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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by damoUK, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. damoUK

    damoUK New Member

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    Hi there,

    Let us introduce ourselves, we're Damian and Kim, we're in our 30's, are engaged and are from Bedford in England, UK. We have been keeping tropical fish since June 2012 and are really (mostly) enjoying the hobby (when we're not having unsolvable deaths and diseases to contend with!).

    We discovered Apistogramma's in November 2012 and duly bought a pair, we've had ups and downs with these fantastic, entertaining fish - lots of downs, in fact (and quite a few unexplained deaths) - but we love them so much, we're determined to overcome these issues and stick with them.

    We were pointed to apistogramma.com by the lovely team at Wetwebmedia.com, who've been great at giving us assistance with all our problems.

    And that's basically why we're here - to learn, solve our problems and hopefully breed a few of these dwarf cichlids for ourselves. In the process, we'd like to share our learnings and experiences back with the community.

    We look forward to getting to know you
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  2. Joe Gatchell

    Joe Gatchell Member

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    Welcome to the forum. You are lucky to have a significant other who is also interested in aquaria. My wife will have nothing to do with it, then again, that I probably a good balance or we would be bankrupt from fish purchases. :)
  3. damoUK

    damoUK New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome. Ha ha, I know what you mean - we've spent a fortune on fish, though we only have a 120l (33gal) tank, a 19l (5gal) tank for a Betta and 10l (2.5gal) shrimp tank, they seem to consume huge amounts of cash - an outlay we have to reduce soon as we buy ourselves a house!

    But we're finding Apisto's are not only expensive to buy (we can't find anyone locally who breeds), but hard work and they keep mysteriously dying on us - lively, fine (and sometimes spawning) one day, gone the next - our other community fish are generally in good health, it's just these fish. BUT WE WILL OVERCOME IT!
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  4. Josh

    Josh Administrator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Welcome to the forum! Love your spirit to find out what the problem is. And I love that you are hobbyists as a couple! Thanks for joining Apistogramma.com!