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I was so excited with my find.

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I was so excited with my find.

My wish list of fish species for my current theme include:
Corydoras atropersonatus
Corydoras fowleri
Corydoras loretoensis
Corydoras sychri
Hemigrammus ocellifer
Hemigrammus pulcher
Hyphessobrycon loretoensis
Hyphessobrycon margitae
Hyphessobrycon peruvianus
Hyphessobrycon margitae (Red-Blue Peru Tetra)
Petitella georgiae (false rummy-nose tetra)
Nannostomus mortenthaleri (Coral Red Pencilfish)

I have been searching for stockist of any of the above and got so excited when I found this list advertised on-line at a LFS (Maidenhead Aquatics). It meant an 80 mile trip but I love trips.
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There are 5 species that are on my list. I was so excited that I telephoned the LFS.
I rarely pay full price for fish, so I had already put my bartering/negotiation hat on.
A male person answered the phone and I asked was he the manager, the reply was yes he was. (great start).

I introduced myself and asked if he was willing to negotiate prices as I usually get great prices from other MA stores (words to that effect).
I told him I was interested in 15 x of either Corydoras fowleri or Corydoras atropersonatus or Corydoras loretoensis if the price was right.
I then went on to say that I was also interested in 30 - 40 x Petitella georgiae (false rummy-nose tetra). I also mentioned Red-Blue Peru Tetra which he replied he sold out of them last week.

He then asked where did I see the advert, I replied.
He then told me that 'that advert' was an old advert from 2018 and that he had no stock of any of the fish that I had previously mentioned.
He then told me that he was having a delivery from Peru sometime in August (next month) and asked for my contact details.
He wrote down the fish that I was interested in and said he will contact me if any of the mentioned fish species arrive in the shipment.
The conversation continued for several minutes, basically talking about the hobby.

So from being very excited to slight disappointment.
I have since re-read the advert and it was dated August 2018. :cry:
6 foot (550L) - Rio Nanay themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 70 x Hyphessobrycon amandae, 15 x Corydoras agassizii (other fish will be added in the near future)

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That was a rollercoaster of a read, good effort though and good luck with your search ::thumb::
72x24x18 South American. 8 Geophagus Tapajos. 6 Nannostomus eques(Hockeystick Pencilfish). 1 Rineloricaria lanceolata(Chocolate Whiptail Catfish). 2 Apistogramma agassizii Fire Red. 2 Mikrogeophagus altispinosus(Bolivian Ram). 2 Platydoras armatulus. 2 Ancistrus Cirrhosus, 1 Apistogramma cacatuoides :swim2:

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Good old pre-brexit times hahaha.

Visited Aqualand Leyland or Pier Aquatics ?

H.pulcher is on my wishlist when I get a bigger tank again.

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DoubleDutch wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:16 am Good old pre-brexit times hahaha.

Visited Aqualand Leyland or Pier Aquatics ?

H.pulcher is on my wishlist when I get a bigger tank again.
I have visited all the usual on-line stores including Aqualife Leyland, Pier Aquatics, Wharf, Abyss, Sweet Knowles etc..
6 foot (550L) - Rio Nanay themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 70 x Hyphessobrycon amandae, 15 x Corydoras agassizii (other fish will be added in the near future)

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank
re-vamped, re-planted and getting ready

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That would have been a great find, hope they get something good in that delivery. ;)

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That’s a shame.

First time I’ve heard of the red blue Peru tetra, but I can see why you’d want them! 😍

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plankton wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:57 am That would have been a great find ;)
That's why I was so excited, all the fish in one place (LFS).
Netsu wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:31 am First time I’ve heard of the red blue Peru tetra, but I can see why you’d want them! 😍
The main reason for having Red-Blue Peru Tetra (Hyphessobrycon margitae) is that they fit in with the new river theme, Rio Nanay in Peru, plus they are attractive
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I found stock of the Iquitos Tiger Pleco L226 (Panaqolus changae) at Abyss.
I will give Abyss a call tomorrow.
:D

Edit:
They are also wood eaters :(
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9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 70 x Hyphessobrycon amandae, 15 x Corydoras agassizii (other fish will be added in the near future)

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank
re-vamped, re-planted and getting ready

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Aqualife’s current list claims C. loretoensis and C. sychri. Do they not have them?

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black ghost wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 19:11 pm Aqualife’s current list claims C. loretoensis and C. sychri. Do they not have them?
They have just one C. sychri.
C. loretoensis is my fourth choice behind C. fowleri, C. sychri and C. atropersonatus. The first two are quite expensive.
6 foot (550L) - Rio Nanay themed
9 x juvenile Biotodoma Cupido, 70 x Hyphessobrycon amandae, 15 x Corydoras agassizii (other fish will be added in the near future)

2 foot (120L) - Breeding tank
re-vamped, re-planted and getting ready

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