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by Pam Chin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: metricliama chilumba mdoka
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: metricliama chilumba mdoka

Hi Daryl, The current scientific name is: Metriaclima fainzilberi This is really a beauty and their colors are spectacular! It is your typical mbuna, as far as maintenance, diet and breeding. They are a harem spawner so having a group (6-8) is essential. They are on the larger size for mbuna, so it ...
by Pam Chin
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: exLamprologus brevis/Neolamprologus pulcher-brichardi Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: exLamprologus brevis/Neolamprologus pulcher-brichardi Questions

Hi Jeff, Oh dear, you don't say what exlamprologus you are keeping? There are quite a few out there. However, the size of your tank is quite small, so I don't think I would add any tank mates at this point. Neolamprologus pulcher is the correct scientific name these days. All brichardi are really pu...
by Pam Chin
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Ophthalmotilapia sp. “Whitecap”
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Ophthalmotilapia sp. “Whitecap”

Hi Gregor, I believe this term Ophthalmotilapia sp. whitecap is a term from African Diving Ltd. Where they (African Diving Ltd.) are using the term white cap, Konings is using ventralis and the term "Big Blue". Ventralis is the current recognized name. African Diving has expressed an opinion that pe...
by Pam Chin
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Frontosa
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Frontosa

Hi Gregor, Well I can see why that is a little confusing. But if you open the species page, under nomenclature history the current scientific name is C. frontosa. I am not sure why CRC still has them broke out, other than easy to look at, you don't have to scroll thru all the sp.north or 6 bar to ge...
by Pam Chin
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Confirmed species living in shell beds
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Confirmed species living in shell beds

Hi Melloncollic, Even though many of these species may be in the same type habitat, they have each found their "best" way to utilize shells. Each one had to figure out a way to keep their species going and this is why we see so many different types of shell dwellers. "Lamprologus" callipterus is fou...
by Pam Chin
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: breeding xenotilapia cherry princess
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: breeding xenotilapia cherry princess

Hi Jen, The current scientific name is Xenotilapia nigrolabiata Cherry Princess or Red Princess. I think they should be kept in a species only tank, minimum 4' long, 6' long would be best. Temperature 76 degress F., pH as high as you can get it. 9.0 would ideal. They need a good quality cichlid flak...
by Pam Chin
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Similis Tankmates
Replies: 1
Views: 142

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: 111

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: 316

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: 159

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: 175

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: 445

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: 341

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: 233

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: 472

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...