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kuietgrl (got lost)
02-06-2008, 08:49 AM
Okie. I have a bunch of fish that I'm thinking about selling. I love 'em all, and they get along fine but there are going to be huge issues when they mature. I want to get rid of some, but not all of the ones I post. Depending on which sell first, I'll keep the others...does that make sense? lol

Anyway, here:

3 Pink Convicts (ranging from 1-2") - $2 each

2 Flowerhorns (about 2") I will also not sell these to anyone who doesn't have adequate room in their tank and knowledge about them! - $7 each

2 Oscars (about 4") - $5 each

If you're interested in any of them, just let me know!

02-06-2008, 11:58 AM
And possibly an adult Jack Dempsey. He's about 7" give or take. He's full grown, I think.

no he's not lmao,duble his size now..

kuietgrl (got lost)
02-06-2008, 12:02 PM
Actually, the max size for a JD is around 9".

02-06-2008, 12:08 PM

lol i read up on so many fish im getting them mixed up lmao...hahaha,

kuietgrl (got lost)
02-06-2008, 05:28 PM
Jack Dempsey is gone. Enjoy /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

02-06-2008, 10:58 PM
My jack is at least 12 inches. I think that the standard is 9-10 inches but sometimes you can get one a little bigger or one a little smaller. My female is only about 7 inches. They are a breading pair named Romeo and Juliette. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif

kuietgrl (got lost)
02-06-2008, 11:03 PM
Obviously, there are exceptions to every rule /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

02-06-2008, 11:06 PM
Haha we posted that at the same time.

kuietgrl (got lost)
02-06-2008, 11:07 PM
I don't know much about JD's. He was a really pretty fish, but not much I could do or keep with him with the tanks we have...same with the Oscars and stupid Flowerhorns lol

02-06-2008, 11:09 PM
I love my Jack's I just wish they wouldn't breed so much. That's why I named them Romeo and Juliette. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif

02-07-2008, 09:07 AM
I have three Jacks and lovem ,fun fish,also have two oscars
two parrot fish ...

kuietgrl (got lost)
02-07-2008, 09:08 AM
How's the new guy fitting in?

02-07-2008, 09:26 AM
great..there schooling ,neat there all following the leader(Big one)

kuietgrl (got lost)
02-07-2008, 09:39 AM
Is the new one the big one? The Oscars used to swim right next to him here.

All the other fish are still available!! Need to get rid of a few more people /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

02-07-2008, 03:27 PM
yup the big one is the one you gave me

kuietgrl (got lost)
02-09-2008, 11:46 AM

I need to get rid of some more!!

kuietgrl (got lost)
02-09-2008, 01:47 PM
Just to clarify, the only fish I'd be concerned about where they end up are the Flowerhorns. And only because they grow HUGE and are aggressive. The Convicts and Oscars...as long as you have room in your tank, I don't care /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif

02-09-2008, 05:09 PM
i wish i could takem ,but heck i dont have the room ,or i would .

02-09-2008, 07:46 PM
i am very interested in the flowerhorn's i have a 55 gallon tank with parrot fish (3) green sevrums (2) gold sevrums (2) and a black convict all are at least 2 inches pm if you believe they would go with what i have. from all i have seen on these they are beautiful fish and would love to add them to my tank

kuietgrl (got lost)
02-09-2008, 09:07 PM
From what I understand and have been told...if you added two Flowerhorns to that tank, there would be only one outcome in a matter of time: 1 Flowerhorn.

They grow BIG, they grow FAST and they're MEAN.

02-09-2008, 10:38 PM
i personaly would put them with parrot fish ...scary outcome i think.

kuietgrl (got lost)
02-10-2008, 08:33 AM
The Flowerhorns are with 5 Convicts, 2 Green Severums and a Firemouth right now. If they grow with Convicts, they may be able to live with them. I just don't want to take the chance when they're bigger. And I would need to upgrade from my 75 gal

02-10-2008, 10:25 AM
k I have a ? after I just googled it... A Flower horn looks like a jack am I wrong?

can someone tell me the difference?

ok after reasurching a little more.. is it cause they get that thing on the top of there head..

the first pics I looked at..

then the second set.

thanks k.. IM sorry I hijacked.. JUST a ?

kuietgrl (got lost)
02-10-2008, 10:34 AM
The Flowerhorn babies do look like Jacks. They're actually a hybrid and grow the bump on their head, etc. Apparently, some adult Flowerhorns get spots on their sides that look like chinese writing and some of those have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars. I dunno. They're cool fish.

If I can get rid of the Oscars, I'll just keep the Flowerhorns in that tank.

02-10-2008, 10:41 AM
ok with the cichlids what other fish are they ok with?

Also how big of a tank do they have to go into?

And would there have to be the heat as well?

kuietgrl (got lost)
02-10-2008, 10:42 AM
The Convicts or Flowerhorns?

The Flowerhorns need at least a 55 gal for one. The Convicts will only grow about 5-6", if that, and can live in quite a bit smaller tank.

The Convicts are really aggressive when they're older and would only be able to live with other aggressive fish, especially if you have a breeding pair. The Flowerhorns are quite aggressive, too. If you have a big enough tank (like 75+ gal) you may be able to keep a Flowerhorn with other aggressive fish.

And all tropical fish need heat.

kuietgrl (got lost)
02-10-2008, 07:24 PM
FYI, the Pink Convicts are pretty much just albino regular Convicts. And they are by far my favorite of all my fish. Very comical little guys...

02-11-2008, 09:06 PM
i am interested in the flowerhorns if you still have 1 ,, and i have a 80g that i would put it in please call 257 9795 ty

kuietgrl (got lost)
02-12-2008, 09:15 AM
What else do you have in the 80gal?

02-12-2008, 03:52 PM
i have two peacocks and a few malawi cichlids in the tank .

kuietgrl (got lost)
02-12-2008, 03:59 PM
I can't guarantee the other fish will live once the Flowerhorn matures...but you're more than welcome to try, if you want...just be warned /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif it may be a bloodbath.

kuietgrl (got lost)
02-12-2008, 08:00 PM
The 2 Oscars I have are fighting like crazy...I really need to get rid of them asap!