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I’m quite skeptical of “Wild Caughtâ€
 

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So I suck with a camera… but this is what I got…

The new male… Feel free to voice your opinion on it’s “purityâ€
 

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Those are some great fish! I really hope that I could own a trimac someday, or even better a pair. I wish you the best with them and hope that you will continue to keep us posted on their progress and post some pics.
 

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I believe they are pure trimacs. They look really good. Get some fry!
 

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Good luck Toby. :thumb:
 

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The Convict fry should be free swimming as of today… but I haven’t seen them yet… The Con pair & fry stay under a piece of slate… but whenever the Trimac gets near the slate the male Con will sneak out the other side and nip the male Trimacs tail… To the Trimac it seems like a cute game… to the Convict it seems a matter of life or death…

My females won Trimacs being my #2 favorite species… and I’m this male has made them even that much better!

Thanks for the compliments guys…

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Nice pair! You going to keep the other 3 females?
I donno… One is promised out to a friend (D)… I’ll keep the rest for the time being… I still hope to eventually come across a wild caught male…
 

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I want a trimac, can a single one be kept in a 75 gallon?
 

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That male looks great Toby, very nice pick up :thumb: Sounds like you're on your way to having some fry soon. I'm curious to see how they act during spawning. From what I've read, they're brutal and tankmates won't last long. Keep us posted.
 

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Nice male! Where'd you say got em? :lol:

He is a very nice looking fish, I just couldn't find a place for him here and it didn't seem fair to keep him in the back room. He needed to be on display, and if not on display then he needed to be getting some nookie :thumb: He deserves it :lol:

Keep us posted Toby :) I'm glad you're happy :)
 

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fantastic to see they are getting along good. i'd expect some eggs within couple of weeks now. as for aggression of the male, i'd expect him to be quite mellow until they are free swimming. the mother mac however will probably kill off the convicts if she can, before the eggs hatch. :wink:

a 7" momma mac is purty vicious contender to mess with. if she cannot handle the problem, big daddy will get it done. :dancing:

well great updates, and keep us informed on any progress. oh and please take alot of pictures for us. :thumb:
 

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Thanks guys... for the fish and the compliments :D

I recently bought my first house and in doing so crated a fishroom. I haven't gotten around to making an intro thread... I've been too busy making the fishroom :p

Here is a "sneak peak"... until I make an intro thread...



The house has a 20'x 24' 2 car garage (attached)... I built a wall dividing the front (approx) 1/3 from the back (approx) 2/3... The front 1/3 still has both working bay doors (one with auto opener). This area is used as standard garage storage and a small wood working area. The rear 2/3 is the fishroom...

In the pic above... Dark Blue rectangles are 175 gallon tiers (50/50/75gal)... Medium Blue rectangles are 90 gallon tiers (30/10-10-10/30)... Light Blue rectangles are 40 gallon tiers (10/10/10/10)...

Each tier is plumbed as one system, but each tier is separate from the other tiers.

Here is a pic of what it looks like...


Here is the 9" Blue Dempsey that inspired me to breed them which required this fishroom...


I'll have a full intro for ya within the next few days...

Oh and the Green box is future big DIY tank...
 

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Looks like that is really going to be awsome! I'm jealous! I can't wait so see the thread on this room. Good luck.
 

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Can a pair go in a 75
 

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I've heard that a single specimen deserves a 75... larger for a pair...

My 'pair' is sexually mature, but not "full grown"... I feel that my pair would fill up a 75 gal and the tank would not give them room to grow, which they will do. I've also been warned that the fish often get extremely aggressive with one another and need to be separated. I definitely do not think that a 75 gal offers enough space to separate the pair with a divider.

In my opinion/experience a 75 gal is great for a pair where the male will max out at 10" and the female slightly smaller... such as Jack Dempseys and similar...
 

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sweet fishroom.
 
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