1. Don't forget to vote for your favorite picture in the Photo of the Month section.
  2. CCA Breaks the 1/4 million mark! Over 250,000 posts on the CCA forum!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Thank you for supporting the BIG Fish Deal 5. We had a great turn out. See you next year!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Saturday, June 10 @ 2PM (doors open @ 1 PM) - JFK High School, Silver Spring, MD The Myths of Discus and the Scared Hobbyists by James Perrenod
    Dismiss Notice

Free rainbow cichlid fry

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by hollyfish2000, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. hollyfish2000

    hollyfish2000 Members

    Real Name:
    Holly
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,824
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Last Activity:
    Sunday at 4:42 PM
    I"m sure I've oversaturated the club by now, but I am overrun with fry being cared for by excellent parents in a 20 gallon without other predators. That's going to be a problem for me! Anyone interested in coming out and siphoning out some fry. Rainbow cichlids are wonderful fish and others who have done this had great survival rates. Send me a PM if interested (no, Matt, they are not feeder fry.)
     
  2. Tony

    Tony Alligator Snapping Turtle/Past Pres
    Staff Member

    Real Name:
    Tony Horos
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Messages:
    7,424
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Gaithersburg, MD
    Last Activity:
    Mar 31, 2017
    I was going to ask if they would get along with my big haps in the 180...

    ;)
     
  3. verbal

    verbal Members

    Real Name:
    Jesse
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010
    Messages:
    3,587
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Herndon, VA
    Last Activity:
    May 8, 2017
    I am sure the haps think so :)

    The Rainbow cichlid fry not so much.
     
  4. Avatar

    Avatar Plenipotentiary-at-large

    Real Name:
    Samuel LaBudde
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,909
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    On the ragged edge
    Last Activity:
    Feb 25, 2017
    About time...

    ...to inform the CDC that there's an infestation/outbreak in the DC metro region. The good news is that we can lead them right to the source.

    You might start baking Holly - you're going to have visitors.
     
  5. dogofwar

    dogofwar President of the CCA
    Staff Member

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Messages:
    10,833
    Likes Received:
    154
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Potomac, MD
    Last Activity:
    34 minutes ago
    If anyone has ever wanted a great beginner New World Cichlid, Herotilapia multispinosa is one.

    Colorful, relatively peaceful, not too big, interesting behavior, etc.

    If you have a spare tank, get some fry from Holly and give them a try.

    How many people in the club have BAP points for them?

    Matt

    PS By the way, fish that are in abundance in our club/area one minute have a way of not being available the next. Because something is available doesn't mean that it's not worth keeping (says the guy who keeps lots of rare fish...and Rainbow cichlids).
     
  6. verbal

    verbal Members

    Real Name:
    Jesse
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2010
    Messages:
    3,587
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Herndon, VA
    Last Activity:
    May 8, 2017
    You might want to donate a bag of two to the ECC auction. Help spread the wealth :)
     
  7. Avatar

    Avatar Plenipotentiary-at-large

    Real Name:
    Samuel LaBudde
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,909
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    On the ragged edge
    Last Activity:
    Feb 25, 2017
    Hey

    I'm on record stating that they're pretty cool fish and that except for fact of their prolificness would be much more prized than they are. My pair have been doing a tandem side-by-side confrontation with a 6" A. oblongum all morning to defend their spawning site - pretty entertaining as he's not the least bit intimidated by just one of them but together they're got him fair flumoxed.
     
  8. mchambers

    mchambers Occasional Corydoras Breeder / Board of Directors

    Real Name:
    Matt Chambers
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,412
    Likes Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    DC
    Last Activity:
    Yesterday at 8:23 PM
    I'll vouch for Holly's fry. I was planning to sell a BAP batch next month, by which point they should be more than one inch.

    They are also very sturdy, durable fish, tolerating a wide range of water conditions and quality.
     
  9. DiscusnAfricans

    DiscusnAfricans Vice President
    Staff Member

    Real Name:
    Michael
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3,397
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Randallstown
    Last Activity:
    Yesterday at 12:12 PM
    Might be another good time to do a "fry growout contest."
     
  10. jonclark96

    jonclark96 Board of Directors
    Staff Member

    Real Name:
    Jon
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,097
    Likes Received:
    185
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Frederick MD
    Last Activity:
    Yesterday at 2:59 PM
    Funny you mention that. Tony, Matt, and I were talking about that yesterday but were trying to figure out if there was a CARES species in the club that could be used.

    More to follow...
     
  11. hollyfish2000

    hollyfish2000 Members

    Real Name:
    Holly
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,824
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Last Activity:
    Sunday at 4:42 PM
    I probably have 50 fry in the 20 gallon, still with their parents (bless their gentle little hearts).

    I gotta get some of them out of there. I have no other tanks to grow them out. They are more than big enough to be on their own. They are a great fish -- anyone helping a school with a tank? They grow up nice and fairly quickly (but not too quickly) and then will pair off, get pretty and have some very interesting parental behavior.

    I can bring some to the next meeting, I guess, but would like to to get some out of the tank sooner than that. How do I donate something to ECC?

    Any takers?
     
  12. skanda

    skanda Members

    Real Name:
    Aqua-boy
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Virginia
    Last Activity:
    Mar 15, 2017
    Hi HIolly,

    I will take some at the next CCA meeting if you have some by then.

    I am on travel as otherwise I would have collected them by now.

    Thanks
    skanda
     
  13. turfboss

    turfboss Members

    Real Name:
    George Cowan
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    463
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Severna Park, MD
    Last Activity:
    Apr 26, 2016
    Holly -

    I have a free 20 gal tank and would take some of the fry if you still have some available. I am setting up some more tanks now for the ECC sale on Sunday (I can't ever go to an auction without buying something:)).

    I am coming to Matt Quinn's Wednesday evening to pick up 7 - 15 gal tanks for my fish room so will be in the Gaithersburg area - if you are avail Wednesday early evening - I told Matt I would be at his house at about 7 but could come to you either before that or around 7:30 - 7:45 (depending on where you are in the Gaithersburg area) or so after I pick up the tanks from Matt.

    Thanks -

    George
     
  14. hollyfish2000

    hollyfish2000 Members

    Real Name:
    Holly
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,824
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Last Activity:
    Sunday at 4:42 PM
    George -- that would be absolutely wonderful! I can be home by 7:30 on Wednesday.

    my cell phone is 202-255-6955
     

Share This Page