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by Pam Chin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Black Substrate
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Black Substrate

Hi Fred, I am not sure of the name either. But I do know that if you go to a gravel store or landscape store, they often have jars that you can see the gravel/sand in. It really helps if you can look at them, because it sounds like you have a specific one in mind. Sand comes in a variety of colors a...
by Pam Chin
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: A Beginners Guide to Keeping and Breeding Cichlids from Lake Malawi
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: A Beginners Guide to Keeping and Breeding Cichlids from Lake Malawi

Hi Snailos,

Thanks I will pass this long to get it fixed.

Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Community cichlid tanks
Topic: Dwarf cichlid suggestions for community tank
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Dwarf cichlid suggestions for community tank

Hi Sharon, Sounds like a fun couple tanks in the making. It can be a bit confusing, part of it is the word dwarf. To me a real dwarf is any cichlid 3" or under. Some cichlids are known as dwarfs, and some even have dwarf in their common name. Many people think there are only dwarf cichlids in South ...
by Pam Chin
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Cichlid IDs
Topic: A few more need ID
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Re: A few more need ID

Dee,

My best guesses

1. "Lamprologus" brevis
2. Lepidiolamprologus meeli
3. "Lamprologus" ornatipinnis

Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Cichlid IDs
Topic: help ID
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: help ID

Hi Dee, You should never buy a fish without researching it first, it is very important to know the scientific name. It is very important to know the requirements of their diet and how to maintain them. Just buying a bunch of different fish and throwing them together is a recipe for a disaster and is...
by Pam Chin
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Pseudotropheus sp. 'perspicax tanzania' Puulu
Replies: 1
Views: 510

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: 258

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: 437

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: 447

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: 325

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: 290

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: 538

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: 803

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: 344

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: 462

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...