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by Grummie2
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Tomocichla asfraci: Gone forever?
Replies: 30
Views: 3049

Re: Tomocichla asfraci: Gone forever?

I'm having a very small amount of luck breeding these, only 2 fry from the only viable spawn so far. I'm in the UK, so it's not much use to you really.....
by Grummie2
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Tomocichla asfraci
Replies: 31
Views: 3768

Re: Tomocichla asfraci

Here's a couple of pics of the 2 remaining fry from the spawn. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v363/Grummie2/6-1-10032.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v363/Grummie2/6-1-10023.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v363/Grummie2/6-1-10031.jpg The parents have spawned twice since, one spawn inf...
by Grummie2
Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Tomocichla Asfraci pre-spawn pics
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Tomocichla Asfraci pre-spawn pics

Fantastic shots Norcal !! Fingers crossed for a viable spawn soon !!
by Grummie2
Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:35 am
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: Cichla Help - Hemorrhaging, Lethargic, Upside-Down, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 4082

Re: Cichla Help - Hemorrhaging, Lethargic, Upside-Down, etc.

Large cichla have a reputation for not travelling well, they soon succumb to stress and rapid water quality changes. If this fish had fed prior to shipping then there's a good chance its problems are ammonia related (fin burn is a give away). The salt and melafix should sort that out (but the damage...
by Grummie2
Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:24 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Tomocichla asfraci
Replies: 31
Views: 3768

Re: Tomocichla asfraci

Congrats! I am curious about what kind of dressing they are showing when having fry. Any chance for a picture? Sorry Matthijs, I didn't get a picture of them in breeding dress, but I didn't notice much difference anyway.. Here's pics of the pair and fry.... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v363/Gr...
by Grummie2
Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Tomocichla asfraci
Replies: 31
Views: 3768

Re: Tomocichla asfraci

Thanks Chaps ! Dave, I think a nice half dozen is a nicer number ! 8) . Thanks Dan, I've upped the turnover on the wriggler tank and I'm going to add a powerhead w/venturi on the parents tank to increase flow and oxygen. The eggs may well do better if their supply of o2 is greater like it would be i...
by Grummie2
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Tomocichla asfraci
Replies: 31
Views: 3768

Tomocichla asfraci

I've finally got wrigglers from my pair after many failures. There's only about 100 from a spawn of 500+ but it's a start. I hope this is a sign that the male is maturing and the viability will increase in (hopefully) future spawns. I had to remove the eggs from the pair as they were fighting and no...
by Grummie2
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: Gold Severum symptoms
Replies: 9
Views: 6376

Re: Gold Severum symptoms

Hi Lidria. The advice in the above posts still hold true for me, make sure your filters are cleaned out (in old tank water) and the substrate vacc'd. Interpet 9 is worth a shot, but if there's no improvement after the course then switch to 'octozin' (in the UK) or 'metronidozole' in the US. The chan...
by Grummie2
Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Thorichthys ID please
Replies: 19
Views: 7047

Re: Thorichthys ID please

To me they look most like T. 'mixteco green'. I've not seen these available from Rapps for a while though, which is the only thing that causes me doubt. I'll ckeck this site for my pics of these (if they're still on).

found it...

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by Grummie2
Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Altum or not?
Replies: 73
Views: 19038

Re: Altum or not?

The difference is down to age IMO, I don't think the altums pug nose really develops until adulthood. Either way, we'll know for sure (?) in a few months time (my guess is still altum). It's strange how we accept different 'races' of scalare but don't seem to mention 'races' of altum as readily.
by Grummie2
Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: my mexican cichlids tank...
Replies: 6
Views: 4518

Re: my mexican cichlids tank...

Fantastic looking tank ! Are all the fish wild caught by you ? Any chance of pics of the zonatum and the hartwegi ?
by Grummie2
Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Altum or not?
Replies: 73
Views: 19038

Re: Altum or not?

I must say I'm very surprised, these do not look like any scalare I've seen, wild or not. You're the man Heiko, but what features on these fish make them not altums?
by Grummie2
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: Altum or not?
Replies: 73
Views: 19038

Re: Altum or not?

Nice altums ! They're pretty hard to come by, I'd snap 'em up !
by Grummie2
Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: Cichlidarium
Topic: Disaster in the Cichlidarium all over again
Replies: 47
Views: 14513

Re: Disaster in the Cichlidarium all over again

At least this time there's no broken glass involved! With the fix you could try a 40mm x 10mm x width of glass 'fillet' on the bottom of the tank and also a strip of glass connecting the top strap to the tank side (if you can't move the strap to connect to the side). That should add some extra stren...
by Grummie2
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: WILD CAUGHT URUGUAYAN CICHLIDS!!!!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 4851

Re: WILD CAUGHT URUGUAYAN CICHLIDS!!!!!!!

I would love some Alan, but I've no spare tanks at the moment, and if I can't house them properly It'd be wrong to take them on. Thanks for asking tho' !!! If by some chance down the line I get some space and you have some spares maybe you'll mention them....
by Grummie2
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: WILD CAUGHT URUGUAYAN CICHLIDS!!!!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 4851

Re: WILD CAUGHT URUGUAYAN CICHLIDS!!!!!!!

Have a great trip Alan, it's a fantastic chance to add to your wonderful collection! 8)
Just had a bit of a look at the area on 'Google Earth', some of the region is very clear, you can almost see the fish in the river !!
by Grummie2
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Archocentrus sajica ID Please
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: Archocentrus sajica ID Please

Hi Jamie! I had the chance to see some siblings (offspring?) of these. There does seem to be (in one case) a high proportion of convict characteristics, the others seem uniform however. I think therefore that maybe somewhere in the females history there's some convict blood, however, geographical va...
by Grummie2
Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Archocentrus sajica ID Please
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: Archocentrus sajica ID Please

Hi Jamie! Can you take a few more pics of the pair together now they've settled down? I don't want to give a call based just on these pics.
by Grummie2
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: Comments, thoughts, arguments....?
Replies: 15
Views: 2119

Re: Comments, thoughts, arguments....?

You may have success with this initiative in the majority of stores, but it'll only take a few 'bad' ones to destroy all the good work! After all, the type of people likely to purchase fish unsuitable for their tanks will gradually migrate to these establishments. Why are we not targeting the import...
by Grummie2
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: HELP!!! Odd growth
Replies: 9
Views: 1255

Re: HELP!!! Odd growth

I believe this is a type of HITH, the white nodule is the outward sign of a deep infection inside the head cavity. Treatment is difficult, if you heal the outward lesion you're not sure to heal the deeper infection. Metronidozole may do the trick, but if the internal damage is too great there's not ...

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