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by fmueller
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Julis guarding eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 1926

Re: Julis guarding eggs

Thanks for the compliments! As I said, they are in a 240G. I guess that qualifies as a good size :D

I got them as BAP fish at an OCA meeting. I forgot who bred them, but I got them for a song. Join you local fish club, and get quality fish for cheap :lol:
by fmueller
Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: 55 Gallon Tanganyika Help/Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 3260

Re: 55 Gallon Tanganyika Help/Advice

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by fmueller
Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: 55 Gallon Tanganyika Help/Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 3260

Re: 55 Gallon Tanganyika Help/Advice

I realize that it is fairly common for keepers of cichlids from Lake Malawi to have 'all male' tanks with many species of fish but only one fish from each species. This allows them to enjoy the colors only the males of many species display. With keepers of cichlids from Lake Tanganyika I have never ...
by fmueller
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Julis guarding eggs
Replies: 5
Views: 1926

Julis guarding eggs

For the last couple of years my 240G has been overrun by Julis. I have the comparatively small species known as Julidochromis marlieri 'Gombe', and they live in the crevices of the rock background I have in that tank. They might not be the most visible fish in the tank, but there are literally hundr...
by fmueller
Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: New tank setup - tankmate help
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Re: New tank setup - tankmate help

Another point to consider is that Tropheus have vastly different diet requirements than the other fish you mentioned. Tropheus need a veggie only diet and you risk them easily developing bloat if fed pellets or flake that contain more protein, like the food that you would normally feed to other Tan...
by fmueller
Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: New tank setup - tankmate help
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Re: New tank setup - tankmate help

90G with calvus, marlieri, and a type of shellies sounds great. An obvious choice to complement these fish would be a type of cyprichromis to populate the upper regions of a tank - that's where the 90G will shine, due to its height! Adding tropheus to this kind of tank is a very bad idea in my exper...
by fmueller
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: L. brevis 'M'toto'
Replies: 0
Views: 899

L. brevis 'M'toto'

I've had L. brevis 'Ikola Sunspot' for many years, and they are fairly common in the hobby in my area (NE Ohio). The other day I got hold of four L. brevis 'M'toto'. At least in these parts that's a more unusual color variety, which is a lot more stripey than the Ikola Sunspot. My four individuals w...
by fmueller
Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: "Lamprologus" ocellatus
Replies: 4
Views: 1563

Re: "Lamprologus" ocellatus

That looks to me as if it should go in a peer reviewed scientific journal, but the question is, is there a journal that publishes stuff like that in Danish? My background is in chemistry, and I know that there are few people left who publish their findings in German. The impact factor is just so muc...
by fmueller
Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Xenotilapia ornatipinnis
Replies: 15
Views: 6124

Re: Xenotilapia ornatipinnis

Congratulation on a good choice! I could not agree more with Alvin's advice - less is often more. If you can restrict yourself to fewer species per tank, that often allows you to see more of the natural behaviors of the species you have chosen. For me, that's what it's all about!
by fmueller
Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: My new aquarium
Replies: 112
Views: 69909

Re: My new aquarium

Very cool! Probably not too many people have successfully kept Tropheus with the rest of the fish on your stocking list, but I guess it goes to show again that unusually large tanks can allow for unusual stocking combinations! If you don't mind a few more questions, how large is your group of Trophe...
by fmueller
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: My new aquarium
Replies: 112
Views: 69909

Re: My new aquarium

That tank caused me sleepless nights the first time I saw pictures of it - I can't figure out how to remodel my basement so it will fit one like it! Absolutely amazing, and simply a dream setup. What's the current stocking list?
by fmueller
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: My tank (Cyprichromis and Enantiopus melanogenys Kilesa)
Replies: 12
Views: 4206

Re: My tank (Cyprichromis and Enantiopus melanogenys Kilesa)

Many thanks for your response. Your English is very good. I know a shop in Germany that has exported fish to China, but I did not ask to what province or city. The store is www.maltavi.de. Their web site is not very good, and only in German, but they have very nice fish. I think they probably sold t...
by fmueller
Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Extravaganza 2010 Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Extravaganza 2010 Photos

I just got a chance to have a closer look at the December Bulletin, and wanted to take the chance to congratulate Kyle on his excellent photo coverage of the 2010 Extravaganza. There are a lot of great shots in the bulletin already, but Kyle wrote he took over 500 of them and will be using them over...
by fmueller
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: Sandsifter/Muddwellers & Cyps
Replies: 3
Views: 2036

Re: Sandsifter/Muddwellers & Cyps

Sorry for getting back to this post so late! @Tim - we will definetely have to do some sort of visit exchange this winter, since I am pretty keen to have a look at your tanks myself! Regarding the cyp tankmates, I have added a colony of L. similis that I picked up at the Extravaganza. I've kept an e...
by fmueller
Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Sand-dwellers and Featherfins
Topic: My tank (Cyprichromis and Enantiopus melanogenys Kilesa)
Replies: 12
Views: 4206

Re: My tank (Cyprichromis and Enantiopus melanogenys Kilesa)

Beautiful fish! I especially like the cyp males. I would also be interested to hear more about the cichlid hobby in Beijing. Here in the US you don't usually see cichlids from Lake Tanganyika in common pet stores. Some people might be lucky and live close to a specialty store, but most of us get the...
by fmueller
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Log Book
Replies: 28
Views: 2981

Re: Log Book

Something i forgot to mention...if you look back at the first pic and see the black coiled tubing; that's my sink/countertop area and that red handled ball valve controls the air to that tube. Because I'm dexterity challenged :lol: , I never have really mastered the snatch~n~twist method of bagging...
by fmueller
Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Log Book
Replies: 28
Views: 2981

Re: Log Book

That's a very neat looking setup, Nick Image
by fmueller
Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fish room addition
Replies: 13
Views: 1865

Re: Fish room addition

I agree with Lew - one of the nicest doors I have seen in a while! I was hoping there would be a fish tank in the picture as well, but I guess I shouldn't ask for too much :lol:
by fmueller
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fish room addition
Replies: 13
Views: 1865

Re: Fish room addition

Sound great, but:

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by fmueller
Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fish room air pump setup
Replies: 44
Views: 8427

Re: Fish room air pump setup

lol...or Mr. Subotnik. I have the article saved on my laptop, I will get it to you this weekend... That was a good article, Mr Subotnik. I recommended it for reading to several people on Cichlid-forum.com, and they seemed to get all the information from it they needed, and then some. I am looking f...

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