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by Joe Middleton
Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Thorichthys Helleri
Replies: 81
Views: 12475

Re: Thorichthys Helleri

Alex Odesit wrote: I am planning to visit Mexico once again in the beggining of 2009, hopefully Juan can help me to find these species in the wild 8)
Alex
These guys are all over the place in the Usamacinta basin.
by Joe Middleton
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: ID this fish (trick question)...
Replies: 9
Views: 2097

Re: ID this fish (trick question)...

Here are some photos Eric had of wild fish:

Dude:
Image

Dudette:
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by Joe Middleton
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: ID this fish (trick question)...
Replies: 9
Views: 2097

Re: ID this fish (trick question)...

My first thoughts are Cryptoheros cutteri, but I never saw them with the red blotch near the head. Looking better, the 2 fishes in the top don't look that good, only the 3 below seem to be OK So either they should be newly collected - something you know - or be hybrids, if you happened to find them...
by Joe Middleton
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: ID this fish (trick question)...
Replies: 9
Views: 2097

Re: ID this fish (trick question)...

Bill's closest. They are what Eric Hanneman is calling Cryptoheros chetumalensis, which seems plausible. They are the spilurum type from the Rio Sarstoon drainage. These are F1s.
by Joe Middleton
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Amatitlania sp. ID
Replies: 6
Views: 2407

Re: Amatitlania sp. ID

aquaticwonders wrote:WOW, he's a brute...... nice fish!! :D
Indeed, and a probably a grandad many times over.
by Joe Middleton
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Thorichthys ID please
Replies: 19
Views: 6990

Re: Thorichthys ID please

When you say "collectors in the Pacific Northwest," whom did you have in mind?

It looks like one of the "Mixteco" types to me. As to which one, I'm not certain. I have neither seen nor collected the fish in the wild.
by Joe Middleton
Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: ID this fish (trick question)...
Replies: 9
Views: 2097

ID this fish (trick question)...

What species is it?
by Joe Middleton
Mon May 18, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Gold Meeki?!
Replies: 6
Views: 1212

Re: Gold Meeki?!

See Thorichthys affinis.
by Joe Middleton
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: C.Septemfasciatus and Myrnae
Replies: 15
Views: 3350

Re: C.Septemfasciatus and Myrnae

Pair of Semptemfasciatum. Your female don't look like a septemfasciatum female. http://www.aquabase.org/member/album/pictures/2B549BCA16B65DD9CCCDA5F9584EA2B3_full.jpg Wonderful! As I've said before, this might be the one fish that puts me back in the fish-keeping hobby again (I am much more a fish...
by Joe Middleton
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: C.Septemfasciatus and Myrnae
Replies: 15
Views: 3350

Re: C.Septemfasciatus and Myrnae

Yeah... I couldn't find the topic using the search function either... I had to look for it manually. Maybe something is wrong with the forum search? Cheers, m :? Not sure, am i right to say these are Septemfasciatus? Male: http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd29/davidefc_4life/DSCF7242.jpg Female h...
by Joe Middleton
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Thoricthys aureus ......... which variant?
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Re: Thoricthys aureus ......... which variant?

Meeki67's blue fish might be from Lago Izabal, but the yellowish one appears to of the Rio Motagua. It's hard for me to tell if the yellow is of the light or of the fish.
by Joe Middleton
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Today in the Fishroom ~ 12/22/08 Blue and Gold...
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: Today in the Fishroom ~ 12/22/08 Blue and Gold...

Labridens "Blue" -- where is that one from, again? I seem to recall it's from the southern part of the Panuco basin, but can not remember the locality.
by Joe Middleton
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: ID Please
Replies: 17
Views: 2674

Re: ID Please

Appears spilurus-like to me.
by Joe Middleton
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Loisellei................ I think not...........
Replies: 51
Views: 6387

Re: Loisellei................ I think not...........

The juveniles seem green-umbriferus like, but I have only seen adults and fry -- never in-'tweeners.
by Joe Middleton
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Astatheros Rostratus
Replies: 265
Views: 53417

Re: Astroheros Rostratus

I've heard that they like vegetation and softer substrates (Loiselle?), but I don't think that's always the case (Heijns?). Very pretty fish, however -- and reasonably unusual.
by Joe Middleton
Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Photo's: young Thorichthys affinis
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Re: Photo's: young Thorichthys affinis

At least the uropthalmus occur with the affinis in the wilds.
by Joe Middleton
Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Cryptoheros Chetumalensis
Replies: 15
Views: 7366

Re: Cryptoheros Chetumalensis

The real chetamulensis most likely is from further north, and the species pictured here is undescribed. Joe refered to it as Archocentrus spilurus "Red Fin". Eric Wrong again, Dr. Hannerman (sic). I called it Cryptoheros sp. "Red Fin," but it does not mean that I am in any business of bestowing nam...
by Joe Middleton
Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: A very blue Salvini?
Replies: 13
Views: 2399

Re: A very blue Salvini?

The body is too long. I've seen plenty of salvini in the field, all very variable. The scarring/injuries on the side look like a salvini blotch, but it's not. Clearly salvini. You will find such salvini with little yellow and lots of blue in the Grijalva drainage of southern Tabasco and Chiapas. Che...
by Joe Middleton
Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: A very blue Salvini?
Replies: 13
Views: 2399

Re: A very blue Salvini?

Looks like an umbriferus. Once it grows over eight inches long you should probably think of giving it this new name. Just use a flashlight to illuminate the fish. Any light is better than virtually none. I tried that, among other things. Believe it or not there is considerable lighting on the tank. ...
by Joe Middleton
Sat May 10, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Anyone Keeping The Iranian Cichlid - Iranocichla Hormuzensis
Replies: 49
Views: 25397

Re: Anyone Keeping The Iranian Cichlid - Iranocichla Hormuzensis

I suppose with the presence of fish in circles being what it is, there is little reason for others to attempt to go to southern Iran and bring back additional specimens? The thought of visiting Iran intrigues me.

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