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by coelacanth
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Cryptoheros sp?
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

Re: Cryptoheros sp?

Almost like a "nic" or a nematopus around the head.
by coelacanth
Fri May 29, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Pterochromis congicus
Replies: 9
Views: 6657

Re: Pterochromis congicus

Wow, that's great! What are your husbandry methods (or should I wait for the article?)
by coelacanth
Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: More new cichlids to ID
Replies: 15
Views: 2873

Re: More new cichlids to ID

Hudson Ensz wrote: Now about figuring out what it is!
Looks like a young Acaronia to me.
by coelacanth
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: "Heros" ornatus
Replies: 110
Views: 40082

Re: "Heros" ornatus

Just seen on Oliver's blog that he again has some fish that can best be described as cf. ornatus, look to be good-sized healthy fish.

Pete
by coelacanth
Wed May 11, 2005 6:10 am
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Tilapia mariae
Replies: 1
Views: 2398

Potentially quite aggressive, but everything depends on what you keep them with. Not in the league of T. buttikoferi, nor comparable to any of the Mesoamerican Guapotes, but size-for-size similar to the Oscar IME.
by coelacanth
Wed Jan 19, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: Some help in identification, please!
Replies: 6
Views: 3658

Yes, that looks like normal colouration. Nice pair of fish, this species was also widely used for early behavioural research because it bred so readily and showed strong pair-bonding and fry care.
by coelacanth
Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: Some help in identification, please!
Replies: 6
Views: 3658

They're true Cichlasoma sp., possibly good old Port Acaras, Cichlasoma portalegrense . Hard to tell whether it's the lighting or the fish themselves, but there appears to be a bluish cast to them that might mean they've been dyed. Hopefully this will fade away without causing any problems for the fi...
by coelacanth
Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Nandopsis woodringi
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Because Fishpaste (sic) only deals with extant fish spp. not extinct.
by coelacanth
Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:02 am
Forum: Cichlid Behaviour
Topic: strange behavior
Replies: 2
Views: 3852

Oscare are notorious for sulking like this, they're well known for responding to any changes by sitting on the substrate not feeding. Just make sure the water remains good quality and wait it out. It'll soon get hungry.
by coelacanth
Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: Blue Convict???
Replies: 6
Views: 3597

Re: Blue Convict???

jheckert wrote:It is very blue with a slight green tint along the back with a slight shade of pink on the belly.
I was going to say that the presence of colour on the abdomen possibly indicates that the fish is a female, but I've just spotted your post that they have spawned which kind of confirms it!
by coelacanth
Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:26 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Eartheaters in hard, alkaline water
Replies: 7
Views: 3887

Steindachneri are adaptable, and may even prefer water that is closer to neutral or slightly alkaline. I doubt that the brasiliensis group are at all fussy, and some Gymnogeophagus can be found in water that is far from soft and acid.
I'd avoid any of the Satanopercas, especially the spotted ones.
by coelacanth
Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:27 pm
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: Position Vacant
Replies: 6
Views: 3150

tjudy wrote:Are you considering applications from the states?
As far as I am aware applications from anyone with the required qualities will be considered. There is a finite limit to the relocation expenses that are allowed though, I believe.
by coelacanth
Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: Position Vacant
Replies: 6
Views: 3150

Lisachromis wrote::lol: :lol:
only as long as it's poisonous snakes I guess.....
Sorry, no lawyers allowed. Same goes for Rumsfeldt, Cheney et al.
by coelacanth
Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:47 am
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: Position Vacant
Replies: 6
Views: 3150

handle snakes??? :shock: :shock: :shock: Guess that cuts me out! :) Yes, it's true, I am actually setting up a fundamentalist chapel where handling of serpents and speaking in tongues will be mandatory. Any mention of evolution will result in you being cast into a pit of Piranhas, and we will have ...
by coelacanth
Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:49 am
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: Position Vacant
Replies: 6
Views: 3150

Position Vacant

Hi everyone. We have a situation vacant here at Bolton, I'll simply post the notification as it has been published elsewhere and on the MBC website. Pete Job Title: Aquarist Job Ref: ED4-592 Salary: £13,953 - £16,968 Scale: Scale 3/4 Job Type: Full Time / Permanent Terms & Special Conditions: Practi...
by coelacanth
Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Hemichromis steliffer from Gabon , something special !
Replies: 6
Views: 5748

Re: Hemichromis steliffer from Gabon , something special !

Did you see something special on this pictures ? I know what I think I see, but I'm worried to say it in case I embarrass myself.... Aside from being possibly the most beautiful Hemichromis in existence (and a fish that I'm pretty sure I saw at Oliver's earlier this year, fully coloured at less tha...
by coelacanth
Sat Oct 30, 2004 9:39 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Need advice on bartoni
Replies: 6
Views: 2780

Re: Need advice on bartoni

I am afraid to feed the bartonis anything but pure spirulina as I am afraid of Bloat. I got the pure stuff from Ken's. I also got HBH 8 veggie flake (no dies)It contains some fish meal. Can I feed this to my bartoni and sleep at night :shock: I'm onto the 3rd generation of Bartoni, never having wor...
by coelacanth
Sat Oct 09, 2004 5:28 pm
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: pond suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 2149

I would say you need to get a decent thermometer (ideally a max/min unit) to monitor the water temperatures (which can be very different from the air temperatures). I had no trouble at all with Argentinian Gymnogeophagus, and some Apisto borellii from the same shipper until I brought them in a coupl...
by coelacanth
Sat Oct 09, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Teleogramma brichardi
Replies: 3
Views: 2717

I have a male and female (I hesitate to call them a 'pair' yet...) in a 1 metre aquarium with a pair of Thoracochromis to keep them distracted. They have a large pile of flat rocks, and are beginning to switch from outright hostility to occasional investigations of each other's territories. They are...
by coelacanth
Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:22 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Colorblind?
Replies: 4
Views: 3080

I mean the guy has a marine biology degree for Pete's sake (btw, who the heck is Pete anyway That'll be me. Just don't expect me to peter out. Pete p.s. If you want any more evidence of the excellent colour vision in most Cichlids, I suggest you read "The Cichlid Fishes: Nature's Grand Experiment i...

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