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Next CCA Meeting

December 14thth


Club Member's Holiday Party

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12:00 - Potluck starts

2:00 - Gift Exchange for those that want to participate




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DAPHNIA AND FISH available for delivery to CCA HOLIDAY Party on December 14, 2019

Please respond in a reply below with questions or with what you want me to bring to the event. Or contact me at aquaticlifefarm@gmail.com

All fish and cultures are home grown and tank raised.

Daphnia is $5 a bag.

Microworm culture in a plastic box is $5.
A starter amount of an old culture is available free to any CCA member, just say you want a starter culture for microworms.

Vinegar eel culture in a plastic box is $5.

Rotifer culture is one pint of a going culture in a bag is $5.

Instructions for any of these cultures is available with purchase. I will need your email address to send any instructions.

Red cherry shrimp are $15 for 20+ shrimp.

Orange australe killifish are $10 a pair.

Rocket killies (E. annulatus) are $8 a pair.

All angelfish are adults:
Silver angelfish are $5 each.
Black lace angelfish are $7 each.

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Chindongo demasoni are $5 each for fish that are about 2 inches Adults are available for $10 each.
Labeotropheus fuelleborni $6 each for fish that are about 2 inches.

Corydoras aeneus (bronze corys) are $5 each
Corydoras oiapoquensis are $8 each
Corydoras paleatus are $6 each
Corydoras panda are $6 each
Corydoras weitzmani are $8 each
Corydoras pygmaeus are $5 each
Brochis splendins (Emerald green corys) at $6 each.

Opaline (blue) gouramis are $5 each.
Pearl gouramis are $5 each at about 2 inches but not sexable.

Elassoma gilberti (gold coast pygmy sunfish) a native fish from western Florida $22 a pair
Black banded sunfish (Enneacanthus chaetodon) are $10 each for 1/2 to 1 inch fish.

Black banded sunfish and daphnia.

ANCISTRUS sp L144, Black-eyed Yellow Bristlenose Pleco $22 a pair
ANCISTRUS sp - albino bristlenose $7 each for adults
ANCISTRUS sp - spotted/brown bristlenose catfish $7 each for adults

PSEUDOMUGIL GERTRUDAE (spotted blue-eye rainbow) $12 for pair.
Melanotaenia PARVA (Red-orange rainbow fish) $9 each for adults or 6 for $45 or 6
for $30 for young unsexable fish.
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Red-orange rainbows show a lot of color and markings when they like where they are.

SEWELLIA MARMORATA sp FIREWORKS (Hillstream loach) $8 each or 6 for $40

Hill stream loaches.

XIPHOPHORUS HELLERI - (black Moscow swords / black velvet swordtail) $6 each
XIPHOPHORUS HELLERI - (red velvet swordtail) $5 each
XIPHOPHORUS MACULATUS - (red-wag platy) $5 each
XIPHOPHORUS MACULATUS - (Electric Blue platy / Platinum blue platy) $6 each
Dumbo-eared firecracker guppies $15 a pair.
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Dumbo-eared Firecracker Guppies.

All fish are home grown, tank raised.
Please respond in this thread (preferred) or email me at aquaticlifefarm@gmail.com

Egg tumblers, eggs sticking

I've DIYed a few based on ready made ones I've seen, and even though I've tried several different materials, the eggs always seem to adhere to the bottom at some point. Even if I turn the valve to the air pump up pretty high.

I haven't used methylene blue yet, though. Is that the key?

Dunno how others are able to use their DIY ones and eggs always just stick in mine.

Tangs, Vics, and Catfish for sale

I’ve decided to move away from most of my African species in favor of more South American projects.

Selling each species as a group, not looking to split any group up for an individual fish. Pick up in Brentwood, MD just outside DC. My time is limited but I will try my best to work with people. Probably won’t be at the Christmas party unfortunately. Take everything for $350. Willing to hear offers on anything (again, groups only, not interested in splitting). Worst I will say is “No”.

8 enterochromis paropius.
Peaceful Victorian species. Ratio appears to be 3m:5f. Obtained from Cunningham Cichlids. Should be close to spawning, but have not yet for me. C.A.R.E.S. Species! Good for BAP points. $50/group

8 synodontis petricola adults (3-4”). Breeding group, although I have never set them up to remove spawns. Females routinely full with eggs. Ratio unknown. $200/group. )

5 neolamprologus similis adults. Ratio appears to be 1m:4f, possibly 2m:3f. Will come with the shells they’re in. Of spawning size, but have not spawned for me. $50/group

2 altolamprologus sp. sumbu white dwarf young adults. Ratio is 1m:1f. They may or may not be spawning, hard to tell in the tank. These take a long time to get to a decent size. $100/pr

2 blue eyed leucistic “L-144” bristlenose pleco. Male and female, unproven. Approx 3”. $10/pr.





Lots of Nice African Cichlids Available

CAS has lots of nice fish available. See below.

Aulonocara Peacocks
See https://www.cichlidsarespecial.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=60_67

Aulonocara sp. "Chitande Type North" Nkhata Bay Yellow Head (Rare) One 3' ½ color male $19.00

Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Blue (Rare) One 4 inch male Clearance price $14.00, One 4 inch male plus five 3 inch females Clearance price $35.00, One 3.5 inch male plus five 3 inch females Clearance price $32.50.

Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Eureka Red (Orange) Three 4 inch males $32.00 each New Arrivals, One 3 inch male $24.00

Aulonocara maylandi (Sulfur Head Peacock) (Rare) Three 2.5 inch males.

Aulonocara maulana Bi-Color One 4.5 inch male $38.00 New Arrival, Two 4” Males $36.00 each New Arrivals, Two 3.5 inch males $26.00 each New Arrivals, One 3.5 inch Trio $44.00, One 3 inch male $24.00

Aulonocara stuartgranti "Hasbaenschi" (Red Shoulders) One 4” ¾ color male (hiding some red on the shoulder) with five 2.5 inch females Clearance price $31.25, One 3' ¾ color male Clearance price $11.00.

Aulonocara stuartgranti Mdoka FlameTail Two 3 inch Males $25.00 each New Arrivals

Aulonocara stuartgranti "Ngara" (Ngara Flame Tail) (Yellow Flame Tail)
One 3.5 inches ¾ color male $27.00, Two 3 inch Males $25.00 each, Four 3 inch ¾ color males $24.00 each. New Arrivals

Lake Malawi Haplochromines
See https://www.cichlidsarespecial.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=60_68

Artistochromis Christyi (Malawi Hawk) One 4.5-inch little color male $33.00

Copadichromis borleyi Red Fin One 4.5-inch male $30.00, One 3.5 inch ¾ color male $25.00

Cheilochromis euchilus Likoma (Thick Lips) One 4 inch Male $32.00, Two 4 inch ¾ color males $31.50,

Chilotilapia rhoadeseii One 4 inch ¾ color male $33.50, One 3.5-inch ¾ color male $26.00

Lethrinops sp. Gold Harbor Monkey Bay (Europe) One 3 inch ¾ color male $25.00

Lethrinops sp. Intermedius (Otopharynx tetrastigma) One 4 inch Male $32.00 New Arrival, One 3 inch male $26.00 New Arrival, One 2.5” Male $17.00

Lethrinops Albus Kande (Rare) (Europe) Two 2.5-inch males $17.00 each.

Lethrinops marginatus (Round Head Red Top) (Rare) One 3 inches ¾ color male $25.00

Lethrinops sp. Mbasi Creek (Rare) Two 4-inch ¾ color males $36.00 each New Arrivals, Two 2.5 inch ¾ color males $16.00 each.

Naevochromis Chrysogaster (Rare) One 5 inches male $40.00, Three 4 inch males $33.00 each New Arrivals

Nimbochromis fuscotaeniatus (Fusco)
One 3.5 inch male $25.00, One 3.5 ¾ color male $24.00 New Arrivals

Nimbochromis venustus (Giraffe Cichlid) (Extra Yellow) (Germany)
These fish are slow to show the full blue on the face, but they do show it at about 4.75 to 5 inches. (See new Web site Photo) One 5 inch male $36.00, One 4.75 inch male $34.00, One 5 inch male plus one 4.5 inch female (Pair) $47.00

Placidochromis sp. "Phenochilus Gissel" (Europe) (Rare) One 3.5 inch male $30.00

Placidochromis sp. "Phenochilus Mdoka" White Lips (Europe) (Rare) Two 3-inch males $26.00 each, One 3 inch male plus two 2.5 inch sex uncertain plus one 2 inch sex uncertain Sale $32.00

Placidochromis milomo (VC-10) (Improved Variant) One 5 inch male $38.00, One 4.5” Male $36.00
Protomelas sp. Spilonotus Tanzania Insignis (Blue Gold) One 4 inch male $35.00 New Arrival

Protomelas sp. Steveni Pombo Rocks (Pombo Reef) (Yellow Chin)
One 4.5 inch Male $30.00 New Arrival.

Protomelas taeniolatus Red (Fire Hap) (Super Red Empress)
One 5.5 inch ¾ color male $40.00, Three 5 inch ¾ color males $38.00 each, One 4 inch ¾ color male $33.50, One 3.5 inch ¾ color male $26.50. New Arrivals

Lake Malawi Mbuna
See https://www.cichlidsarespecial.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=60_69

Labidochromis caeruleus Lions Cove (Yellow Lab) Eight 3 inch males $12.00 each, Five 2.5 inch males $10.00 each, one group of one 2.5-inch male plus five 2 inch females $45.00.

Shipping is limited to Monday, December 12, 2019, this coming week due to cold weather forecasted for the remainder of the week. Get your order in so I can do my best to get it out if you plan to have your fish shipped. Local pickup is another option if you are close by, Local pickup can be arranged 24 hours in advance. Depending on how many shipping orders I get, I may be able to meet a few customers on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 pm. Otherwise, I can meet customers at the church on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday between 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm or 7:00 pm weather permitting and Saturday 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Or 7:00 pm. Weather permitting.

Advice of the week

Cooler weather brings a higher risk of Ich. To treat it I use one teaspoon per gallon of table salt (no Iodine) in combination with cooper power green for two weeks. Then I drop back to the salt only for an additional week to be extra safe. Salt and cooper power green are less invasive treatments. They are not as hard on the fish or the bio in your tank as some other stronger treatments.

Anybody have any yellow labs they're willing to give up?

Looking for a group of yellow labs to stock my (now empty) 55 with.

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