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billansor
06-26-2009, 02:24 AM
:ac15: Welllllll Folks, Brian has been teasing me with his Trew's In fact, he has been downright mean and tantlizing me.. :killingme:

Sigh... My wife and I made the odd 100 some mile trip tonight with nasty thunderstorms all around us.. Nasty looking dark clouds with wind... While we were at Brian's, the storm hit and lights flickered... Not a good thing..

We pulled what we thought was going to be 12 Trew's and lo -- There were 13 of which he threw in.. Put into a Tote as these guys were pretty good size.. 3 to 5 inches..

He also threw some extra Red Rainbow Fry... Which also went into the 135 gallon tank that the Trews along with Ikola and Red Rainbows are in.. They are doing awesome and am trying to post pictures now.. So we shall see what happens... :)

Thank you Brian for exceeding my expectations.. and Best wishes on all of your wigglers!!

Bill :)

t-position
06-26-2009, 02:35 AM
very cool bill! can't wait to see them in some pics! i love my trews...they are really getting pretty cool-looking here lately. one of my favorite petros for sure!

mobafry123
06-26-2009, 02:50 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(billansor @ Jun 26 2009, 01:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=33113)</div>:ac15: Welllllll Folks, Brian has been teasing me with his Trew's In fact, he has been downright mean and tantlizing me.. :killingme:

Sigh... My wife and I made the odd 100 some mile trip tonight with nasty thunderstorms all around us.. Nasty looking dark clouds with wind... While we were at Brian's, the storm hit and lights flickered... Not a good thing..

We pulled what we thought was going to be 12 Trew's and lo -- There were 13 of which he threw in.. Put into a Tote as these guys were pretty good size.. 3 to 5 inches..

He also threw some extra Red Rainbow Fry... Which also went into the 135 gallon tank that the Trews along with Ikola and Red Rainbows are in.. They are doing awesome and am trying to post pictures now.. So we shall see what happens... :)

Thank you Brian for exceeding my expectations.. and Best wishes on all of your wigglers!!

Bill :)[/b]
yeah bill,
the lights flickering kinda scared me for a minute,but they stayed on!
i'm glad you like the trews,i kinda miss them now!my 180 looks empty.

billansor
06-26-2009, 03:04 AM
Uh Oh.... The Trew's may be homesick too....

Here are some pictures...

The first one is the tote brought in from the Van.. Two and half hours later while driving through a nasty set of thunderstorms..

http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/normal_rsz_6-29-09__trews_064.jpg (http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/rsz_6-29-09__trews_064.jpg)

These are the first 3 minutes in their new home.."Shell shocked" I think

http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/normal_rsz_6-29-09__trews_083.jpg (http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/rsz_6-29-09__trews_083.jpg)

These are the tankmates sizing up the new 'cows'

http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/normal_rsz_6-29-09__trews_067.jpg (http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/rsz_6-29-09__trews_067.jpg)

I will be trying to do more shots as they settle in...

Thanks for looking... and Brian.. Thank you for the fish....

Bill :)

mobafry123
06-26-2009, 03:17 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(billansor @ Jun 26 2009, 02:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=33121)</div>Uh Oh.... The Trew's may be homesick too....

Here are some pictures...

The first one is the tote brought in from the Van.. Two and half hours later while driving through a nasty set of thunderstorms..

http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/normal_rsz_6-29-09__trews_064.jpg (http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/rsz_6-29-09__trews_064.jpg)

These are the first 3 minutes in their new home.."Shell shocked" I think

http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/normal_rsz_6-29-09__trews_083.jpg (http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/rsz_6-29-09__trews_083.jpg)

These are the tankmates sizing up the new 'cows'

http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/normal_rsz_6-29-09__trews_067.jpg (http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/rsz_6-29-09__trews_067.jpg)

I will be trying to do more shots as they settle in...

Thanks for looking... and Brian.. Thank you for the fish....

Bill :)[/b]
yep they are homesick,better bring them back!!! :lol:
nice pics bill!they should settle in pretty fast!
thanks again bill!

noddy
06-26-2009, 07:43 AM
Nice looking Trews, Bill.
I trust you got the family discount.
:thumbsup:

billansor
06-26-2009, 11:42 AM
Thank you all for the compliments... :)

They have settled in and are awaiting their first feeding....

Noddy, I think the baker dozen discount applied... in addition to the family discount....Brian was very fair with me. I am on his list for some Ilangi fry too.. :)

Man to go from raising fry to adults to getting some cows.. Its different in a way... I keep forgetting that raising fry to adults (which is what I almost always do) is so much more a day to day watching and not thinking your seeing any progress....

Its probably like the people who get a vietnamese Pot Belly Pig at birth and then seeing the thing 5 years later and 300 lbs more.. But then pick up the 800 lb regular pig at the fair and wonder how your going to get it home... :lol:

Again Thank you all for your compliments

joesfish
06-26-2009, 11:53 AM
They look great, glad to here things went well. Hey I didn't know you guys are related. lol

billansor
06-26-2009, 11:58 AM
Wellllllll We are not by the blood lines... :roflmao:

But

by the Ohions lines we are...... Noddy is jealous because of all of us Ohion boys.. That makes you, Brian, Chad (T-Position) and myself as well as Mark (Kram) Phil (Phypes) Jaffo and I am sure I have missed a ton... We are maybe next to the Texan yokels maybe the next largest state group??

Bill :)

TROPHS4LIFE
06-26-2009, 04:12 PM
Congrats bill,i see you figured out how to snap a few lol, keep it up :thumbsup:

geost
06-26-2009, 08:23 PM
Hi Bill, the pics look great! Enjoy them and I hope the trews breed for you real soon.

ad2crl
06-26-2009, 09:45 PM
Cool fish Bill :thumbsup: I knew the petros are bigger, but dang they are big. They make your trophs look like babies. I dont know much about petros at all, but from what i read they arent agressive towards trophs. Is this a true statement. I need a bigger tank. :banghead: In due time in due time. :unsure: Congrats on the new additions Bill, I know your stoked about them.

P.S. Hey Russ do you have a generator on stby? Im going to get me one from the Navy Exchange at the end of summer, up here in the NW, wind storms during the winter knocks out pwr like its cool. I had some cool malawi fish, but during a storm the pwr was out for 3 and 1/2 days. All but one fish died. I had this fish since i lived in the barracks. He pulled through. Water was like in the 50's. He was pale as a ghost and was floating upside down(disorientated) state. I have him till this day. Its a beautiful 4 and 1/2" Demanosi 4 yrs old.

billansor
06-26-2009, 11:47 PM
Update..............Brian does not wear a T shirt... Has Tats... Shorts and the Trews think of him as Dad... Brian is about 5'11" and short hair... He is kinda skinny and runnty...

I, on the other hand.. Have shrunk from 5'11" to about 5'9". I am round... Wear t shirts and would not be caught dead without one on.. Sigh...... :huh:

The trews are sulking in the rocks... swimming only when I am not around... Maybe its the deoderant??

They are doing well other than for being shy... :thumbsup:

Bill :)

mobafry123
06-27-2009, 12:26 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(billansor @ Jun 26 2009, 10:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=33165)</div>Update..............Brian does not wear a T shirt... Has Tats... Shorts and the Trews think of him as Dad... Brian is about 5'11" and short hair... He is kinda skinny and runnty...

I, on the other hand.. Have shrunk from 5'11" to about 5'9". I am round... Wear t shirts and would not be caught dead without one on.. Sigh...... :huh:

The trews are sulking in the rocks... swimming only when I am not around... Maybe its the deoderant??

They are doing well other than for being shy... :thumbsup:

Bill :)[/b]
RUNNTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WHY I OUTTA..............
BILL,YOU ARE A NUT!!! :roflmao:

TROPHS4LIFE
06-27-2009, 12:54 AM
you guys kill me,thanks for the laugh,and dont worry bill its ok to be nuts lol,im sure they know you as the "food guy" soon enough lol

noddy
06-27-2009, 03:45 PM
Hey Bill, you bet I'm jelous, I only have five of them trews. It sounds like you were describing me there.

billansor
06-27-2009, 05:02 PM
An updated set of pictures..

Two females with tankmates

http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/normal_rsz_6-29-09__trews_069.jpg (http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/rsz_6-29-09__trews_069.jpg)

These are in the corner... The glass did not get cleaned enough.. Part of My Ikola colony is with these guys..

http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/normal_rsz_6-29-09__trews_062.jpg (http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/rsz_6-29-09__trews_062.jpg)

This female is always on the back, eating algae and is fearless..

http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/normal_rsz_6-29-09__trews_052.jpg (http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/rsz_6-29-09__trews_052.jpg)

I can see why people change from Tropheus to Petro's...... I still like my Tropheus better.

Bill :)

mobafry123
06-27-2009, 08:23 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(billansor @ Jun 27 2009, 04:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=33212)</div>An updated set of pictures..

Two females with tankmates

http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/normal_rsz_6-29-09__trews_069.jpg (http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/rsz_6-29-09__trews_069.jpg)

These are in the corner... The glass did not get cleaned enough.. Part of My Ikola colony is with these guys..

http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/normal_rsz_6-29-09__trews_062.jpg (http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/rsz_6-29-09__trews_062.jpg)

This female is always on the back, eating algae and is fearless..

http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/normal_rsz_6-29-09__trews_052.jpg (http://trophs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11434/rsz_6-29-09__trews_052.jpg)

I can see why people change from Tropheus to Petro's...... I still like my Tropheus better.

Bill :)[/b]
for now,just wait until these guys start liplocking!!!

gernot
06-27-2009, 09:00 PM
Nice Trewas Bill :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

They're maybe not rare but IMO still one of the most beautiful Petros.

rgds
gernot

t-position
06-27-2009, 09:26 PM
sweet bill! i didn't expect them to be good size already. they look a little bigger than mine are right now. very sweet, and i'm so behind on the site i didn't know, or at least remember, that you had ikolas and rr's. awesome!!!

mobafry123
06-27-2009, 10:18 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(t-position @ Jun 27 2009, 08:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=33222)</div>sweet bill! i didn't expect them to be good size already. they look a little bigger than mine are right now. very sweet, and i'm so behind on the site i didn't know, or at least remember, that you had ikolas and rr's. awesome!!![/b]
yeah shawn these are pretty much adults,definetly good breeders!!! :thumbsup:
there was always at least 1 fm holding. :)

billansor
06-27-2009, 11:10 PM
Thank you all for your compliments!!

This is the first time I felt I had something worthwhile to take pictures of... I am enjoying the learning process of picture taking from Mike....

The Trew's males of which there appear to be 4 or 5 are really shy.. The females are so much more gregarious... Some of the males just are so skittish which is to be expected as I am not Brian...(Much more rounder and he is much more runtier) The males may like runntier people and not round ones.. Time will tell if I can get them over their fetish of skinny people.

Now if I can get some better lighting for picture taking...

Bill :)

noddy
06-28-2009, 09:00 AM
How do you tell the males and females apart? I thought the eggspots were the sign of males. I'm trying to figure out what I have.

Mark
06-28-2009, 09:02 AM
Those are some nice lookin' Petros Bill. :thumbsup:

Congratulations on the new pickup. If I knew he was letting them go.....they might be swimming in my tank right now. :lol: Brian never lets me in on anything. First the moops, now the trews. :( :lol:

t-position
06-28-2009, 12:23 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(billansor @ Jun 27 2009, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> (index.php?act=findpost&pid=33228)</div>Thank you all for your compliments!!

This is the first time I felt I had something worthwhile to take pictures of... I am enjoying the learning process of picture taking from Mike....

The Trew's males of which there appear to be 4 or 5 are really shy.. The females are so much more gregarious... Some of the males just are so skittish which is to be expected as I am not Brian...(Much more rounder and he is much more runtier) The males may like runntier people and not round ones.. Time will tell if I can get them over their fetish of skinny people.

Now if I can get some better lighting for picture taking...

Bill :)[/b]

my 19 trews live by themselves in a 125 and i got them at a pretty small size...1"-1.75". they've been a little skittish since i got them but have really loosened up as the have grown. my famulas however, who live with the bembas are far from shy and make it their goal to splash me at feeding time. makes me wonder if the trews would loosen up a little quicker if i had some outgoing tankmates for them. kinda torn about what i wanna do with that. trews are pretty happy to see me but not crazy about more than one person hanging around. i think trophs, petros, simos and many other species of fish for that matter, recognize their owner over other people.

billansor
06-28-2009, 03:09 PM
my 19 trews live by themselves in a 125 and i got them at a pretty small size...1"-1.75". they've been a little skittish since i got them but have really loosened up as the have grown. my famulas however, who live with the bembas are far from shy and make it their goal to splash me at feeding time. makes me wonder if the trews would loosen up a little quicker if i had some outgoing tankmates for them. kinda torn about what i wanna do with that. trews are pretty happy to see me but not crazy about more than one person hanging around. i think trophs, petros, simos and many other species of fish for that matter, recognize their owner over other people.

i think trophs, petros, simos and many other species of fish for that matter, recognize their owner over other people.


Shawn... You are so very right.... When I go over to Brian's place to pick up the fish and look at his new purchases... That Longolia that you see in Brian's picture does not look like that at all when I am around..

My Ikola's and Red Rainbows come running when I stand up after playing a game of scrabble or dinner in our dinning room table where the 135 gallon home is. They know the spot where I am going to put the food and hover there. Just recently in the last half day the Trew's are starting to come over to investigate what the hoopla is. they know who their owner is! :thumbsup:

makes me wonder if the trews would loosen up a little quicker if i had some outgoing tankmates for them

The Trew's in Brian's tank had different tankmates from the Longolias, to Red Rainbows and others.. I think it does make a difference also that Brian had little kids and a huge huge Great Dane running around...I also think that its dither type fish thing... I have two gold barbs in my 55 gallon downstairs with the 6 Dubbys and 6 Red Ndoles and I did this as to keep the aggression and distraction down as well as to keep them from being skittish.. and it most certainly worked.

Your observations are quite on the mark...

Bill :)