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by Pam Chin
Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Diseases
Topic: Columnaris
Replies: 1
Views: 966

Re: Columnaris

Alistar, I am so sorry to hear you have columanaris.... It can be impossible to get rid of. Also keep in mind this is highly contagious. You should not buy any more fish until you are sure it is completely gone. All fish new and old should be quanratined properly before moved to other tanks or added...
by Pam Chin
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Pseudotropheus Saulosi
Replies: 2
Views: 1365

Re: Pseudotropheus Saulosi

Hi Alistair, I am very concerned about the status of Pseudotropheus saulosi in the wild. In my opinion this fish should not be collected or imported at this time. The population has not recovered yet. I have heard someone received wild fish in Europe, which means exporters are not listening to the m...
by Pam Chin
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Cichlid IDs
Topic: Altolamp ID
Replies: 1
Views: 939

Re: Altolamp ID

HI Paulp, From the pictures you sent, it looks like calvus to me by the slope on the head. The quality could be in question, as well as the coloration of your tank. When you have a dark background, they will turn dark on you as they are trying to blend in with the surroundings. Also if you are compa...
by Pam Chin
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Geophagus Brasiliensis
Replies: 1
Views: 1065

Re: Geophagus Brasiliensis

Hi silverwatercichlids, These Geophagus brasiliensis are fun to keep, and easy to breed. They are found at many different locations in Brazil, and they are also breeding these in Florida and Asia. Also fish really like to blend in with their surroundings and they will be darker in a tank with dark g...
by Pam Chin
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Tropheus Linangu, Nkonde and Musanga
Replies: 1
Views: 1273

Re: Tropheus Linangu, Nkonde and Musanga

Hi Gregor, So sorry, I re-read your question, and hopefully this is a better answer! As far as I know linangu, nkonde & musanga are found at Cape Nangu and the coloration is just a little different as you go around that shoreline. Many think it is just variation in the population. Importers will app...
by Pam Chin
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Cichlasoma paranaense
Replies: 1
Views: 1152

Re: Cichlasoma paranaense

Hi Ken, Cichlasoma paranaense should be a fun fish to keep! It is going to be very similar to Acara species. They don't get extremely large, and they have a smaller mouth, so they should get along good with other fish. You want to keep them a little warmer then African Cichlids, maybe 80 Degrees or ...
by Pam Chin
Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: peacock in cave of the Otter point
Replies: 1
Views: 2623

Re: peacock in cave of the Otter point

Hi London, Update: This fish has been ID'd as Otopharnyx lithobates Otopharnx lithobates is not native to Otter point or Otter Island. At some point someone let some loose there. In the very beginning when Malawi cichlids where first collected and imported, the collection station was very close to O...
by Pam Chin
Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: African: Cichlids other than rift lakes
Topic: Cichilds from Okavango Delta
Replies: 1
Views: 3959

Re: Cichilds from Okavango Delta

Hi London, I showed your pictures to Facebook site that ID's fish and a reliable cichlid expert, Sam Borstein replied: The first one is a school of mostly Oreochromis. The second is Serranochromis jallae, sometimes considered a subspecies of Serranochromis robustus. The third looks like Serranochrom...
by Pam Chin
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: mouth brooding
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Re: mouth brooding

Hi Hannah, Most of the mouthbrooders from Malawi, hold their fry 28 - 30 days. So sometimes you don't notice it until a few weeks have gone by. In the bottom of their mouth is the buccal cavity, and as the larvae/fry get larger you will notice it, it is like a pouch. Every species has different size...
by Pam Chin
Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Hi
Replies: 1
Views: 2237

Re: Hi

Hi Avijit, The current scientific name for synspilum is: Paratheraps melanurus Here is a list of waters that they are known to be present at this time. Localities: White Water Laggon (Belize, native), Candelaria River (Mexico, native), Caobas Lagoon (Mexico, native), Cenote Azul (Mexico, native), La...
by Pam Chin
Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Interview
Replies: 1
Views: 1098

Re: Interview

Hi Hannah, What I find so exciting about cichlids is that there are so many different behaviors, it is hard to explain. This is a large family of fish with probably close to 3000 different species that range in size from 1" to 36" and they all live and breed in different ways. "The core behavior tha...
by Pam Chin
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: 75ish Gallon 4 footer
Replies: 1
Views: 2316

Re: 75ish Gallon 4 footer

Hi Lex! Well that is a problem for sure. Because not just Tanganyikans but any fish given the opportunity will eat another fish. Especially small fry. What is your priority? To breed the Cyps? Then you are crazy to add any other fish. If its not your priority then there are many different choices, b...
by Pam Chin
Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: black convicts
Replies: 1
Views: 1379

Re: black convicts

Hi perticelli, Unfortunately sometimes that happens. It can be when they want to breed, they are more aggressive towards each other. If the female was not responsive, or if you have two males, they can have it out. Even convicts that pair off and produce fry, the male may kill the female at any time...
by Pam Chin
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: African: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Cyathopharynx Furcifer tankmate in 120G tank
Replies: 1
Views: 1313

Re: Cyathopharynx Furcifer tankmate in 120G tank

Hi Portugalc, Are you sure they are furcifer? I think it is only foae that is found at Karilani If you want to see the full potential of these Cyathopharynx, I would not add any tank mates. I am sure you paid plenty for them, and you should enjoy them to their fullest. Adding any tank mates is just ...
by Pam Chin
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: African: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: adding dwarf mbunas
Replies: 1
Views: 1736

Re: adding dwarf mbunas

Mrlilfish90, I don't know who started this term "dwarf mbuna"? Typically a dwarf cichlid is 3" or under. There are no mbuna that meet that criteria, and they all grow larger in our aquariums then in the Lake itself. So I guess your plan A is it out the window! lol But lets talk about a Malawi commun...