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German Eliza - Super Red from Mr. Wilhelm

Discussion in 'Dwarf Cichlids' started by blueblue, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. blueblue

    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    German Eliza - Super Red from Mr. Wilhelm ^.^
    I just bought it earlier today.

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    In the bag... already very very very red ^.^
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    Boupette Member 5 Year Member

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    Hummm... Beautifull! Is this wild?
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    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks Boupette. No, it is NOT wild, but is the tank-bred type
    from Mr. Wilhelm's fish farm... one of the most renowned breeders
    in the world for the toppest quality of apisto, including super red
    eliza.
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    dunc New Member 5 Year Member

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    That is absolutely stunning blueblue!!

    What is its latin/scientific name?
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    Boupette Member 5 Year Member

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    So beautifull... Does he ship in Canada?
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    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    It is Apistogramma elizabethae
    ^.^
  7. blueblue

    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    hmm, you have to ask him then.. hehe...^.^
    my fish came from a local fish vendor called "Aquatic Store",
    which obtained fish from a trading company known as "Brasil Aquarium" in Taiwan. Brasil Aquarium is an authorized dealer of apistos from Mr. Wilhelm
    in Asia.
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    Chris(wildcaught!) New Member 5 Year Member

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    Beautiful color and apperance of that fish. I envy that kind of quality, hard to find here in Sweden.

    Regards / Chris
  9. blueblue

    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks Chris ^.^
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    fredmir1 Member 5 Year Member

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    Does he have a web page??

    George
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    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    As far as i know, he currently doesn't have one
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    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Another one ^.^

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    dunc New Member 5 Year Member

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    Aww man he gets prettier and prettier :biggrin:
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    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Have fries now ^.^ The female fish looks
    cool to me!! heheee



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    MikeNYC New Member 5 Year Member

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    Blue,

    I currently have a femail Eliza "red" that I bought from my LFS in NYC. I am searching for a male or a pair, could you lead me in the right direction? I will post a pic of her, she is doing great with nice coloration and has grown to about 1.25 inches. How large do the females get? How large do males get?

    I have a 29 gallon SA setup, soft water and PH at 6.5, with a school of beckford pencilfish.

    Thanks
  16. blueblue

    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi Mike, 1.25 inch female eliza is already mature enough to breed;
    Hmm, the largest female eliza i have ever seen is about 2 inches long,
    the male eliza can grow up to 3 inches long.

    I am not sure if it is easy for you to find eliza, while if it is possible, please
    try to find the german ones (or their F1), they look more attractive than
    the others (if you like blood-red eliza). I will post some more eliza here for your reference.