Joined: Mar 14, 2007 Posts: 179 Location: Borivali(E) Mumbai
Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:20 pm Post subject: What is Chicklate fish?
Have seen these fishes in LFS. Shoppers in Mumbai commnaly call them chicklate. I wanted to find information on web for them but this word is not giving any result. Can anyone from Mumbai tell what is proper name for these.
They come in different colous snow white, yellow, blue. LFS informed me they are aggresive fishes and can not be kept with other fishes. I think they grow around 5-6 inches.
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:49 am Post subject: Re: What is Chicklate fish?
I have seen that many cichlids which LFSes fail to recognise are sold as Chiklets. Some years back, even Blue Morph and Auratus were sold just as 'Chiklets'. At that time, some LFS sold them as 'blue chiklet' and 'yellow chiklet'
Joined: Jul 04, 2003 Posts: 1133 Location: Coimbatore, India
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:29 am Post subject: Re: What is Chicklate fish?
ShivRam is common in Hyderabad! They were referring to severums, by the way!
Cichlids are called Chi-chi-lids !
Beunos Aires Tetras are called Bonus Eye Tetra in my town.!
The LFS around here, used to think that the fishes that they have is whats available worldwide! Slowly they have graduated to understand that there are other fishes too.
Most, in fact ALL the LFS I have seen are owned and operated by businessmen, who are non fish lovers. They treat fishes and aquatic life, the way a brick merchant treats his bricks. Thats why the situation!
Guys, if you go around looking for Sick-lids, or for that matter any fish, pronouncing it the right way, you ill definitely be turned out!
My LFS guy [happens to be the biggest in town] got to know that the secret of discus keeping was beefheart from somewhere. He beats me at the rat race to the beef shop, and my beef man apologizes everytime, saying the LFS guy pays more, and picks up all the heart thats there. I have now changed to a different beef shop! I went to this LFS guys stocking place the other day, a bit earlier in the day. I was surprised to see one boy, busy feeding their fishes with beefheart. They have about 200 tanks, with at least 50 to 100 fishes in each tank! This guy had a small bucket with about 4 or 5 hearts. He was going to each tank, and with the heart above the tank, chopping off huge chunks, with his newly acquired knife[which seemed to give him the power, man he was feeling like HE-MAN, and it was showing on his face!] and dropping quite a bit of meat into each tank. He told me that was their secret, if you wanted to keep your fish healthy. He was feeding his goldfish, sharks, angels, tetras, mollies, platies, carps, barbs, dollars, swords, scats, flowerhorns, baby aros with egg sacs, all with these, and they were doing very well because of this.
Joined: May 29, 2007 Posts: 2181 Location: Hyderabad
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:23 am Post subject: Re: What is Chicklate fish?
And also the most illiterate ones dont agree with the fact that oscars, FHs, parrots (and some more american cichlids) come under cichlid category. And the reputed dealers say that all the cichlids come from river Amazon, America.
Some days back a LFS guy had a pair of short bodied FH that were very dull colored, I asked him whether they were jellybean convicts, he got really angry and told me that they were AUSTRALIAN short bodied FH
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