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by Pam Chin
Sat Nov 29, 2003 8:55 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Vieja argentea
Replies: 1
Views: 4085

Dear Tony, Vieja argentea is the valid name for this fish after it stopped being " Cichlasoma ", At any rate, you might want to find a copy of "Cichlids of North and Central America" by Don Conkel. I know that you can get it by mail order. It isn't cheap, however, if you are into " Cichlasoma ", it ...
by Pam Chin
Sat Nov 29, 2003 8:52 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Vieja argentea
Replies: 1
Views: 4085

Vieja argentea

Dear Pam, I have four Cichlasoma argentea and am trying to breed them. They are from 6" - 9.5" and I am unable to sex them. Do you have any information on sexing and breeding? My current set up is 8' X 2.5' X 2' containing various Central American Cichlids, pH 7.5, temperature 80 degrees F. The fish...
by Pam Chin
Sat Nov 29, 2003 8:51 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Nandopsis ramsdeni
Replies: 1
Views: 5451

Dear Salvador, The only Cichlid that I know of that is native to Cuba is Nandopsis tetracanthus . (formerly Cichlasoma tetracanthus ) I am not familiar with the name Joturo. However, I am pretty weak on " Cichlasoma " types. So, here is where I lean on my friend, Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. He is a Ci...
by Pam Chin
Sat Nov 29, 2003 8:44 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Nandopsis ramsdeni
Replies: 1
Views: 5451

Nandopsis ramsdeni

Hi Pam, I was born and raised in Guantanamo, Cuba (I've lived in the US since 1961) and I now have an interest in learning about a little fish that I understand is native to the River Guaso, which runs through Guantanamo. In Cuba we called this fish Joturo. Searching through the web I've determined ...
by Pam Chin
Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:53 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Fry Glancing on the Sides?
Replies: 1
Views: 2563

Fry Glancing on the Sides?

Dearest Caroline, I asked around for to see if anyone had observed such a behavior before and the only fish that we could come up with that might participate in actual feeding off the parents were Uaru. We also came to the conclusion that this might just be a behavior of the fry to hang close to the...
by Pam Chin
Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:50 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Fry Glancing on the Sides?
Replies: 1
Views: 2563

Fry Glancing on the Sides?

Dear Pam,

I know that discus fry feed off their parents slime coat. However, I have observed Amphilophus trimaculatus fry engaging in this behavior. It is typical for large Central American cichlid types to graze on their parents flanks. Thanks, Caroline
by Pam Chin
Sat Nov 29, 2003 2:25 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: A wierd mate for Archocentrus
Replies: 1
Views: 2647

A wierd mate for Archocentrus

Dear Curious, I love that article, I would say that it has to be my favorite by Hal Makin. I have just spent 3 hours going through all my Back Issues of the "Communique" searching for it, I was going crazy !! Gary came in from the Fish House and couldn't believe his eyes. I had every "CC" issue out ...
by Pam Chin
Sat Nov 29, 2003 2:20 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Parachromis dovii
Replies: 3
Views: 3424

Teeth

Dear Curious, I have no idea how many teeth a Parachromis dovii has!! So, for the last two weeks, I have been asking all my Cichlasomaniac buddies what they thought was the answer to this intriguing question. Frankly, I was disappointed.... The all puffed up their chests and grunted, claiming you ar...
by Pam Chin
Sat Nov 29, 2003 2:19 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Parachromis dovii
Replies: 3
Views: 3424

Dear Pam,

I was just wondering, since they are such efficient predators, Parachromis dovii must have a lot of teeth. My question is how many do they have? I can only see a couple when he comes after my hand while I am holding the siphon kleen.

Thanks, Curious
by Pam Chin
Sat Nov 29, 2003 2:02 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Parachromis dovii
Replies: 3
Views: 3424

Fry toleration

<div align="center"> http://www.cichlidae.com/gallery/Parachromis/dovii-01.jpg Parachromis dovii in the central American cichlid display at Steinhart aquarium in San Francisco, California, April 2000. Part of the magnificent freshwater fish collection maintained by Frank Glennon. Photo by Juan Migue...