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by Darrell Ullisch
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: i need help with a cichlid
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: i need help with a cichlid

It's a Convict, probably male. Not a very clear picture, but the ID seems pretty evident.
by Darrell Ullisch
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: Need help with the ID of a cichlid
Replies: 1
Views: 2659

Re: Need help with the ID of a cichlid

Well, it's definitely not a Uaru, but more of a "who are you?" It has the appearance of one of the Central American Convict types, but the pattern is very odd. I would be concerned that it might be a hybrid of some sort. I'd say you were cheated intentionally. There is no way someone could...
by Darrell Ullisch
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: Tanks with too many plants?
Replies: 3
Views: 3707

Re: Tanks with too many plants?

There's nothing in the post that tells us where you are. It might help if we knew what "UC" stands for. University of ? California? Carolina? Calgary? Columbus? Crackpots? :D (Some people think I attended that last one.)
by Darrell Ullisch
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Dwarf Cichlids
Topic: Bolivian Ram ID? Did my pet store mess up?
Replies: 2
Views: 1755

Re: Bolivian Ram ID? Did my pet store mess up?

Well, fish A is definitely M. ramirezi , and not altispinosus . Fish B is a somewhat unusual looking Bolivian, but apoears to be Bolivian. The red nose on the regular Ram does not occur on the Bolivian. I think their ID problem was that the ramireszi is a long-finned form, which makes the fin look t...
by Darrell Ullisch
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: need Very old images of German Rams
Replies: 2
Views: 2467

Re: need Very old images of German Rams

Thanks Mike, but the one I'm looking for is the strain that had a wider than normal humeral spot that was about 1/2 to 3/4 of the body depth, and the black went about halfway up the dorsal fin. These were always intense black, never saw one fade out at all. I'm sure I could have found a photo if I h...
by Darrell Ullisch
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: need Very old images of German Rams
Replies: 2
Views: 2467

need Very old images of German Rams

I have been trying to explain to someone that the term "German Blue Ram" is just a re-branding of the common variety of Mikrogeophagus ramirezi, and that the real German Rams were a very different color form. However, I can find no images of real German Rams on the internet - anywhere. I'm...
by Darrell Ullisch
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Noise and vibration affect Paretroplus parental behavior
Replies: 10
Views: 11514

Re: Noise and vibration affect Paretroplus parental behavior

I knew you had a long history with Madagascar species, didn't know if this species was a recent acquisition or not. Obviously not! :) I'm just always interested in the details, thanks!
by Darrell Ullisch
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Noise and vibration affect Paretroplus parental behavior
Replies: 10
Views: 11514

Re: Noise and vibration affect Paretroplus parental behavior

Interesting, but what makes you believe it was the removal of the vibrations and not simply natural maturation of the individuals involved? Your post implied that it was six months after removing the sound before they succeeded, and previously you had been removing eggs to hatch. I've found on some ...
by Darrell Ullisch
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: ID help please
Replies: 1
Views: 1628

Re: ID help please

That's Gymnogeophagus balzanii, a female I think.
by Darrell Ullisch
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: Fish identification
Replies: 2
Views: 3768

Re: Fish identification

That would probably be one of the Flowerhorn x Bloody Parrot crosses. There are a few versions, such as the Kirin, which is usually pretty stunted as well as deformed.
by Darrell Ullisch
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: “Jack Dempsey” Variants & Rocio Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 3108

Re: “Jack Dempsey” Variants & Rocio Questions

If you look closer at your link, you will see that there are 4 species. Edit: I see you corrected your post! (I did not realize that spinosissima was moved to Rocio , but apparently I missed that one.) It is one that would have to remain as a distinct species, the other three all look generally like...
by Darrell Ullisch
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: Nomenclature change for cichlasoma
Replies: 6
Views: 3218

Re: Nomenclature change for cichlasoma

You might want to check out this thread from last year (https://www.cichlidae.com/forum/viewtop ... 17&t=18846). Has a lot of the details, and a considerable discussion. The actual paper makes for interesting reading.
by Darrell Ullisch
Tue May 30, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: How do you guys do it? Raise Kh while keeping Ph at neutral?
Replies: 4
Views: 3159

Re: How do you guys do it? Raise Kh while keeping Ph at neutral?

The sole purpose of "Cichlid salts" is to separate your money from you. Jewels are found in water from soft acid to brackish in the wild. They will adapt to whatever you have.
by Darrell Ullisch
Thu May 18, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: More Red Forest Jewel Fry, Help
Replies: 8
Views: 4780

Re: More Red Forest Jewel Fry, Help

It should also be noted that those are not lifalili , which is red on the upper half of the body and bright yellow on the bottom half. Look at the photos in the species listings on this website. These are likely just a very nice strain of Hemichromis guttatus . some fry don't get enough food, and ge...
by Darrell Ullisch
Wed May 17, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: cichlid identification
Replies: 8
Views: 5912

Re: cichlid identification

I'm not sure it's even a Cichlid. Just something about the fish that I can't define from that photo. You might want to look at some Leaffishes, or possibly Datnoides spp.
by Darrell Ullisch
Sat May 06, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: Help identifying my cichlid's please.
Replies: 8
Views: 3909

Re: Help identifying my cichlid's please.

Bas Pels wrote:
heavyhitter wrote:The top fish looks like a female managuensis
or another Parachromis.
Actually, I'd put the probability about 90% on Parachromis loisellei. Also possible would be motaguense or friedrichsthali, but I'd put money on loisellei.
by Darrell Ullisch
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: In Memoriam
Topic: Stanley Howard Weitzman 1927-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 2518

Re: Stanley Howard Weitzman 1927-2017

For the few opportunities I had to talk and visit with Stan, I considered him and Marilyn to be good friends, but I think he had that effect on everyone he met. This was one of the greats of ichthyology, though he did not act like it. For someone of his accomplishments, he was approachable and frien...
by Darrell Ullisch
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Chromidotilapia kingsleyae spawning sequence
Replies: 2
Views: 2559

Re: Chromidotilapia kingsleyae spawning sequence

Couple more shots.
Female with a mouthful, more to pick up!
Female with a mouthful, more to pick up!
Nice shot of the male
Nice shot of the male
female prespawning, showing bars
female prespawning, showing bars
by Darrell Ullisch
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Chromidotilapia kingsleyae spawning sequence
Replies: 2
Views: 2559

Chromidotilapia kingsleyae spawning sequence

A couple of years ago, I got 6 of these that were very small, not more than a few months old. Last year I finally figured out that I had 4 males and 2 females (very shy in a single species tank, they hid anytime I was around). I sold 3 males and a female, and kept the best looking pair, which was mo...

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