Current Stock List

Legend:

  • New World, North American (none)
  • New World, Central American
  • New World, South American
  • African, Other (none)
  • African, Lake Victoria (none)
  • African, Lake Tanganyika (none)
  • African, Lake Malawi (none)
  • African, Madagascar
  • Asian (none)

Last updated: 01 October 2016

  • Catfish, Spotted Raphael (Agamyxis pectinifrons) – 1
  • Cichlid, Black Diamond (Paratilapia polleni) – 1 female?
  • Cichlid, Convict (Amatitlania nigrofasciata)…
    • —> G1 Marble (from pink balloon x marble cross ) – 1
    • —> G0 Pink Balloon – 1 female
  • Cichlid, Green Terror, F1 (Andinoacara stalsbergi) – 1 (male?)
  • Cichlid, Midas (Amphilophus citrinellus) – 1 male
  • Cichlid, Pike (Crenicichla sp.) – 1
  • Cichlid, Red Terror, F1 (‘Cichlasoma’ festae) – 2 (1 male, 1 female)
  • Cichlid, Redhead (Paraneetroplus synspilus) – 3 (1 male, 2 ???)
  • Pleco, Gibby/L083 (Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps) – 1
  • Pleco, Gold Spot Common/L001 (Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus) – 1
  • Pleco, Sultan/L264 (Leporacanthicus joselimai) – 1

= TOTAL: 15 fish + fry 

Notes:

  • Species names reflect the most current classifications on FishBase.
  • Trade names in “quotation marks” indicate a fish species that has stolen its trade name from a similar species that is the original (true) version of the fish.
  • G0 indicates store-bought fish, while Gn indicates the nth generation of home-bred fish. Crosses are listed in the form of male parent x female parent, with parentheses used to show parental ancestry, e.g. (paternal grandfather x paternal grandmother) x (maternal grandfather x maternal grandmother), etc.
  • Fn indicates the nth generation bred from wild-caught fish (P0),
    where n = (n_dad + n_mom + 2) / 2
  • F and G numbers do not necessarily (but may) imply parental relatedness, as is typical for this notation, but are instead used more as a measure of the generational gap between a spawn and my original stock.

17 Responses to Current Stock List

  1. Anthony Santiago says:

    Hello im interest in vieja bifasciatus that’s about 6″ or better.I would like to buy one. Thank you !!!!

    • greg says:

      Hi Anthony,

      My stock list is not for sale, but just a running tally of what I’m keeping currently. I only have two bifasciata myself, one of which is a large wild-caught female specimen that cost me $70 and the other was priced at about $12 at a much smaller size, I think a male. I’m not sure where you’d get them in New York, but if you want to make the 9-hour drive up to Toronto and can get clearance at the border, here is the place to get them: http://aquatropics.ca/ He usually has a few of the Vieja species in stock, but they vary, so call/e-mail ahead to make sure he has bifasciata. I may mate them in the future if they’ll cooperate and sell the fry, but this is a ways off still.

  2. Jim says:

    Do you know where I have could purchase red spot, raspberry, or super red severums? I’m on several call list at les. Thanks.

    • greg says:

      Well, I’ve been trying to NOT go into stores too much recently because my fish stock usually goes way up when I do. I haven’t seen anything labelled as a raspberry or super red severum around, but my local Big Al’s on Kennedy Rd in Toronto, ON usually has a tank of red spots in stock if you want to drive up some time. Good luck with your search!

  3. Zed David Leath says:

    Hey Greg I love convict cichlids and was wanting some information on how to get the “marble gene” through multiple generations of breeding. I currently have a pair of stripped convicts that are heterozygous (Bb) and produce viable pink (bb) fry. Where do I go from there? Can I get email? I’m hoping to hear back from you. Thanks, Zed.

    • greg says:

      I think the chances of you “discovering” a marble convict from striped or pink fry is pretty remote. I assume the marble trait was caused by a genetic mutation that was randomly-discovered and preserved through out-crossing, the same way some of the interesting colour morphs we see in the stores were. I started with a store-bought marbled male (assumed to be heterozygous for marble, i.e. b’b) and mated him to a pink female to get my breeding stock. I’m growing out some spawns from various pairings (including my marble-gene black pair and a marble-gene black to marble cross) in order to gather some more data. Generally, the inheritance seems Mendelian, with black overriding marble overriding pink, but there are a couple of quirks I can’t quite explain without more spawns. For example, the marble gene seems to be inconsistent when it comes to the degree of marbling, meaning some visibly-pink fish might still carry the gene that causes marbling. I hope to have some more observations in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

  4. Two says:

    I want GTs, I want GTs, I want GTs

    • Greg says:

      I’m slowly growing out my remaining two true GTs. I’m hoping they’ll pair up and make some nice babies without the male murdering the female…he’s very testy!

  5. Gunther says:

    Dear Greg,

    I was wondering if you could sell me a confirmed super red severum breeding pair. Here’s a link to a picture of one, though I’m sure you know what is looks like (I read your article on breeding sevs, it was awesome!)
    http://www.cichlids.com/pictures/pic/5_super_red_gold_severum_male.html

    I’m sure you’re quite busy, but I would really appreciate it if you could consider entertaining this special request. I am willing to pay for shipping as well.

    P.S. could you also tell me the name of the fish in the top of your page, its right next to the 3 pot from the left and has a purple head and orange tail end.

    Thank you for your time. I look forward to your response.

  6. Gunther says:

    First and foremost, happy easter! Thanks for the reply. However, I am really a great fan of your site and your work, and I would really appreciate it if you could.keep an eye out for me for a confirmed breeding pair of super red severums so that you could make me an offer if you do get a confirmed super red severum breeding pair in your stock. It would mean a great deal to me as a fish enthusiast and a fan of your site. I am patient so I am willing to wait, but just please take my request into consideration. Thank you again!

  7. Greg says:

    Happy Easter, Gunther. I’m happy to hear you’ve found value in the work I’ve done. Makes me want to dream up some new projects. Perhaps I will try again with the severum projects sometime soon. Been meaning to redo a few of my tanks.

    Nice red spot severum specimens are usually $30-40 each around here, so an adult mated pair would be much more expensive, I think. I would hesitate to ship fish with my level of experience, so it would likely require a road trip for pickup.

    There’s a renowned breeder/importer in New Jersey by the name of Jeff Rapps who will occasionally have some really gorgeous severum varieties. Check out his site at: http://www.tangledupincichlids.com/ Looks like you’re relatively close to him, so I’d say the best thing to do would be to get a bunch of babies from him (or your LFS), grow them out, and let them pair up naturally. You can check out my post about importing from Jeff Rapps here: http://wp.me/p146ri-jU

    Cheers!

  8. Sam says:

    hey greg what are the pricing for the convicts?

    • Greg says:

      Hey Sam,

      Nice to hear from you. I do have some marbled convicts (males only at the moment, saving the girls for breeding) I will part with if you can pick them up in person, probably $3 each.

      Cheers,

      Greg.

  9. Jonathan Chung says:

    Hey, can u do a project involving red texas. Im curious as to how to perfect the fader and red gene, and you are extremely good with genes. I read that it involves the escondido because of the massive amounts of pearls and a super red parrot or a cichlid with a red gene.

    • Greg says:

      Hey Jonathan,

      To my knowledge, a red Texas is a hybrid from a green/false Texas (Herichthys carpintis) and a blood parrot/red devil/midas (Amphilophus sp.)

      I’m going to limit my involvement with hybrids to the blood parrot experiment. I don’t really feel we should be tinkering with cross-breeding species in an attempt to “invent” new types of fish. I’ll take on anything to do with colour morphs or natural variants, but I want nothing to do with hybrids.

      Good luck!

      Greg.

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