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by Jim Cumming
Thu May 04, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Photo Contest
Topic: May Photo Contest Starts.....NOW!!! Enter Here!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3192

Re: May Photo Contest Starts.....NOW!!! Enter Here!!!

Paretroplus dambabe pair
Jim Cumming
demababe photo contest May 2017.JPG
by Jim Cumming
Thu May 04, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Photo Contest
Topic: May Photo Contest Starts.....NOW!!! Enter Here!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3192

Re: May Photo Contest Starts.....NOW!!! Enter Here!!!

Heros sp.'Red Spotted' pair
Heros RS1.JPG
Jim Cumming
by Jim Cumming
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Asian Cichlids
Topic: Green Chromide / Etroplus suratensis guarding eggs
Replies: 1
Views: 1656

Green Chromide / Etroplus suratensis guarding eggs

This pair of Green Chromides spawned three weeks ago but are now tending their latest batch. It's on the same half pot but this time they turned the pot so that the eggs could be seen and videoed. Nice to have cooperative fish.
https://youtu.be/Y9Ab1aIEM_A
by Jim Cumming
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Photo Contest
Topic: March 2017 ACA Photo Contest- Entries here!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 4688

Re: March 2017 ACA Photo Contest- Entries here!!!

Jim Cumming
Paretroplus menarambo / Pinstripe Damba
MAH04845-005.jpg
by Jim Cumming
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Photo Contest
Topic: March 2017 ACA Photo Contest- Entries here!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 4688

Re: March 2017 ACA Photo Contest- Entries here!!!

Jim Cumming
Guianacara dacrya 'Rio Cumina'
MAH04792-014.jpg
by Jim Cumming
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Photo Contest
Topic: March 2017 ACA Photo Contest- Entries here!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 4688

Re: March 2017 ACA Photo Contest- Entries here!!!

Jim Cumming
Acarichthys heckelii / Threadfin Acara
MAH04579-009.jpg
by Jim Cumming
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paretroplus menarambo / Pinstripe Damba Guarding Spawn
Replies: 13
Views: 3957

Re: Paretroplus menarambo / Pinstripe Damba Guarding Spawn

Hi Graeme. Yes. I'm having lots of fun with the Madagascans. Thanks for asking. I have bred kieneri several times but right now, I just have 10 young ones that I'm growing out. They should be of spawning maturity any time now. I could certainly send some fish your way.
by Jim Cumming
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paretroplus dambabe
Replies: 3
Views: 1894

Re: Paretroplus dambabe

Only a few hatched. Hopefully things will go better next time ... if there is a next time. You never know with Madagascan cichids
by Jim Cumming
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paretroplus menarambo / Pinstripe Damba Guarding Spawn
Replies: 13
Views: 3957

Re: Paretroplus menarambo / Pinstripe Damba Guarding Spawn

I have added an aragonite substrate in some of my Madagascan tanks. Also, I know at least one other successful Madagascan keeper and breeder who has hard water and high pH. My normal water parameters out of the tap are pH ~7.6 and total hardness about 180 ppm.The Madagascan cichlids seem to be quite...
by Jim Cumming
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paretroplus dambabe
Replies: 3
Views: 1894

Paretroplus dambabe

Paretroplus dambabe (literally 'big damba' in Malagasy) is a critically endangered cichlid in its native Madagascar. I have had this species, off and on for the last six years, trying to get them to the point of reproducing. And this is the closest that they have come. As good as it appears, this pa...
by Jim Cumming
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Photo Contest
Topic: Photo contest December 2016 - Submit your entries HERE!!
Replies: 38
Views: 7504

Re: Photo contest December 2016 - Submit your entries HERE!!

Jim Cumming
Acarichthys heckelii
MAH04579-009.jpg
by Jim Cumming
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Photo Contest
Topic: Photo contest December 2016 - Submit your entries HERE!!
Replies: 38
Views: 7504

Re: Photo contest December 2016 - Submit your entries HERE!!

Jim Cumming
Vieja breidohri 'Presa La Angostura'
MAH04200-001.jpg
by Jim Cumming
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Photo Contest
Topic: Photo contest December 2016 - Submit your entries HERE!!
Replies: 38
Views: 7504

Re: Photo contest December 2016 - Submit your entries HERE!!

Jim Cumming
Hyselecara temporalis
MAH01902-001.jpg
by Jim Cumming
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paretroplus nourissati / Lamena: A 'first'.
Replies: 3
Views: 1725

Re: Paretroplus nourissati / Lamena: A 'first'.

Zenin, it should be okay now.
by Jim Cumming
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paretroplus nourissati / Lamena: A 'first'.
Replies: 3
Views: 1725

Paretroplus nourissati / Lamena: A 'first'.

I decided to leave the latest spawn in with the parents rather than 'pull' it, to see how far things would progress naturally. Well, after 6 days of diligently being guarded, the eggs have begun to hatch. There has been a marked change behaviorally in the parents. The usual scenario pre-hatching is ...
by Jim Cumming
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paretroplus menarambo / Pinstripe Damba Guarding Spawn
Replies: 13
Views: 3957

Re: Paretroplus menarambo / Pinstripe Damba Guarding Spawn

Looking forward to it. See you then
by Jim Cumming
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paretroplus nourissati / lamena - The Spawn I've Been Waiting For!
Replies: 4
Views: 1998

Re: Paretroplus nourissati / lamena - The Spawn I've Been Waiting For!

I have three good sized batches of fry on the go. It turned out well.
by Jim Cumming
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paretroplus menarambo / Pinstripe Damba Guarding Spawn
Replies: 13
Views: 3957

Re: Paretroplus menarambo / Pinstripe Damba Guarding Spawn

I haven't really kept track but they should be of breeding age at around 15 to 18 months.
by Jim Cumming
Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: November Guest: Jim Cumming
Replies: 1
Views: 1258

Re: November Guest: Jim Cumming

Hi everyone in the OCA!! I will have the pleasure of speaking to you this Friday evening in Cleveland, Ohio. The title of my presentation is Madagascan Cichlids - 'A Land in Crisis'. For the last several years I've been working hard to understand and appreciate this unique and enigmatic group of cic...
by Jim Cumming
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paretroplus nourissati fry at 2 weeks and 5 weeks post spawning
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: Paretroplus nourissati fry at 2 weeks and 5 weeks post spawning

Hi Dee. Sorry about that. I'm not sure why. Please try this link https://youtu.be/yqV2E7Ti-w4
Ah, I checked the video that I had put the original YouTube link for and you're right ... it was set to 'private'. I'll set it to 'public'

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