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Ask this again in about 2 years.

There's only 3 people I know that have males and females, and only one of them has a colony.

Very difficult to breed, highly agressive.

I'm sorry but most likely you'll not find any.
 

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They can still be had. You got to find a personal diver to go and collect them.

They are solitaire animals and in deep water very expensive to go and collect. This endeavor requires lots of time and lots of patience that most do not have anymore.

Their true locations are a mystery, and highly rumored to be in Tanzanian Wildlife parks that are very protected or in locations that require serious bribe money to travel near or enter.
 

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I was going to sell some of my fry but my big male went nuts and killed my females :( . Now I have to start all over.
If you are interested bluechip will have some more longola petro fry soon :wink: .
 

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i wish i could get myhand on some red bulus , but i know a the store that has a colony of them ... it's great and eletrifying just to see them eat and swim. They are so energetic!! their vibrant red color is amazing too. I'm waiting for the fry's but it's going to be a very long wait and a costly one too.
 

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Tank how are your REd Fins? Still making fry?

Did you actually get your Bulu's to have fry?
 

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geoff_tropheus said:
Tank how are your REd Fins? Still making fry?

Did you actually get your Bulu's to have fry?
My longola are doing great. And yes they put out plenty of fry.
Yes the Bulu's did spawn and I have fry. But they are not for sale.
 

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What tank size did you have them in when they spawned?

The colony here in Houston, is in a 240 gallon 8-footer and they hold eggs but have never produced viable fry yet.

Glad to hear more than one person is having luck at getting them to breed.

Did I understand correctly when you said your male went crazy and killed the females? Or were you talking about your Longolas?
 

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If I may ask this uneducated question... if they spawn but just don't hold to term, and they are so rare, worth so much and are so hard to find... why don't you just strip them after a few days and tumble the eggs ??? :oops: :oops: :oops:
I know that's what they have to do with some of the Frontosas blue variants...
 

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My thoughts exactly.

I am not sure why he does what he does, I do know that the person with the Colony is a busy guy, and believe me more than one person has suggested to him that same thing. Not an uneducated statement whatsoever.
 

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Wow ! Busy man ? Would gladly drive down to Texas to strip them for him if I could just come back with a few eggs !!! (I'm sure this has also been suggested a few times ! :D )
 

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I asked Konings about them last Saturday.

He said... that he has never seen one in the wild ( the picture in his book was taken by someone else ) . He thinks they are found FAR south of bulu point and at 90 feet or so ( The Bulu Point location is WRONG ) . If you know anything about diving you would know you can't spend a long time at 90 feet. Basically... you have about 20 min to go down to depth and catch the buggers ! Deep diving is dangerous... especially working with nets.

I think I've decided that in about 2-3 years I'm going to take 2 weeks and go looking for these fish :D Any divers want to join me ? :wink:
 

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Longstocking said:
I asked Konings about them last Saturday.

He said... that he has never seen one in the wild ( the picture in his book was taken by someone else ) . He thinks they are found FAR south of bulu point and at 90 feet or so ( The Bulu Point location is WRONG ) . If you know anything about diving you would know you can't spend a long time at 90 feet. Basically... you have about 20 min to go down to depth and catch the buggers ! Deep diving is dangerous... especially working with nets.

I think I've decided that in about 2-3 years I'm going to take 2 weeks and go looking for these fish :D Any divers want to join me ? :wink:
2-3 years? I will go.....
 

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geoff_tropheus said:
They can still be had. You got to find a personal diver to go and collect them.

They are solitaire animals and in deep water very expensive to go and collect. This endeavor requires lots of time and lots of patience that most do not have anymore.

Their true locations are a mystery, and highly rumored to be in Tanzanian Wildlife parks that are very protected or in locations that require serious bribe money to travel near or enter.
they were on a list in which a local breeder i buy from ordered from in a africa order they were going for 150 each landed and i really did not want to invest that much money so i ordered 12 wc black comps. and figured i would try to buy some fry now i am thinking i should have bought i also saw them on african cichlids aquaculture for 60 a piece plus all import fees freight broker etc i even send them a picture of one to mkae sure we were talking about the same fish only thing is that you have to order at least 10 boxes of fish from them
 
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