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Although this was directed initially to the entomological community it is also very appropriate for all of us involved in the natural sciences as the cuts are not just directed towards entomology. Hello fellow ant scientists, I am not sure if you have all heard, but we are in the process of severe f...
- Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:09 am
- Forum: Discus
- Topic: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history
- Replies: 21
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Robert, I wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you have put in to filling in some of the gaps. I spent a good bit of time at Friswolds place back in the day ( I lived a couple of blocks away). I have not yet bought Heikos book but do plan to and your information will be very valuable. I a...
- Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:14 pm
- Forum: Taxonomy
- Topic: A Crisis in Fish Systematics - open access pdf article
- Replies: 3
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It is a very sad state of affairs, I see this more and more in Entomology as well. Often times can't even get a paper past the review stage unless you add all sorts of DNA stuff to the paper.
Good luck and keep us posted, these are great little fish that dont get the time in the spotlight they deserve. Once you solve the fry survival issue, the next trick is to keep one part of your pair from killing the other as they are also quite good at that.
I have run in to this situation with this and other species. The conclusion I have come to is that it stems from an inadequate food supply. Powdered food seems to be ok for slight older fry but at that early stage they need something more, like BBs or and equivalent size live food.
- Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:25 am
- Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
- Topic: Adding Neolamp. multifasciatus to a swordtail tank?
- Replies: 11
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I was thinking the same thing, not only do you not know which species are which, looks like a recipe for rampant hybridization. I guess though the mutt fry would make good food for the Neo.
- Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:44 am
- Forum: Equipment, Supplies, Books and DIY
- Topic: Air Pump Recommendation
- Replies: 7
- Views: 4333
Pumps of that design are generally very noisy. I have a coral life super luft pump and while it puts out good quantities of air it is tremendously loud most of the time. I would not recommend the coral life due to the noise and the apparent fact that there are no repair parts available. seems as if ...
- Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:46 pm
- Forum: South American Cichlids
- Topic: Altum or not?
- Replies: 73
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I am leaning to agree with Heiko. To me the head shape in profile is not really quite altumish. I have found the head shape to be extremely variable , ranging from pure altum looking to scalare form and all between. Admittedly in this case this variable appearance may be an artifact of the angle of ...
It has been many years since I have kept this species, something like 30 I think. From my memory thought they were quite hardy, very tolerant of the water conditions. So missing a water change will not hurt them. I had them in a rather crowded tank mixed with assorted africans. Although looking back...
Sorry for taking so long to get back to this. My water universally is pretty much striaght R/o giving me a ph of about 6.5, hardness runs about 75ppm give or take a bit, my nitrates do tend to run a bit on the high side. The blues are in 100 gallon with a rena xp3 filters, the greens and heckels are...
Blues http://armyants.org/images/misc/fish/discus/blues/blues4.jpg http://armyants.org/images/misc/fish/discus/blues/blues5.jpg http://armyants.org/images/misc/fish/discus/blues/blues6.jpg One of my favorites, picture no where near does this one justice, I hope it pairs with someone soon. http://arm...