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The situation came around slowly but finally got to the point I wanted to change it. I had a 75 with Moori that I was wanting to grow up to the breeding point. They seem to take forever but these seemed large enough but were doing little. Part of the problem was the tankmates. I had a fist full of hap ahli which should have colored but only one had turned blue. He never got around to fully securing a nest site and there was no breeding. The big trouble in this tank was the group of Lab "Hongi". They were in charge and constantly breeding to the point that I hated them. It was time to do the Craigslist wonder move!

I advertised and within thirty minutes had a buyer on the way. Once here, he bought as many as he had cash to cover. He got a great deal. I got rid of fish I hated as well as some more.

As soon as the water cleared, the moori were dancing. I sold half the Ahli so they are fine. I now have the tank back to what I want. Did I make a lot of money? No. At $56 it won't affect my lifestyle but I have less work now and can set back and watch my fish breed which is what I wanted.
The whole point is that if you have fish you are not satisfied with having, don't just fuss about it. Do something. This is a hobby to be enjoyed. You most likely will never be able to live on the money from the hobby so make it fit what you want, not the other way around. Offer them up at a bargain price and move on.
 

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Funny thing about my move is the effect it has already shown on the remaining fish. I left a bunch of rock on the floor and all kinds of equipment out of place and now at 5-6 hours after totally scaring the pants off all the fisha nd removing most of the fish in that tank, I have breeding activity from the Moori. The larger male has dug two large pits and been dancing every time I peek in. He is still pretty spooky and stops when/if he sees me but given a chance, he is on board for breeding! A large water change and getting rid of much of the distractions and he is ready.
 
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