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by sidguppy
Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:43 am
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: Help ID ???
Replies: 16
Views: 8970

second one is a Tropheus sp Black.

COULD be a Rutunga, but I have my doubts.....
by sidguppy
Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:30 am
Forum: Cichlid Conservation
Topic: Labrochromis ishmaeli
Replies: 8
Views: 10015

no pics at all there; just a LOT of banners, links and a smiley-riddled forum without a single pic :roll: However; http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4d826b3127cce9c2b1f1e37fe00000016108ActGrVo0atA Labrochromis ishmaeli male displaying; the female is visible behind the male. I've seen "nest"build...
by sidguppy
Sun Oct 24, 2004 3:43 am
Forum: Cichlid Conservation
Topic: Labrochromis ishmaeli
Replies: 8
Views: 10015

I've seen my first female carrying eggs!

finally!
by sidguppy
Sun Oct 24, 2004 3:40 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Simochromis diagramma
Replies: 2
Views: 3073

I would say that sticking them with the Petro's is a good choice; the agression can spread (8 is a small group), and you're already feeding the right food (OSI or something, or else your Petro's would explode). They're kinda 'shallow water Tropheus'. From the planted area, near the shore. for extens...
by sidguppy
Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:54 am
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: Tropheus in a 150
Replies: 5
Views: 5480

I would NEVER mix Tropheus sp "Black" (any variety) with Kaisers of any kind...they're too closely related (Kaiser are viewed by many authors -not Konings- as a "black" variety), and if hybrids occur, you're up to your ears in aufwuchs-manure. with Kaiser/Ikola, go for a duboisi, moori or polli-vari...
by sidguppy
Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:29 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: lake tang plants?
Replies: 7
Views: 5321

Hydrilla verticillata too, wich is very easy to keep and grows like anything, but it might be hard-to-get (I've got loads of this). If you 'add' the surrounding area's of Lake Tanganyika (the swamps and riverdelta's and little streams emptying in the lake), you can safely add: Nymphea lotus (Tigerli...
by sidguppy
Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: snail snack?
Replies: 4
Views: 3108

few cichlids eat snails; however there's a very pretty Tanganyikan that DOES eat them: Neolamprologus tretocephalus. Now you might hear all kinds of scary stories about this fish misbehaving very badly with a huge overload on nasty characteristics..... They're ALL TRUE if you have a pair ! A single ...
by sidguppy
Tue Sep 07, 2004 1:24 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Help stocking my new Lake Tang. tank
Replies: 4
Views: 3849

J transcriptus Gombe doesn't exist; it's a misnamed dwarfvariety, and SHOULD be called J marlieri Gombe....... And that's your fly in the ointment; it really behaves like a true marlieri too; boisterous and often quite agressive, especially if you have F1's wich I did. On the other hand; 250L is eno...
by sidguppy
Tue Sep 07, 2004 1:06 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: The Unknown Jumbo Cyp....
Replies: 0
Views: 2021

The Unknown Jumbo Cyp....

friend of mine recently bought a wildcaught breeding colony of a certain "Jumbo" variety. the problem is however, wich one? he bought it as "Chaitika", but that one isn't on the "map" at all...... They remind me a lot more of the elusive "Kigoma" (of wich both a Jumbo and a leptosoma type exist wich...
by sidguppy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: Any Tips?
Replies: 9
Views: 6571

Hi Barbie, just stumbled across this.... You do realize you're pretty limited for tank mates that are suitable to go with them, right? Hi Monty, adding tankmates to Tropheus is a trick, and the trick is what and how you feed your fish. There are a few "unwritten" rules, so I'd better write them down...
by sidguppy
Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:17 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Help stocking my new Lake Tang. tank
Replies: 4
Views: 3849

instead of stocking up on rockdwellers, you might think about adding Paracyprichromis nigripinnis; aka Blue Neon. IMO daffodils are too agressive for that tank; all "brichardi" like cichlids spawn like rabbits, let siblings stay near to form family-groups with the elders and as a result form HUGE te...
by sidguppy
Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:30 am
Forum: Cichlid Conservation
Topic: Labrochromis ishmaeli
Replies: 8
Views: 10015

Labrochromis ishmaeli

anybody else besides me who has this fish? I'm talking of course about the TRUE ishmaeli, not the red-yellow striped fish sold as such... currently I have 4 males and 2 females. odd numbers, but I only got 7 youngsters, one died a long time ago. They're supposed to be snaileaters. unfortunately they...

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