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by Mark Smith
Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Anyone Keeping The Iranian Cichlid - Iranocichla Hormuzensis
Replies: 49
Views: 23786

Nandus It seems to make sense that describer of I. hormuzensis would be the best authority on the matter. I couldn't agree with you more. I also agree with what you had to say about Axelrod for the most part, except for the assumption that he should have spent more time checking the facts. That woul...
by Mark Smith
Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Anyone Keeping The Iranian Cichlid - Iranocichla Hormuzensis
Replies: 49
Views: 23786

Thanks Nandu Brian is definitely the one for some good info on this cichlid. You would be surprized just how many people, including students of ichthyology and fish and game personnel in the U.S., believe what Axelrod has to say about fish as well as his labeling of fish photos. Its a real shame, ac...
by Mark Smith
Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Anyone Keeping The Iranian Cichlid - Iranocichla Hormuzensis
Replies: 49
Views: 23786

Thanks Gentlemen Thanks for the responses guys, on this intriguing little cichlid. Nandus, just a quick thought for you. Axelrod would be the last person's writings that I would even begin to consider. He is surprisingly ignorant when it comes to cichlids, and when he owned TFH Publications, would l...
by Mark Smith
Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Rare Xenotilapia in the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 3657

Thanks Paolo for pinpointing the issue for Thomas.

Hope you find my old book of some use.
by Mark Smith
Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: New Neolamprologus
Replies: 21
Views: 7883

It seems like the recently described N. cancellatus may be a hybrid. I did find it odd that the authors made no mention of this fish's resemblance to the genus Telmatochromis, but instead, made lengthy comparsions and constrasts to various Neolamprologus species.

Mark
by Mark Smith
Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Anyone Keeping The Iranian Cichlid - Iranocichla Hormuzensis
Replies: 49
Views: 23786

Anyone Keeping The Iranian Cichlid - Iranocichla Hormuzensis

Hello all:

Just thought I would post a query to see if anyone out their in the world is keeping this beautiful, dwarf-sized tilapiine. I think there is a photo of a live one, (or freshly killed specimen) on Fishbase. A very attractive species.

Mark Smith
by Mark Smith
Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: can someone help identify this fish?
Replies: 3
Views: 2427

Hi Jubal

I couldn't help but notice the name Jubal Early. Are you a Civil War buff??

Mark
by Mark Smith
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Rare Xenotilapia in the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 3657

Thomas In my estimation, if the collectors really wanted to, they could bring out most of the Xeno's known. But for some reason(s) they won't. As I've said repeatedly to many people and in my articles, if they would collect fish at night, or at least seine at night along a sandy beach at night, they...
by Mark Smith
Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Photos of X. sp. red princess in its natural habitat
Replies: 102
Views: 63856

Thomas

Either way, I love seeing such interesting photos. I hope we will be able to see more of the deepwater shots!

I just sent you an answer on your X. longsipinnis query.


Mark
by Mark Smith
Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Rare Xenotilapia in the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 3657

Hello again Thomas Mark Smith here again. Back in the early 1990's, when I briefly worked for Cichlid News Magazine, Laif got in X. longsipinnis, but he did not know what it was, nor did I at the time. I photographed it and the photo appeared in one of the early issues of Cichlid News Magazine. I ca...
by Mark Smith
Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Photos of X. sp. red princess in its natural habitat
Replies: 102
Views: 63856

Hi Paolo Great shot of R. calliurus, thanks for putting it up for us to see. In the originial description of B. centropomoides, it shows a completely clear, patternless anal fin. In the photo submitted by Thomas, it shows some coloring on the anal fin. Also, the photo shows the characteristic horizo...
by Mark Smith
Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Photos of X. sp. red princess in its natural habitat
Replies: 102
Views: 63856

Hi Thomas Thanks so much for the great shots of more deepwater Tanganyikan cichlids!! Very tantilizing to say the least! I think the first photo of what is being callled Greenwoodochromis sp. is actually either Limnochromis abeelei or staneri. That new Neolamprologus is very nice, and it reminds me ...
by Mark Smith
Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:18 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Photos of X. sp. red princess in its natural habitat
Replies: 102
Views: 63856

Hello Thomas and Evert Thanks, Thomas, for sharing the latest photos from Evert! You have really aroused my curiosity now.....Evert, may I ask you what other interesting species of cichlids, or non-cichlids, did you see and or photograph at 50 meters depth??? Any additional photos you wish to share?...
by Mark Smith
Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Trematocara
Replies: 88
Views: 27570

HI Thomas Good to hear back from you. I hope you will find my article acceptable. There is so much to know about these cichlids, and I think we have all really just scratched the surface in learning about them. I would love to ask some of the collectors on the lake why they will not make more of an ...
by Mark Smith
Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Diplotaxodon ecclesi pictures
Replies: 27
Views: 5573

Ebsen

Greetings Finally, we can now see a live Diplotaxodon in captivity!!! It sure took a long time for that to happen. What's even more amazing is that this species, D. limnothrissa, is the most plentiful cichlid species in all of Lake Malawi, with an estimated adult population at around 1,500,000,000! ...
by Mark Smith
Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:04 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Trematocara
Replies: 88
Views: 27570

Hi Thomas Hello, my name is Mark Smith. I just found this web site for the fist time and saw your inquiry on Trematocara species. I wrote a lengthy article on T. stigmaticum in the August 2003 issue of TFH magazine. I did successfully spawn this fish regularly, and only lost my entire spawning colon...

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