Looking for Tanganyikan fish

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  1. trophs

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    Can any one give me advice where i can get hold of cichlids from lake Tanganika as they are not always avalible in LFS but seem to be popular
    and desired in America and Europe based on form discussions? :wondering:
     
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  3. SalmonAfrica

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    Where are you based?
     
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    Eastern cape :bigsmile:
     
  5. Risen

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    Well Guys. I am looking for the Tanganyikan Goby Cichlid. Cute little fella. Anyone know where I can get my hands on these.
     
  6. sarf

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    Hi risen..neil from aquatterra brought in a bunch of wild caught goby cichlids last year..contact him and see if he has any or fry available
     
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    Thanks Sarf. Must get down there
     
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    I still want to get Lamprologus Stappersii
     
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    And don't forget Occelatus.
     
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    I think we hijacking trophs thread hey.i'l look around n let you guys know what i can find..i must check my sources.lol..i had a contact at lake..but WAAAY TOO expensive for one guy to bring in alone..individual fish prices were good n the variety would make you cry..but i dont have 80grand to fork out for minimum of ten box order..sigh..looks like i'l never get my hands on some cyathopharynx furcifer
     
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    Some available..

    Now and again(monthly basis)
    There's always a few species ....

    You're welcome to pm

    Much respect to EC fishkeepers!:wavey:
    Hard work to get ANYTHING cool in stores
     
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    Well if you think its hard to find tanganikans in the city,try george or knysna,almost nonexistant and when they are available they come in at ridiculous prices.
     
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    Hi all, Hope to have my hands of some of these by the end of March or early April. You must remeber that wild caughts are paid for in dollars and then the cost to land them in SA is rather stupid. This can be nearly as much as the cost of the fish.
    I will hopefully have quite a variety ranging in price from R110 to R350. The one thing I don't know is what their size will be.
    Shakes pop in and find out more about this possibility!
    Trophs are you able to get to George? I have oxygen so it is easy to pack fish for you to take home!
     
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    Shot Scotty, will make a turn this week. By the way one of the melanochromis perileucos females is carrying that you gave me. Will keep you updated.
     
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    Hi sarf, Yes there will be Frontosa at around 4-6cm. Looks to be Aqua blue-Ikola but I have told the guy to look at 7 stripes. He has listed Kigoma. Price should be about R120-R150 depending on the final price to me!
    Will keep you all posted as this should be ready around mid March. This guy is a fanatic and will be quarenteeing his fish for about 2 weeks before makeing them available. I will have a look at them as soon as they have arrived as he is only 45 minutes drive from me.
     

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