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Pictures of my new Lamprologus Ocellatus Gold!

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  1. vwill279

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    I just got 7 new gold occies today! They will probably color up a bit more, but I couldnt resist getting some pictures. They're so darn cute I cant even handle it! My bf is a wonderful fish photographer :D

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    Here's a pic of the whole setup (pre-fish)
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    Awesome pickups!
     
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    They look awesome!! Any losses with shipping? Mine are coming Tuesday!!! Yeah!!!
     
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    Nope, no losses! They were packed really well in a breather bag in a styro lined box with a heat pack. They even sent me one extra occie, for a total of 7, though I bought 6, a plant, and some food for no extra charge! Couple of fins are torn a bit, but after being in a bag for 2 days, I cant blame em. They're all feisty and behaving well. No major fights yet, but lots of interesting displaying as they pick their own shells! They are also usually ignoring the rainbows, who my boyfriend describes as the fish "lemurs from the Madagascar movie" - spacey and hyper, waggling their fins all around at eachother XD. I think my occies are 4 males and 3 females, just based on size, but some could just be younger. The smallest one has claimed one of the largest shells next to the shell that the "dominant" male has claimed. She is currently digging out underneath it. The second smallest female had a large shell and the whole far left section to herself, but she has since been ousted and now spends all her time trying to sneak back in. Its like a soap opera almost and they're just so adorable I cant stop watching them! It took me a long time to type this cause I had to take breaks to peek at what they're doing.
     
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    LOL!! I was too nervous as I have had some losses with priority mail...so I sprung for express. I am glad they did well with shipping!! I can't wait! They were supposed to come tomorrow, but we have a stupid snow/ice strom today and overnight. So now I have to wait!
     
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    They are too cute! I keep thinking what I want to put into my 40b once it's up and running.
    There are about 5 different species but these guys are on the top of my list now,lol! Now for
    some research, they're adorable!
     
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    Definitely go for it! They're one of the cutest fish I've ever seen. Close call between them and my DP's. They're pretty hard to find, but I got mine from Arch Aquatics. They have a group of them on aquabid (under mixed lots) and they are also selling them on their website. I'm very happy with their service and with the fish. In a 40 you could probably have another tang in there too.
     
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    Aw the whole set up is so CUTE!
     
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    Here's a vid of the whole tank!
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