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by Darrell Ullisch
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: need Very old images of German Rams
Replies: 0
Views: 39

need Very old images of German Rams

I have been trying to explain to someone that the term "German Blue Ram" is just a re-branding of the common variety of Mikrogeophagus ramirezi, and that the real German Rams were a very different color form. However, I can find no images of real German Rams on the internet - anywhere. I'm talking a...
by Darrell Ullisch
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Noise and vibration affect Paretroplus parental behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 3289

Re: Noise and vibration affect Paretroplus parental behavior

I knew you had a long history with Madagascar species, didn't know if this species was a recent acquisition or not. Obviously not! :) I'm just always interested in the details, thanks!
by Darrell Ullisch
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Noise and vibration affect Paretroplus parental behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 3289

Re: Noise and vibration affect Paretroplus parental behavior

Interesting, but what makes you believe it was the removal of the vibrations and not simply natural maturation of the individuals involved? Your post implied that it was six months after removing the sound before they succeeded, and previously you had been removing eggs to hatch. I've found on some ...
by Darrell Ullisch
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: ID help please
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: ID help please

That's Gymnogeophagus balzanii, a female I think.
by Darrell Ullisch
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: Fish identification
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: Fish identification

That would probably be one of the Flowerhorn x Bloody Parrot crosses. There are a few versions, such as the Kirin, which is usually pretty stunted as well as deformed.
by Darrell Ullisch
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: “Jack Dempsey” Variants & Rocio Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Re: “Jack Dempsey” Variants & Rocio Questions

If you look closer at your link, you will see that there are 4 species. Edit: I see you corrected your post! (I did not realize that spinosissima was moved to Rocio , but apparently I missed that one.) It is one that would have to remain as a distinct species, the other three all look generally like...
by Darrell Ullisch
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: Nomenclature change for cichlasoma
Replies: 6
Views: 1224

Re: Nomenclature change for cichlasoma

You might want to check out this thread from last year (https://www.cichlidae.com/forum/viewtop ... 17&t=18846). Has a lot of the details, and a considerable discussion. The actual paper makes for interesting reading.
by Darrell Ullisch
Tue May 30, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: How do you guys do it? Raise Kh while keeping Ph at neutral?
Replies: 4
Views: 1146

Re: How do you guys do it? Raise Kh while keeping Ph at neutral?

The sole purpose of "Cichlid salts" is to separate your money from you. Jewels are found in water from soft acid to brackish in the wild. They will adapt to whatever you have.
by Darrell Ullisch
Thu May 18, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: More Red Forest Jewel Fry, Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1961

Re: More Red Forest Jewel Fry, Help

It should also be noted that those are not lifalili , which is red on the upper half of the body and bright yellow on the bottom half. Look at the photos in the species listings on this website. These are likely just a very nice strain of Hemichromis guttatus . some fry don't get enough food, and ge...
by Darrell Ullisch
Wed May 17, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: cichlid identification
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: cichlid identification

I'm not sure it's even a Cichlid. Just something about the fish that I can't define from that photo. You might want to look at some Leaffishes, or possibly Datnoides spp.
by Darrell Ullisch
Sat May 06, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: Help identifying my cichlid's please.
Replies: 8
Views: 1568

Re: Help identifying my cichlid's please.

Bas Pels wrote:
heavyhitter wrote:The top fish looks like a female managuensis
or another Parachromis.
Actually, I'd put the probability about 90% on Parachromis loisellei. Also possible would be motaguense or friedrichsthali, but I'd put money on loisellei.
by Darrell Ullisch
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: In Memoriam
Topic: Stanley Howard Weitzman 1927-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

Re: Stanley Howard Weitzman 1927-2017

For the few opportunities I had to talk and visit with Stan, I considered him and Marilyn to be good friends, but I think he had that effect on everyone he met. This was one of the greats of ichthyology, though he did not act like it. For someone of his accomplishments, he was approachable and frien...
by Darrell Ullisch
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Chromidotilapia kingsleyae spawning sequence
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: Chromidotilapia kingsleyae spawning sequence

Couple more shots.
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Female with a mouthful, more to pick up!
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Nice shot of the male
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female prespawning, showing bars
by Darrell Ullisch
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Chromidotilapia kingsleyae spawning sequence
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Chromidotilapia kingsleyae spawning sequence

A couple of years ago, I got 6 of these that were very small, not more than a few months old. Last year I finally figured out that I had 4 males and 2 females (very shy in a single species tank, they hid anytime I was around). I sold 3 males and a female, and kept the best looking pair, which was mo...
by Darrell Ullisch
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Thorichthys pasionis "Laguna Noh"
Replies: 8
Views: 1750

Re: Thorichthys pasionis "Laguna Noh"

Ilyodon are most assuredly not rare in the US. They are currently one of the most common Goodeids around! I couldn't give them away a couple of years ago. They are quite prolific, and the fry are too big to be eaten by most medium sized fish, not to mention too fast. I would be more concerned that ...
by Darrell Ullisch
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Question about the Pseudotropheus Elongatus
Replies: 3
Views: 2385

Re: Question about the Pseudotropheus Elongatus

Mpanga and Chewere are locations, not subspecies. The name "elongatus" has been attached to many probably unrelated species, and the location names are the only current way to identify them so that they can be kept apart. For your analogy, it would be more like Guppies and Guppy-tailed Mollies, and ...
by Darrell Ullisch
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: id ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2134

Re: id ?

I would not place the Geophagus in the altifrons complex due to the large size of the flank spot, which is rather faded on this individual but still much larger than would be found on any altifrons . Someone may be able to ID from these photos, but I'm not that good. I think it needs to mature a yea...
by Darrell Ullisch
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: mouthbrooding severums
Replies: 5
Views: 1594

Re: mouthbrooding severums

That would be a good sized male liberifer.
by Darrell Ullisch
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: mouthbrooding severums
Replies: 5
Views: 1594

Re: mouthbrooding severums

The mouthbrooding forms are the new Heros liberifer . The true Heros severus is not a mouthbrooder, and has an unusual half bar just a couple of bars before the caudal fin. It was only recently re-discovered, and matched to the original description of H. severus . The new name applies to both the so...

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