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rotkeil severum?

Postby hey_wood1981 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:41 pm

do these look like rotkeils to you? I'm trying to find some quality ones. thanks!

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/ ... 1223258488
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Postby NorthShore » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:53 pm

Yep, and they're very nice. :)
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Postby hey_wood1981 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:16 pm

cool, thanks for your input. they are extremely hard to find around here so i bought a group of 20. i will keep some and then trade some to local fish stores to spread the wealth. i can't wait to get these.
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Postby Zack2112 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:06 am

hey_wood1981
I cant thank you enough for posting this thred, I didnt want to buy the 20 you were looking at but i contacted the seller and got 6 for myself, i live a couple hours away from the seller so shipping wasnt bad. I have been looking for Rotkeils around here for a LONG time and have been unsuccesful. Im very excited to get mine. It was a great deal, especially for F1 fry!

Thanks again, keep us posted with pics when you get them!
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Postby hey_wood1981 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:52 am

no problem. let me know how things go on your end. i'm super excited to get them myself. i'd like to see some pictures of yours as well.
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Postby Nathan43 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:24 am

I got 3 from a breeder in Des Moines back in mid may during a local fish swap. here are some pictures of them.
My larger one
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my other two smaller ones look like this.
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These pictures are about a month old and the red is really coming out on the large one now.
I like snowcones & cartwheels...AND BLOOD!
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Postby hey_wood1981 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:34 pm

nathan, those are amazing looking rotkeils! i wish i had known about the swap in des moines. i'll just cross my fingers and hope mine turn out even some what as close as nice as yours.
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Postby Nathan43 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:51 pm

Yeah, I love severums, perfect chill fish imo
I like snowcones & cartwheels...AND BLOOD!
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Postby blairo1 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:24 pm

Ooh a chance to post Rotkeil pics, hahahahahahaaa!

Clicky!
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You have just bought yourself the coolest fish, ever, in my opinion of course :D.

Different headshape on your US ones, Gerry included, those are all F1s right, I know mine is WC but it's interesting that the breeders and Gerry's (and now yours) have a more "triangular" pointed snout. I wonder what the collection point is.

Very nice fish anyway, they should grow up to be stunners. Welcome to the Rottie club.... :thumb:
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Postby Nathan43 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:21 pm

So is there a way to sex these guys?
I like snowcones & cartwheels...AND BLOOD!
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Postby DeadFishFloating » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:51 pm

Ooh a chance to post Rotkeil pics, hahahahahahaaa!


I was wondering what was taking you so long. :lol:

NorthShore awesome rotkeils mate. How did the spawn go?
Dwarf Cichlids. Big personalities in small packages.
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Postby NorthShore » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:04 am

DeadFishFloating wrote:
Ooh a chance to post Rotkeil pics, hahahahahahaaa!


I was wondering what was taking you so long. :lol:

NorthShore awesome rotkeils mate. How did the spawn go?


Thanks!

They were originally kept with a group of 7 adult Hecklii who decimated every one of their 8-9 spawns. The rotties are not the best parents, though. They gave up guarding their fry for pellets. :?

I sold the Hecklii and the sevs went through a divorce, lol. They're in a tank together but not getting along at the moment. :)
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Postby ryansmith » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:10 am

blairo1, those are very nice severums. It makes me miss my greens very much. I contemplated getting some last year for my 150g but ended up going with Mesonauta and Uaru fernandezyepezi instead. How many of the Rotkeils do you have?
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Postby DeadFishFloating » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:45 am

Ryan that's his one and only pride and joy.
Dwarf Cichlids. Big personalities in small packages.
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