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New fish for one if my new ponds!

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  1. ZEROPILOT

    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    I have been unsuccessful in locating the "hole" I found in Miami last year that was full of gigantic, colorful, humpheaded Midas Cichlids for my new pond.
    But I DID find a kid in Miami on OFFER UP that had some for sale that he had in a tiny backyard pond.
    I bought all these sub adults for $50 and told him I'd like half a dozen more.
    Hopefully the next batch will have pinks and reds.
    These are all gold or gold and black.
    The plus side is that they WEREN'T fighting.
    I would've included a photo of them in the pond (they're only in one side of it) but as soon as I placed them inside, they darted into the darker corners. Out of view.

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    Oh man. . . you can't find the place where exotics were living wild? Shoot.
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Exotics yes.
    Midas are localized in spots that they have taken over. They are also rare this far north. Even though I saw this dull colored one in Volunteer Park here in Sunrise

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    We have loads of exotics.
    But these Midas make the rest look downright boring.
    They're beautiful. And any reason to remove them from our waterways is a good reason. So it's a win, win.
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    I WILL find it.
    I know about where it is.
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    Gotcha!
    I caught a few on camera

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    I know. I know.
    I need a surface skimmer for the debris.
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