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Short Clip of my Peacock Cichlids

Postby yogifizz » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:38 pm

Hi all my first ever video upload here.

It is just a short clip of two of my wild caught peacocks, which have paired off.

unfortunatley this video was under "moonlight" conditions. will get one under "daylight" conditions uploaded soon.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbCXBdI0Cbw&hd=1[/video]
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Postby Nodalizer » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:31 pm

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Postby des » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:53 pm

I'm sad to be the one to tell you these "OB peacocks" are not wild caught. They are not found in lake Malawi. They are man-made hybrid species.
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Postby yogifizz » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:31 am

Hi Des I was under the illusion OB peacocks had orange and black? these have no orange or black on them what so ever.

They are white, pink, blue and purple.

Have I been done?
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Postby yogifizz » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:48 am

des wrote:I'm sad to be the one to tell you these "OB peacocks" are not wild caught. They are not found in lake Malawi. They are man-made hybrid species.



They can be found in the wild too :D

here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52993488@N ... hotostream

Check the persons whole album. All the fish ae wild caught, even some photos in lake malawi, under water - of cichlids in their natural habitat.
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Postby drexel187 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:44 am

des wrote:I'm sad to be the one to tell you these "OB peacocks" are not wild caught. They are not found in lake Malawi. They are man-made hybrid species.



+1


http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/ob_peacock.php


The fish in the flickr link isn't a peacock. Its Mbuna.
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Postby yogifizz » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:52 am

drexel187 wrote:
des wrote:I'm sad to be the one to tell you these "OB peacocks" are not wild caught. They are not found in lake Malawi. They are man-made hybrid species.



+1


http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/ob_peacock.php


The fish in the flickr link isn't a peacock. Its Mbuna.



Maybe mine is a mbuna then, I was only guessing the breed. I went back to the importer today to collect some more, and they advised all their wild stock is kept seperate on immediate arrival.

I do however doubt that they are a breeding pair, to me they appear the same - no difference on the fins at all.

I may change them, at £50 a fish I don't want to mix Tank Breds with Wild stock. I do have a 100% money back guarantee on them being wild caught and a pair.
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Postby Fogelhund » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:03 pm

As per the ID thread, your fish are indeed man made OB Peacocks... hybrids, man made and not wild. Do take them back.
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Postby aquariam » Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:43 am

Those are really nice OBs. It's not a naturally occuring fish though. It'd be like saying you had wild caught blood parrots.
I don't know if I'd take them back if you like them. Maybe get some of your $ back though and forward this thread to the person.
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