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by Tom Williams
Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: New Temensis peacock photos
Replies: 11
Views: 2279

:shock: :shock: :shock:

These are seriously nice cichla!
by Tom Williams
Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:34 am
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Konye (Konia Eisentrauti) and unusual juvenille colour sport
Replies: 2
Views: 2013

I used to have Stomatepia but lost them, these few young are certainly as dark as my Stomatepia were. no photos at present but can try.
by Tom Williams
Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:51 am
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Konye (Konia Eisentrauti) and unusual juvenille colour sport
Replies: 2
Views: 2013

Konye (Konia Eisentrauti) and unusual juvenille colour sport

As some of you probably know, i hold 3 breeding colonies of these delightful fish. Out of a recent bunch of fry maybe 4 months old, i have noticed that a few fish are not coloured as their parents but are completely black with red eyes and fin tips. :huh: I can be sure their parents are the real mcc...
by Tom Williams
Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: New discovery in Mada
Replies: 6
Views: 3927

This was my thoughts . I'm afraid I can't get to Madfish at the moment but wanted to share my views on the new Paretroplus. I have looked at the photos and it seems the Kieneri and sp. cf. Tsimoly are quite removed from their type locations. The Kieneri resembles the others but it is interesting to ...
by Tom Williams
Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:00 am
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Tilapia bythobates or Tilapia snyderae
Replies: 7
Views: 4454

Snyderae has a shorter lower jaw when compared with the other Bermin Tilapia and also a deep red bellied female morph. I again am dubious over whether this is enough to define a species we'll see in the future.. BTW i picked up some Snyderae from Anton (Lamboj) which grew to nearly 6 inches totoal l...
by Tom Williams
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Another spawning
Replies: 15
Views: 4910

I give up now! I can see the pictures on Photobucket but they are not loading properly here.. Any ideas?

I'm off for the night...
by Tom Williams
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Another spawning
Replies: 15
Views: 4910

OK second attempt. This is Dad he's about 6 inches long: http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p53/Damba1/ptyolimale.jpg This is Mum, she's about 4.5 inches. http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p53/Damba1/ptyolifemale.jpg You can just see the babies in the pictures (sorry about the quality) here is some...
by Tom Williams
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Another spawning
Replies: 15
Views: 4910

I hope that this works but am not that hot with IT. (It didn't work).. But here is a link to the pictures themselves... If anyone can get them into teh post let me know! Tom http://cichlid.ipbhost.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=134 http://cichlid.ipbhost.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=...
by Tom Williams
Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Konia Eisentrauti
Replies: 0
Views: 1711

Konia Eisentrauti

Well after much trying and coaxing, this summer my Konia have finally come up trumps. They are nearly full grown at 5inches and sporting attractive if somewhat subtle colours, the blue lips and green back being particularly attractive. The sexes are very similar though i can tell my females as her g...
by Tom Williams
Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: Equipment, Supplies, Books and DIY
Topic: How many tanks do you have?
Replies: 34
Views: 15819

Only 7 right now with 2 tropical ponds in the summer. The fish are: Paretoplus Damii Paretroplus Menarambo Ptychochromis Insolitus Ptychochromis Oligacanthus Ptychochromis Grandidieri Ptychohcromis sp. East Coast Gold Paratilapia sp Fiamanga Etroplus sp Suratensis (wild Sri Lankan) Tropheus Duboisi ...
by Tom Williams
Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:27 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Cryptoheros spilurus
Replies: 14
Views: 2430

I always figured the opposite...maybe they all started as one species...say spilirus just for an example, and morphed from this species as they spread geographically and adapted to the local environment, rather then several species becoming similar over time. Just a thought Possible but my Cutteri ...
by Tom Williams
Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Divided (see also Paratilapia sp. "Andapa")
Replies: 12
Views: 3842

Cool! Just watch out if/when you try an introduction. Be good to get some size on her so she can stand up better to the male.
by Tom Williams
Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:12 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Divided (see also Paratilapia sp. "Andapa")
Replies: 12
Views: 3842

They should be fine (as long as you don't salt your water) and perk her up somewhat.
by Tom Williams
Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Divided (see also Paratilapia sp. "Andapa")
Replies: 12
Views: 3842

When kept alone and stressed Paratilapia have the unfortunate habit of lying on their sides and playing dead, much to the annoyance of their owners. She should be ok. Chuck some large tiger barbs or other dithers in and see if she comes round. She is probably just slowly recovering from her beating ...
by Tom Williams
Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paratilapia sp. "Andapa"
Replies: 4
Views: 2539

unfortunately you are totally correct. What about hand feeding the female so she gets her share, you could keep the male away with your hand / a net as you do it...
by Tom Williams
Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paratilapia sp. "Andapa"
Replies: 4
Views: 2539

Hi Franco, More fishes is a bad idea as the male would in all likelihood kill them. It sounds like you do have a pair with a rather over dominant male. Can you get a partial divider in as in the type one would use for Central American cichlids, then you can concentrate on feeding up the female. Unfo...
by Tom Williams
Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:19 am
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: size question
Replies: 11
Views: 1938

Wayne Liebel some years ago talked about an Umbie that topped out at 30 inches (75 cm) but in aquaria I have seen them at about 60cm. The Oscar about 18 inches (45cm) whilst 12-14 (30-35) is much more normal. Cichla species vary between 45 cm and allegedly 100cm. All tankbusters that need huge aquar...
by Tom Williams
Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:17 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: ID Me Please
Replies: 7
Views: 2979

Luckily I don't think they've made it here yet (the uk that is). I'd agree with the Swordtails idea.
by Tom Williams
Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Feeding frontosas with live fishes...
Replies: 8
Views: 2181

It may be cool to watch but it is uneccessary for a captive fish. If you want to watch him hunt, wobble frozen prawns on a spike but please don't use feeders unless it is absolutely necesarry. Fronts in the trade are now loads of generations away from the natural fish and will eat and enjoy anything...
by Tom Williams
Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: General Cichlids
Topic: ID Me Please
Replies: 7
Views: 2979

May be wrong but it looks like a white / xanthistic convict to me. If so could be aggressive and you need to be careful. The headshape is wrong for a parrot "cichlid". 10 gallon is a little small for a pair of these fish as they can reach 5 or so inches. Good tank mates would be a couple of swordtai...

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