Wild Fish Self Collected Fish Room Tour – Aquarium Co-Op
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All right, we’re finally here down in the
basement. Lawrence Kent and his fish room of amazing
wonders. I know there’ll be fish that I see here today
that I’ve never seen before. He showed me some pictures and stuff, so I’ve
seen some stuff, but I know it’s going to blow your mind, so stay tuned. All right, so I think this whole middle row
is 40 breeders, is that true? That’s right, yeah. Okay. What do we have in here? This is a fish I don’t recognize. You’re looking at that black-throated tilapia? Yes. Yeah, that’s Sarotherodon melanotheron. That’s a tilapine that I actually collected
in Ghana a couple years ago. It’s a fish that can tolerate all kinds of
different environments, including almost purely saline environments. I caught it in kind of like a brackish swamp
in this area called Tama probably about 40 miles west of Accra, the capital of Ghana. Only got the one, unfortunately. That’s a fish that actually has gone feral
in certain environments. I think there might even be some rice-growing
areas of California where you can find them, but almost nobody seems to have them in captivity. Then the other fish … It looks like two
other species inhabiting this tank. Yeah, so you see this one that’s actually
very, very active. This is something brand new to the hobby. It’s called Danakilia. It’s a new genus. Well it’s not a new genus, it actually was
a genus, the trewavasae describes in her book on tilapines, but it’s something that wasn’t
available in the hobby until very recently, because they only live in Eritrea, north of
Ethiopia, in desert area. It’s a whole new genus that no one had before
until, I think Oliver Lucanus, and then some Italian guy named Georgio, something went
there maybe a year and a half ago and brought some back. It turns out that they breed pretty well. I got some from Matthew in Switzerland, and
[inaudible 00:02:21], and also I got the rest of the group from … What’s our friend in
Boston’s name? Peter George. Okay. Yeah. That’s Danakilia, they call is species Shukuroy,
because I think that’s the oasis area in the desert in Eritrea where they came from. Eventually the males develop yellow humps
and probably get about twice as big as that. It’s an unusual fish, but they breed well,
so a handful of people have them now. Probably half a dozen people in the states
have that fish right now. Probably about half a dozen people in the
states have that fish right now. Then the other one you see is more elongated. That’s Prognathochromis Perrieri. That is an interesting species, those are
juveniles. I’ve got some adults over here on the right,
but that species is actually from Lake Victoria, but it went extinct in the wild. It doesn’t exist in nature anymore, it only
exists in captivity. I also got them from Matthew when I gave a
talk at University of California down in Davis, about three years ago … He said at that
time about three or four people in the United States held them in captivity at that point,
so he said, I trust you Lawrence, so make sure you breed them. They’re not so easy to breed, but I have bred
them, and distributed a few, and then I’ve got five or six in this tank here, and then
I’ve got the adults over on the right. Well that’s how I think I kind of met you
I you distributing these fish, because I would say most things we’re going to see today is
going to be the same way … Only a few people in the United States have these. A few of these, yeah, that’s the case. In fact, there might be stuff here that might
only exist here actually. Yeah. What do we have in the next forty breeder
over here? Looks like a bunch of fry. These fish actually were born in Lake Victoria. They are from the Ugandan side of Lake Victoria,
and they came back here as basically wigglers. Okay. Taken directly out of the mouth of a female
Haplochromine from the lake. In Lake Victoria, there’s 300 to 500 species
of cichlids. Most of them are Haplochromines that are similar
in shape to these. The males can be quite different, but the
females all tend to look very similar, very drab olive shape. Yeah. It makes it almost impossible to capture a
wild pair because once you capture a female, you have no idea, which species she belongs
to. If you’ve got your male, it’s distinct, but
all the females look the same. If you want to bring back a breeding group,
what you do is capture a female who’s holding, and shake the babies or the eggs out of her
mouth. Because they’re maternal mouth breeders. Right. If you’re able to get those back, then you
grow up a whole group, and then you’re going to have males and females, siblings that eventually
can breed and perpetuate the species. You don’t really know what you have until
they grow up, and that’s the case here. It’s like a surprise box. It’s a grab bag, yeah. These ones I named Haplochromis SP. Kisuule because my friend Olly Kisuule who’s
a Ugandan fisherman who helped me catch that fish. We decided I’d give it the working name to
name it after him. Now it might grow up to be something that
already exists in the hobby but it also might grow up to be something new that we don’t
have in the hobby, and that’s kind of what we’re hoping for here. It looks like, did you bring back 61, is that
what the number means, 61? No, it’s “G.” That is “G1,” group one from November 2016. Because I actually brought back four groups
from four different females. Oh, wow. Yeah, and so we’ll see once they get a little
bit older how they turn out. Mm-hmm (affirmative). Yeah, that Frontosa’s beefy. Yeah, there’s a couple of them in there. The funny this is that I’ve never been able
to sex them, you know. I assume they’re probably both male, but I’m
not sure, they have never bred, and the other one hides behind that rock to the left and
if some foods hits then he or she comes out. Those, I bought those at the American Cichlid
Association … It’s one inch fry. Probably nine years ago, and we’ve had them
ever since. Nice. They’ve had a whole series of different co-inhabitants
in their tanks so now you’ve got this my lochromis ericotaenia from Lake Malawi, and those guys
are getting a little bit old, they’ve been in there probably about three or four years. Yeah, I think they were in there last time
I was … Well, I don’t think I was here three or four years ago, so. That green nasutus they were in there before. Okay. I’ve had a whole series of sort of Haplochromite
types that have been in there, feather fins and others … Then, if somebody wants them,
ill give them away. The Frontosa’s, those always stay. Yeah, I like the rock work, a lot of people
don’t think about making them stand … Because the other Frontosa’s behind, and then these
big pieces of almost slate or something like that- Yeah, it’s a double edged sword because it
also covers up a little bit of the heater and stuff, partially, at least … Then also
the fish can hide there too, so you don’t see the fish as much but, of course, that’s
good for the fish to have a secure place to hide out. You can see the little bit of rippage on the
caudal fin because they do wrestle each other a bit. You’re using my favorite type of sand, too,
I love that sand. Yeah, you know, I think I probably bought
that sand from “A Place For Pets.” It’s not your average run of the day, it’s
like the right size. Actually, you wouldn’t know it, but in my
van right now, I have 1,200 pounds of that, because I picked that up knowing I was coming
down, I picked that up before I come here. That’s funny, that’s funny. I love that sand. Yeah, they love it too. They are sifting though it all the time, and
nobody ever gets abrasion problems or anything like that. That guy it’s beautiful … For all my viewers
that always ask me to keep fronts, I’m way more likely to keep it after seeing these
in person. Yeah, I like that big nuchal hump on the forehead. He’s kind of dominant in the tank. The problem is, I feel like I always get bored
when they’re like, four or five inches, three years old. I need to fast forward to, now they’re 10
inches. Yeah, it takes a while. I’m sure if they were in a bigger tank they’d
be even bigger. How long have you had those guys? Yeah, nine years since they were babies, I
think. When the American Cichlid Association met
in Sacramento, which I think was like the first year we moved here from St. Louis, I
went down there, wasn’t too far. I still think I like this fish, I’m still
kicking myself for not getting … Because I think you bred these guys, right? I did, yeah. You can take some home today if yo want some,
because I’ve got quite a few of them. I might have to, because I said no because
I was like, “I don’t have the time.” Then I keep seeing pictures of it pop up with
the blue lip to it and I’m like, “Why didn’t I get some of those? What is wrong with me?” It’s Steatocranus Irvinei, which is an unusual
elongated Cichlid from the Volta river in Ghana, and you see the smaller one’s the female,
and the larger one’s the male there … Might pick up, there’s probably about 25 frys swimming
around in there that were born probably about three or four weeks ago, and they probably
had over 100 babies, and I pulled some of the babies out to put in separate tanks to
raise up [crosstalk 00:10:13]. Are they like, substrate spawners, like, not
mouth breeders? See that cave in the back that’s kind of a
clay colored cave? Yeah. They spawned in that cave, and then they guarded
the cave, it seemed for almost three weeks before the frys started coming out, and since
then they were just excellent parents because there are other very aggressive fish in this
tank and they just protect their half of the tank from the hemichromis and the chromidotilapia
that are in there and keep them from attacking the babies, and it’s worked out wonderfully. The big male I purchased from “The Wet Spot”
in Portland. He only had one adult male, and this is a
fish I’ve been interested in for a long time, and I actually looked very hard while I was
in Ghana to try to find it in the wild my first trip and the first trip I went all over
the place looking for it and I failed to find it. When I came back I saw at least I could buy
one male from Steve, and then later I gave him a talk on West African cichlids in Germany,
Dulmen, Germany maybe a year and four months ago, and there I met with Uwe Werner who is
a big German Cichlids specialist, and I told him I was interested in this fish, in fact
I made a presentation on my efforts to find this fish and he gave me a pair including
that female. She was very small and when I grew her up
with her partner. Once they got to a certain size, she killed
the other one. I was disappointed and then I said, “Well,
I’m going to take the risk and put this small female in with this big male, and I’m not
going to be surprised if he kills her but let’s see what happens.” As soon as I put that female in there, they
got along splendidly, like lovers, and it was only probably three or four weeks later
they had spawned in that cave and now they’re model parents. Then you can see if you look to the right,
you see the hemichromis. Oh yeah. That’s hemichromis letourneuxi. Which is one of the red cichlids that you
rarely see in the hobby. A lot of those red Cichlids look quite similar
with the red jewels. I would tell you that they were … If you
had just asked me I would say, “Yeah, it’s a jewel cichlid.” Yeah, and it is a jewel cichlid, it’s a hemichromis. There’s probably eight, at least, species,
and you hear about the guttatus and [inaudible 00:12:46] and a few others, and this one is
letourneuxi which his a species that generally comes from the desert the Sahelian areas of
Africa going all the way up to Egypt. Now, these were actually caught in the middle
belt, the Savannah belt of Nigeria and I actually took fin clippings and sent it to this guy
in Germany who was an ichthyologist in Germany, and he’s studying this genus of hemichromis
and he saw pictures and said, “Send me fin clippings so I can extract DNA and sequence
it, and find out what they are.” He did. I mailed him fin clippings and then a couple
of weeks later he was like, “I sequenced it.” We looked at the DNA, compared it to databases,
and it turns out it’s a very good match for letourneuxi. We have species of that fish from Egypt and
it’s a very good fit. He said, “I cannot guarantee that that’s the
fish, but it’s very close.” When I’ve bred them and shared them with friends,
we’ve just called them hemichromis “CF,” you know like compared to letourneuxi. They’ve bred several times in that tank, and
they also are very good parents, but if you leave the babies in there, eventually they
get picked off by the other fish. I’ve pulled out the babies sometimes and distributed
them to some friends. I’m surprised they … Are they just as aggressive,
less aggressive than other jewel cichlids, because normally when they breed … Do they
just pin everything to the corner? Yeah, they do. They’re really strong, I guess they’re kind
of typical in their level of aggressiveness, but those other fish are pretty tough, too. Okay. Those Steatocranus Irvinei that are looking
at us now. They are not easily bullied. The fish that is somewhat bullied, you can
see in the back behind the Congo tetra, that’s a Chromidotilapia Guntheri, which also comes
from … That’s a wild caught fish from Nigeria, too. That’s a wonderful fish, unfortunately I just
have the one male … You can also see there’s a Congo tetra in there and there’s a Nigerian
Red Eye Tetra in there, the Arnoldichthys Spilopterus, is the Red Eye Tetra. If I get some of these fry out, you might
have to make some type of a biotope or something, because, I am always looking for a reason
to really start bringing some of these African tetras because they’re so expensive, but I’d
have a reason to. Yeah, this is not a … These are all west
African fish, but you’ve got the Irveni with the blue lips that come from Ghana and you’ve
got the chromidotilapia and the hemichromis, the red cichlids, which are from Nigeria,
I guess the Red Eye Tetra’s from Nigeria, the Congo tetra, of course, would be from
Congo, and they tend to collect those not too far from Kinshasa. When I went to Congo I met a bunch of the
fish collectors there, the local Congolese. Nice. Yeah. I like this tank, there’s always something
going on. This tank’s fun because there is all these
babies, and you’ve got like the two rival groups and it’s like they know, “Don’t come
too far over.” They’re not going to allow you to snack on
those frys, so. Yeah, and sometimes you get fry on both sides
and the shifting border it’s like 19th century European politics or something. No, that’s awesome. The french and the Germans are pushing each
other back and forth across the Alsace. The floating logs, I love those, if someone’s
getting beat on, they can go hide in the floating log. Yeah, the guntheri has to hide. There are quite a lot there actually, yeah. Looks like you’ve got like a custom 3D background? Yeah, yeah, I got that I think from “Universal
Rocks” or something a long time ago. You like it? I do. Well, I like the fact that it gives all the
levels for like the fry and stuff to kind of get into the shadows and stuff on multiple
levels. Yeah. I think it adds a layer … Like when I watch
that fry, he’s acting different hiding underneath that ledge then when he does, you know with
fry like they do, like out in the front of the tank, so it adds a layer, I think, of
complexity. Yeah, and there’s a lot of surface area there
for mold and film. Yeah it can kind of graze. Yeah, it’s one of my nicer tanks, I think
this one. When I first saw him, I thought he was the
pinstripe panaque, but I think his lines are too narrow for that. They told me he was an emperor? Does that sound familiar to you? I mean, that’s the problem with the common
names, right, is like, depending on where you are in the country is the common name
they’re going to give some different stuff, but I think it’s “L204.” Yeah, I like the kind of creamy stripes on
it. Then, Mascara Barbs, is that what they are? Exactly, Mascara Barbs. I what do they call them, like, Dawkinsia? Yeah, D-A-W-K–S-I-I I think, is how you spell
it or something like that. Yeah, Mascara Barbs, I bought those off of
Lynn Bladd down in The Wet Spot. I gave a talk in Portland and then he gave
me a tour of The Wet Spot and I saw those and I was like, “I would like to get some
of those.” I bought those then. That Danio is rare too. Is that the Barilius Danio? It’s a Barilius Canarensis, I think it is. Canarensis. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, I used to have a bigger group, I used
to have seven of them, but I think we’re just down to three or four now. Looks like one of my favorite plants, the
Crinum. Yeah, the onion plant, the Crinum, yeah. I don’t really have the perfect balance here,
in terms of the plants and the lighting yet. Sure. I’ve got algae and stuff you can see it on
the [crosstalk 00:18:37]. It’s okay. Then you’ve got the- Roselines? Roselines, too, yeah, they’re still kind of
smallish. This is a fun tank. I’ve also got something else really special
in here, which hasn’t come out yet. Let me see if I can put a little food in there,
see if I can get this guy to come out. Here he’s coming out now in the back of the. Oh yeah. Trying got think like a weird leaf fish, what
is that? It’s Testudineus Anabas, which is a Climbing
Perch, or a Walking Perch. It’s actually wild caught in Malaysia. It will get a lot bigger. It can breathe air, it’s a Labyrinth fish,
and that’s the fish that can crawl across lang using its pectoral fins kind of like
feet, and they kind of walk and squiggle across lang like a snake. Nice. I’ve seen it, I’ve seen them doing it in Malaysia. No, Cambodia, pardon me, that fish is from
Cambodia. Yes, and we’ve seen them in Cambodia doing
that climbing from one pond to the next. That’s crazy. Then the story is, of course that some popple
say that they’ve seen them climbing trees, and that’s why they call them Climbing Perch,
but there’s some Poole that don’t believe that. I’m never seen them climb a tree, but definitely
have seen them walk across land. Yeah, because they can breathe atmospheric
air, so long as it’s somewhat moist. That’s awesome. Yeah, it’s kind of an odd ball. I don’t know anyone else that wants that fish. Have you ever seen that fish in [crosstalk
00:20:28] before? No. They’re not uncommon in the wild, you see
them in fish markets, and people buy them and sell them and eat them, but in terms of
having gone in the tank, this is the only time I’ve seen one in the tank, so I’m proud
of him. All right, where do we want to go from here? I suppose we could see what’s in this tank? Yeah, so now you’re getting into a different
part of the world. This is this interest I’ve developed over
the past two, two and a half years, in the licorice gourami genus from southeast Asia,
and this all stems from going to southeast Asia about once a year with my German friend
Peter Byer who really loves these kind of fish and he’s taught me to get interested
too. We’ve gone out in Cambodia and in peninsular
Malaysia and in Borneo collecting these fish in peat swamps. I don’t know how many species there are, probably
about 25 or something like that. I think I have seven different species in
this fish room now. That’s crazy, that’s probably more than I’ve
seen in person, ever. Yeah, I’ve gotten interested in them and I’ve
gotten pretty good at breeding them, I think I’ve bred six species so far, and they like
to breed in those little clay tubes. Yeah. Normally you keep Tropheus in a bigger tank
than this, this is only a 29 gallon, but I was gifted these fish from Cory Cook in St.
Louis, I think at an American Cichlid Association meeting. This is the only place I had room for them,
so I put them in there and they’ve grown up there. Yeah, yeah. They haven’t grown too big, but they’ve been
here probably four or five years. Wow. They’ve got their hierarchy as a group and
they prosper. If I remember right, are the juveniles, are
they more like the real striped, is that what I remember? Oh, yes, I think you remember correctly, yeah. Okay, because I see the one in the back and
that made me think, like, juveniles, you compress that down, it’s almost like those little zig-zag
lines on it, if I remember right. Yeah, and I guess that ones looking pretty
sub-dominant, probably showing those stripes as a- Yeah, because they get super colorful, and
they call them sometimes the rainbow Tropheus because they were all the rage probably eight
years ago, like getting this fish was like, “Wow, you have Ilangis? Yeah. Yeah, they’ve done surprisingly well. Then when Gary Lane came and brought rainbow
fish, I wound up with like three or four of these ones called blue hull, and put them
in there, and they lived there happily among the Tropheus, which is a weird combination,
but about four months ago they started dying off and you can see [crosstalk 00:23:19]. I don’t know how long to Rainbow Fish live
generally, not that long? Well, you know, being on camera, someone,
I’m sure on YouTube will tell me I’m wrong, but I feel like most people keep them a bit
warm and they kind of burn out at that four or five year, at least they get a lot weaker
and they just seem to look geriatric. Yeah, like this guy looks, yeah. He’s probably, yeah. I definitely know with some of the smaller
Rainbow’s and stuff, if you keep them too warm, you miss their breeding season, because
it’s about until they’re about 18 months old, and then it’s gone, and you can speed that
up, and then pretty soon you think you’re growing the fish up, turn out you’ve already
missed a breeding on it. Oh really? Yeah. It’s that small of a window? Yeah. These Tropheus, I’ve seen them holding a few
times, a couple of fry, swimming in theirs, but none of them ever lasted. Sure. It’ too small a tank for Tropheus, really,
but they seem to get by. Long as you’re not trying to breed them they’re
okay. I find this super interesting because when
I first walk through the door I was like, “What?” Then I figured it out what [crosstalk 00:24:19]
it is, yeah. Got to be the Vinegar Eel cultures, right? Yeah, you can see all those Vinegar Eels in
there, yeah. Oh, that’s super interesting, so you just
keep it filled up with the vinegar, because I was always told that you had to put the
cotton in then you poured fresh water on top and they’d come up through it, but I didn’t
realize you could just keep it like that. Yeah, yeah, I just keep it like that probably
for two or three weeks and then I just pull some worms out, and then I just squeeze some
more fresh water back on top. Because I might actually do that, because
I thought you had to do it every day and I was like, “That’s too much for me,” but I
you can get two or three weeks of- Yeah, it’s really easy actually. Wow. Then after two or three weeks ill swap in
some fresh vinegar, I’ve got some fresh vinegar cultures down here with the pieces of apple
in them and stuff to keep it going. Yeah, those are amongst the easiest live foods
to deal with, yeah. I know they’re really hard to crash but the
whole harvesting thing is what always kept me from doing it, but I like that you can
just take a pipette, you could grab some, go feed- Yeah, super easy, yeah. Yeah. Yeah, so on camera, if I can get it to focus
in, but that cloud, they’re all basically worms that live in very acidic water, or vinegar
for that matter, and you just feed them with like a piece of apple or something like that
and, a lot of time you can do it in a two liter bottle, and if you remember to put in
a piece of apple like every six or eight months, you’ll never run out. Yeah, it’s amazing, yeah. The harvesting is what had kept me behind,
but now I have no reason. This is what I buy, apple cider vinegar. Yeah. You can see it’s got a bunch of muck on the
bottom, because I keep this, when I’m done, I pour the old vinegar in there, put an apple
in there, and keep using the same [crosstalk 00:26:09] over and over again. That’s smart, because I mean, you’re not really
going to grow mold and stuff like that, because it’s so acidic. Exactly, yeah, and it don’t smell or anything
like that. See that’s why I love doing fish rooms, it’s
like, I’ll always take something like, “Okay, I need to be doing that. That’s you know, me.” It’s true, especially with live food, every
bones got [crosstalk 00:26:33]. There it is. You see it? He’s getting a little shy on you. Yeah. That’s [crosstalk 00:26:40], I think. Yeah, that fish is wild caught in Borneo. Just like all the puffers, a lot of personality. Yeah. Yeah, he’s nervous with the camera, obviously. Yeah, they’ve got such good vision. I cannot get it to focus on him. Oh there we go, he’s back there. He’s going behind Squidward. Yep. Awesome. All right, well thanks for watching guys,
thanks to Lawrence for letting us in here, he’s super busy. We tried to get in for like two years, made
it happen, hopefully ill come back some day … There’s lots of other stuff you’ve found,
and make sure you check out his articles in TFH, make sure you attend his talks, he talked
last year at Chicago, I don’t know if he’s talking this year yet, but he’s around, so
if he’s speaking and you like this, make sure you attend your local club talk, or wherever
it is, so thank you. Thanks, Cory.

100 thoughts on “Wild Fish Self Collected Fish Room Tour – Aquarium Co-Op

  1. if ya could go comment on my video and tell me what type of fish should i put on my other 55 gallon tank!

  2. I am so jealous of his fish room. He has great knowledge to go with it as well. Cory you have the best fish room tours. Thank you and keep them coming. 😊🤗

  3. Been fish keeping for 25 years and have never had any desire to keep Cichlids. Not sure why but they don't interest me. But its Pretty cool how he's been able to accumulate so many rare species over the years. Really like the aquascaping of his tanks

  4. Hi Cory. thanks for an awesome channel. u talk about 40 breeder, 20 breeder, 20 foot high and soon on.
    I'm from sweden and we don't name our tank this way. we have liter to tell tank size.
    can u please make a vlog that talk about different sizes off tanks. how long and wide they are and so.
    wy do u call a tank breeder? yeah and so on.
    Yanks again for good vlogs. watch everything u do.

  5. Lawrence has some amazing tanks! So wonderful to watch these fishroom tours. They are so relaxing to watch before bed time ♡

  6. Cory, my buddy and I have a bet as to if you will start culture of those vinegar worms. I bet no. LOL Just kidding!

  7. ? 4ya…I'd like to try my had in breeding corys (pandas)…do you think the line wld benefit if I started out by buying 6 or so from two different sources…I've watched several videos and I'm waiting for two books to come in the mail…I jus wanted any advice you can give me.
    thanks, michael

  8. cool Cory.i really like the fishroom tours.i must say i watch you videos mostly for your fishroom updates.& do you have enny German blue Rams in your fishroom.i don't belive you do,it's my favorite FW fish.

  9. I love, love this fish room tour! I love his tank set ups . I like unusual things. Thanks for sharing Cory😀

  10. How did I get living cyclops in my tanks? They are everywhere, I'm not complaining but I don't understand how I got them and how they are surviving with my angelfish and german blue Rams. How do I keep them alive?

  11. That climbing perch fish is quite common in Southeast Asia. Many people use it as feeder fish and bait fish when fishing.

  12. Hey Cory do you recommend that I should breed brine shrimp? I want it for my molly fry and also for my adult mollies and tetras. Is it worth it?
    Thanks

  13. WOW 🙂 Ive got malawi, but everytime I see that beautiful Frontosa, I wanna have them as well…. great job guys 🙂

  14. I really liked the way he set up the tanks! Definitely inspires me to start working more on hardscaping. : -)

  15. CORY!!!
    THERE IS ANOTHER CHANNEL THAT HAS UPLOADED ONE OF YOURE BETTA VIDEOS!! ELIJAH DANIEL IS THE CHANNEL NAME!

  16. hey cory whats up I was just wondering I just bout some convicts I want to breed them I got a male and a female but the male is much much bigger than the female she is about a inch and the male about almost 4 inches the female is displaying breeding behaviour a lot trying to get the male into the cave and moving rocks same as the male but the question is can a much smaller female convict breed with a much bigger convict ?

  17. Great video, I've watched it twice since it was so interesting. Lawrence seemed like a nice guy and I strangely like his voice, wtf. Anyway I think you should find someone who has a pufferfish fish room with the knowledge to go along with it. What are the chances of that ever happening? Food for thought.

  18. So impressive, I travel quite a bit for work as well but the laws in my home country are extremely strict. I would not be allowed to import exotic fish…the envy this inspires 🙁

  19. I enjoyed this video a lot! I love he is one of few keeping species going that are no longer in the wild! Did you end up getting any fish from him?

  20. Best video ever!!! Amazing man…. I have a community tank that I've had for 2 years now so now I have just started a cichlid tank I'm still learning though everyday I learn someone thing new from your channel. Keep it up!!

  21. Great vid Cory. Know what gets me? These guys can travel all over the world and bring fish home by truck, train, plane , foot trudging through swamps and desert terrains. Petco and PetSmart cant sell a fish whose life expectancy is more than 24 hours. One 15 minute drive home from their stores with a fish is basically a death sentence for poor little flipper. I just don't get it. Then again, and I hate to think like this, fish meds cost way more than fish.

  22. Checkout this tour of a fish room outside in Peru! All wild caught fish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRF0eSUHNPU&list=PLNM4mDAXGxWw9OJ4nxiHrSL-hkDynugDN&index=26

  23. The climbing perch or in Malay we called it Puyu is a fish that can breath air for a moment of time.Yup gotta admit I'm proud that our local species comes in a lot of different unique type.

  24. Looks like a Burundi and Blue Zaire frontosas both female, males have much more pronounced hump.
    I have been keeping them for twenty years.

  25. West African Rainforest Biotope is my dream tank, and I haven't done freshwater in 25 years….👍
    African Butterfly, Congos, Jewels, Upsidedown Syn, Rope fish…yes plz!
    That danio and barb tank is pretty darn nice too.

  26. Fascinating. I'm so thrilled to have watched this. I loved the romantic / shaksperian love story of the fish that became excellent parents.

  27. Hi Cory, love your videos especially the tours. I heard Lawrence speak at the Ohio Cichlid Extravaganza 2018. He's very witty.
    So, I really need to get some of those stearocranus irvinei! What cool fish. Hope you brought some home?
    Thanks again for another great tour. 🙂

  28. Wow,so much knowledge about Africa,I'm a Nigerian/Ghanaian…have been to all the towns mentioned here,Tema,Volta region in Eritrea ,Ugandan and so on…more people in the hubby should visit Africa.

  29. The tropheus at 22:11 are absolutely amazing. We have a couple of different kinds of tropheus, but those are amazing

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