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by Grummie2
Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: Some Cichlid River Mates
Replies: 13
Views: 2794

Re: Some Cichlid River Mates

Beautiful !! I've always had a soft spot for swordtails! This race has the random black spotting I see.
by Grummie2
Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: 'Cichlasoma' sp 'cururu'
Replies: 0
Views: 409

'Cichlasoma' sp 'cururu'

We have some of these in my LFS, they're amongst a wild shipment from Brazil. Anyone have any info on them? They look like aequidens sp. to me. I'll try for some pics later...
by Grummie2
Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Line Bred vs. Hybrid
Replies: 41
Views: 6097

Re: Line Bred vs. Hybrid

Why not have a system at shows where 'wild phenotypes' are given extra points (a 'natural breed standard')? Any deviation from the 'norm' will be a penalty, so in theory 'sports' will be seen as undesirables be they hybrid or line-bred. The number of points available could be gauged as to make enter...
by Grummie2
Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Line Bred vs. Hybrid
Replies: 41
Views: 6097

Re: Line Bred vs. Hybrid

So what is the accepted rules for not line-breeding a group of fish? Do I not pick the biggest, most colourful, healthiest male and female (from different broods) as breeding stock, or is it a 'lucky dip' with the net for a 'random' sample? All breeders line-breed, it can't be helped, we breed from ...
by Grummie2
Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: Back to convicts
Topic: 2: the aquarium stream (Austria)
Replies: 41
Views: 20546

Re: 7: stream re-visited

WOW, what a selection of species there is !! That wels should keep the numbers down a bit tho' !!
by Grummie2
Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:40 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Tomocichla tuba
Replies: 35
Views: 5560

Re: Tomocichla tuba

Sorry to hear this BC, sometimes cichlids can be so frustrating!!
by Grummie2
Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: Tucanoichthys tucano
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

Tucanoichthys tucano

Anyone have these rare tetras, I'm told they're popular in Germany and Japan? They're expensive but beautiful, we have a batch in the LFS, they'd be great for a small amazon tetra tank! I don't think they've been spawned in captivity yet (hense the price!), but it will happen one day which will make...
by Grummie2
Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Natural water parameters for Tomocichla asfraci ?
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Natural water parameters for Tomocichla asfraci ?

Cheers Dan, pH seems about right (if stable), will up the current for them tho'. They are still fairly young, male 6" , female 5", so there's time yet ! I have a much larger male (8"+) that I may try with a spare female I have although they aren't a pair yet. Hope you can find the KH,GH microsiemens...
by Grummie2
Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Haitiensis through the ages....
Replies: 21
Views: 4205

Re: Haitiensis through the ages....

The anus is normal. I've caught him today and massaged the stomach area, can't really feel anything unusual although one side seems slightly swelled compared to the other. One possibity is that he's swallowed some plastic plant, he used to get annoyed with it and drag it around the tank. If he has, ...
by Grummie2
Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Natural water parameters for Tomocichla asfraci ?
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Natural water parameters for Tomocichla asfraci ?

I was wondering what water conditions asfraci are found in. pH,KH,GH and temp would be useful. I'm getting spawns but no fertility and was wondering if my low KH was affecting viability. The pH is 7.8 but can be unstable due to low buffering capacity. They're breeding every 4 weeks or so, so things ...
by Grummie2
Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Back to convicts
Topic: 2: the aquarium stream (Austria)
Replies: 41
Views: 20546

Re: 2: impressions of the aquarium stream (in Austria!)

Looking at the species released you can also tell to some extent the 'level' of aquarists that are responsible. Most of the fish seen are 'starter' fish, so are probably released by children or new aquarists that have not had success with their hobby. I know its wrong....but I'd want to put somethin...
by Grummie2
Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Back to convicts
Topic: 2: the aquarium stream (Austria)
Replies: 41
Views: 20546

Re: 2: impressions of the aquarium stream (in Austria!)

WOW!, first time I've heard of this ! How long is the stream 'tropical' ? It must still be difficult to maintain it's temperature in winter?
by Grummie2
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Haitiensis through the ages....
Replies: 21
Views: 4205

Re: Haitiensis through the ages....

I'm not sure what the cause is, all I know is he's very buoyant and that the condition did get worse over a few days (which may rule out ingested food?).
by Grummie2
Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Haitiensis through the ages....
Replies: 21
Views: 4205

Re: Haitiensis through the ages....

You might try some spinach or green peas just peel the outer shell. Also if you have Duckweed as I have read that it might be a case of constipation. I feed our ornamental goldfish Duckweed any time I see them having issues with staying in a normal swimming position. Not sure if this is the same in...
by Grummie2
Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Haitiensis through the ages....
Replies: 21
Views: 4205

Re: Haitiensis through the ages....

Thanks everyone. Alex, suprisingly he was raised in a 48x24x18" tank. Because of the reputation that haits bloat easily, I was reluctant to upset him by moving him around. I have a 4' trickle filter running on this tank. I was planning on moving him to a 6' but unfortunately he's not too well at the...
by Grummie2
Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Haitiensis through the ages....
Replies: 21
Views: 4205

Haitiensis through the ages....

As asked for by BC, hope it's informative ! Ok, there's a few pics...mainly 1(or 2) per month from about 8 weeks to 2 yrs 8 weeks ! They're mainly of the same male and female but there's a couple of my other male for a few of the months......they're about the same size anyway..... hope it gives some...
by Grummie2
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Cichlid Conservation
Topic: Whats your take on hybrids???
Replies: 80
Views: 25497

Re: Whats your take on hybrids???

I have no problem with line bred fish, many very prominent aquarists have made their livelihood by producing beautiful strains of aquarium favourites. I wonder how many stores would be in existence if it wasn't for fancy guppies/swords/angels/discus/barbs etc, etc, etc...Lets not forget what support...
by Grummie2
Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: What a loss...
Replies: 10
Views: 1476

Re: What a loss...

Thanks everyone ! At least this cichlid is being bred in the UK now so more people here can enjoy their beauty and character!
Fortunately I still have his big brother, I'm being very watchful over him !!!!!!
by Grummie2
Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Tomocichla tuba
Replies: 35
Views: 5560

Re: Tomocichla tuba

Good luck with these BC, Tomocichla are a wonderful group of fishes!!
by Grummie2
Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Cichlasoba
Topic: Cichlasoba
Replies: 16
Views: 5814

Re: Cichlasoba

The stand can be level without weight on it, but when you fill the tanks the stand reacts as well as the floor too. How thick was the glass base? How thick was the styrene base ? What is your floor made of ?

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