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Old 12-04-2012, 01:33 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by lohachata View Post
yes ; of course i am safe..besides ; if you buy the fish we could probable meet somewhere halfway and you could pay for them at that time..
i think that $50.00 would be a fair price...$40.00 for the pair of plecos and $10.00 for the filter....the filter is an API Pro IV...
you can tell your dad that i will provide full I.D. and contact information....
and if you want you can check my feedback on aquabid.
not to mention the fact that i have been on fishforums for the past 7 or so years...and a number of folks here could vouch for me...
yeah, I'd have to check on that price. I don't really know what they usually cost, so I'd have to take your word for it. How big are they now?
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:06 PM   #17
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they are both a little over 4".......let me know if you want them or not as i already have a couple of people interested....
currently my feedback rating on aquabid is 562 and 100% positive.....

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:38 AM   #18
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it's not showing your new post....can you repost it?
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:09 PM   #19
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hmmmmmm...what isn't it showing ? the link i posted is for my feedback rating at aquabid..and it comes up when i connect...so i am not sure what you are talking about.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:44 AM   #20
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Pleco,

I can vouch for lohachata. I've known him at least 10 years, and have met him several times at OCA. I can also vouch for him being an excellent cook. (Thanks for the invite John!) If you're only 11 years old, you should be going with an adult anyway...who's going to drive? I've also been a moderator here with John, since Shaggy bought this site from Mark (AquaBoards). Not only can you totally trust him, but you can trust his fish, used equiptment, and any fish food you buy from him.

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:54 AM   #21
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Back to the original question, on sexing young BN. The best method I've found is shining a flashlight, from directly over thier head. You'll see an orange spot on the males. It's a LOT easier to see on albinos then on browns, but both color morphs will have them. You'll still need a 3-4 month old fish.

The bristle method is very reliable, but you'll need older, more mature fish with that method. Females can still have bristles...but it will be limited to the mouth area. More like a moustache. If the bristles run past the nose area and on to the forehead, you have a male.

Hope this helps. If I find a pic with some M/F combinations...I'll post them for you. I used to have a pic of a trio of albinos, that I took to show the difference.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:01 AM   #22
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Here you go. It looks like 5 fish, due to the reflection of the glass. It's actually a proven trio with 1M and 2F. The male has a nice rack, but look at the orange spot on his forehead.

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:05 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Fishnut2 View Post
Pleco,

I can vouch for lohachata. I've known him at least 10 years, and have met him several times at OCA. I can also vouch for him being an excellent cook. (Thanks for the invite John!) If you're only 11 years old, you should be going with an adult anyway...who's going to drive? I've also been a moderator here with John, since Shaggy bought this site from Mark (AquaBoards). Not only can you totally trust him, but you can trust his fish, used equiptment, and any fish food you buy from him.

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My dad drives me...what's the OCA? I have a young brown. And thanks for the help
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:28 PM   #24
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OCA Extravaganza.................this is a show put on by the OCA..Ohio Cichlid Association every year on the weekend before Thanksgiving...people from all over the US and Canada come to buy and sell fish...mostly cichlids and catfish..world renown hobbyists come to speak...
it is held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville Ohio on rt 82....people rent rooms and sell fish and plants and foods and equipment out of them...there is a really great competition with some of the most awesome fish you will ever see....
on saturday there is a hardgoods auction where you can get tanks and other equipment.
on Sunday there is the fish auction with 800-1000 or more bags of fish.....i got some pretty good deals there this year...one of them being 8 gorgeous Double Dark Black angels for $11.00.....a breeding pair of Neolamprologus Helianthus for $14.00..
bags full of Neolamprologus Brichardi and Neolamprologus Pulcher also...

it is only a 20 minute drive for me but i get a room from thursday to monday and sell my foods out of the room....

this year i am hoping to be able to go to the catfish convention as well.....
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:58 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by lohachata View Post
OCA Extravaganza.................this is a show put on by the OCA..Ohio Cichlid Association every year on the weekend before Thanksgiving...people from all over the US and Canada come to buy and sell fish...mostly cichlids and catfish..world renown hobbyists come to speak...
it is held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville Ohio on rt 82....people rent rooms and sell fish and plants and foods and equipment out of them...there is a really great competition with some of the most awesome fish you will ever see....
on saturday there is a hardgoods auction where you can get tanks and other equipment.
on Sunday there is the fish auction with 800-1000 or more bags of fish.....i got some pretty good deals there this year...one of them being 8 gorgeous Double Dark Black angels for $11.00.....a breeding pair of Neolamprologus Helianthus for $14.00..
bags full of Neolamprologus Brichardi and Neolamprologus Pulcher also...

it is only a 20 minute drive for me but i get a room from thursday to monday and sell my foods out of the room....

this year i am hoping to be able to go to the catfish convention as well.....
You did not just say Catfish Convention. Where is it?
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:05 PM   #26
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I can vouch for loha with his fish food. My fish love it! My fish go crazy when I feed them. When you order from him, the stuff gets to you within a week. He is really good about that.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:56 PM   #27
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the catfish convention is also huge...amazing speakers ...even more amazing fish....
usually held in hernden virginia....2012 convention was around mid october...around the same time next year...
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:43 AM   #28
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Pleco,

You have some awesome clubs in Ohio that hold events too. John mentioned OCA (Cleveland), but Cinci and Lordstown/Youngstown have really fun auctions with some great people!
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:04 AM   #29
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oh...i forgot to mention the GLCS..Great Lakes Cichlid Society.....they have about 3 auctions a year...all kinds of great fish plants and hardgoods..and usually pretty big auctions too..it is held in the Euclidian Room at the old Euclid square mall..
OCA will be having another auction in February..not a show..just an auction..

i have to force myself to stay away from the auctions because i am aware that i am weak and will spend way too much money......lol

fishnut.....i am really glad to see you active here again...i have missed you buddy..
oh...while we're here....i have some C. Oipoquensis..they are laying but only a few eggs here and there...i have been leaving them in the tank and no fry yet...am thinking adults are eating the eggs and/or fry...are they noted for small spawns and eating the eggs like the bigger guys ?

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