a Capital Ciclids club meeting where he sells fish. He can be found on Capital Ciclids forum. He does ship.
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Sunfish for sale at Sachs Systems Aquaculture
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A quick video.
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The tank and fish are looking good in there!
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Thanks!
There some blackbanded sunfish on aquabid. But their in the UK.
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