nice pair for sale (Cypho purpurescens)

nice pair for sale (Cypho purpurescens)

Postby lance » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:17 am

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Postby mpedersen » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:30 am

$249 for the pair too, it's a "deal" considering they sell for $150 each usually.

Check out the picture too - http://a1272.g.akamai.net/7/1272/1121/2 ... 1-045p.jpg (great for sexing...you might want to save it for future reference of the dichromatism as it's a stunning example)
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Postby Chad Vossen » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:45 am

if only that pair could magically show up at forest lake pets on april 5th... 50% off coupon would make me very happy if i saw those fish.
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Re: nice pair for sale (Cypho purpurescens)

Postby David M » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:10 pm

Guess who's tank they are in now? :roll:

Not like I had an extra ~$300 to throw away but impulse got the best of me, I have had a pair before and know something about them. They arrived last Thursday, I set them up in a 6' tank with substrate at both ends and open space in between. As expected they took up separate residences, one at each end. The male wanders a bit but the female only comes out at feeding time. Today, only six days after acclimating them, the male has been "visiting" the female at her den. She shows no signs of wear, no tattered or torn fins. When I feed he races back to his side and if she comes out he bullets six feet across the tank to drive her back into hiding. I'm more worried now that she will starve than I am that he will kill her. Time will tell.
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Re: nice pair for sale (Cypho purpurescens)

Postby Clownfish75 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:15 pm

$250 for a pair, thats wrong, i wont tell you how much my last female cost!!!!

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Re: nice pair for sale (Cypho purpurescens)

Postby aomont » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:47 pm

Luck with them David !
Not the same species but check out these ones too
http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden/It ... ddid=58858
http://www.liveaquaria.com/diversden/It ... ddid=59400
The second one is very beautiful. Does this color difference means they are of different sexes ?

Christian, living in Australia they she may have costed you a lot less. 20 or 30 ?

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Re: nice pair for sale (Cypho purpurescens)

Postby Clownfish75 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:59 pm

Hi Anderson

Yeh they are pretty fish the novaholindae, but pure evil, I have had many a conversation with the collectors of those fish and the general concensus is they just wont sell. But they are as pretty as that in the flesh.

20-30 is a little on the expesive side still anderson!!! Having said that a royal gramma only retails for $100 here. so all depends where you are in the world.

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Re: nice pair for sale (Cypho purpurescens)

Postby David M » Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:46 am

Wow, has it been 3 months already ??? The fish are fine, I guess I should redesign the tank so I can tell if they are spawning in there :roll:
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Re: nice pair for sale (Cypho purpurescens)

Postby David M » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:06 pm

More than a year later now, I have largely ignored these fish. They are in a 6' tank so packed with substrate even though I assumed they were spawning there was just no way to tell. I noticed the male "missing" for the past few days, was certain he'd died. I went hunting. Nope, I found him and the nest he was tending ;) It was so close to hatch I pulled it figuring tonight would be it. Wrong again, pulling it and setting it up in the tumbler forced the hatch. Man are these things tiny ! Can they take rotifers ? Doubtful but I'll try. They are smaller than fridmani, olivaceous or neon goby larvae. I'll have to read the other threads here later when I have some time.
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Re: nice pair for sale (Cypho purpurescens)

Postby Chelsey » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:20 pm

Congrats David! Glad you looked! :)
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Re: nice pair for sale (Cypho purpurescens)

Postby David M » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:39 pm

24 hrs, no sign of any eating. Don't see a single one with a rot in it's gut. :(
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