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by Pam Chin
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Pseudotropheus sp. 'perspicax tanzania' Puulu
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Pseudotropheus sp. 'perspicax tanzania' Puulu

Hi Izak,

I can't find where OB's have been observed in the wild or turned up in any vats. But I have no scientific proof. There are a lot of mbuna that do have OB females and alot of them are Pseudotroheus.

I have not heard of any, but I wouldn't be surprised.

Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Melanochromis chipokae changing sex
Replies: 1
Views: 7

Re: Melanochromis chipokae changing sex

Hi Gavin,

It is a controversial subject, I don't think there is any scientific evidence and I don't believe it has been observed in the wild.

One thing for sure there have been no reportings of females fertilizing their own eggs.

Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Diseases
Topic: Cloudy tank
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Cloudy tank

Hi Hope,

I would follow the directions on the box, they will tell you when to change your water. Once you have completed the treatment, you should also do a water change.

I hope it all works out.

Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Where do I go on this site to find fish for sale.
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Where do I go on this site to find fish for sale.

Hi pajones, There isn't an ACA trading post anymore. There is the trading section on CRC, but I don't think a lot of people use it. I think there is more fish listed on Facebook than anywhere, forums are not very popular anymore. You just go to a cichlid site that is for Tanganyikan Cichlids and say...
by Pam Chin
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Blue Neon follow up - Undo Point vs Undo Reef
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Blue Neon follow up - Undo Point vs Undo Reef

Hi jwrivendell, I think Undu Reef and Undu Point are the same. When you are looking at a species page on CRC, the link is below, after the picture and before the profile you have a menu to click on, you can hit map and it will show you the collection points of the species, and then can drill down fu...
by Pam Chin
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Blue Neon peacock scientific name
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Blue Neon peacock scientific name

Hi jwrivendell, Blue Neon is really a common name and there are many blue and yellow peacocks that it could apply to. But I think the when I hear Blue Neon, I think of Aulonocara stuartgranti undu reef. All of these peacocks that are purebred have a scientific name, and knowing that can help you get...
by Pam Chin
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: metricliama chilumba mdoka
Replies: 1
Views: 224

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: 262

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: 100

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: 192

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: 159

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: 195

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: 207

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: 175

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: 384

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...