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by Tom Williams
Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Asian Cichlids
Topic: Etroplus Suratensis
Replies: 4
Views: 7880

Re: Etroplus Suratensis

Finally whilst i was at work on Friday they got it right! The female deposited a huge spawn on some bogwood. The eggs are like grapes on strings and this time pink. They started hatching in the early hours of this morning. http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff173/1cichlid1/Picture006.jpg http://i238...
by Tom Williams
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paretroplus Damii
Replies: 7
Views: 3798

Paretroplus Damii

I have been keeping a beautiful pair of Paretroplus Damii from the West of the Amber Mountain (locally called dridrimena) for a number of years with not much success. Bearing this in mind some friends and I decided to swap the fish around. Next I placed them in my new indoor 'pond' with some central...
by Tom Williams
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Ptychochromis Oligacanthus spawn
Replies: 10
Views: 3774

Re: Ptychochromis Oligacanthus spawn

the wrigglers

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dad displaying with a different female adn 'Nemo' my spare Grandidieri being nosey.

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by Tom Williams
Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Ptychochromis Oligacanthus spawn
Replies: 10
Views: 3774

Re: Ptychochromis Oligacanthus spawn

We now have about 300 wrigglers doing their thing. a few photos of the eggs and parents. http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff173/1cichlid1/oli2.jpg http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff173/1cichlid1/olieggs.jpg http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff173/1cichlid1/oli.jpg http://i238.photobucket.com/a...
by Tom Williams
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Ptychochromis Oligacanthus spawn
Replies: 10
Views: 3774

Ptychochromis Oligacanthus spawn

My Lac Bembazava Olis spawned 2 days ago. i have removed the eggs for artificial hatching. The alpha male is now courting another female who judging from her ovispoitor should spawn today. If this occurs, as it is her first spawning, the eggs will remain to be naturally guarded (i am not a huge fan ...
by Tom Williams
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:22 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Identification of Crenicichla species.
Replies: 15
Views: 5042

Re: Identification of Crenicichla species.

I agree. You need to tell your friend it will eat teh Mikrogeophagus very soon.

regards,
by Tom Williams
Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: stock in my 125 gallon...
Replies: 2
Views: 1673

Re: stock in my 125 gallon...

Hi there, Geophagus Brasiliensis gets to be about 12" and a real bruiser so is not a good mix, sajica and cutteri are very closely related and may hybridise, Rotkeills can get to around 10" but are very peaceful. I'd go for the redhumps (a group of 2 males and 5 females) and a pair of sajicas person...
by Tom Williams
Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Dwarf Cichlids
Topic: compatability
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

Re: compatability

At the moment your Pelvics may decided to decimate your rams which are very delicate. it is a mix i would not try. If you want keep the rams and add some apistos, if you keep the kribs go for something like laetacara dosigerus or even a pair of steaocranus causarius, both interesting and hardy dwarv...
by Tom Williams
Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Lake Victoria Cichlids
Topic: Anyone heard of this species
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Re: Anyone heard of this species

Yup that is what i thought. They are a nice looking fish. The were purported to be F1 but always i am skeptical of these labellings. may only hope is that as they came from an auction the labelling would be more accurate. i wait and see...
by Tom Williams
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Lake Victoria Cichlids
Topic: Anyone heard of this species
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Anyone heard of this species

I picked up 3 species labelled Pundamilla 'Pyphon'. has anyone heard of these? They look very like Pundamilla Neyeri. I reckon they could be an undescribed species from the Python rocks any ideas??? :?
by Tom Williams
Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:04 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Pytchochromis oligacanthus
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Re: Pytchochromis oligacanthus

this should tell you all you need to know.
http://www.cichlidae.info/forum/viewtop ... f=9&t=3122

Mine mainly display in teh evenings and mornings so i agree with you observations.
Courtship to eggs can be days or weeks, it depends how comfortable they feel. They are not prolific fish.
by Tom Williams
Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: could these be ptychochromis mananjeba?
Replies: 8
Views: 2631

Re: could these be ptychochromis mananjeba?

hi we would like to try and breed them if at all poss,has anyboby managed to do that? Yes many times and i have passed fry on for free to other parties. They are easy to breed given hard stable water conditions. they are in rain water mixed with ro water This is no good, it will be too soft and aci...
by Tom Williams
Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Pike questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

Re: Pike questions

chopped earthworm is good as is chopped shrimp, krill and small pellets. water should ideal be not too hard and on the acid side. Overall it must be very clean and well maintained. yes you can keep them in a planted tank. Add tubes or somewhere for teh fish to hide.

good luck
by Tom Williams
Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:53 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: could these be ptychochromis mananjeba?
Replies: 8
Views: 2631

Re: could these be ptychochromis mananjeba?

To me, these are definately the mainland Oligacanthus. The body shape is wrong for the Nossie Be fish and the colour is wrong. I have both types and am fairly confident with this assessment. good luck with them and try not to mix them with other Oligacanthus. BTW i would be suprised if these were ex...
by Tom Williams
Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: My new toy
Replies: 1
Views: 1511

My new toy

This is what my partner gave me for my birthday. http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff173/1cichlid1/newtank.jpg It measures 9 ft x 30 inches x 24 inches water height (280cm x 75 cm x61cm) . I also got a 2500lph pump for water changes. I am using 3 x 300 watt heaters (shielded behind a polystyrene se...
by Tom Williams
Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: protecting carpet from tank crush
Replies: 1
Views: 1500

Re: protecting carpet from tank crush

Polystyrene under the tank base helps. If it is on a stand then a flat piece of board with polystyrene also helps to reduce carpet or floor damage.
hope this helps.
by Tom Williams
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: Help ID, please!
Replies: 4
Views: 2137

Re: Help ID, please!

I think that this is a Malabar Leaffish, sorry i can't remember the scientific name but it is a species of Pristolepis.
This is a gorgeous and rare fish which can be a little delicate. it will eat small fish so be careful. Unfortunatley not much is written about it.
by Tom Williams
Tue Jun 19, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Dwarf Cichlids
Topic: Waiving the Flag...
Replies: 4
Views: 2220

Re: Waiving the Flag...

Still very popular in the UK with some particularly good specimens right now, L Dosigera does seem to be becoming more popular. Dwarfs seem to be having something of a rennaisance here.
tom
by Tom Williams
Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:44 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: ID of geophagus
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Re: ID of geophagus

I'd agree, Steindachneri female. def not pelligrini or crasillibris.
by Tom Williams
Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: ID request
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Re: ID request

from the hpotos looks like cyphotilapia frontosa though could be gibberosa the picture is a little small for me to be sure. Grows big about 15 inches and needs a l;arge tank 48x24x24 miniumum. eats small fish and is especially fond of Mbuna in captivity 8) and cyprichromis and lamprologus in tangany...

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