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by illustrator
Tue May 18, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Honduran Red Point x C. cutteri (?)
Replies: 12
Views: 2756

Re: Honduran Red Point x C. cutteri (?)

Secondly, HRP males, as all convicts (convicts were taken out of Cryptoheros, to their own genus, Amatitlania, but this genus met a lot of comments. I write convicts to refer to convicts, while intending not to go into the validity of Amatitlania) are turned on by the orange/red scales convict fema...
by illustrator
Thu May 06, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: México film?
Replies: 70
Views: 9811

Re: México film?

are there any goodeids in this film?
by illustrator
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Goodeids & Cichlids ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1989

Re: Goodeids & Cichlids ?

May I ask wich Goodeids you had with which Cryptoheros?
by illustrator
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Goodeids & Cichlids ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1989

Goodeids & Cichlids ?

Dear all, Who has tried combining Goodeids (e.g. Ameca splendens ; Xenotoca eiseni ...) with cichlids and which species combinations worked and which didn't work? I am aware that Goodeids (at least some species under some circomstances) can be serious fin-nippers, but also that such combinations man...
by illustrator
Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Ameca splendens
Replies: 16
Views: 3106

Re: Ameca splendens

OK, somewhat off-topic (but not much more than the rest of this subject ...): I would like to continue discussing Goodeids on the forum of http://www.goodeids.com but I get the following: "waiting for this account to be activated by an administrator ... " and I have been trying to subscribe twice (w...
by illustrator
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Back to convicts
Topic: 2: the aquarium stream (Austria)
Replies: 41
Views: 21923

Re: 2: the aquarium stream (Austria)

Impressions from a flash-visit to the stream, today: stream.jpg stream2.jpg ob.jpg stripes.jpg Seen, but not photographed: a leucistic (orange) chinese algae eater ( Gyrinocheilus aymonieri ), about 25 giebel carp ( Carassius gibelio ) and a roach ( Rutilus rutilus , this is a native species). And o...
by illustrator
Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Ameca splendens
Replies: 16
Views: 3106

Re: Ameca splendens

With some searching I come to the following list, which probably contains errors and certainly is not complete: Ameca splendens Goodea atripinnis atripinnis Skiffia francescae Skiffia bilineata Zoogeneticus tequila Zoogeneticus quitzoensis Xenotoca melanosoma Ilyodon furcidens amecae Aloophorus sp. ...
by illustrator
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Cichlid Conservation
Topic: Cichlid Conservation thru ACA CARES Program
Replies: 23
Views: 11401

Re: Cichlid Conservation thru ACA CARES Program

Dear all, I wonder about two species in the CARES list, neither of which is a cichlid. Maybe there are parallel cases with cichlids, but I don't know the species well enough to tell. these species are: white cloud minnow, Tanichthys albonubes (one of the most numerous fish in general aquarium trade)...
by illustrator
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Back to convicts
Topic: future of this blog?
Replies: 0
Views: 1808

future of this blog?

OK, it's a fact. I don't have cichlids anymore - again. The desicion was tough. Elsewere on this blog you can read how I came to this desicion. The aquarium is not empty: there are still a few aging zebrafish ( Danio rerio ) and a Chinese algae eater (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri). And algae, and a few s...
by illustrator
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Back to convicts
Topic: 8: convict companions
Replies: 15
Views: 9722

Re: 8: convict companions

Even after stopping to keep the species (due to a combination of disease problems - partly solved by keeping only a single pair - and extreme shyness- caused by keeping only a single pair), I still like to add some notes here and there. As problems seemed to multibly, I had more and more algae growi...
by illustrator
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Back to convicts
Topic: 5: which species could it be? (Austrian population)
Replies: 9
Views: 4070

Re: 5: which species could it be? (Austrian population)

Even after stopping to keep the species (due to a combination of disease problems - partly solved by keeping only a single pair - and extreme shyness- caused by keeping only a single pair), i still like to add some notes here and there. In the aquarium the male became very difficult to photograph, s...
by illustrator
Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Ameca splendens
Replies: 16
Views: 3106

Re: Ameca splendens

http://www.goodeiden.de/html/splendens.html On this website there is a note that numerous A. splendens were found at the spring of Rio Teuchitlan in December 1999. From the text I have no reason to believe that they would be reintroduced: so I suppose this is a natural population. This note is not (...
by illustrator
Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Cichlid Conservation
Topic: Cichlid Conservation thru ACA CARES Program
Replies: 23
Views: 11401

Re: Cichlid Conservation thru ACA CARES Program

I got through in some way ... :D
by illustrator
Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Cichlid Conservation
Topic: Cichlid Conservation thru ACA CARES Program
Replies: 23
Views: 11401

Re: Cichlid Conservation thru ACA CARES Program

I tried to contact mrs Dickinson, but my mail bounced back with a very complex computer generated message. I believe that it tried to tell that my mail was forewarded (I mailed to the e-mail address that is all over the CARES page) and that the second mail address has a spamfilter which rejects mess...
by illustrator
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Cichlid Conservation
Topic: Cichlid Conservation thru ACA CARES Program
Replies: 23
Views: 11401

Re: Cichlid Conservation thru ACA CARES Program

can someone tell if there is any connection between C.A.R.E.S. and the Austrian program: http://www.austria-aqua.net/Content-pa- ... pid-9.html

It looks to me like both are doing pretty much the same ...
by illustrator
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Ameca splendens
Replies: 16
Views: 3106

Re: Ameca splendens

As far as I know the Goodeidae hardly co-occur with any other fish group in nature. But maybe the Mexican collegues can shed some more light on this?

Also, A. splendens is formally regarded as endangered, but I never heard or read that it was considered extinct in the wild.
by illustrator
Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Cichlid Conservation
Topic: C.A.R.E.S. and CRC catalogue integrated
Replies: 8
Views: 4329

Re: C.A.R.E.S. and CRC catalogue integrated

I could imagine that you take the IUCN-list for classification and then make a shorter list of species which you more strongly recommend for captive-breeding programs. The original IUCN-classification can stay intact. I mean: first recommend species that are extinct in the wild, but represented in t...
by illustrator
Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Cichlid Conservation
Topic: Cichlid Conservation thru ACA CARES Program
Replies: 23
Views: 11401

Re: Cichlid Conservation thru ACA CARES Program

To me it's not very complicated. Of course, fish become domesticated during generations of aquarium selection. And they lose genetic variability, and they very likely aquire new diseases (from other fish). You can keep a fish species for many generations in captivity (even though it changes), but if...
by illustrator
Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Cichlid Conservation
Topic: C.A.R.E.S. and CRC catalogue integrated
Replies: 8
Views: 4329

Re: C.A.R.E.S. and CRC catalogue integrated

Is there any contact between C.A.R.E.S. and other organisations that try to do similar things with different animal groups - or plants for that matter - ? I hope I remember it correctly, but I think that te World Pheasant Association and several waterfowl/wildfowl clubs have species maintainance pro...
by illustrator
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:05 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Parachromis Motaguensis
Replies: 12
Views: 2448

Re: Parachromis Motaguensis

for a while there was a distinction between hybrid (cross between species) and mongrel/bastard (cross between breeds within a domesticated species). Then we started to be very unclear about what a "species" is (actually, that wasn't entirely clear from the beginning). And so, if we can't be sure wha...

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