New Midas Cichlids caught in Miami


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I got 5 of these guys for one of my new above ground pond projects.
There are bright red, pinks and yellows. But I only found golds and one yellow.
They have taken over an area of Black Creek down there. And are not too uncommon elsewhere in Dade county.
 

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They look healthy! and pretty
 
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They do look very healthy :) How did you catch them? Are they native to the area, or repopulated from fish released in the area?
 

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I didn't catch these myself.
I bought them off of a kid that did.
They have taken over some of the waterways in Miami/Dade county from released aquarium fish decades ago.
I found a spot where I caught them previously, but now I didn't find any.
It's kinda hit and miss
 

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Thanks for sharing, the habitat picture with all the turtles is interesting. It would be great to catch your own aquarium fish.
 
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Thanks for sharing, the habitat picture with all the turtles is interesting. It would be great to catch your own aquarium fish.
Yes
And they are invasive species so it's a win/win.
 

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