Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

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Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby Marco Arroyo » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:53 pm

Im trying to breed this beauties, i left a photo of one of them, any advice its pretty welcome, thanks

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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby DRE » Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:15 pm

Wow, great photo!
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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby Benoit » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:49 pm

Hello, this is not a Lepidiolamprologus. the genera Lepidiolamprologus always more than 61 scales in longitudinal, L. lemairii in less than 60.
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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby Lotsapetsgarfhts » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:24 pm

Benoit, I am really curious how you can tell this just from a photo of the fishes head.
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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby Benoit » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:41 am

I just know the species, I do not trust a photo, but to more general observation and experience. So I refer to description of genres, and identification keys.

I just want to correct an error too common.

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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby Lotsapetsgarfhts » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:06 am

So what is it? It resembles the lemairii I am familiar with but without seeing the entire fish I am not sure that it is but I am not sure that it isn't and I kept them years ago and they were the real thing.
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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby Mark Smith » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:24 pm

It is lemairii.

John, do you have any books covering Lake Tanganyikan cichlids, such as those by Konings??
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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby Benoit » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:27 am

New documents in this page Neolamprologus lemairii in its natural habitat.

Good read.
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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby Lotsapetsgarfhts » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:31 am

Yes I do, I have also searched images and I still can't see how anyone can say it it or isn't that fish based on the head shot. I know proper identifications are important.

Mark I was asking Benoit to explain what it was I believe it is lemairii based on fish I kept many years ago.
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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby Mark Smith » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:17 am

Hi John

I am not following you. You said, "It resembles the lemairii I am familiar with but without seeing the entire fish I am not sure that it is but I am not sure that it isn't and I kept them years ago and they were the real thing."

...and then you said, "Mark I was asking Benoit to explain what it was I believe it is lemairii based on fish I kept many years ago." Was there supposed to be a period after was and before I in that sentence? If so, you seem to say you are not sure in your first statement, and then you say you are sure what it is in your last statement.

Benoit is abosolutely correct in identifiying this very common, well known lamprologine from the lake.
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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby Benoit » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:22 am

Excuses me, but I do not really understand, this topic has a title, this is the species L. lemairii, but lemairii is a Neolamprologus, not a Lepidiolamprologus, this is just to correct the mistake there.

There is no need for another shot to be sure it's him, Neolamprologus lemairii. ;)

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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby Lotsapetsgarfhts » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:09 am

My apoligies, I didn't understand that Benoit meant to say that it was not a Lepidiolamprologus. I did think it was lemairii. What I thought he was saying was it was not lemairii. The changing of names has been a constant problem, as things are shuffled from one to another. It has been obvious for example that the genus Rivulus (it was a catch all) contained many fish that were very different for example and needed to be revised (and it was recently). Lemairii were simply a Lamprologus when I had them (another catch all genus at one time).

So ends my confusion I hope and thank you for the explanation.

I suspect that sometime in the future it will not be a Neolamprologus either.
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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby Benoit » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:33 am

No problem for me, I do not speak English very well, so I use a translation tool on the net, I know from experience is not always perfect and this can cause misunderstandings.

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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby tonysfish » Sun May 13, 2012 6:01 am

Hi all i think the original question was how to breed these fantastic fish i use flower pots siliconed to a piece of glass and a hole cut in the side of the pot about 7cm in diameter i have 2 pots on the one piece of glass and have had females in these pots at the same time with the one male gaurding them .When they have eggs they have their head in the pot and their tail out of the pot circulating water . my male lemairii is about 30cm long
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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby tonysfish » Sun May 13, 2012 7:25 am

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two females on eggs about 200 each
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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby tonysfish » Sun May 13, 2012 7:31 am

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my males are now about 25 cm long
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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby Benoit » Mon May 14, 2012 9:47 am

Females (A. compressiceps & N. lemairii) who keep their larval (Mtosi).

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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby Mark Smith » Mon May 14, 2012 1:42 pm

Remarkable how close they are to each other!
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Re: Lepidiolamprologus lemairii

Postby tonysfish » Mon May 14, 2012 11:23 pm

Ok so now i am lost :? are we looking at two different that are similar looking and is my fish classed as someting else ?
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