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by JasonS
Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Ectodus descampsii
Replies: 1
Views: 3262

Re: Ectodus descampsii

As they mature the dominant male will be obvious. For the rest, venting? No other way seems certain as the color and size seems to vary past the dominant male. He will do a good job going after and even eliminating
likely sub-dominant males.
by JasonS
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Lake Victoria Cichlids
Topic: Xystichomis sp. 'Kyoga Flameback'
Replies: 2
Views: 3712

Re: Xystichomis sp. 'Kyoga Flameback'

Females of this species will typically not have black pelvic fins. Not all males will color; sub-dominant males often will show minimal color and could be mistaken for females, especially when they are smaller/younger. All the females I kept of this species never developed any red color but it is no...
by JasonS
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Lake Victoria Cichlids
Topic: Just one more in a never ending list of QUESTIONS!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 4439

Re: Just one more in a never ending list of QUESTIONS!!!

This particular species has a variable appearance; most often the males I have seen are orange to pinkish. The blotching is different than that found on chromogynous. The piebald blotching ranges from very little to almost the entire fish and has a background of very small flecks whereas the chromog...
by JasonS
Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Membership
Topic: New (very old) member
Replies: 1
Views: 2137

New (very old) member

Attended club meetings in the '80s as a kid and lived about since then; but nowhere better for cichlids than Ohio. Looking forward to another
first-class Extravanganza; could not pass on the 'privileges' of membership this year.
by JasonS
Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: January Meeting Topic
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

January Meeting Topic

Presentation Title: Formulated Fish Feed: Practical Considerations for Feeding Cichlid Fish.

Looking forward to visiting with folks on Friday.
by JasonS
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Labeotropheus trewavasae "mpanga red"
Replies: 4
Views: 7540

Re: Labeotropheus trewavasae "mpanga red"

For what it's worth, this strain was originally obtained from a shop and purported as F1 from Old World Exotic Fish [later confirmed these did indeed come from Old World]. I too could not find any mention of the location "Mpanga" on any maps or elsewhere describing the fish. The closest th...
by JasonS
Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Extravaganza News
Topic: FYI: Sale Ads
Replies: 188
Views: 48738

Re: FYI: Sale Ads

Please add this acct. to view sales ads. Thanks!
by JasonS
Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: OB slim question...
Replies: 4
Views: 3179

Re: OB slim question...

These are great; one of the best "blueberry zebras" I've ever seen. Old World Exotic Fish has a great strain here in the U.S. Just recently started a new group of these around the size you show above. Good quality fish will be elongate as those you show above and have both a BB and marmala...
by JasonS
Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Lake Victoria Cichlids
Topic: Haplochromis sp "fire"
Replies: 6
Views: 5153

Obtained a few of this fish early this past summer. I assume they are out of Old World stock and were listed as Hap. "fire red" Uganda [as I'd imagine that's what Old World had them listed as and are likely the more recent hobbyist source of this fish]. Here's a pic. of a male that just co...
by JasonS
Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: Lake Victoria Cichlids
Topic: Pundamilia nyererei confusion with varients
Replies: 4
Views: 4762

Obtained these as P. nyererei "makobe". About 1.5 yrs. old; relatively slow to develop and not that large in size (dom. male 85 mm). Thoughts on an ID given your discussions? http://www.bigskycichlids.com/images/Pnyererei_makobe_2.jpg http://www.bigskycichlids.com/images/Pnyererei_makobe.j...
by JasonS
Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Lake Victoria Cichlids
Topic: Lithochromis xanthopteryx??
Replies: 12
Views: 10369

hi If not, I could send some as soon as I have fry from both species xris :) That would be great :wink: I'm fairly convinced those above are probably hybrids; I believe the hobbyists I obtained them were from Texas so they may be from the unidentified Armke's "black & orange Ukewere" ...
by JasonS
Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: Lake Victoria Cichlids
Topic: Lithochromis xanthopteryx??
Replies: 12
Views: 10369

I hate to be a downer, but it's quite possible that with both species being sold as "black and orange nyererei", we may very well have hybrids of the two species. That seems to be the case with the specimens I've kept. Characteristics of both, with the appearance of the males tending towa...
by JasonS
Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Lake Victoria Cichlids
Topic: Lithochromis xanthopteryx??
Replies: 12
Views: 10369

The female photos are of a younger/juvenile female. Female became progressively more dark with age. Pelvics were orange (see fright/stress pattern above) but perhaps not always so and not as bright as Chris's photos. The length of the caudal peduncle in the fish I've kept is much seems much more sim...
by JasonS
Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: Lake Victoria Cichlids
Topic: Lithochromis xanthopteryx??
Replies: 12
Views: 10369

The color certainly looks very similar to xanthopteryx; what troubles me is the spots in the anal fin seemed to be smaller/btwn the rays and by comparing from Chris's photo in the earlier post, the ratio of eye diameter vs. distance to meeting of upper and lower jaw is much greater in his photo of L...
by JasonS
Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:11 am
Forum: Lake Victoria Cichlids
Topic: Lithochromis xanthopteryx??
Replies: 12
Views: 10369

Lithochromis xanthopteryx??

Obtained at 2003 ACA convention as Hap. "black & orange" nyererei; assummed it was P. igneopinnis. Fairly certain it mostly fits better under L. xanthopteryx given the recent forum discussions viewed. Thoughts? All photos are of the same male specimen. Most images I've seen of "P....
by JasonS
Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: Lake Victoria Cichlids
Topic: Unidentified Cichlids in Lake Nawampassa Uganda
Replies: 21
Views: 13060

Nile perch has been prevented from spreading into the satellite lakes by swamp vegetation that separate them from the main lakes. If these swamps prevent Nile perch from spreading into the lakes, it is possible to conserve fish species, especially haplochromines, which are threatened by introductio...
by JasonS
Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Anyone has Lepidiolamprologus Kendalli?
Replies: 3
Views: 4427

Care is much the same as the very similar L. nkambae. For tank-raised adults a minimum of a 4' long tank (75 or greater) will be necessary; a minimum of a 6' tank is probably required for wildcaught. The trick with both kendalli and nkambae is getting a pair to form without them eliminating one anot...
by JasonS
Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Cynotilapia? Pseudotropheus? pulpican
Replies: 9
Views: 5782

Thanks for the article link. Interesting; especially the relationship of the Tropheops group....now if they could add P. williamsi or P. perspicax to that investigation.
by JasonS
Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Cynotilapia? Pseudotropheus? pulpican
Replies: 9
Views: 5782

Your response was actually quite clear (and logical). Wish I had known of this (forum) resource prior to writing the article as it could have been made much more clear. Thanks for taking the time to answer.
by JasonS
Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Cynotilapia? Pseudotropheus? pulpican
Replies: 9
Views: 5782

Cynotilapia? Pseudotropheus? pulpican

The January 2006 issue of Cichlid News has an article I authored on this fish: http://bigskycichlids.com/images/Ppulpican_1.jpg The editor noted the genus assignment of Cynotilapia to this species (formerly Ps. sp. "kingsizei likoma") has not been accepted among taxonomist and the designat...

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