Otter Valley Aquarium Society Annual Auction 5-20-18 Rutland, VT

tunamanphd

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Andy Sager

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Wish it were closer to where I live. :( I missed not being able to go to the Tampa show this year. It wasn't my fault a HURRICANE ruined the place it as being held at. :( :^S
 

tunamanphd

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Was a buyers market today . Stuff sold for pennies on the dollar . This auction is known to be bad for sellers so I knew already . I did pick up some sweet wild Mayan Swordtails and some Blue Marbled Angels
 

Navigator Black

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No one ever got rich from club auctions. Sometimes I make fish buying money, sometimes I realize I helped some other aquarist try keeping some new, quality fish at a really low price. People like you who brought things to that auction made a contribution to the hobby. It's a shame sometimes when the hobby doesn't exactly contribute back, but as long as we expect to lose and sometimes win, we always win.
Sort of. :unsure:
 

tunamanphd

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No one ever got rich from club auctions. Sometimes I make fish buying money, sometimes I realize I helped some other aquarist try keeping some new, quality fish at a really low price. People like you who brought things to that auction made a contribution to the hobby. It's a shame sometimes when the hobby doesn't exactly contribute back, but as long as we expect to lose and sometimes win, we always win.
Sort of. :unsure:
I definetly scored on the fish I got. Was actully bidding on some of the swordtail species a few weeks back on AB but lost out. I will soon have some of the https://www.chicagolivebearer.com/index.php/livebearer-profiles/70-xiphophorus-mayae for sharing I hope. I now have 6 different species of wild live-bearers in my fishroom:)
 

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I had maeyi a few years ago. It's a big one, heavy bodied. Mine took 11 months to sex out. I was absolutely certain I had all females, and ended up 50/50. I think I may gotten them through David Banks, in fact. So it's probably the same strain (especially given how rare imports/captures of that species are.) I think if I recall I started with a bag of fry.
 

Andy Sager

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It's nice to see some wild varieties of "common" fish back on the market. During my years of importing, wild stock of livebearers was non existent. Good thing I haven't sold off all my tanks. I could get hooked again. :whistle:
 

Mbkemp

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tunamanphd

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tunamanphd

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It's nice to see some wild varieties of "common" fish back on the market. During my years of importing, wild stock of livebearers was non existent. Good thing I haven't sold off all my tanks. I could get hooked again. :whistle:
All I really like are wilds - I sell a few others but I think I'm going to phase them out (except one guppy line that makes Bank:))
 

tunamanphd

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I had maeyi a few years ago. It's a big one, heavy bodied. Mine took 11 months to sex out. I was absolutely certain I had all females, and ended up 50/50. I think I may gotten them through David Banks, in fact. So it's probably the same strain (especially given how rare imports/captures of that species are.) I think if I recall I started with a bag of fry.
Mine came from a Breeder named Bill Cole - awesome dude from Saugerties,NY the man can take an empty tank and end up with fry lol . I'll find out where his original stock came from. Didnt get a chance to talk much today with him. I was also vending (plants) so that made my trip there worth it (at least paid the gas, burger, and beer bill)
 

Andy Sager

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You made out Okay in my book if it paid for gas and beer....and food too. ;) :D (y)
 
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