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by dogofwar
Sat May 07, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Alarming interest in hybrids
Replies: 4
Views: 2638

Re: Alarming interest in hybrids

As with wild-type livebearers, it's up to wild-type cichlid enthusiasts to keep known-provenance wild-type stock in the hobby.

Matt
by dogofwar
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Greetings from uruguay
Replies: 26
Views: 5591

Re: Greetings from uruguay

Yes that would be great although they can certainly enjoy even lower temps.

I do water changes on my Uruguayan fish after all of the hot water has run out. They seem to love the cold water!

Matt
by dogofwar
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Greetings from uruguay
Replies: 26
Views: 5591

Re: Greetings from uruguay

You definitely need to be prepared for the (seemingly) inevitable ich outbreak on fish that come back from Uruguay. This trip (my 4th) I was set up with brand new quarantine tanks, pretty much bare except for sponge filters and a little sand a some plastic plants. Anyway, I used heat packs in my sty...
by dogofwar
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: 30 minutes in Mexico
Replies: 4
Views: 2127

Re: 30 minutes in Mexico

For folks in the US, Mexico is tantalizingly close...yet so far because our Fish and Wildlife Service would expect to see permission from the Mexican government to bring fish back across the border. It seems people from Europe are able to extract fish without issue. Would be great to have fresh fish...
by dogofwar
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: With easing of sanctions will we see Ramsdeni in the hobby?
Replies: 7
Views: 2046

Re: With easing of sanctions will we see Ramsdeni in the hobby?

Cichlid News article on them from 2013: http://cichlidnews.com/issues/2013jan/Xwerner.html It's been in and out of the European hobby a couple of times, it seems. Initial excitement of something "new" tempered by the reality that it's a gray fish that takes years to develop into the big-headed pictu...
by dogofwar
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Newly Discovered Central American Cichlids Lately?
Replies: 6
Views: 2359

Re: Newly Discovered Central American Cichlids Lately?

I believe that Parachromis sp. 'La Ceiba' was collected in a pond behind a hotel (in Honduras) that has since been poisoned.

Matt
by dogofwar
Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ad
Replies: 8
Views: 2584

Re: Ad

From ACA Convention Facebook Page: Due to the outpouring of strong sentiment, NECA will be refunding the sponsorship of Ad Konings in the upcoming ACA convention. All monies previously collected from this individual will be refunded. NECA will also absorb the costs of the registrations that were raf...
by dogofwar
Thu May 28, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Pollini or Bleekiri?
Replies: 5
Views: 2734

Re: Pollini or Bleekiri?

Very different personalities between large and small spot as well (with large spot, in my experience, being much rougher on each other).

Matt
by dogofwar
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Paraneetroplus regani showing spawning behaviors
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: Paraneetroplus regani showing spawning behaviors

Mine are about 2 year old - another year or so for mine!

Matt
notho2000 wrote:Thanks, Matt. These are about three years old I believe.
by dogofwar
Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Paraneetroplus regani showing spawning behaviors
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: Paraneetroplus regani showing spawning behaviors

Nice Jim!

About how old are the regani? I've got a group of four in a 150g that are 6-7" - a bit small/young still, I think!

Matt
by dogofwar
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Mexico Open to Collecting?
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Re: Mexico Open to Collecting?

It would be great to establish a legal and relatively simple way for hobbyists to collect and bring back a limited number of non-endangered fish from Mexico, at least for personal use.

Matt
by dogofwar
Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Mexico Open to Collecting?
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Mexico Open to Collecting?

There's a thread of a bunch of cichlids that a guy brought back from Mexico to the US.

Has something changed with rules for collecting and removing fish from Mexico?

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forum ... id-bonanza!

Matt
by dogofwar
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Greenwoodochromis chrisyi
Replies: 1
Views: 1639

Re: Greenwoodochromis chrisyi

Congrats on the pick-up - very interesting fish!

I kept a large male in a 150g with a group of Petenia splendida. Worked out well for several years.

I'd bet that frontosa would also be good tankmates.

Matt
by dogofwar
Sat Dec 06, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Taxonomic Status of Amatitlania coatepeque
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

Re: Taxonomic Status of Amatitlania coatepeque

There are some A. nigrofasciata "Lago Coatepeque" (AKA A. coatepeque) in the hobby from a group of fish that a hobbyist in the Chicago area collected a few years ago while he was on vacation there. He has since lost the wild fish to a power outage but was nice enough to share some F1 offspring with ...
by dogofwar
Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Inca stone fish.
Replies: 6
Views: 2030

Re: Inca stone fish.

Where can one find wild balzanii for sale (especially the yellow ones from Uruguay)?

Matt
by dogofwar
Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Equipment, Supplies, Books and DIY
Topic: Type of Exhaust Fan for fish room
Replies: 2
Views: 2722

Re: Type of Exhaust Fan for fish room

I also strategically place a few "clip on" fan around the room to circulate the air, keep condensation from forming and make the room comfortable...

Matt
by dogofwar
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Cyprichromis Kerenge Island/ Utinta?
Replies: 6
Views: 3583

Re: Cyprichromis Kerenge Island/ Utinta?

C. leptosoma "Utinta" is from Utinta Bay: http://www.cichlidae.com/locality.php?id=143&content=species#content Utinta Bay is north of Karenge Island on the Eastern Shore of Lake Tang. Whether the fish that you have are actually what you bought them as is really hard to say. There are no shortage of ...
by dogofwar
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Cyprichromis Kerenge Island/ Utinta?
Replies: 6
Views: 3583

Re: Cyprichromis Kerenge Island/ Utinta?

Hopefully you have a subscription to CRC so that you can see the links below :) It appears that C. leptosoma "Karenge Island" was introduced to the hobby back in 2002: http://www.cichlidnews.com/issues/2002apr/whatsnew.html CRC doesn't list C. leptosoma as being found in Karenge: http://www.cichlida...
by dogofwar
Tue May 20, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Chuco Micropthalmus
Replies: 20
Views: 5405

Re: Chuco Micropthalmus

The folks who collected them from the Rio Copan (http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/Honduran_Collecting_pt1.php) found them in swift, clear water (as well as swift, silty water on other trips). I think that this is a pretty good indication of the local temps and range throughout the year: http://...
by dogofwar
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: S.daemon
Replies: 11
Views: 3693

Re: S.daemon

I don't currently have any blackwater species but this thread is making me want to give S. daemon another try! Great info.. Matt Hi Matt, Yes that is true,but when you have(like me) a big holding VAT in which you prepare your water for changes(RO or something else) and you put a bag in there with en...

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