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by Tom Williams
Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: 120 litres too small?
Replies: 7
Views: 4371

Re: 120 litres too small?

You need to crowd your mbuna, sounds to me that you don't have enough fish so it is easy for one bully to target others. try adding a few other mild mannered mbuna (maybe demasoni), all at once, maybe another 10 and hopefully things should settle down. your idea about c afra in a 50litre tank will n...
by Tom Williams
Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: paratilapia bleekeri spawn?
Replies: 4
Views: 2093

Re: paratilapia bleekeri spawn?

They will spawn succesfully at this size and it is easier to manage them as males will become ultra violent and intollerant towards one another much beyond this size. IMO your tank is too small for 6 fish and would only really hold one pair. The eggs should be viable and produce a few young but you ...
by Tom Williams
Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: Tropheus & Petrochromis
Topic: is it normal for 2 inch tropheus to breed
Replies: 5
Views: 3191

Re: is it normal for 2 inch tropheus to breed

IMO yes but it is unlikely they will hold.
Let nature take it's course and they will hold when they are ready.
good luck
tom
by Tom Williams
Fri May 25, 2007 5:12 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Crenicichla ID
Replies: 11
Views: 2934

These have to be one of the most stunning pairs of fish i have ever seen. Good luck with them, they are amazing!
by Tom Williams
Thu May 24, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Paratheraps fenestratus from 'Lago Catemaco, Mexico'
Replies: 5
Views: 1973

I agree, looks nothing like my fenestratus who has a red head and is now developing his black stripes. looks like a guttulatum or zonatus to me. may be a hybrid?
by Tom Williams
Wed May 16, 2007 5:39 am
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: African Cichlids in 20 G
Replies: 7
Views: 2733

I'd go for a breeding colony of Neolamprologus Brichardi, start with about 4, wait until a pair forms and then watch them breed and intereact as a family unit. It is absolutely fascinating. You may even be able to squeeze in a pair of Julidichromis if you pile rocks at one end for them and leave the...
by Tom Williams
Mon May 14, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Theraps lengtinosum
Replies: 40
Views: 8547

Takes me back about 10 years but i could never get the young to survive. These are the nicest Theraps species though they can get quite large.
by Tom Williams
Fri May 11, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Ptychochromis grandidieri and oligocanthus spawn
Replies: 8
Views: 2979

Grandidieri has been resurrected to hold the Ptychochromis from the Midsection of the Eastern Versant but not those from Fort Dauphin or Manampanihy which are undescribed. In the North Grandidieri is replaced by Pty. Makira and Pty Loiselli. Thus East Coast Gold and East Coast Grey are now both Ptyc...
by Tom Williams
Fri May 11, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Ptychochromis grandidieri and oligocanthus spawn
Replies: 8
Views: 2979

Hi Jose, I still have around 10 of these fish. i distributed about 50 to the European hobby last year. I think the only one's left in the US are those Aleksei has at Denver and his refuse to breed (I think my spawning was a fluke, it was a pond spawning duing an in credible heatwave in teh Uk last y...
by Tom Williams
Thu May 10, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Ptychochromis grandidieri and oligocanthus spawn
Replies: 8
Views: 2979

Well done!

Be prepared for slow growth!

I currently have a pair of Grandideri guarding fry and my Olis are displaying. It must be the time of year!

Tom
by Tom Williams
Wed May 09, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Chaetobranchus flavescens
Replies: 23
Views: 4378

These are great fishes! some came into the Uk and i think David Lowndes has them (may be on here as D Lowndes; certainly on the British Cichlid Association forum as DLOWNDES).
Good luck!
by Tom Williams
Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Sexing P. Maculatus
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

If kept as a pair they will build up a bair bond to a degree but in shoals they will swap partners. It is best to try not to compare them with normal; cichlids and think of them more as etroplines. Yours look cool in shape to me as they are still young; remember they can reach nearly a foot in length.
by Tom Williams
Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Sexing P. Maculatus
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

Paretroplus are very hard to sex unfortunately, Females of the lower bodied damba species sometimes have a larger indentation between the eyes, this may also hold true for the high bodied Damba. You may also find that males have more tassle like genatalia and a normally a little larger than females ...
by Tom Williams
Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Satanoperca cf. mapiritensis?
Replies: 15
Views: 4313

These look to me like a form of Satanoperca cf Leucosticta. To me the body is not tall enough to be maripitensis (though how valid is this as a species anyway?). Satanoperca needs a good deal of sorting out!
by Tom Williams
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Heros ID
Replies: 47
Views: 15422

i'd go with with normal Heros Notatus (or efasciatus, which is correct now?), therer appears to me to be too much red for sp. Inirida but they are still small. I'm 99& sure they are not Heros Severus which is a mouth brooder and they don't look like rotkeil. May be easier to tell in a few monts. Her...
by Tom Williams
Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Golden Trimac
Replies: 12
Views: 2728

I got on to my local wholesaler who supplied this fish. They were brought in from Malaysia as Golden Trimacs. I've had my doubts, the wholesaler also confirmed that some of the fish had red eyes, others blue! Also some had black blotches on them which seemed to dissapear with time. Definitely a hyb...
by Tom Williams
Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:35 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Neetroplus panamense
Replies: 12
Views: 2746

i just got 7 of these about 1inch long so i hope mine become as striking. I love this species.
by Tom Williams
Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Mixing Herichthys species ...
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

I agree with Michael. It likely won't work. You will end up with a few dominant fish which will also likley be stunted due to the bioload. If any pairs form then you may well end up with hybridisation and or full scale war and murder. The major problem in Media Luna is hybridisation between the Heri...
by Tom Williams
Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Cichlid Description Totals for 2006
Replies: 32
Views: 7880

Also Ptychochromoides Katria is now
Katria Katria (Sparks and Stiassny 2006),

so 4 new genera...
by Tom Williams
Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Name?
Replies: 2
Views: 1906

This is an introduced Tilapia. It looks nothing like any other Mada cichlid, much more like Tilapia Louka etc...

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