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    I joined today because their is not a lot of south african people on the net. I want to know if thier is other malawi breeders that sells to the public. The pet shops only keep mixed malawi and can not (will not ) order species. a Lot of species of malawi the males and female are diffrent colors. And if you are new to this it can be a problem.
     
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    Hello Malawi, and welcome to APSA. What is your real name? Did you bother to read the guidelines before you posted?

    You are mistaken about very few South African (Aquarists?) on the net, there are in fact quite a number of us, you just have to know where to look ;)

    There are a couple of members here who breed Malawis, Nick James owns a hatchery in Grahamstown and specialises in Malawi, Tanganyikan and other Cichlids. He sends out a Hobbyists price list every now and then, the next one will be published here on the forum so look out for it. I'm not sure what Nick's email address is I'm sure someone else will post it.

    Oom Bert in Pietersburg also breeds some first class Malawis, you can see them here in this thread: viewtopic.php?t=0

    Hope that helps.
     
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    I was born BC = before computers so I do not know how to do evrey thing I am Trying. my name is Rick. I had Malawi's some 7 years ago. My kids wanted to start again so two weeks ago we started up a 100l tank. I have cleared a room in which I will start a fish room. It is small only about 1.5m by 3m. but it is tilled and out of wifes way. I read some of the older topics and I am surprised. Thanks for a great forum I will use it indeed.
     
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    Welcome Malawi :)

    Whereabouts are you from?

    Kim
     
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    :laughing: You,re doing well so far Rick. Glad you found the APSA forum.

    Your kids will love it, future aquatic addicts yes? :)
    A 3 foot tank may be a tad small for Malawis, I would recommend something bigger. It is possible to keep Malawis in such a tank as long as there are plenty rocks and caves for the fish to escape each others aggressive behaviour.

    Fish rooms are the best, it's nice to have everything in one place, the tiled floors are also a bonus! Thanks for the compliment about the forum, I look forward to seeing you around.

    Take it easy.
     
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    Kim I am form Bloemfontein That is the place where you drive past if you go to jhb.
     
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    heheheh, I like the way you put that Malawi.

    I'll bet it's just as hot there today as it is in Cape Town.... it's sweltering here !!

    Welcome again, look forward to seeing some pics :)
     
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    Hello Rick, and welcome to APSA. :)
     
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    Hi Rick!

    Welcome to the forum!

    Soon you too will be an addict along with your entire family ... I'm still working on my wife.

    Bloemfontein ... I go there at least twice a year ... I'm studying via correspondence with the University of the Free State.

    Looking forward to seeing you around.
     

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