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by fug202
Fri May 15, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: querky mate choice
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: querky mate choice

Body size is a better indicator of genetic quality, assuming the blindness in your male was caused by injury and not a genetic flaw. As long as blindness doesn't significantly affect your male's ability to defend his brood, the female is better off with the larger male. In my experience a female Nic...
by fug202
Thu May 14, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Theraps lentiginosus
Replies: 4
Views: 1467

Re: Theraps lentiginosus

Wow - gorgeous. Is this one of the fish you bought at 3/4 - 1" a while back?
by fug202
Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Please help ID 3 fish!
Replies: 1
Views: 1074

Re: Please help ID 3 fish!

No. 1: The overbite and the thin horizontal stripe between the eyes identify this fish as Vieja (Paratheraps) hartwegi.
No. 2: Same as No. 1, based primarily on the second and fourth photos.
No. 3: Not sure.

- Ian
by fug202
Wed May 29, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Paratheraps melanurus "Lago Peten" Guatemala
Replies: 7
Views: 3386

Re: Paratheraps melanurus "Lago Peten" Guatemala

According to several online sources, the 'Rio Yaxha' P. melanurus sold by Jeff Rapps are the same as 'Lago Peten' P. melanurus. I have some of Rapps' melanurus and they look just like those of the OP. Gorgeous fish.

Ian
by fug202
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Unidentified CA. Vieja of a sort?
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: Unidentified CA. Vieja of a sort?

Looks like a bifasciatus to me as well. The dark lateral line extending to the eye, along with the prominent patch beneath the dorsal fin, are consistent with bifasciatus . It's not fenestratus - they have vertical bars (to varying degrees) and lack the dark patch on the upper flank. It's not synspi...
by fug202
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Caquetaia myersi - A Beautiful South American Cichlid
Replies: 11
Views: 2682

Re: Caquetaia myersi - A Beautiful South American Cichlid

Gorgeous fish! What are you keeping them with? The little guy in the second photo looks like he could be dinner, or is that just the camera playing tricks?

Ian
by fug202
Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Thorichthys pasionis question
Replies: 6
Views: 2158

Re: Thorichthys pasionis question

The black gular pouches in Thorichthys pasionis are not an absolute diagnostic feature. Even in the wild some specimens do have red gular pouches, that may be related to introgression with T. meeki . I believe those two species must have separated in the past due to some sort of sympatric specializ...
by fug202
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Laetacara dorsigera courtship and spawning
Replies: 6
Views: 2656

Re: Laetacara dorsigera courtship and spawning

Bedankt! (my wife is from Middenmeer, but my Dutch is limited to a word here and there)

- Ian
by fug202
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Laetacara dorsigera courtship and spawning
Replies: 6
Views: 2656

Re: Laetacara dorsigera courtship and spawning

Hi Bas, Everything you say makes perfect sense. The issue in this case is that I don't know the original collection location for these particular fish, and they weren't purchased from a source that would likely be able to provide that information. In any case, I'll keep it in mind that these fish pr...
by fug202
Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Laetacara dorsigera courtship and spawning
Replies: 6
Views: 2656

Re: Laetacara dorsigera courtship and spawning

Lovely fish! Do you cool them down in the winter? Matt To be honest, I haven't had them long enough to even consider that (or to be more accurate, no, I haven't cooled them down this winter). I wasn't aware that a cool down is needed with these guys, although it makes sense given their distribution...
by fug202
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Laetacara dorsigera courtship and spawning
Replies: 6
Views: 2656

Laetacara dorsigera courtship and spawning

Here is a series of photos of courtship and spawning by a pair of Laetacara dorsigera in a 29 gallon tank. The eggs were eaten about two days after laying, but it was their first time. Gorgeous little fish. Very peaceful, even when breeding. Mine are kept in a tank with cardinal tetras and some penc...
by fug202
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Thorichthys pasionis question
Replies: 6
Views: 2158

Thorichthys pasionis question

Is a black gular pouch a distinctive feature of Thorichthys pasionis ? I recently acquired a specimen with a red pouch that was sold as T. pasionis . Just curious if this would indicate a hybrid, or is it simply a variant of T. pasionis ? - Ian 201209_05sm_zps91f14639.jpg 201209_03sm_zps8041defb.jpg

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