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by Don Hiatt
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Filtration
Topic: Protein skimming for freshwater.
Replies: 15
Views: 39152

Re: Protein skimming for freshwater.

There are all sorts of dissolved metabolic material in freshwater. It was obvious to me that protein skimming would work in a freshwater setup under certain conditions. I frequently get foam buildup on the surface of my tank after large feedings. I think it all boils down to flow vs exposure time to...
by Don Hiatt
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Wild fish from Mexico??
Replies: 0
Views: 995

Wild fish from Mexico??

Are tropical fish exports coming out of Mexico?
I have been seeing allot of f1 and wild caught Mexican fish for sale recently.

Has anything changed as far as the legalities of collecting and bringing fish out of Mexico?
by Don Hiatt
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Mesonauta ID and Male/Female
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Re: Mesonauta ID and Male/Female

cichla wrote:Hi Pablo, Dear all,
Well, concerning the bar pattern (which is seen only in the very first few secs of the video) it is Mesonauta mirificus. Since this species is distributed in the western Amazon (Peru) these specimens (shown there) are likely indeed M. mirificus.
Cheers, Cichla


Agreed.
by Don Hiatt
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Mesonauta ID and Male/Female
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

Re: Mesonauta ID and Male/Female

cichla wrote:Hi Pablo, Dear all,
Well, concerning the bar pattern (which is seen only in the very first few secs of the video) it is Mesonauta mirificus. Since this species is distributed in the western Amazon (Peru) these specimens (shown there) are likely indeed M. mirificus.
Cheers, Cichla


Agreed.
by Don Hiatt
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Advice & ID on Andinoacara Rivulatus (Green Terror)
Replies: 3
Views: 2031

Re: Advice & ID on Andinoacara Rivulatus (Green Terror)

From what I have read, these fish are mostly riverine in nature. The tank has a river like layout, plus you appear to have nice current produced by the pump. You may want to consider adding some hiding places. Green terrors are all Andinoacara. http://www.cichlidae.com/species.php?id=4 Asyou can see...
by Don Hiatt
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Cichlid Temps Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2308

Re: Cichlid Temps Question

I think you should be fine as long as you make sure your tanks are well filtered and oxygenated. Keep in mind that the metabolism in a cold blooded animal like a fish is going to running faster and producing more waste at higher temperatures. Long term exposure to high temperatures has been known to...
by Don Hiatt
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Guapotes from Panama.
Replies: 25
Views: 8015

Re: Guapotes from Panama.

Hello all, I recently returned to keeping Cichlids again. So my first post back, im dredging up this old post. I recently was able to get hands on two small "F1 black umbiferums" from a dealer in NJ. The fish look exactly like the "Cichlasoma Sp. Sambu" found in Ad Konings book Ciichlids of Central ...
by Don Hiatt
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: Scuds - not cichlids
Replies: 14
Views: 6121

Re: Scuds - not cichlids

I guess the only way to find out is to try???
by Don Hiatt
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: Scuds - not cichlids
Replies: 14
Views: 6121

Re: Scuds - not cichlids

Maybe try some killifish forms??? Unfortunately, a Google search of "use of amphipods to keep killifish eggs clean" yields this thread as the top search result. I did come across this posting in my search. Looks like a good starting point at finding your scuds at least. http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bi...
by Don Hiatt
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Caquetaia kraussi - You Gotta See This!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1664

Re: Caquetaia kraussi - You Gotta See This!!!

I guess the foster parent has changed his views on babysitting huh??
by Don Hiatt
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Help identify dwarf pike
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

Re: Help identify dwarf pike

It seems we all pretty much agree that your fish are a member of the crenicichla notophthalmus group. I think you can rest assured that none of these fish get much over 4". In fact, I have never seen nothos bigger than that. A quick search of Google turned up this from Fishbase: Size / Weight / Age ...
by Don Hiatt
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Lake Victoria Cichlids
Topic: Question on crossbreeding
Replies: 3
Views: 2937

Re: Question on crossbreeding

I maintained a colony of P. nyererei alongside a group of A. "Thick Skin" for several years without any issues with cross breeding. Both of the species you mentioned (nyererei and latifasciata) have fairly unique color patterns, so I feel that they should not confuse each other as being conspecifics...
by Don Hiatt
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Lamrologus Ocellatus Gold - Picts and Video
Replies: 9
Views: 5058

Re: Lamrologus Ocellatus Gold - Picts and Video

Very nic pics and fish. One of my favorite species. I had a small group of these fish about ten years ago, but ended up losing them during a power outage caused by a bad storm in my area. I remember them being full of personality and especially enjoyed watching them relocate their shells in response...
by Don Hiatt
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Help identify dwarf pike
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

Re: Help identify dwarf pike

The first fish resembles crenicichla notophthalmus.
by Don Hiatt
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Guianacara geayi pics
Replies: 40
Views: 15402

Re: Guianacara geayi pics

Some pictures of mine Guianacara geayi, 'oyapock' the colors are breeding colors but not at all photoshoped other than autokontrast As you can see they do have the bar over the eye that is reduced to a spot which would point towards dacrya, but on the other hand they do now show the black on dorsal...
by Don Hiatt
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Menarambo love!
Replies: 2
Views: 1945

Re: Menarambo love!

Very nice.
by Don Hiatt
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Help ID parachromis
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

Re: Help ID parachromis

Philippe Burnel wrote:Anymay not a Parachromis.
Seems to be an hybrid
Agreed.
by Don Hiatt
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Pipe Dream!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 8033

Re: Pipe Dream!!!

Sad.
by Don Hiatt
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: Scuds - not cichlids
Replies: 14
Views: 6121

Re: Scuds - not cichlids

I recall some years ago that someone among the killifish hobbyists was trying to use amphipods to keep the killifish eggs clean to prevent fungus, and because infertile eggs got soft, they were able to eat those. However, I don't remember it as the standard scuds that were being used. Haven't heard...
by Don Hiatt
Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: Scuds - not cichlids
Replies: 14
Views: 6121

Re: Scuds - not cichlids

Wikipedia has this to say about Amphipods.

"Most amphipods are detritivores or scavengers,[4] with some being grazers of algae, omnivores or predators[5] on small insects and crustaceans.[4] Food is grasped with the front two pairs of legs which are armed with large claws."

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