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New guy from S.Africa

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Jedigenie, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Jedigenie

    Jedigenie New Member

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    Hi all,

    my name's Eugene and I hail from Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

    First up, great forum. I've been a "ghost member" here for some time now and thought it time to also become a contributor. I really enjoy reading the GBR vs. BR debate threads and for the record my opinion lies in favour of Bolivians :)

    My setups:
    1000l community
    125l N.Brevis breeder
    100l Bolivian Ram breeder
    35l Betta Splendens
    Various fry tanks, isolation tanks, water prep tanks etc.

    As far as apistos go I only have 2 A. Steel Blue in my 1000l community but I am looking at various options for setups going forward. Love the look of Viejitas and Panduros and have had a local supplier look into sourcing some for me. Apistos are rediculously hard to obtain in SA.

    I look forward to increasing my knowledge here and sharing my hobby experience from the sunny tip of Africa :cool:
  2. tjudy

    tjudy Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Welcome to the forum!
  3. tompoz

    tompoz New Member

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    Hi there and good luck with getting Apisto-addicted. ;)
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    henkh Member 5 Year Member

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    Welcome Eugene.
  5. Jedigenie

    Jedigenie New Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome folks :)

    The search continues for Apistos but no luck so far. Had a local supplier say he might be able to source some Borelli, Macmasteri and Agassizzi but will only have more info closer to the end of the month.

    So the search goes on and looks like the more uncommon varieties are out of reach of the local guys. Holding thumbs :D
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    Cichlid Junkie Member 5 Year Member

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    Welcome to the addiction.
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    bigbird Member 5 Year Member

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    welcome and good to have you on bord properly...cheers jk
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    Welcome
    I love A.panduro and find it quite hardy.The males are stunning
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    A young viejita (macmasteri of course)even more hardy--- even bullet proof!!
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    Cichlid Junkie Member 5 Year Member

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    Beautiful fish. The blue on the A. panduro is stunning with the red strip in the caudal fin.
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    Hi Eugene,

    Good to see another South African and TASA member over here. Looking forward to hearing more about your aquisitions.

    Chat soon
    Kim