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by sidguppy
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Foai sick
Replies: 2
Views: 1743

Re: Foai sick

it's not whitedpot


but don't take pictures like this...especiually not with species like this!
Cyathopharynx is an easily stressed fish, and if the stresslevels go up, the fish get sick (or more sick); they can die from being handled, especially big ones......
by sidguppy
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Help! White Spot on Haplotaxodon trifasciatus' eye
Replies: 3
Views: 1710

Re: Help! White Spot on Haplotaxodon trifasciatus' eye

this is a minor infection, often caused by bumping or scraping into a rock or so these fish have large fragile eyes. are there rough rocks in there? best use smooth stones, like river stones. or maybe agressive or territorial species? I second the addition of a wee bit of marine salt. often does the...
by sidguppy
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: What is a good starter tank size and colony species of troph
Replies: 2
Views: 1607

Re: What is a good starter tank size and colony species of t

100 US gallons/400 liters, or bigger, length 5 feet/150 cm or more number of Tropheus; 20 or so. you can start with juvies or subadults. 1 species, 1 variety of that species. DO NOT MIX! in this tanksize they can reach full adult size and breed without getting cramped. yes, i know some people have s...
by sidguppy
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: location needed...where is Linangu?
Replies: 8
Views: 2655

Re: location needed...where is Linangu?

PS) two males are better that one, if the tank is large enough.
my current Tanganyika tank is 3,5 meters long, 85 cm wide and 75 cm high.
I think it'll be big enough for 2 males
:wink:
by sidguppy
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Living with a monster - tank mates for Bathybates fasciatus
Replies: 14
Views: 3935

Re: Living with a monster - tank mates for Bathybates fascia

no. the disaster happened right when they reached adulthood. see the wall of text a few posts above.
by sidguppy
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Living with a monster - tank mates for Bathybates fasciatus
Replies: 14
Views: 3935

Re: Living with a monster - tank mates for Bathybates fascia

bathybates pair.jpg
ha!
found a picture of my Bathybates fasciatus pair
by sidguppy
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: location needed...where is Linangu?
Replies: 8
Views: 2655

Re: location needed...where is Linangu?

the one in my avatar was my dominant Kabogo male I kept years ago, before i went "tanganyika deep water" and "Madagascar". they are the reason why I'm coming back into the fold. I'm still in dubio Karilani is for sale, but only a few and no details are given about the generation bred in captivity. t...
by sidguppy
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Congo Cichlid ID Help
Replies: 5
Views: 2693

Re: Congo Cichlid ID Help

is niloticus native to Tanganyika?
maybe it's even introduced there too.......

Tanganyika has Oreochromis tanganicae. (which isn't these btw ;) )
by sidguppy
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Living with a monster - tank mates for Bathybates fasciatus
Replies: 14
Views: 3935

Re: Living with a monster - tank mates for Bathybates fascia

I even got some pictures floating around, I'll check if they're good enough for the forum.
by sidguppy
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: location needed...where is Linangu?
Replies: 8
Views: 2655

Re: location needed...where is Linangu?

thanks! that would put it in Zambia near the Congo border. just enlarged the map. ....looks like it's just south of Cape Nangu (which I found on the map in Konings' Tanganyika cichlids in their natural habitat") very helpful! :) the reason i asked is because I found a "cyathopharynx foai 'Linangu' ,...
by sidguppy
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: the Congo Rapids
Replies: 0
Views: 1315

the Congo Rapids

here's a little video of my Congo rapids tank.

the fish in the video that are visible are halfgrown Raiamas christyi (the barbs) and Teleogramma brichardi on the floor.

there are some catfishes and Steatocranus too in the tank, but not in the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_HyqNGPW9E
by sidguppy
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paretroplus menarambo: A Year in Review
Replies: 5
Views: 1974

Re: Paretroplus menarambo: A Year in Review

ow man....beautiful!

in my opinion the second most beautiful cichlid on the planet (I like Paretroplus maculatus even more)
by sidguppy
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paretrolpus menarambo in 200 liters - 52 gallons, possible?
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

Re: Paretrolpus menarambo in 200 liters - 52 gallons, possib

they grow very slow, but they get HUGE....... not just size, but characterwise as well. I've kept an adult trio (1 male, 2 females), in a 1200 liter tank that tank was 2,30m and it was too small maybe if I didn't have other fish, but I kept a group of P maculatus in there, some Ptychochromis and a f...
by sidguppy
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: location needed...where is Linangu?
Replies: 8
Views: 2655

location needed...where is Linangu?

see title

I can't find it on any map of the Lake....

where is Linangu located?
is it in the Congo?
or Tanzania?
or perhaps somewhere on the Zambia coast?


any help, or a map, greatly appreciated.
by sidguppy
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Living with a monster - tank mates for Bathybates fasciatus
Replies: 14
Views: 3935

Re: Living with a monster - tank mates for Bathybates fascia

I have kept Bathybates fasciatus in the past; raised them from 3" fragile juveniles to a robust 8" pair by then the male was already colored up and the female was a plain silver. apart from being very fragile and tricky eaters when small, I've found them quite surprising when acclimatized. I've kept...
by sidguppy
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: single lone petrochromis behavior
Replies: 4
Views: 3176

Re: single lone petrochromis behavior

my experiences with the mediumsized (not the big uns!) is exactly the opposite; those tend to ignore other fishes, unless they look a lot like themselves. to me the agression of petrochromis is mainly aimed at specdiesmembers, unlike Tropheus that can and do nip the fins of other fish. Simochromis i...
by sidguppy
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: is there a map of cyathopharynx varieties?
Replies: 0
Views: 1846

is there a map of cyathopharynx varieties?

as in the title; there are several "maps' around, mostly of Tropheus species and varieties, showing which one dwells at a certain location around the Lake. like this one. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/figures/1471-2148-7-137-1.jpg there's another as well, but the link doesn't re-direct anymor...
by sidguppy
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Changing from Tanganyika to Madagascar and questions!
Replies: 29
Views: 15116

Re: Changing from Tanganyika to Madagascar and questions!

a rather sad update.... after 4 years of truly enjoying Paretroplus maculatus, I was building a huge 550 gallon tank for them they were housed in one of those plastic Koi quarantaine tanks and doing fine, until that tank started to leak.... I had to act quickly and couldn't rehouse the fish; so I bo...
by sidguppy
Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: well known Dutch LFS steals pictures from...everyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 3445

Re: well known Dutch LFS steals pictures from...everyone?

well, no.

if you want the link, I'll do it by pm; but for obvious reasons -for example losing this topic- I won't put up a link here.
by sidguppy
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: well known Dutch LFS steals pictures from...everyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 3445

well known Dutch LFS steals pictures from...everyone?

yeah, see title kinda sad actually. I'll keep the name of said store under wraps, for now, to avoid a huge pile of excrements hitting the fan in the worst way possible but it's like this: a few very talented fish photographers found out recently that a large store in the Netherlands doesn't take cop...

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