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by Pam Chin
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Similis Tankmates
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Similis Tankmates

Hi Joey, That is not your best choice either. Just do a species only tank, and in time the similis will fill it. It will be a neat tank, you can make it into a shell bed with a few plants. Because they are colony breeders, they really do best by themselves. I think you will enjoy it! Cichlid Power! ...
by Pam Chin
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Similis Tankmates
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Similis Tankmates

Hi Joey, I don't think that is a good choice, the leleupi will eat the similis fry and even young adults. Not to mention the mental stress of being housed with a predator. A much better choice would be species of Julidochromis, Chalinochromis and other liked size Lamps, even compressiceps or calvus....
by Pam Chin
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Taeniolethrinops furcicauda
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Taeniolethrinops furcicauda

Hi Breet, There is always variation within the population. And often mood/well being/health will dictate the color as well. But if you want to breed the best to the best, to have the highest quality possible, after you exhaust all possibilities of health, you may want to cut it from your breeding gr...
by Pam Chin
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Breeding/Tumbling/Breeder Box
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Breeding/Tumbling/Breeder Box

Hi Greg, It sounds like you are having issues with the tumbler. I have not used the ziss tumbler, mainly because it looks very complicated, and the "vessel" that holds the eggs is very large, so I can see some having issues with air volume. I still stand by my quote... “Remember once the heads and t...
by Pam Chin
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Different L.caeruleus "Kakusa"& "Mbowe variety??
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Different L.caeruleus "Kakusa"& "Mbowe variety??

Hi BRCA, They are all Labidochromis caeruleus. There is some variation between the location sites. I see several differences between the kakusa and mbowe populations in the Konings book, 5th edition, on page 143. Consider the pectoral fins in the kakusa; there is no black coloration and the black in...
by Pam Chin
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Teleocichla proselytus
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Teleocichla proselytus

HI Ali, Congrats on the spawn! Teleocichla proselytus is a very cool fish from South America. Because it has been around a while, it was described by Kullander in 1988, I am sure it has been bred before. Since this is probably considered rare in the hobby, it is still a feather in your cap! I would ...
by Pam Chin
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Eretmodus cyanostictus
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: Eretmodus cyanostictus

Hi Fissh,

Boy I don't know of anyone that is selling extra fry. I have seen as wild on a few lists but no fry lately that I can think of. It is a tough one to spawn and the clutches are small. Did you try the Wet Spot in Portland or Daves Rare Fish?

Good Luck in your search!
Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Troupheus
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Troupheus

Good luck with your search!

Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Community cichlid tanks
Topic: Change of color - Johanni blue
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Change of color - Johanni blue

Hi shaunyappp, Cichlids can change their colors in a heart beat. It is due to the conditions they are in and what is going on in their environment. Cichlids are very territorial, but the biggest red flag I see in your post is the size of your aquarium. It is way too small for these types of cichlids...
by Pam Chin
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Aulonocara Food
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Aulonocara Food

Hi Agryman, I think a variety of foods are always best. These foods that you have listed should be fine for Aulonocara. Aulonocara do best on a basic cichlid flake. They love treats of worms, shrimp, krill etc. I don't feed treats everyday, but a couple of times a weed should be fine. The flakes and...
by Pam Chin
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Taiwan Reef
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: Taiwan Reef

Hi tsantos!

Yes it could be added to a Taiwanee Reef Biotope aquarium. I like Labeotropheus they are fun to work with, and have some nice color. You should be able to find them around since they have been in the hobby for many years.

Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Stocking Strategy
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Stocking Strategy

Hi Agryman, I think it is better to add all at one time, then they are all on equal ground. It can be impossible to add one fish at a time, because everyone else is established and they gang up will pick on anyone new. If you are worried about the females, then be sure to provide them plenty of cove...
by Pam Chin
Tue May 23, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Altolamprologus Compresiceps
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: Altolamprologus Compresiceps

Hi Portugalc, Unfortunatley I have no idea how big your tank is.... I don't think it is wise to mix Malawi cichlids with Tanganyika cichlids, so I would discourage this. And I can't recommend keeping frontosa with compressiceps. Size is an issue, at some point the frontosa is going to be big enough ...
by Pam Chin
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Tropheus Murago Moba Variants Confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Re: Tropheus Murago Moba Variants Confusion

Hi Greg, By looking at your pictures I would say you have Tropheus sp. maculatus kikoti, the yellow murago. Based on their coloration and the size of the spots on the head. The yellow murago's have much smaller spots. Then Tropheus sp. maculatus mulunguzi is the green murago. It is much darker and t...
by Pam Chin
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Taiwan Reef
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Re: Taiwan Reef

Hi Alexander, I think that is pretty neat that you want to do a Taiwanee Reef tank. Listed below are all the species found at Taiwanee Reef. Of course a few of these are too big to keep with Chindongo saulosi. This is the new scientific name for saulosi. Buccochromis heterotaenia (Trewavas, 1935), n...