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by Randall
Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Tilapia "Cross River"?
Replies: 9
Views: 4737

Re: Tilapia "Cross River"?

Hello Kyle,

Either informal designation is correct. The place name is actually "Mamfé," but in their description of Etia Nguti, Schliewen & Stiassny cite the river name, "Mamfue."

All the best,

Randall Kohn
by Randall
Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Cichlid Conservation
Topic: Habitat Destruction in the Amazon Rainforest
Replies: 0
Views: 2859

Habitat Destruction in the Amazon Rainforest

Hello friends, If this topic has been previously addressed, then please forgive me. I came across the following and am alarmed to say the least. The Brazilian government in conjunction with the governments of Peru and Bolivia intend to develop approximately one-third of the Amazon rainforest to crea...
by Randall
Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Tilapia "Cross River"?
Replies: 9
Views: 4737

Re: Tilapia "Cross River"?

Hello friends, Yes, indeed, the fish that Randall was referring to is Etia nguti. I posted that little story on apistogramma.com before Stiassny & Schliewen's monograph describing the genus and species was published and before the fish entered the hobby. The fish that I got from Paul Loiselle was ac...
by Randall
Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Symphysodon tarzoo
Replies: 33
Views: 12483

Re: Symphysodon tarzoo

Hello friends,

I'm not much of a discus person, but from what I understand, isn't the natural distribution of Symphysodon spp. limited to Brazil? Oliver Lucanus told me that they were introduced into Peru via a boat carrying discus that sunk.

Thanks!

Randall Kohn
by Randall
Sun May 07, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Mystery Fish
Replies: 25
Views: 12933

Astatotilapia calliptera?

Hello Friends, I'm afraid the mystery haplochromine remains a mystery. Ds1196 kindly forwared a batch of fry to me last year, and I, in turn, presented them to Anton Lamboj who was speaking at the 2005 Northeast Council convention. Although the information I have all points to Astatotilapia callipte...
by Randall
Thu May 04, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Mystery Fish
Replies: 25
Views: 12933

Astatotilapia calliptera

Hello friends,

Yes, last year I traced the origins of this fish and know when, where, and by whom it was collected. When I have a definitive indentification, I will post it here.

Thanks!

Randall Kohn
by Randall
Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: New Nanochromis
Replies: 7
Views: 3272

Nanochromis wickleri

Hello friends,

Here's a bit more about Nanochromis wickleri:

http://forum.apistogramma.com/showthrea ... #post26585

This is not a species discussed in Lamboj's book.

Thank you.

All the best,

Randall Kohn
by Randall
Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: New 'Pelvicachromis' species
Replies: 13
Views: 8829

'Pelvicachromis' sp. "Blue Fin"

Hello Nandus,

Who wrote the article, please?

Thanks!

Randall Kohn
by Randall
Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:34 pm
Forum: Dwarf Cichlids
Topic: RO - usage or ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 7694

Western African dwarf cichlids

Hello Dan, Thanks for your response. Let's see...well, in cichlidom, a 2.5-gallon tank is the equivilent of a Dixie cup--great for killie fish, but not appropriate for even the smallest dwarf cichlid, which brings us to your 15-gallon tanks. There are many species of western African dwarf cichlids t...
by Randall
Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Dwarf Cichlids
Topic: RO - usage or ideas
Replies: 18
Views: 7694

Western African dwarf cichlids

Hello Mojarra,

What size tank are you planning on setting up, please? Species selection and the number of each species kept is contingent, in part, on space.

All the best,

Randall Kohn
by Randall
Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: New 'Pelvicachromis' species
Replies: 13
Views: 8829

'Pelvicachromis' sp. "Blue fin"

Ted's is a very fine account indeed, only this species is not found in the Kolente sysem, but rather considerably north.

All the best,

Randall Kohn
by Randall
Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: cichlids for peaceful community
Replies: 2
Views: 2266

Community cichlids

Hello Barand, Lisa's right on the money; it sounds to me like you're maxed out on dwarf cichlids for a 29-gallon tank. You could add some dither fish (small tetras or Nanostomus spp.), however. Given the preferred temperatures of your two Mikrogeophagus spp., one species might thrive at the expense ...
by Randall
Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Mystery Fish
Replies: 25
Views: 12933

Thoracochomis sp.

Hello Dave,

Yes, I will be in Fort Worth come July and would love some of your fry. If it's okay with you, I would like to forward your pics to some ichthyologists for identification.

Thanks much!

All the best,

Randall Kohn
by Randall
Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Mystery Fish
Replies: 25
Views: 12933

Haplochromine sp.

Hello Dave, At first glance, I thought you might have a Pseudocrenilabrus sp., then I noticed the egg spots on the male's anal fin. Pseudocrenilabrus males don't exhibit them. I have no idea how you might have come across such a fish, but they remind me of a Thoracochromis sp., perhaps T. buysi. Per...
by Randall
Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: pelvicachromis sacrimontis
Replies: 4
Views: 3482

Pelvicachroms sacrimontis Paulo 1977

Hello Bob, Paul Loiselle coined the popular name "Giant Krib" in an article that he wrote some years ago. It corresponds to what Linke and Staeck call in their West African cichlid books Pelvicachromis sp. aff. pulcher. As Philippe writes, it was also known as P. pulcher form B, following Thys van d...
by Randall
Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Unidentified hemichromis from a remote archipelago
Replies: 10
Views: 6225

Hemichromis letourneauxi

Hello Miguel, Your beautiful photos prompted me to pull out Sauvage's original 1880 description of Hemichromis letourneaxi and Loiselle's 1979 revision of the genus. Here's what I found. Hemichromis letourneauxi is characterized, in part, by a small mouth, conspicuous round to oval-shaped midlateral...
by Randall
Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: New 'Pelvicachromis' species
Replies: 13
Views: 8829

New 'Pelvicachromis' species

Hello friends, Very recently, a new putative Pelvicachromis species from Guinea made its way into the US. Although very little is known about it, what is currently known about 'Pelvicachromis' sp. "Blue Fin" may be found here... http://www.apistogramma.com/cms/Pelvicachromis/Pelvicachromis_sp._Blue_...
by Randall
Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Benitochromis nigrodorsalis
Replies: 4
Views: 3419

Benitochromis nigrodorsalis

Hello Dave, Benitochromis nigrodorsalis are monogamous pair-bonding mouthbrooders that continue to take their free-swimming fry back into the mouth at night and when disturbed. It's not recommended to strip them of their fry prematurely, as one would a haplochromine. If you leave the fry with the pa...
by Randall
Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:13 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: African River Cichlids Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 4733

African riverine set up

Hello Jarrodb, If I may suggest, a four-foot tank would afford you greater flexibility where species selection is concerned. With a three-foot tank, your options are considerably more limited. Also, I see that you live in Australia. Isn't the fish trade heavily regulated there? My Australian hobbyis...
by Randall
Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:25 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Hemichromis steliffer from Gabon , something special !
Replies: 6
Views: 5860

Mouthbrooding Hemichromis stellifer?

Hello Florent, This breeding behavior is remarkable indeed! So, you observed the mouthbrooding behavior when you turned the light on? Is this right? If so, the female took the fry into her mouth at night when it was dark? May I show your photos to the North Jersey Aquarium Society membership? I'm pr...

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