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by Gordon C. Snelling
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Dwarf Cichlids
Topic: Stunning new Rams
Replies: 10
Views: 10828

Re: Stunning new Rams

Give me the wild type any day.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: museum on the chopping block
Replies: 4
Views: 1829

Re: museum on the chopping block

Thank you for reposting .
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: museum on the chopping block
Replies: 4
Views: 1829

Re: museum on the chopping block

Thanks Willem, they need all the support we can give them. Collections and research are always the first to be targeted.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: museum on the chopping block
Replies: 4
Views: 1829

museum on the chopping block

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...
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Discus
Topic: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history
Replies: 21
Views: 14548

Re: Bleher's discus #2: missing USA history

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...
by Gordon C. Snelling
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Discus
Topic: Crazy Idea
Replies: 7
Views: 4098

Re: Crazy Idea

Uhhh, Huhh, Oh never mind.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: A Crisis in Fish Systematics - open access pdf article
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Re: A Crisis in Fish Systematics - open access pdf article

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.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Asian Cichlids
Topic: Etroplus maculatus
Replies: 5
Views: 4106

Re: Etroplus maculatus

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.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Asian Cichlids
Topic: Etroplus maculatus
Replies: 5
Views: 4106

Re: Etroplus maculatus

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.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Adding Neolamp. multifasciatus to a swordtail tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 4204

Re: Adding Neolamp. multifasciatus to a swordtail tank?

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.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Equipment, Supplies, Books and DIY
Topic: Air Pump Recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 4333

Re: Air Pump Recommendation

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 ...
by Gordon C. Snelling
Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Discus
Topic: Sand for Discus tank
Replies: 13
Views: 9353

Re: Sand for Discus tank

I use 20 grit silica sand.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Dwarf Cichlids
Topic: Uber Ram??
Replies: 12
Views: 6752

Re: Uber Ram??

MMMmm seems to me that I remember hearing that this was a surgical alteration on the fish. Dont recall the source though.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Altum or not?
Replies: 73
Views: 18516

Re: Altum or not?

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 ...
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: ID Please--Altum?
Replies: 13
Views: 2788

Re: ID Please--Altum?

I would say peruvian "altum"
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Asian Cichlids
Topic: Etroplus surantensis
Replies: 3
Views: 3419

Re: Etroplus surantensis

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...
by Gordon C. Snelling
Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Discus
Topic: My wild tanks
Replies: 12
Views: 5638

Re: My wild tanks

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...
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Discus
Topic: My wild tanks
Replies: 12
Views: 5638

Re: My wild tanks

Aint that the truth.
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Discus
Topic: My wild tanks
Replies: 12
Views: 5638

Re: My wild tanks

Lisa
do like I did and just do it. LOL
by Gordon C. Snelling
Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: Discus
Topic: My wild tanks
Replies: 12
Views: 5638

Re: My wild tanks

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...

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