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by Dean Hougen
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: In Memoriam
Topic: OKAA Tribute to Josh Shilling
Replies: 0
Views: 2045

OKAA Tribute to Josh Shilling

As some of you may already know, our friend and fellow Oklahoma Aquarium Association member Josh Shilling passed away on Dec 30. Fun, helpful, and bright, Josh made friends far and wide in the hobby. We are planning a special tribute issue of our journal/newsletter to honor Josh's memory. This will ...
by Dean Hougen
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Caquetaia spectabilis
Replies: 11
Views: 3190

Re: Caquetaia spectabilis

Mine were never what I would call aggressive. If they couldn't eat it, they didn't really bother it. Of course, they could eat quite large fish!

An approx. 4' tank might be a little small in the long run. I kept mine in a 6' tank and that worked well for me.


Dean
by Dean Hougen
Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Thorichthys socolofi 'Rio Bascan' F1
Replies: 12
Views: 3590

Re: Thorichthys socolofi 'Rio Bascan' F1

I believe 1000 km is the distance the average American commutes to work each week.


Dean
by Dean Hougen
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Fun with Paratheraps Bifasciatum!
Replies: 39
Views: 7220

Re: Fun with Paratheraps Bifasciatum!

You're asking the near impossible here. No one except maybe Juan Miguel could definitively "identify" these fish. My suggestion is, they are your fish, if you breed them and don't know the lineage and you distribute them you must be honest about their family tree. When you do sell or give way fry f...
by Dean Hougen
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Guianacara Sphenozona - New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Re: Guianacara Sphenozona - New Member

I think the Guianacara will not be too fussy about the water, even for breeding. For tetras, I'd say black widow tetras will school more "nicely" whereas the emperors will be more territorial. On the other hand, the emperors have great color. The flames are good schoolers with nice color. I have Gui...
by Dean Hougen
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: urophthalmus 'group' - spp or subspecies?
Replies: 16
Views: 2835

Re: urophthalmus 'group' - spp or subspecies?

If people sometimes mistake you for someone else, you are not a species unto yourself. If they never do, you are.


Dean
by Dean Hougen
Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Is my favorite tank over stocked
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: Is my favorite tank over stocked

Well, it certainly isn't understocked. Particularly since these fish will keep growing for quite some time.

I'd be inclined to move them up to a 125.


Dean
by Dean Hougen
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Aequidens id ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2249

Re: Aequidens id ?

Dear all, yes, I agree with you: it is most likely an Ae. tetramerus . BTW: potaroensis is not Aequidens but a mamber of Krobia (see Musilova et al. 2008). Greetings, IS Good point on the generic placement of potaroensis . It had already been sitting next to Krobia based on morphological evidence, ...
by Dean Hougen
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Geophagus surinamensis ??
Replies: 17
Views: 4570

Re: Geophagus surinamensis ??

Nice drawings! I haven't seen half of those species, are they still in the hobby circulation? Or have the been reclassified/renamed cuz I know taxonimists are notorious for doing this? Thanks! Somehow I missed your post when you made it, so sorry for the late reply. Many of these fish were quite ra...
by Dean Hougen
Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Aequidens id ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2249

Re: Aequidens id ?

You are both quite right, Ae. tetramerus is both widespread and variable. On the other hand, that does not necessarily mean that they are not all one species. Of course, then we digress into a discussion of what constitutes a species, a discussion which we will not conclude with a definitive answer ...
by Dean Hougen
Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Aequidens id ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2249

Re: Aequidens id ?

Darrell Ullisch wrote:I guess great minds think alike, Dean.
Very true!


Dean
by Dean Hougen
Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Aequidens id ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2249

Re: Aequidens id ?

Not Krobia or Bujurquina. In both of those the lateral band goes up to where the dorsal fin ends above the caudal. In the pictured fish it goes straight back to the caudal.

My first thought would be Aequidens tetramerus.


Dean
by Dean Hougen
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Geo. ''tapajos orangehead'' in 125 g
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Geo. ''tapajos orangehead'' in 125 g

I'd say four, in two pairs. You could do six without the rotkeils.

I'd try to give the rotkeils some nice cover and vertical wood to play with near the surface near the middle (maybe offset some for aesthetics) and have open areas at each end for the Geos.


Dean
by Dean Hougen
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: ACA 2010 Registration Now Open
Replies: 19
Views: 4731

Re: ACA 2010 Registration Now Open

Thanks Lisa! I'd like the top one (the blue one) please.


Dean
by Dean Hougen
Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Geophagus surinamensis ??
Replies: 17
Views: 4570

Re: Geophagus surinamensis ??

By the way, I should also point out that in juvenile G. altifrons the side spot covers more scales. However, as the fish grow, the spot does not, such that by the time it is a large adult the spot is generally only seen on a scale or two.


Dean
by Dean Hougen
Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: ACA 2010 Registration Now Open
Replies: 19
Views: 4731

Re: ACA 2010 Registration Now Open

Ted,

I tried to put it in my sig here on CRC but it told me it could not determine the size of the pic.


Dean
by Dean Hougen
Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Cichlidarium
Topic: Disaster in the Cichlidarium all over again
Replies: 47
Views: 11934

Re: Disaster in the Cichlidarium all over again

I am so sorry Willem. You have to serve this Murphy guy an eviction notice. This year should be better for you! I would buy a dehumidifier and try it out. Advice on what might or might not work is fine. Experience trying it in your actual situation is much better. If it doesn't work, sell it used an...
by Dean Hougen
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Geophagus surinamensis ??
Replies: 17
Views: 4570

Re: Geophagus surinamensis ??

I agree that most "surinamensis" sold in the stores are other species. Perhaps all of them. It has been about 15 years since I published a comprehensive key to the genus Geophagus . Back then there were only 11 described species plus one other prominent undescribed species that I thought I should in...
by Dean Hougen
Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Cichlidarium
Topic: tuba and company
Replies: 78
Views: 18822

Re: tuba and company

I'd start putting baited traps in the tank for the fry.


Dean
by Dean Hougen
Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Geophagus surinamensis ??
Replies: 17
Views: 4570

Re: Geophagus surinamensis ??

Yes, G. altifons. Note the tiny midlateral spot.


Dean

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