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Old 23-09-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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Hi guys, I'm back to keeping my favourite fishes >> Tanganyikan cichlids!

A little intro about myself as 99.99% doesn't know me.....
started keeping guppies, mollies, bettas, etc since 40 years ago. Started keeping fishes seriously since 20+ years ago and bought my first Golden arowana then which costs me $1200 as well as custom build my first 5ft X 2ft X 2ft tank at $1600 which was something to be proud of then as during that time, having a 5ft tank was NOT common. Shortly after that I expanded my fish keeping collections by getting few more 4ft tanks and a few smaller tanks as well.....that's when I was intrigued by tanganyikan fishes and my priorities changed from arowanas to tanganyikan. Have kept tanganyikan for more than 10 years since then.....and then had to forgo this hobby 6 years+ ago as I have to leave Singapore to Australia. So I sold off all of my tanks (except the 5ft) and all of my fishes to hobbyists as well as fish shops.

Now I'm back in Singapore for good and have decided to start back my hobby in April this year and that's to keep tanganyikan fishes! Visited many lfs before that but was disappointed to see most doesn't sell tanganyikan! Luckily, thru some hobbyists (mainly Tangs_rule & ECtan) here, I've managed to secure some tangs and widen my tangs network again!

Sorry to have 'bored' readers here, but I was kinda hoping to locate some lost contacts too from the days of my tangs keeping. Way back then, knew quite a few good tangs keepers from Petfrd forum website (my nick is also Brichardi) as well as from CF (Jason's time). Drop me a line guys!

Thanks for reading,
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Old 25-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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Since I started back on tangs in April this year, my collection atm are >>

01) 3 leulupis
02) 8 brichardis
03) 8 comps
04) 8 calvus
05) 5 fronts
06) 4 buscheris
07) 2 julies
08) 3 cyprichromis
09) 3 bevis
10) 4 multis
11) 5 cynus
12) 8 macrops
13) 1 xeno
14) 3 temporalis
15) 3 daffoldils
16) 4 tanganicodus irsacae
17) 5 tropheus
18) 5 nigripinnis
19) 1 featherfin

Non-tangs are >>

01) 5 clown loches
02) 12 sterbei corys
03) 7 angelfishes
04) 2 gold nuggets plecos
05) 20 white cloud minnows
06) 01 salvini
07) 02 flying foxes
08) guppies

Would love to add more altos/lamps/julies or any other so called smaller tangs. Big tangs like furcifers/foais/tricotis/etc have to be shelved until there are plans for a 6 footer tank in future.
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Old 25-09-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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can drop by to nks, look for ric
ask him about his shipments
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Old 25-09-2013, 09:06 PM   #4
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Wow...amazing collection! Where did u get ur multies from?? Been searching high and low for lfs selling but cant find any...
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Old 26-09-2013, 12:46 AM   #5
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That is quite a list!
Keep it up and more haha
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Old 26-09-2013, 01:31 AM   #6
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An extensive collection indeed... i believe a lot of effort went into collecting them. Looking forward to your tank setup.
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Old 26-09-2013, 03:35 AM   #7
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Impressive collection
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Old 26-09-2013, 03:36 AM   #8
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Do post some photos to share
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Old 26-09-2013, 01:34 PM   #9
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wah your list very long leh, time for "Kodak moment"
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Old 26-09-2013, 08:35 PM   #10
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Wow...amazing collection! Where did u get ur multies from?? Been searching high and low for lfs selling but cant find any...
From our tang Guru ECTan ofc!

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That is quite a list!
Keep it up and more haha
Sure to get more, thanks.

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An extensive collection indeed... i believe a lot of effort went into collecting them. Looking forward to your tank setup.
Thanks!

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Impressive collection
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Do post some photos to share
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wah your list very long leh, time for "Kodak moment"
Thanks guys! Sadly, I'm very poor with such technicality "taking/loading" photos. All of my time spent is related to my fishes. One fine day I will goggle up and maybe learn how to then.

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can drop by to nks, look for ric
ask him about his shipments
Some of the fishes are from him actually.
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