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by bantamweight1911
Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Geophagus surinamensis
Replies: 12
Views: 2392

Re: Geophagus surinamensis

I wouldnt try to ID a fish without a picture.

But almost all of fish that I have seen labelled as Surinamensis this year are Geophagus Dicrozoster
by bantamweight1911
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Altum or not?
Replies: 73
Views: 18670

Re: Altum or not?

An interesting thread,,,, and one that says a lot about various aspects of the hobby :) :) Why do we assume that there is 1 altum?? And that there is only 1 Altum??? We already know that there are dozens, if not hundreds of variations of Scalare. Isnt it EXTREMELY likely that there are regional vari...
by bantamweight1911
Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Geophagus ID?
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Re: Geophagus ID?

I would say that these are Geophagus aff Altifrons 'Xingu' They are a medium-sized very attractive immediate ovophilous mouthbrooder. The colouration and opercular marks are quite distinctive, I have attached some pictures for comparasin: http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/bantamweight1911/xingu...
by bantamweight1911
Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Cichla kelberi
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

Re: Cichla kelberi

WOW

wonderful.


How big are they, is it true that they are not as large as other species????
by bantamweight1911
Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Geo Grow out thoughts...
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Re: Geo Grow out thoughts...

Megasema are a very large fish, they are really very similar to Geo Proximus, so you can research Proximus, and most considerations will be valid for Megasema. They do seem to be becoming available, except to say I have been sent pics by friends 2 times, and they turned out not to be megasema. One E...
by bantamweight1911
Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Dwarf Cichlids
Topic: Nannacara aureocephalus
Replies: 2
Views: 3651

Nannacara aureocephalus

I obtained 2 pairs of these a number of weeks ago. Male #1: http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/bantamweight1911/P2273837.jpg Male #2: http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k273/bantamweight1911/male-16-2-9.jpg The 2 pairs were put together in a 75cm x 30cm shallow tank. It quickly became clear that ...
by bantamweight1911
Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Uaru ID
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Re: Uaru ID

looks like amphiacanthoides to me, but a very, very nice one, he is a stunner.
by bantamweight1911
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Pike ID
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Re: Pike ID

WOW,,, stunning Lents (Lenticulata)
by bantamweight1911
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Just another Geophagus quessinggame
Replies: 26
Views: 5969

Re: Just another Geophagus quessinggame

I say impossible to give ID of such a small fish, especially without exact catch location.


post pics of them in 6 weeks time, I have an idea what they are, but will reserve judgement for now.
by bantamweight1911
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Geophagus ID
Replies: 32
Views: 9676

Re: Geophagus ID

agreed, wavrini


Wavrini are easy to identify from cupido - the spot is lower down on wavrini, incontrast the spot on cupido is almost touching the dorsal (higher up)
by bantamweight1911
Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Geophagus ID
Replies: 32
Views: 9676

Re: Geophagus ID

My Wavrini are around 7cm, the female is one of the biggest, probbaly 8cm
by bantamweight1911
Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Geophagus ID
Replies: 32
Views: 9676

Re: Geophagus ID

Those are 2 males. at least for now,,,,,,,, I have a suspicion that possibly this species could change sex,, I have nothing more than a suspicion at this stage. I currently have 7 males and 1 female. The female looked like a male until she grew, and the face markings changed: Male http://i90.photobu...
by bantamweight1911
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:50 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Geophagus ID
Replies: 32
Views: 9676

Re: Geophagus ID

but i'm glad you identified them as dicrozoster, i was doubting 'cause i've read that dicrozoster had a litlle mark on the head The 2 I mention are Dicrozoseter, that is certain Dicrozoster refers to the 4th and 5th lateral band. If you look, they are joined, to make a 'Y' shape One of the Geophagu...
by bantamweight1911
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Satanoperca mapiritensis - Breeding
Replies: 13
Views: 3078

Re: Satanoperca Sp. (from Orinoco) - Breeding

Hello, Today, when I back home from my job I saw.....Another pair spawned!!!!! I saw only end of spawn, but now I can tell for sure that they use single leaf which been moved from breeding place quickly after spawn by male. Male still defending territory and staying close to the female. I will take...
by bantamweight1911
Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Geophagus ID
Replies: 32
Views: 9676

Re: Geophagus ID

certainly the 2 fish on the outside of the row of 3, are Geophagus Dicrozoster.

Imossible to say the fish in the middle - is it the same?

The fish above could be different??
by bantamweight1911
Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Satanoperca mapiritensis - Breeding
Replies: 13
Views: 3078

Re: Satanoperca Sp. (from Orinoco) - Breeding

very interesting that it is an immediate mouthbrooder.

I would be very interested to hear how they spawned in detail,,,, in particular did they move the spawning site around from one place to another,,, before the spawning began?
by bantamweight1911
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: New Hero Spawn
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: New Hero Couple..

very, VERY nice.
Do you have an offical ID for them?

Are they wild fish?
by bantamweight1911
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Leucosticta or Jurupari
Replies: 26
Views: 4737

Re: Leucosticta or Jurupari

I would add, that my Satanoperca were always part of a group, and I think better able to survive in a mixed aquarium, as Lee says, I would never keep Satanoperca (or other similar fish such as Geophagus) in 2's or 3's. I generally set a minimum of 5, with 8 being even better.
by bantamweight1911
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Leucosticta or Jurupari
Replies: 26
Views: 4737

Re: Leucosticta or Jurupari

I know Hecklii have a reputation of being aggressive, but I would say they are not so much. I find that they are not easily bullied, but pay little attention to other species. In some ways I observed their behavior to be comparable to Uaru. I have successfully kept and bred Hecklii alongside Satanop...
by bantamweight1911
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Difference between Guianacara's.....?
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Re: Difference between Guianacara's.....?

It isnt something that could be included as an official description, but sphenozona have a very distinct irridescance on the flanks

When I see Sphenozona, I can usually recognise them immediately with this, and when I inspect the spot etc, I have found to be correct 100% of the time.

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