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    joefish72

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    Anyone need some native fish?

    Post by joefish72 on Fri May 11, 2012 11:34 am

    I plan on doing some freshwater collecting this weekend and I'm sure to come accross plenty of species. If anyone is looking for something from the local waters just let me know and I'll bring it back for you.

    I hope to find some nice mature mollies, least killies, flagfish, and bluefin killies. I also stumble upon jewel cichlids, mayan cichlids, black acara, and plenty of mystery cichlid fry.
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    Finsandfeathers
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    Re: Anyone need some native fish?

    Post by Finsandfeathers on Fri May 11, 2012 4:00 pm

    If you stumble across any black acara that would be awesome, would love to grow some out since I have an extra male and my pair let's just say are by far free loaders. A few others on the list too LOL not sure if I have anything you may want in trade or something

    Of course that is if you'd be willing to ship them up here

    joefish72

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    Re: Anyone need some native fish?

    Post by joefish72 on Fri May 11, 2012 5:34 pm

    I can ship them no problem. With the acara most are a pretty good size like 5 inches but I'll see what we can find.
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    Finsandfeathers
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    Re: Anyone need some native fish?

    Post by Finsandfeathers on Fri May 11, 2012 5:48 pm

    Thanks Joe!!
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    crw.npt

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    Re: Anyone need some native fish?

    Post by crw.npt on Fri May 11, 2012 6:20 pm

    I'd love to Joe, but still no tanks set up. Maybe some time I can accompany you on an excursion. I'd love to get out and explore a little more of this area.
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    Fern
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    Re: Anyone need some native fish?

    Post by Fern on Sat May 12, 2012 9:17 am

    crw.... what size tank you looking for?


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    reefkpr

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    Post by reefkpr on Sat May 12, 2012 10:56 am

    I stopped at a ditch in North Ft. Myers yesterday and all the fish were congregated in a small area. I was getting literally over a hundred with each scoop. Was jewel cichlids, flagfish, tons of gambusia (black and white males, Giant ramshorn snales, apple snales, black spiral snails, freshwater clams etc. Was amazing.
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    crw.npt

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    Re: Anyone need some native fish?

    Post by crw.npt on Sat May 12, 2012 1:38 pm

    I have a few Fern, just no space, time, or disposable funds right now unfortunately. I've got a ten half-moon that I want to get set up for pygmy sunfish, and glass to make a 15 long, and a few small(<1 gallon) bowls and vases for some extreme nano fish. Just no time or money right now unfortunately. I would like a few 2.5s though for tiny planted tanks.

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    Re: Anyone need some native fish?

    Post by joefish72 on Sat May 12, 2012 8:39 pm

    Can anyone tell me what these are? They had nice red bellies when I hooked them but they are obviously stressed and lost the red.


    Today was a good day, we hit 3 spots and got something at every one. I'll get some pics up soon.
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    Fern
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    Re: Anyone need some native fish?

    Post by Fern on Sat May 12, 2012 8:52 pm

    Those are some kind of African Mbuna from Lake Malawi

    (can we shoot people who release exotics?)


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    Re: Anyone need some native fish?

    Post by Fern on Sat May 12, 2012 8:53 pm

    Get some pics when they chill out some and I can probably slap a name to them


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    Re: Anyone need some native fish?

    Post by joefish72 on Sat May 12, 2012 9:06 pm

    Fern wrote:Those are some kind of African Mbuna from Lake Malawi

    (can we shoot people who release exotics?)

    That is very discouraging because I got them in the middle of spawning. They had nests and tubes were out.

    Here is a pic of a male molly I got in North Fort Myers (credit to reefkeeper for the spot)
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    Re: Anyone need some native fish?

    Post by Fern on Sun May 13, 2012 10:57 am

    Ya theres god knows how many exotics here because of irresponsible people.....


    Thats a very nice molly!!!!


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    Re: Anyone need some native fish?

    Post by joefish72 on Mon May 14, 2012 1:02 pm

    I got a positive ID on the big fish they are "spotted tilapia" so they will be dinner on Tuesday night, lol.
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    Re: Anyone need some native fish?

    Post by Fern on Mon May 14, 2012 3:17 pm

    Ok thats why they look like an Mbuna!


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