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i am!! ichy cant wait to see you in chat tonight!! got my old fish back ( the one you were trying to tell me wasnt a thorichthy aureus ) well its about 4 inches and been sitting at the lfs for 4 months and its infact a aureus!! got him back for 6 bucks! deff not a texas!
 

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I, too, am a big fan. I have a breeding pair of Thorichthys meeki in a 4' x 1' x 18" tank and I recently got hold of 6 juvenile Thorichthys maculipinnis for my 450 litre bow-fronted tank. I'm hoping for a pair or two from them:




 

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Very pretty fish ! I had two of them at one point and rehomed them because they were a little to aggressive for the tank mates. I wouldn't mind owning some again .
 

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Con ,
post a pic of the fish , I am very interested to see what you have now
Actually post thae picture you showed me before , AND a new one that will help alot
Thanks
Tim
 

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Beo ,
Very nice Mac's you got there . Mine look alot like yours , but i have yet to get a decent pic.
Currently I have mixteco golds, and ellioti/maculipinnis that are 2-3"
I have 1-2 " socolofi and affinis , and 1" aureus . With any luck I will have some pasiones in the next couple weeks . I still want to find some callolepis , and the other three mixteco types
Thanks
Tim
 

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Anyone else into the Thorichthys? Lets see som e pictures and share information on foods, lighting , substrate temps and all that.
Also I would really like to find some of the albino mixtecos . Anybody have some?
Thanks
Tim
 

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Thought I'd try and keep this thread going . . .

Not great photos, but here's my pair of Thorichthys meeki when they spawned in January. . .

Mum:


Parents corralling the fry:


Dad says "stay back":


They are just great fish!
 

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Nice firemouths! Awesome color on them.

Con, do you have any pics of yours in the tank?
 

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Here is my 6"+ male Mixteco Gold named "Elvis".


And a short vid

....Bill
 

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I was able to pick up six 2-3 inch Thorichthys aureus ' red ' tonight at the LFS . Anyone know where the ' reds ' are coming from ? I'm not sure if they are sand sifters or not but I put them on PFS with my A. robertsoni and A. rostratums .
 

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Hopefully I can start getting som e pictures of my Thorichthys collection soon.
I currently have 2 adult pairs of T sp"mixteco gold
5 juvie T aureus "rio copan"
5 sub adult T socolofi " rio bascan"
1 pair of adult T meeki ( and 2 juvies )
4 sub adult T maculipinnis
a bunch of juvie T maculipinnis ( a different strain)

and on the way I have 6 pasiones,8 helleri , and 8 mixteco blues

only a few more species left to go and I can call my Thorichthys collection good enough , and move onto Aequidens, Archocentrus, and Cryptoheros LOL
 

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