Eight (8) Texas Cichlid Fry(Herichthys cyanoguttatus)
Green Texas Cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus)
You are bidding on Eight (8) Texas Cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatus). They are about .5 to .75 inches. The fish shown in the pictures are the parents of the actual fish you are bidding on. The pictures of the are of the fish offered (but they will be older). The fish are of what is called the 'green' variety. This is probably the most prolific cichlid I have ever had with the pair laying over 2000 eggs every two weeks or so -- look at the video of the wrigglers below. The pair not really very large yet (the pot in the video is about 6 inches). Note that the male is guarding the wrigglers in the pot -- I can't say I have seen that behavior in other cichlids. They are normally confused with the carpinte but the difference is that the carpinte has fewer larger spots that are normally a yellowish green rather than small bluish ones giving it the name "Green texas". Be sure and look at the video(s) below as these guys don't stop to pose for me and the videos capture the action and beauty of this fish. The smaller fish in with videos of the pair are not Texas cichlids but are Blue Gene Jack Dempseys.
A link to a web page on the Green Texas Cichlid at Aquariumlife.net
We may be able to offer a discount on larger quantities. This is one we breed and sell. They were originally from a fish farm in Florida.
Some larger fish may be available.
We usually ship out on Monday and Tuesday. Shipping cost is 12.00, priority mail for up to 6 fish (medium flat-rate box). Live arrival guaranteed only with Express mail, FedX next day or air cargo (Southwest). For non-alive-arrival claims a picture of the fish in the unopened bag within 72 hours is required (remember that the guarantee is for Express mail, FedX next day or air cargo only). None of the shipping companies has meaningful insurance -- only the shipping cost will be reimbursed on a successful claim -- if you try to push the issue the likely result will be that they will flag your destination area to not receive shipped animals.
Most people want Priority Mail which is not guaranteed for live arrival or for a delivery time but is usually successful without heat packs when your local temperatures remain between 60F and 90F for 72 hours after the date we agree to mail them -- so pay attention to your local weather.
We have heat packs for an additional $1.00 but only ask for them when the high temperature remains below 75F to avoid fish stew.
We pack all non-labyrinth breathing fish with 100% oxygen above the clean/aged water.
For any questions, to negotiate shipping, and other quantities or combinations, email Rhonda at email@example.com
Be sure to look at the movie below.
You can see the fish on YouTube at link(s)
All fish are sold as is.
See our web site at marinefreshtropical.com for more information.
On the Species page of the site is a Excel 2000 spreadsheet with more species of available fish.
Air cargo is typically $70 for the first 100# -- about 3 large boxes -- fish and shipping must be pre-paid.
We also have a jobber list of our fish at even lower prices but in larger quantities.
We are mostly a hatchery and grow-out operation but we have access to a 30+ page list of fish we can order -- we recently had 200 bettas dropshipped to NY for a fund-raiser for example.
Larger fish and larger quantities are available. We can ship airport to airport.