Herichthys carpintis - Green Texas Cichlid

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Herichthys carpintis - Green Texas Cichlid

Post by Danger_Chicken on Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:02 pm

A friend gave me this boy last spring around 4" he's up to 8" now and a complete bully. Every fish in the tank feels his wrath except the larger Oscar. He chases mostly, and doesn't do any damage other than stress. I'm working on getting him his own tank, the fish he's beating on now will out right kill him if they pair and breed. And if they don't pair and breed they'll still kill him when they get larger.

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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:09 am

That's a cool lookin fish!!! What size tank are you thinking about setting up for this guy? Gonna get him a woman?

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Post by Danger_Chicken on Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:02 pm

125g first but if he's too rough then he might get a 55 to himself. No plans on breeding him.
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:04 pm

I gotta get over there and see all these fish in person... Wink

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Post by Danger_Chicken on Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:05 pm

anytime
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:12 pm

You say you got rid of the Oscars... how'd they taste?

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Post by Danger_Chicken on Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:15 pm

pretty good with hot sauce on the grill
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:27 pm



On another site, I've got a picture of a person holding up a cardboard sign that says "Save African Cichlids... Eat an Oscar!!!" My buddy bull made it for me. I've always thought they looked tasty, might have to grow a few out and see. Wink

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Post by Danger_Chicken on Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:35 pm

I've seen pic's of fish markets in Brazil with tables of huge Oscars laid out
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Post by Drake-tripod on Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:11 pm

very nice man
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Re: Herichthys carpintis - Green Texas Cichlid

Post by poolmako on Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:21 pm

carpinte are sweet fish but i have never like the common name green texas cichlid they are close in the group but not the same fish, yours is very nice.
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Post by Micheal on Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:04 pm

In a lot of the places our fish are from the locals do eat them. Not only does that hold true for New World cichlids but many of the Africans as well. One of the best tasting freshwater fish in my parts are Blurgill Bream and they are not nearly the size of Oscars.
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Re: Herichthys carpintis - Green Texas Cichlid

Post by theswede on Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:09 am

Great looking fish m8! Smile
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