Re: [Poll] Most Popular Cichlids?
- From: "Amateur Cichlids" <amateur@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 00:36:55 GMT
"Muuurgh" <meatbag@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Okay, I guess popularity is a misnomer. I guess I am looking for the more
> "rare" sought after in the sense that they are hard-to-find.
Rare may not always be a good thing. Rare when talking about zebra plecos is
a breeding issue. These are rare sought after fish. Rare when talking about
seeing Boulengerochromis in the hobby stems from tank space issues. Most do
not want to keep a 500 gallon tank for one pair of large fish. ;-)
Some of the rarer sought after fish are those that are hard to keep alive.
Xenotilapia species or featherfins from Lake Tanganyika for example are
extremely sensitive and are hard to ship from the lake. So, they're rare in
the hobby. L. caeruleus "wild caught" are rare because they're solitary in
nature and very few are shipped from the lake. But the tank bred strains are
available in almost every pet store across the country. I really think it
all comes down to what you like.
Certainly if you're looking for rare as a means to make money, then the
frontosa you've purchased are probably a good start. They're always popular
and bring in a pretty penny.
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