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by Pam Chin
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: Rescued trophs 2
Replies: 1
Views: 1833

Re: Rescued trophs 2

Hi Stormey, I think with all cichlids, the closer you are to their natural parameters the better your fish are going look and show you their behaviors. Even captive/tank bred fish look better in their proper pH. However with that said, playing around with your pH can come back and bite you. A stable...
by Pam Chin
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: recued trophs
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Re: recued trophs

Hi Stormey, That is quite the find! Yes they will do better in species only tanks, but as fry you should be able to keep them together until you decide which ones you want to keep. Then I suggest a minimum of 75 - 100 gallon tank would be best. That should give them enough room and allow them to spa...
by Pam Chin
Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Changing tank inhabitants
Replies: 1
Views: 838

Re: Changing tank inhabitants

Hi Martin, When you start to mix cichlids there are so many variables. It sounds like your "Green Terror" is your primary focus. The current scientific name for this fish is now: Andinoacara rivulatus If you do a google search you can find out more about them, and what others have experienced. Tank ...
by Pam Chin
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: otopharnix lithobates
Replies: 1
Views: 852

Re: otopharnix lithobates

Hi Farmapack, It is really going to depend on what the other species in the tank are. To have them show their best color and behaviors a species only tank is always going to be best, but of course you are going to need more then just two males and two females. Its not impossible to increase the size...
by Pam Chin
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Otopharnix lithobates social behaviour
Replies: 1
Views: 814

Re: Otopharnix lithobates social behaviour

Hi Victor, Typically in a community setting, one will be dominate over the other, or there could even be another male hap of a different species that will dominate both of them. When they are not dominate, their colors are more muted, and they will stay back in the rock work to avoid aggression. Cic...
by Pam Chin
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: How many tropheus in a 430 liters aquarium?
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

Re: How many tropheus in a 430 liters aquarium?

Hi Victor, I don't think this will last long due to aggression, and you will have a high possibility of your Tropheus cross breeding. I encourage you to make this tank a species only tank, pick your favorite and go from there. Tropheus are not cheap, and there is going to be a lot of aggression with...
by Pam Chin
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: African: Lake Victoria Cichlids
Topic: Crossbred Victorian
Replies: 1
Views: 2223

Re: Crossbred Victorian

Hi Kelly, Sadly it happens all the time. And when it comes to Victorians it is very sad, as many of these species have been accidentally crossed and spread about in the hobby. People think they are buying pure bred Victorians only to find out they were crossed up. But the interest in hybrid cichlids...
by Pam Chin
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: like the 'Kazumbe'
Replies: 1
Views: 962

Re: like the 'Kazumbe'

Hi London,

There are many places that start with a "K" so I would only be guessing.

Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Where is the 'Kasai'? Is 'Kasai' a toponym ?
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Re: Where is the 'Kasai'? Is 'Kasai' a toponym ?

Hi London, Unfortunately it is really hard to say. These days they make up names for a lot of the collection sites, there are so many collecting teams on the lake right now, and if they find something nice, they don't want anyone to know where it came from. So it is anyones best guess, there are als...
by Pam Chin
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Copadichromis Borleyi Kadango
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

Re: Copadichromis Borleyi Kadango

Hi Kelly, Its is impossible to say at that age, however the kadango does have yellow fins as juveniles and adult females retain this same coloration. C. borleyi is found all over the lake, and you would have to see an adult male in full color to see if it is a match. I'll keep my fingers crossed! Ka...
by Pam Chin
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Diseases
Topic: In responce to my post
Replies: 1
Views: 1817

Re: In responce to my post

Kinston,

I am the only one that respond to question, so if there is a follow up question, you need to start a new message.

I hope it all works out for you.

Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Diseases
Topic: Many deaths in last few days
Replies: 1
Views: 892

Re: Many deaths in last few days

Hi Kingston, That is really frustrating. It is so hard to diagnose what it could be. I would suggest taking all the rock, and deco out to make sure no dead bodies are stuck anywhere. Then I would consider a larger water change and maybe twice a week to get thru this. Then really look at your equipme...
by Pam Chin
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Cichlid IDs
Topic: Altolamp ID Cont
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

Re: Altolamp ID Cont

Hi Paul,

That is the place to start, perhaps they can shed some light on it?

Cichlid Power!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Gone to Africa - 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 6711

Re: Gone to Africa - 2013

A Big THANK YOU to Lisachromis for covering ASK PAM while I was off trekking in Africa!

I had a wonderful trip to Lake Malawi!

Thanks again Lisa!
Pam
by Pam Chin
Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Lamprologus Ornatipinnis ? Or What?
Replies: 2
Views: 1457

Re: Lamprologus Ornatipinnis ? Or What?

Hi Paul,

Its been a couple weeks now, how are these ornatipinnis looking now?

You won't be able to reply to this message, you have to start a new question.

Thanks,
Cichlid Power!
Pam