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by Marklar
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: yellow lab f-2?
Replies: 14
Views: 2299

Re: yellow lab f-2?

Although numbers involved have been relatively small, wild yellow labs from a number of different locales have been imported regularly into the UK over the past five year as presumably to the States and elsewhere as well. This has involved exports from a number of different exporters.
by Marklar
Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Enantiopus?
Replies: 27
Views: 11135

Re: Enantiopus?

Yes, sorry. My photos are of Grammatotria lamairii which I thought look quite similar in shape and what we can see of the pattern in the original photo of the specimen posted by Bruno.
by Marklar
Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Enantiopus?
Replies: 27
Views: 11135

Re: Enantiopus?

My first thought was Grammatotria lemairii.

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by Marklar
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Cichlid Conservation
Topic: Lake Malawi national reserve fish
Replies: 15
Views: 6986

Re: Lake Malawi national reserve fish

Note the protection afforded by the national Park extents to water 100 metres off shore and only 7 km-sqr of aquatic habitat actually included.(http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/289). Technically possible to catch some species beyond that limit in some areas anyway I'd have thought. Also, easy enough to...
by Marklar
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing Shell Dwellers from Escargot Shells???
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: Removing Shell Dwellers from Escargot Shells???

I use a chrome bathroom soap-rack to suspend the shells near the top of the tank. The shell dwellers will soon abandon them so long as there are a few rocks on the floor of the tank for them to take refuge in.

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by Marklar
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: Tropheus ID
Replies: 15
Views: 12681

Re: Tropheus ID

Did anyone get anywhere pinning down which species these are? I ask because I've just got a wild caught group of Tropheus that came to the UK from collection point Namansi which look to be the same as those in the photos
by Marklar
Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calvus/Compressicep Aggression
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Re: Calvus/Compressicep Aggression

The tank is way too small for the Frontosa. It's really not fair on them. Even if they were on their own in the tank, as the Altos begin to form pairs you should expect individuals to be ostracised and should expect losses if they are not rescued. Also surprised that the large Frontosa has not start...
by Marklar
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metriaclima lanisticola
Replies: 19
Views: 6950

Re: Metriaclima lanisticola

As above. They breed just like any other mbuna. Here is a photo of some in the group I used to have. I even managed to source a dozen genuine Lanistes shells for them - those in the photo. They bred well but never particularly bothered with the shells. I found they spit the fry quite early so if wan...
by Marklar
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are these tropheus eating?
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: What are these tropheus eating?

probably something like this

http://www.tafsrl.to/csweb/tropic_tab.html

press-on food tabs.
by Marklar
Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Five New Metriaclima Species Described
Replies: 14
Views: 3553

Re: Five New Metriaclima Species Described

A bit of second guessing, but Metriaclima glaucos, that is Metriaclima sp.'aurora blue' as it was until this year and which I'm pretty certain is the fish that has been sold under the trade name Metriaclima hajomaylandi Cobwe in recent years, at least in the UK, also has a population at Kanjindo Roc...
by Marklar
Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Pseudotropheus livingstonii "likoma"
Replies: 1
Views: 1935

Re: Pseudotropheus livingstonii "likoma"

I've got a group of these guys. They were imported into the UK as Metriaclima livingtonii - likoma shell. I note that Ad Konings now considers M. livingstoni and M. lanisticola as different species whereas previously he took lanisticola to be a junior synonym of livingstonii. These fish would theref...

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