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Author Topic: Finding local cichlid breeders  (Read 2391 times)
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« on: June 25, 2015, 11:41:12 AM »

I posted this under the topic "African Rift Valley Cichlids - Subspecies or something else?" but I imagine many people won't see the post because this is somewhat off topic.

The question is - How does one find local breeders of the above fish?  I am in need of several and I might need them to be bigger than the small juvie T. dubosai I saw at the LFS for $20 a pop.  Thanks in advance to anyone who can help a poor fish keeper out!

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2015, 12:16:00 PM »

Do you have an Aquarium Club near you?  If so, contact them and see if they have any cichlid breeders.  Most clubs do.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2015, 02:16:10 PM »

Thanks for the suggestion.  Sadly, there is no local aquarium club.  However, I now remember that Gomez knew a local dealer, who he said bred Tanganyikans.  I knew the guy, but he has since sold his LFS.  I'll ask Gomez, if I can contact him.  He lived not terribly far away, so it would be worth a bit of a drive to pick up some fish if there was a dealer he knew of.  He also told me once that there was a place that raised and sold cichlids wholesale, and that they were open to the public on Saturdays.  Always wanted to go there anyways, so if I will look thru my exchange of messages I should get some leads.

Thanks again!!   happy
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2015, 09:34:45 PM »

Wow that was random, logged in first time in a while randomly clicked cichlids and saw my name come up. jolly1
 SIK cichlids is selling out thier stock, may have some left. Closing down selling tanks as well. A  little north of albany
Reserve stock sadly went out of business

You know the ACA is having their annual event and auction in mass this year? that's where Im going to restock Dans 210g. Should be able to get just about anything there
Theres a facebook Capital region aquarium group, some of those guys breed.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2015, 08:52:13 AM »

Thanks, i'll look into all that stuff  kewl
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2015, 12:39:46 PM »

Afri, where are you local too, I know of several cichlid breeders in CT/RI.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2015, 02:04:36 PM »

I live near Albany NY, 3 hrs N of NYC.  Unfortunately, a trek to CT or RI would be a bit much, though maybe I could combine it with some other activity out there.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2015, 04:11:37 AM »

HI Afri,

I found a group of Aquarium hobbyist on facebook in my town. Many of them breed and sell on line through facebook.  If you haven't already, you could try that.
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