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Chromidotilapia kingsleyae

Chromidotilapia kingsleyae

is a West African cichlid which is a delayed mouthbrooder.

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Sunday, March 8th at 6PM

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Swap Vendor List March 2015

Here is the link to the swap vendor layout - coming soon

First NameLast Name Organization Vendor Items
RickBorsteinChicago Livebearer SocietyPlants, driftwood, dry goods and various livebearers like Endler's, swords and guppies.
RickBorsteinChicago Livebearer SocietyPlants, driftwood, dry goods and various livebearers like Endler's, swords and guppies.
Bob ChirempesFish
MarioToromanovicMiscellaneous Tanganyikan and South American Cichlids. Lots of F1 Apistogrammas. Check my adds closer to the Swap. Pre-orders welcome.
MugwumpJon MillerJon's AngelsMisac Angelfish and BN plecos
LarryGreningDiscus, Angels, Plecos, Swordtails, Crayfish, etc.
JohnAntolakOrganic BlackwormsLive California Blackworms, Freeze Dried & Frozen California Blackworms, Worm Keepers & Feeders, Dry Food, Other Asst Tropical Fish & Supplies. For Pre Orders Email Or Call 708-655-3719
DanBarmoreSynodontis petricola, Labidochromis caeruleus, Pseudotropheus demasoni, Cyrtocara moorii, Pundamilia nyereri, Bristlenose Plecostomus Email:
GreenwaterGreenwaterGreenwater Aquarist SocietyGreenwater Aquarist Society Club Table; Assorted Tropical Fish And Supplies
MarkHuffmanPLANTS PLANTS PLANTS I will met or beat any price. Mark of Excellence Aquatics on Facebook or PREORDERS Welcome
joshvanckoA&J CichlidsAulonocara Beanschi "Sunshine Peacock"-1" Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi"Eureka Red"-1" Aulonocara Stuartgranti"Ngara Flametail"-1" Bumblebee Cichlid-6" Burundi Frontosas-1.5" Cynotilapia White tops haras-2" and 1male/4 female breeding group. Dimidichromis Compressicep"Malawi Eye Biter-5"-7" 2m/2f breeding group. Haplichromis SP 35-4"m/3"f Jack Dempsey male xxl Labidichromis Caeruleus "Electric Yellow"-1"-3" Labotropheus Trewvase Chilumba-1" Nicaraguan Cichlids-3" Protomelas Taeniolatus"Red Empress"-1"and 1m/3f breeding group. Pseudotropheus sp."Acei"- 1" and 1m/2f breeding group. Red Tigers-3"-4" Sciaenochromis Fryeri"White Knight Ahli"-1" Tramitichromis Intermedius -1" Xystichromis Phytophagus "Christmas Fulu"-1" and 1m/3f breeding group. Non Cichlids African Featherfin Catfish- 6+" Common Plecos- 10" Bristlenose Plecos-1" Albino Bristlenose Plecos-1" Tequila Sunrise Guppies Pre orders encouraged. I accept paypal. Please contact at
JimLehnerFish, fish room supplies
MikeSchroederpeacocks, haps, mbuna
ChrisHazardI can deliver to the swap on March 22nd, I will have a table. 608-444-9183 Peacock males; eureka, lwanda, beanschi, ngara. Juvenile peacocks; lwanda, beanschi, eureka, ngara,bicolor 500, kandensis; yellow labs; bristlenose: brown, albino and calico. Synodontis petricola
JasonHainlineJM Chicagoland CichlidsJM Chicagoland Cichlids Stock list for Swap 3/22/15 Limited Pre-Orders being taken by emailing or text/call Jason 815-690-2067 Hongi SRT (Mbuna) 2-4” Demasoni (Mbuna) 1.5-2.5” OB Red Zebra (Mbuna) 3-4” Afra Cobue (Mbuna) 1.5-3” Red Zebra (Mbuna) 3” Pundamilia Nyererei (Victorian) 1-2.5” Ruby Green (Hap) 2-3” Blue Dolphins (Hap) 3-4” Red Top Aristochromis (Hap) 4-4.5” Rhoadesii (Hap) 3-6” OB (Peacock) 2.5-3.5” Sunshine Benga (Peacock) 3-4” Eureka Red (Peacock) 3-3.5” Dragonblood (Peacock) 1.5-3” Red Shoulder (Peacock) 3-4” Ngara Flametail (Peacock) 3-4” This is our current list with additions possible. You can also check us out on Facebook, Instagram & You Tube all under JM Chicagoland Cichlids
RobertCrouseGuppy Associates International ChicagoShow guppies, cories, plecos, plants, breeding mops, misc. used items. We are having a membership drive. Become a member on the spot!
TerryFairfieldPlumb Crazy CichlidsA wide variety of African Cichlids and catfish.
BrianQuigleyNgara, German Red, Eureka Red, Dragonblood, dry goods.
JustinDatavsDatzcichlidsAfrican cichlids, plecos, new life spectrum and flake food. Please contact me for preorders. Check out our posted ads for all the latest deals.
TomKroutAngelfish various sizes from small to Breeder size. Various color patterns including some Hlasnick/Rybicki line Koi from Angels plus stock, Hi-Fin Albino cats, Albino red guppies, miscellaneous equipment and fish Email-
SairSidDiscus fish .koi angel fish African cichlids
LeonidFlimanElectric Blue Rams, German Blue Rams, Apistogramma Agasizzi, Long Fin Angel fish, snails, plants. 15, 20, 29 gal tanks - preorders only. Male Red Severum - 6" - - preorder only
Mike MurrFish
JeffSchaneFish blue neon peacocks -ruby red peacocks -yellow labs -red top hongis - afra hai reefs - kilpili frontosa -sys multi cats - albino bristle nose plecos - giant demasoni mandras -demasoni -feather fins
JohnHoernigAquarium Raised Fish and Plants. Guppies, Livebearers, Scavengers, and Tanganykan Cichlids. Please check my website about a week before the SWAP for a more complete list.
RickBoesterColored peacocks and haps. Females and fry need to be pre ordered. New Life Spectrum and green flake. Website = email: phone 815-885-2054
AlanSchahczinskiwill be bringing Red Shoulder, Otter Point Eureka, Eureka Red, Ahli, Benga and Maleri Sunshine, Ruby Red, Moorii Blue Dolphin, Undo Reef, Yellow Tail Aceii, OB and other Peacocks, Cobue Mbuna, and more
PeteMingMing Trading LLCMany new fish tank equipment such as LED lights, canister filters, pumps, UV sterilizers, heaters, air pumps, filter media, glass top, etc. If you need salt water equipment, pond equipment, please feel free to pre-order. Call or text: 773-442-2221
DaveBoycePre-orded for best selection. Top quality (most show quality) full colored mature male peacocks including but limited to Lwanda Red Top, Lemon Jake, Dragon Blood, Albino Dragon Blood, Blue Dragon Blood, OB peacock, Red shoulder, Cherry Ngara line, German Red and Eureka Red. All young males are from 3" to 4"with fully developed fins and color. Some females and fry are also available but must be pre-ordered. Order early limited on stock to 3 or 4 ready to be sold. See my ads for pic's and available fish or dry goods for sale @ Will also have dry good like 26 gallon bow front (Black) combo with solid (black) pine wood stand (tanks,stand,glass top and light). I will also have heaters, power filters, decorations, malaysian Driftwood, water conditioners, digital thermometers and other item. e-mail @ or call 815-600-3897 with order or inquirers.
Dave Sielaffvarious male haps and peacocks also bringing NLS and other dry goods
FrankO'Neillangelfish and plecos
RobertBauer 2000 plus Shrimp and Anubia's Bucephaladra , Cryptocerne , Echinodorus , Fern's and Moss . . Also Drifwood with Anubia's , Java Fern and Moss on it . 2000 plus Shrimp and Anubia's Bucephaladra , Cryptocerne , Echinodorus , Fern's and Moss . . Also Drifwood with Anubia's , Java Fern and Moss on it .
JimTalacekpeacocks mbuna tropheus and misc fish ect.
ThomasBergerAfrican Cichlids, Deep Water Haps 2" and 3", Electric Blue Ahli 3" and 1 1/2", Red Empress males showing color at just over 3" and also 2" and 3" unsexed, Venustus 2" and 3", Pseudotropheus Livingstonii 2" and 3", Red Fin Borleyi 2", Fuelleborni 1 1/2", Trewavasae Mpanga Red 1 1/2", Lawsi 2", Otter Point Peacock 1 1/2", Maleri Sunshine Peacock 1 1/4", Albino Red top Ice Blue Zebras 3"+ males showing good color and 2" and 3" unsexed, Red Zebras 2" and 3", White Tail Acei 2", Albino Electric Yellow Labs 1 1/2" and 2 1/2", Saulosi 1 1/4", Lithobates 1 1/2" and 2 1/2", Z-Rock Yellow Blaze Lithobates 1 1/2" and 2 1/2", Blue Dolphins 2" and 3", And Adult Males Of, White Knight Ahli, Blue Dolphin, Tiwanee Reef, Bumble Bee Cichlid, Lithobates. Also west african adult male Buffalo Heads, and South American Electric Blue Acara. Thanks hope to see you there. Tom Berger
RandyBlaszczykOregon Desert frozen fish food and assorted african cichlids.
MugwumpJon MillerJon's AngelsMisc Angelfish, Philippine Blues, Blue marbles,Pinoy, Blue zebra, blue leopards, etc.. and BN plecos and Capt'n Bob's foods....
FreshwaterExoticsWild Caught Plecos
TimWestloveFish Philippine Blue Angel Fish
NormanMerczakChicago Killifish AssociationVarious Fish Live Fish Foods Plants
JimNowobielskiRainbows, Rainbows, Rainbows Check my classified ad in Scavengers & Non-Cichlids one week before swap for list of what I will be bringing. Pre Sales welcome.
PhilSalantPhilthy's Fine Fis35h EmporiumPhilthy's Fine Fish Emporium - 608-576-7555. CARL & ANGELFISH CONNECTION BRINGING GORGEOUS STRAINS OF ANGELFISH INCLUDING PHILLIPINO BLUES, BLACKS, PLATINUMS, HIGH COVERAGE KOI, ETC. CARL WILL ALSO HAVE SOME PEACOCKS AND HAPS. See classifieds for pics and full listings. CONTACT PHILTHY FOR: PEACOCKS: Aulonocara Rubescens "Super Ruby Reds" 1.25-1.5" Aulonocara Stuartgranti "Ngara Flametails" 1.25-1.75" Aulonocara Baenschi "Sunshine Bengas" 1.5-2" Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi "Otter Point" 3" or 2" Aulonocara "Red Top Lwandas" 1.5-2”" OB PEACOCKS 1.5" PLECOS: Bristlenose Plecos: .75-1" some larger, albino and brown. Bristlenose Long Fin Plecos: about 1.5" have albino and brown. L-333 have 1 3" L-333 for from my show tank. HAPS: Yellow Blaze ((Otopharynx Lithobates - Zimbawe rock) 2" breeding group 2+ males TANGANYIKANS: Neolamprologous Multifaciatus males and females in groups of 8 or more and have shells (Pre-order ONLY) SYNDODONTIS: Some may only be available in 8-pack breeding group. Multipunctatus Petricola Lucipinnis Zebra (Hybrid) 4+” MISC: Ramshorn Snails Chinese Algae Eaters (1) Assassin Snails 100's
JoshRaatzAssorted sizes and colors of angelfish, 2.5-3" assorted colors of discus, 3-4"Jaguar cichlids,3" red shoulder peacocks. Various equipment.
PatrickLauerNew World and Old World Cichlids
MikeSchadleFish books every kind you can imagine
WallaceThaoWe have full color peacock males. Show quality Ruby Red males, Lemon Jakes, Ngaras, Maleri, and Ali's. Some females and juvies/fry from my very nice solid red line of Ruby Red. There will also be misc. fish. Pairs of red bn and juvies. Pairs of brown bn with albino and longtime gene. Brown bn fry and juvies. Fish food.

Posted: 1 day 6 hours ago by Matt#35575
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VENDORS I'm looking forward on seeing you at the March Swap .... There are still tables open so please sign up !!!! Thank You Matt
Posted: 5 days 7 hours ago by scubadiver#35556
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Here is the latest swap vendor list

February's Rare Fish Auction - Members Only

Members Only Rare Fish Auction - February 2015

Doubletree Hotel Downers Grove 2111 Butterfield Rd.

Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515 1-630-971-2000

For our next rare fish auction our theme will be South American Cichlids and West African Cichlids..

We will be working top breeders and importers to bring in some rare, mostly dwarf, cichlids.

We will update this space with a list of fish as we get closer to the meeting.

Event Properties Event Date 02-08-2015 6:00 pm

Event End Date 02-08-2015 9:00 pm

Location DoubleTree Hotel Downers Grove

List of fish being ordered for the auction (no guarantees on what will be delivered) -

Wild Peru Oscars

Dwarf Pikes - Crenicichla regani

Aequidens sp. 'Jenaro Herrara'

Biotodoma cupido

Nanochromis transvestitus

Pelvicachromis humilis

Pelvicachromis roloffi

Pelvicachromis rubrolabiatus

Pelvicachromis signatus

Apisto trifasciata 'Guapore Red'

Apisto. agassizii 1.25" Yellow form -

Peru Apisto. agassizii 1.25"+ Flamengo

Apisto. alpahuayo 1" yellow form black chin - Peru

Apisto. atahualpa 1"+ sunset - Peru

Apisto. barlowi 'white' 1-2" mouthbrooder Peru

Apisto. bitaeniata 1.25" 'Rio Tapiche' Peru

Apisto. bitaeniata 1.25" red-purple form Peru

Apisto. bitaeniata 1.25" 'Rio Tigre' Peru

Apisto. bitaeniata 1.25" 'Rio Yavari'

Apisto. bitaeniata 1.25" 'Shishita' Peru

Apisto. bitaeniata 1.25"+ Blue form - Peru

Apisto. bitaeniata 1.25"+ Red form - Peru

Apisto. cacatuoides 'Pucallpa' 1-3" Pucallpa (Rio Ucayali) - Peru

Apisto. cacatuoides 'Rio Aguaytia' 1-2"+ darker cac with blue/purple

Apisto. cacatuoides 'Rio Tigre' 1-2"+ pretty cac with tall dorsal

Apisto. cruzi 1"+ Peru

Apisto. eremopyge 1"+ 'strawberry' - Peru

Apisto. eunotus 1" - Peru

Apisto. sp 'kelleri' 1.25"+ - Peru

Apisto. sp. 'kelleri' - Jutai 1.25 - 2" - Columbia/Peru

Apisto. sp. 'Melgar' 1"+ Peru

Apisto. nijsseni 1"+ Peru

Apisto. norberti 1.25" Peru

Apisto. pantalone 1"+ martini - Peru 1M/3F groups

Apisto. paulmuelleri 1"+ 'apache' - Peru

Apisto. panduro 1-2" Peru

Apisto. sp. 'Oregon' 1" -Peru

Apisto. cf. ortegai - Rio Ambiyacu 1"+ 'sp. purple' Peru

Apisto. ortegai 'Papagayo' 1"+ parrot apisto - very green

Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago by convict84#35525
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Yes, Thanks Ted and everyone who helped with the auction/meeting!

I definitely agree Aqua, some nice coloration coming to everything as it has settled in and I can't stop watching the pelviachromis rubrolabiatus "kolente"

Posted: 2 weeks 5 days ago by AquaPorn#35524
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Thanks GCCA and Ted Judy for feeding my addiction/obsession.
With fish like this there is no hope of curing me.

Apistogramma Atahualpa Sp. Sunset

Posted: 3 weeks 18 hours ago by TERRY TANKERSLEY#35519
Thanks for the update.
Posted: 3 weeks 20 hours ago by convict84#35518
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Ouch weather knocked a lot of the west African non pelviachromis off the list
Posted: 3 weeks 20 hours ago by scubadiver#35517
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The list has been updated with most of the fish that will be at auction there are a potential couple of species that may show up but the list is now pretty much confirmed.
Posted: 3 weeks 21 hours ago by TERRY TANKERSLEY#35516
So the list on the Main page is what will be at the Rare Fish auction tonight?
Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago by scubadiver#35511
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Note the weather impacted us

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Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago by scubadiver#35510
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Todd you jinxed us the tangs will not be making it. I will update the list tomorrow, with substitutions. Also the challenge in getting fish from different areas is most wholesalers that target rare fish target one location. Ordering from each wholesaler has a overhead cost for shipping, boxing, etc. Basically it is difficult / costly for us to order from two wholesalers.

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Posted: 3 weeks 4 days ago by convict84#35500
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Thanks for the updates! Definately a few that I am interested in.
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago by scubadiver#35491
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No as some fish are being delivered directly to the meeting

Todd if there is any thing you were eyeing, I can see if the one item is confirmed
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago by scubadiver#35490
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Some in pairs and some in groups no singles
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago by Midknight#35489
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-- An impressive list to be sure. I for one am glad you decided to combine dwarf cichlids from all over into one auction. A little something for everyone. Unless you happen to be a tank buster enthusiast - sorry, folks.
-- Any chance we'll get an update of what actually came in before Sunday?
Posted: 3 weeks 6 days ago by Iku1#35488
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Will they be sold as pairs, groups, or singles ?
Posted: 1 month 11 hours ago by scubadiver#35486
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Let's get ready for some awesome dwarf cichlids being brought in for our Rare fish auction.

Swap Vendor List January 2015

Here is the link to the swap vendor layout January Swap Layout

Posted: 1 month 11 hours ago by TERRY TANKERSLEY#35479
Post an add in the classifieds in search of gold convict.
Posted: 1 month 12 hours ago by Matt#35478
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Do you have a name or even a table # from the December Swap ? Matt
Posted: 1 month 21 hours ago by cking44#35474
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I went to the last one in 2014 and talked to a gentleman who had tolls me he had gold convicts I was wondering if someone could help me get in touch with him
Posted: 1 month 2 days ago by Matt#35469
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:cheer: We had a very GREAT turn out last Sunday ..... I like to thank EVERYONE that helped to put on a great SWAP . Also for our great vendors !!!!! We couldn't do it without you guys .. Thank you everyone and we will see you at the next swap
Posted: 1 month 2 days ago by scubadiver#35468
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How huge was that swap, a lot of vendors sold out of almost everything they brought and left early. It looked like it was pretty successful swap.
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by Matt#35456
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I hope we will ... The weather will not be bad as last year and we should be getting a good group of people ... :cheer:
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by B524#35455
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Just curious, are we expecting as big a crowd as December?
Posted: 1 month 1 week ago by scubadiver#35450
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Swap vendor layout is posted - for the latest vendors the layout will be updated in a few days.
Posted: 1 month 3 weeks ago by scubadiver#35380
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Here is the vendor list -


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