Pterochromis congicus

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Pterochromis congicus

Post by Mark Smith » Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:09 pm

Is there anyone out there who is working with Pterochromis congicus? If memory serves me correctly, this species is similar in overall appearance to South America's Acaronia nassa.

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Post by Michael.NEGRINI » Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:13 am

Hello Mark,

I have more questions than answers about this intriguing species, but I can share with you some photos of alcohol specimens from MRAC (Tervuren, Belgium):

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Post by Mark Smith » Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:23 am

Hello Michael,

Many thanks for posting photos of the preserved specimens. I remember having seen photos of preserved stock on a French website several years ago.

This species almost looks more "South American" than its true west African origins.

Mark

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Post by Don Hiatt » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:41 am

"This species almost looks more "South American" than its true west African origins."

Not unlike Heterochromis multidens.

Do either of you know where this fish fits in? It does have the black spots on the gill cover like many westies do.

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Post by Christophe de Medeiros » Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:20 am

Hiya, this fish make me think to an haplochromine fish but, it seems to me that it carries some little primitives eggs spots on the anal fin and seems having only 3 spinous rays on the anal fin.
xris :)
I guess this is not really an haplochromine , is it a open substarte spawner or a moothbrooder? :?:

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Re: Pterochromis congicus

Post by Nuchal Man » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:38 pm

Hi guys. I just saw this thread, and can't believe I missed it. Ever since seeing it in Anton's book, I've been really interested in it.

Has this fish been collected recently? Has it been exported? Does this fish have any hobbyist following in the world at all?

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Re: Pterochromis congicus

Post by Rico Morgenstern » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:58 am

samaki wrote:Hiya, this fish make me think to an haplochromine fish but, it seems to me that it carries some little primitives eggs spots on the anal fin and seems having only 3 spinous rays on the anal fin.
xris :)
I guess this is not really an haplochromine , is it a open substarte spawner or a moothbrooder? :?:
At present , Pterochromis is considered most closely related to the genus Pelmatochromis.
I find too that there is some superficial resemblance of the preserved specimen figured by Michael to haplochromines (particularly to certain piscivorous species), but check the photo of a freshly collected live specimen at the American Museum of Natural History "Congo project" page:

http://research.amnh.org/ichthyology/co ... index.html

As far as I know, there are no direct observations of the breeding behavior, but Matthes (1964: "Les Poissons du Lac Tumba et de la Region d'Ikela") concluded from the high numbers of small-sized eggs he found in the ovaries of two examined females, that it is a substrate brooding species.

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Re: Pterochromis congicus

Post by Seiichi Hamada » Mon May 11, 2015 11:09 pm

Hello

Here's the direct answer for this old thread!
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Re: Pterochromis congicus

Post by Florent » Thu May 14, 2015 8:25 am

Great news !

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Re: Pterochromis congicus

Post by coelacanth » Fri May 29, 2015 9:30 am

Wow, that's great! What are your husbandry methods (or should I wait for the article?)

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