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by James Shingler
Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: tropheus polli or annectens?
Replies: 4
Views: 4153

Re: tropheus polli or annectens?

So good I guess Ad used it. :)
Has a neat graphics package too to show it now. Sadly this bit did not work given the erm less than perfect computer he ad to use as the EACG meet.
by James Shingler
Wed May 15, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: tropheus polli or annectens?
Replies: 4
Views: 4153

Re: tropheus polli or annectens?

Yep Ad explains it by showing how when the lake was at a lower level and in more bits the populations were near by on the same coast. As the lake filled and reconected they just followed the rocky shore to their pressent locations. Took a lot of convincing but yep have to accept they are the same sp...
by James Shingler
Wed May 15, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: EAST ANGLIA CICHLID GROUP
Replies: 4
Views: 3256

Re: EAST ANGLIA CICHLID GROUP

Oh bit late but this was a great success. :)
Great thanks to Ad and sorry the vids did not work for you.
by James Shingler
Wed May 15, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: I want this one
Replies: 1
Views: 2511

Re: I want this one

Do you think they are all in that one little fish? :)
by James Shingler
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: EAST ANGLIA CICHLID GROUP
Replies: 4
Views: 3256

Re: EAST ANGLIA CICHLID GROUP

Pete B wrote:See you there James.
8)

Slight update. Looks as if there will not be the full 250 lots but over 150 anyway.

All the best James
by James Shingler
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Neolamprologus Brichardi community fry
Replies: 4
Views: 3179

Re: Neolamprologus Brichardi community fry

Hate to put a downer on this. But when I tried it the brichardi young took over the shells and killed my breeding brevis.
But then if it were not for bad luck I would get get no luck at all. :(

All the best James
by James Shingler
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: EAST ANGLIA CICHLID GROUP
Replies: 4
Views: 3256

Re: EAST ANGLIA CICHLID GROUP

Oh I guess I should add on an international forum, East Anglia is in England.
Any questions or interest, gladly recieved and answered, as best I can.

All the best James
by James Shingler
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: EAST ANGLIA CICHLID GROUP
Replies: 4
Views: 3256

EAST ANGLIA CICHLID GROUP

As the EACG has already announced, Ad Konings, the renowned Rift Lake and Central American cichlid expert will be paying us a return visit. On this occasion he will again be giving two lectures, the first about the conservation work occurring in many areas of Lake Malawi to protect the native fishes...
by James Shingler
Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: Tropheus moorii sp black kiaser 2 kiriza
Replies: 3
Views: 4004

Re: Tropheus moorii sp black kiaser 2 kiriza

I guess you meen Maracyn 2 ? http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=4842 Yep think that should do for bacteria just not familar with it myself. Active ingredient Minocycline a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic. If it does not then prob switch to one of the others in case ...
by James Shingler
Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: tropheus polli, cyprichromis & co...
Replies: 1
Views: 3019

Re: tropheus polli, cyprichromis & co...

Very nice. I think those are Synodontis lucipinnis (AKA dwarf petricola) not true petricola. Whatever they will eat most Troph fry released into the tank, otherwise great with Troph I like em in my not for breeding Troph tanks too. You might want a bigger tank and more filtration/watermovement and m...
by James Shingler
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: Tropheus Kaisermoorii I & Kaisermoorii II
Replies: 4
Views: 4765

Re: Tropheus Kaisermoorii I & Kaisermoorii II

Kaiser: Tropheus sp. "Ikola" (Ikola) Kaiser II: Tropheus sp. "Black" (Kiriza) Interestingly enough the most DNA evidence does not support dividing sp."Ikola" from other sp."Black" s. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/7/137/figure/F2 http://www.springerlink.com/content/m68412562750p025/fulltext...
by James Shingler
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: Tropheus breeding and raising at "PISCES" farm
Replies: 39
Views: 17666

Re: Tropheus breeding and raising at "PISCES" farm

James, I don't think the stress of stripping, is nearly as bad as the stress of holding to term. I don't think tropheus even remember if they were stripped. The argument is that you are missing out on observing a natural behavior. Cichlid Power! Pam Thanks Pam, always a pleasure to hear from you. I...
by James Shingler
Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: Tropheus breeding and raising at "PISCES" farm
Replies: 39
Views: 17666

Re: Tropheus breeding and raising at "PISCES" farm

To be honest dogofwar mate, I also agree with you. If one sees nothing wrong with stripping and can not see the stress the female shows each time it is caught and stripped, then one is free to strip without a moral problem. I sometimes wish I had so little empathy for the animals I keep and breed. :...
by James Shingler
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: Tropheus breeding and raising at "PISCES" farm
Replies: 39
Views: 17666

Re: Tropheus breeding and raising at "PISCES" farm

The main prob is evidence not morality for me. I have read much on imprinting but as yet nothing that would prove stripping and tumbling will eventualy ruin a line or significantly effect behaviour to a sceptic. I do think it comes down to money. If you breed Tropheus for pleasure then why strip? Yo...
by James Shingler
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: Tropheus breeding and raising at "PISCES" farm
Replies: 39
Views: 17666

Re: Tropheus breeding and raising at "PISCES" farm

Here in the US stripping mouthbrooders does not have the negative connotations that it does in the Netherlands. Matt To strip or not to strip is a personal choise. But in the Netherlands we see it as a very very very bad choise Or in most of the Netherlands as far as I can see. It is still a bad ch...
by James Shingler
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: Tropheus breeding and raising at "PISCES" farm
Replies: 39
Views: 17666

Re: Tropheus breeding and raising at "PISCES" farm

What do you mean by respect and dignity? Does a given animal need to be respected from its own perspective, and does it have dignity, being aware of its own self worth and pride? All animals get a large quantity of the respect dignity and self worth from what we humans alow them. Regardless of thie...
by James Shingler
Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: Tropheus breeding and raising at "PISCES" farm
Replies: 39
Views: 17666

Re: Tropheus breeding and raising at "PISCES" farm

It is quite clearly a successful buisness this stripping of Tropheus. I do not think it is for me. But kind of hard to find good cheap Tropheus that have not been stripped. I managed it but dunno if I would be able to find none stripped F1 Tropheus again these days. :(
by James Shingler
Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: My Labidochromis spec hongie
Replies: 16
Views: 7422

Re: My Labidochromis spec hongie

Stunning amount of red. Line bred?
by James Shingler
Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: ID???
Replies: 4
Views: 2173

Re: ID???

Maybe. Not seen that yellow go back that far but a quick search gave me this immage. http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=Protomelas+spilonotus+%27Mara+Rocks%27&um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&sa=N&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&channel=np&biw=683&bih=379&tbm=isch&tbnid=U9LlJwc4r1EfnM:&imgrefurl=http://www....

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