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by M.Danforth
Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: Ameca splendens - subadult males
Replies: 1
Views: 2191

Ameca splendens - subadult males

I've noticed that as the oldest of my subadult A. splendens get larger, they are keeping juvenial coloration and their body shape is getting rather thin. The body shape looks like how females look after birthing a group of fry. Is this some sort of adaptive "camoflague" to keep them from being notic...
by M.Danforth
Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Attn Pam: Pulcher madness
Replies: 5
Views: 2781

Thought I'd post an update. I moved one of the subdominant males that wasn't too badly beat up to the 40g, where he's settled in fairly well. The two smallest, including the one that got its tail eaten on Halloween, are in a split 10g tank. The tail is growing back slowly but surely. But most intere...
by M.Danforth
Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Attn Pam: Pulcher madness
Replies: 5
Views: 2781

Well, I do have a 40g in the living room with a pair of J. transcriptus "zaire yellow", two rarely seen white calvus (can't really call them a pair as they don't act it) and several transcriptus fry. I had to pare down on most larger sized tanks because of restrictions at this complex. I'll be movin...
by M.Danforth
Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:39 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Attn Pam: Pulcher madness
Replies: 5
Views: 2781

Attn Pam: Pulcher madness

I was the winning bidder on the lot of 6 of Pam's pulcher Kambwimba yesterday. My it didn't take them long to settle in to their qt tank (20g). Came home to the two losing fish hanging in the corners, one in far better shape than the other (it got the heater hiding space). Off to the hospital tanks ...
by M.Danforth
Tue Jul 19, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: lazy polleni
Replies: 4
Views: 3562

Well, first thing that pops to my mind is what exactly do you mean by lazy? Second thing is that you forgot to mention size of tank and tankmates.
by M.Danforth
Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:35 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: What Julies are these?
Replies: 7
Views: 3662

I thought that image looked familiar, so I fired up Google and searched on "transcriptus zaire". That same photo is also used by other sites which call it Zaire or Zaire yellow. Here's a rundown: http://www.neptuneaquatics.com/images/Julidochromis%20Transcriptus%20Zaire.jpg http://www.ekkwill.com/ju...
by M.Danforth
Sun Jul 17, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: What Julies are these?
Replies: 7
Views: 3662

The source he gave for the "dwarf ornatus", which he says has some vertical barring, was the AquaLex catalog that supposedly has a listing for J. ornatus "Kapampa" that looks similar to my fish. I do not have that particular one though to look up the particulars of the entry myself (student budget a...
by M.Danforth
Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: What Julies are these?
Replies: 7
Views: 3662

What Julies are these?

So, these were sold to me as J. transcriptus "Zaire" and do exhibit general transcriptus size (2.5" and smaller). But when I posted the photos, a moderator on another forum tried to tell me they were dwarf ornatus from Kapampa (which is where the transcriptus "Zaire" is from by my understanding). No...
by M.Danforth
Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: A fish story
Replies: 1
Views: 1722

This is really a story about "read your sale documents carefully". Had he done so, he would not have had to move his livestock so quickly nor face so many problems. I've been told I'm an over-planner, but I read, re-read and question to make sure I have the timeline clear on any time related documen...
by M.Danforth
Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:04 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: some pics of my tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 3349

My browser had trouble displaying anything other than the thumbnails, but those looked nice.
by M.Danforth
Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:05 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Similis photo gallery
Replies: 3
Views: 3148

Similis photo gallery

I got a new digital camera late last week which motivated me to try out macro mode while taking photos of my similis and their fry. The results were pretty nice, so I whipped together a quick gallery page of the photos with brief comments. I'll get something more detailed later on. Here's the URL: h...
by M.Danforth
Mon Feb 09, 2004 5:54 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Similis fry
Replies: 6
Views: 4142

Almost caused a near disaster with my similis tank this weekend (Friday night to be exact) as the prolific female was brooding her third spawn. I noticed the filter impeller was sticking after powering off the filter briefly to change the prefilter, so I went to clean it... and promptly dropped the ...
by M.Danforth
Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:32 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Similis fry
Replies: 6
Views: 4142

How large is your male? My wild caught males are of sufficient size (a bit over 2 inches) that they are the largest fish I have right now, since I've had to restart my tanks in the fall and got all juvenials except for the similis. So I see my males being bold (the one in the center that took over t...
by M.Danforth
Sun Feb 01, 2004 2:50 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Similis fry
Replies: 6
Views: 4142

Looks like I was right about the pair on the left going through spawning motions. Noticed a couple of fry at the mouth of the shell while feeding the fish tonight. I knew to look more closely when the female kept attacking a piece of loose algae that came to rest next to the shells until she'd moved...
by M.Danforth
Sat Jan 31, 2004 4:46 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Dreadful "blue Dempsey"
Replies: 19
Views: 11596

From a purely biological standpoint (this was my BS degree), mutations do not just involve color. Look at the classical example used in genetics classes: the fruitfly. There is a mutation that makes it wingless, one that changes the nature of its bristles and antennae, ones that change its color. In...
by M.Danforth
Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:46 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Dreadful "blue Dempsey"
Replies: 19
Views: 11596

Well, there is one difference between the blue dempsey and the blood parrots, glofish, etc... the blue dempsey is a naturally occuring color morph. From the accounts I've read, it's an incredibly delicate color morph though (prone to being picked on to death by its siblings according to one account)...
by M.Danforth
Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Similis fry
Replies: 6
Views: 4142

Similis fry

Well, I seem to be doing something right this time around with my similis tank, and as none of my friends are into fish, I had to gush somewhere, so here I am, heh. First off, anyone who remembers me from Fishroom 8+ years ago will remember I sometimes do things a little odd, so I'm not saying what ...
by M.Danforth
Wed Jan 28, 2004 4:45 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: My New Altolamprologus Calvus
Replies: 24
Views: 12489

I have 3 F1 calvus "white" juvenials that I got back at auction in the summer in a 40gal tank with a lot of rockwork. One of them only took a week to know what feeding meant and come swimming forward. One hid until I added some Paracyprichromis, then was still rather timid, but didn't take nose dive...

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