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by RD.
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Labidochromis caeruleus "Ruarwe" Orange Labs
Replies: 27
Views: 8515

Re: Labidochromis caeruleus "Ruarwe" Orange Labs

I ended up giving these to a friend who put them into his 270 gallon African display tank yesterday, and under natural light they truly are orange. Mine looked exactly like the ones shown in the link below. A completely different color than the typical Lion's Cove "yellow lab". http://www.rosbal.com...
by RD.
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Labidochromis caeruleus "Ruarwe" Orange Labs
Replies: 27
Views: 8515

Re: Labidochromis caeruleus "Ruarwe" Orange Labs

Thanks Izak. Agreed, not much to be found on this variant, at least not in North America.
by RD.
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Labidochromis caeruleus "Ruarwe" Orange Labs
Replies: 27
Views: 8515

Re: Labidochromis caeruleus "Ruarwe" Orange Labs

Thanks, and yes I agree, more yellow than orange. What I was really wondering about is if anyone has any more "hands on" info on the collection location of this species, which is why I specifically gave a shout out to Larry. Most of what I have found is in French, which even being Canadian I am very...
by RD.
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Labidochromis caeruleus "Ruarwe" Orange Labs
Replies: 27
Views: 8515

Re: Labidochromis caeruleus "Ruarwe" Orange Labs

I guess not? lol
by RD.
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Labidochromis caeruleus "Ruarwe" Orange Labs
Replies: 27
Views: 8515

Re: Labidochromis caeruleus "Ruarwe" Orange Labs

Just wondering if anyone has any updated info on the "Ruarwe" strain of yellow labs?

Larry? Anyone?

Nick sold this group to a fellow who lives south of me, and I purchased 10 of their offspring. Kinda fun keeping mbuna again after all these years.
by RD.
Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Unknown Cichlid
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: Unknown Cichlid

Most likely low end ZZ flowerhorn, a common fish found at LFS across America and which are heavy in trimac blood.
by RD.
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Proposed Sympatry of Midas and Red Devil Cichlids
Replies: 44
Views: 11565

Re: Proposed Sympatry of Midas and Red Devil Cichlids

Thanks to Sam, Willem, and everyone else that took the time to respond with such in-depth & well thought out comments, to Robert Price's (cough-cough) proposal. Personally I read absolutely nothing by Mr. Price that would convince me that A. citrinellum & A. labiatum are one in the same. Nice try, b...
by RD.
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Blue Mixteco Spawning and Xanthic Nicaraguense tank
Replies: 5
Views: 2468

Re: Blue Mixteco Spawning and Xanthic Nicaraguense tank

Love the xanthic nics, not something one sees every day.
by RD.
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Reference for the loss of hypertrophied lips
Replies: 6
Views: 2273

Re: Reference for the loss of hypertrophied lips

Another interesting read on this subject, and while the info is based on another Malawi cichlid, the author of this article adds a new twist to the fleshy lip discussion. http://www.malawicichlids.com/mw09004.htm However, Matt Arnegard and I had to disagree with Ribbink and Konings about the functio...
by RD.
Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Reference for the loss of hypertrophied lips
Replies: 6
Views: 2273

Re: Reference for the loss of hypertrophied lips

Matt, my understanding is that the fleshy lips develop from sucking invertebrates from within the rock crannies, just as it does with some of the cichlids found in the Rift Lakes, such as Placidochromis milomo. http://www.malawicichlids.com/mw08083.htm Once developed those lips create a vacuum of so...
by RD.
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Reference for the loss of hypertrophied lips
Replies: 6
Views: 2273

Re: Reference for the loss of hypertrophied lips

I don't believe that you are going to find any type of in-depth scientific reference on this subject. It seems that most researchers are in agreement that the large fleshy lips found on labiatus (along with some A. citrinellus types) is due to their specialized feeding technique of feeding on invert...
by RD.
Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Lago de Izabal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Re: Lago de Izabal?

by RD.
Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: curing bloat?
Replies: 29
Views: 14042

Re: curing bloat?

While I realize that this is a very old thread, I thought that I might add to what has been previously discussed regarding the use of epsom salt. First off one has to realize that "bloat" is a symptom, not a disease, and there are a number of things that can cause bloating, from a simple cause of co...
by RD.
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Paratheraps melanurus "Lago Peten" Guatemala
Replies: 7
Views: 3445

Re: Paratheraps melanurus "Lago Peten" Guatemala

Very nice, Kevin!

I suspect that you may have a difficult time having any eggs/fry survive in that tank with a dozen beefy 6-10" clown loaches.
by RD.
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: What Red devil is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Re: What Red devil is this?

No way in ever knowing exactly what you have unless you have purchased them from a reputable & trusted source that can prove some kind of provenance as to the where the parents originated from. Most "pet store" stock are a mix of A. labiatus AND A. citrinellum, some looking more on the 'red devil' s...
by RD.
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Why? Experts are so Wrong!
Replies: 27
Views: 4053

Re: Why? Experts are so Wrong!

Is having a textual temper tantrum the correct way for Ivan to express himself? Obviously not. Having said that I don't see how ones temperment on a forum over a topic they were clearly greatly confused about is in any way a reason to suggest that they should consider another hobby, either. Cheers
by RD.
Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Why? Experts are so Wrong!
Replies: 27
Views: 4053

Re: Why? Experts are so Wrong!

While I agree that Ivan was confused (I suspect that he no longer is after some of the very informative responses given in this discussion) as to the hows and whys scientific names can change over time, I don't think that due to a misunderstanding on his part he needs to consider finding another hob...

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