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    Default Estherae

    Just thought I would share this picture of my male at full stretch



    Cheers

    Rich

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    Where did you get lucky enough to find a blue male?
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    Originally posted by tarralb
    Where did you get lucky enough to find a blue male?
    Rich is in the UK. The blue males are much more common there than they are in the US.

    Kevin

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    Originally posted by tarralb
    Where did you get lucky enough to find a blue male?
    My LFS gets his fish from Stuart Grant via another dealer. I much prefer the blue males which I think are stunning fish

    cheers

    Rich

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    Well maybe I'll make a trip over there then. Haha j/k. Well he is a beautiful fish! I have two orange ones which are coming along nicely...don't know their sex yet but we'll see.
    75g-
    2 Lab. Zebra Lundo's, 1 Yellow Dorsal Afras, 6 Yellow Labs, 1 Red Zebras, 1 Jalo Reef Afra, 2 Aulonocara Blue Neon Peacocks, 1 albino Socolofi, 1 Acei, 5 Ps. Flavus, 1 unknow Afra, 1 Syno. Eupterus

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    3 Ps. Polits, 1 Syno. Petricola, 1 Haplochromis sp. 44, 1 Red Zebra, numerous yellow labs, numerous Flavus babies.

    My Fishies

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    Originally posted by tarralb
    Well maybe I'll make a trip over there then.
    If you really want them bad enough there are two wild-caught blue males for sale at an LFS in Columbus.

    Kevin

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    Wow...thats a nice lookin fish.

    I am so jealous
    You know your a fish geek when the LFS offers you a job and you havent even inquired!

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    Originally posted by squidfish
    My LFS gets his fish from Stuart Grant via another dealer. I much prefer the blue males which I think are stunning fish

    cheers

    Rich
    Me too and that fish like all of yours is just a stunning specimen.

    Great fish
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    Is it aquarium adventure? If not, what is it and how much are they? I go to aquarium adventure a lot and I have seen some real cool wild caughts there.
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    2 Lab. Zebra Lundo's, 1 Yellow Dorsal Afras, 6 Yellow Labs, 1 Red Zebras, 1 Jalo Reef Afra, 2 Aulonocara Blue Neon Peacocks, 1 albino Socolofi, 1 Acei, 5 Ps. Flavus, 1 unknow Afra, 1 Syno. Eupterus

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    3 Ps. Polits, 1 Syno. Petricola, 1 Haplochromis sp. 44, 1 Red Zebra, numerous yellow labs, numerous Flavus babies.

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    what kinda camera do you use and how many pixels? VERY PRETTY

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    Originally posted by bloodline
    what kinda camera do you use and how many pixels? VERY PRETTY
    The picture was taken using a Canon 20D which is 8.5 megapixels. However, there is a lot of misconception about megapixels and digital photography. More megapixels tends to normally mean you can just print out to a larger size without losing quality.

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    Originally posted by tarralb
    Is it aquarium adventure?
    Yes

    Originally posted by tarralb
    ....and how much are they?
    $40 each (I think?)

    Be prepared. The males do not look anywhere near as nice as squidfishes picture.

    Kevin

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    Thank you I don't know if I could get out there anyway. That's expensive, I'd worry the fish would die. So what happens if a blue male breeds with an orange female, since females aren't ever blue, right? Would you get a mix of orange and blue babies? Because I'm assuming if you breed two orange ones all the babies would be orange as well.
    75g-
    2 Lab. Zebra Lundo's, 1 Yellow Dorsal Afras, 6 Yellow Labs, 1 Red Zebras, 1 Jalo Reef Afra, 2 Aulonocara Blue Neon Peacocks, 1 albino Socolofi, 1 Acei, 5 Ps. Flavus, 1 unknow Afra, 1 Syno. Eupterus

    29g-
    3 Ps. Polits, 1 Syno. Petricola, 1 Haplochromis sp. 44, 1 Red Zebra, numerous yellow labs, numerous Flavus babies.

    My Fishies

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    Originally posted by tarralb
    So what happens if a blue male breeds with an orange female, since females aren't ever blue, right? Would you get a mix of orange and blue babies? Because I'm assuming if you breed two orange ones all the babies would be orange as well.
    You do indeed get a mix of orange and blue, well the young males actually start out brown. Here is a fry shot



    cheers

    Rich

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    oh.. how did you make the picture come out so nice and crisp. with out the background showing through. What fish is this my bule cobalt looks alot like this.

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