600l tank for nile cichlid T.zilli, haplochromis, Hemichromi

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600l tank for nile cichlid T.zilli, haplochromis, Hemichromi

Post by bullok » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:01 am

pictures of fishes at time of fishing
specimen de Tilapia zilli, peche sur la rive du nil au Caire.jpg
specimen de Tilapia zilli, peche sur la rive du nil au Caire.jpg (111.37 KiB) Viewed 3122 times
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video the tank (still pale because they are in the tank from 2 days only after 15 days of quarantaine with salt(5g/l) prophylactic treatment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoyQLUSr ... e=youtu.be

video of the Haplochromis spp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPlPgkgY1WU

help in identification will be welcome

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Re: 600l tank for nile cichlid T.zilli, haplochromis, Hemich

Post by Rico Morgenstern » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:04 am

Welcome here, bullok.

These Nile fishes are very interesting. Are they all from (near) Cairo?

The Hemichromis is H. letourneuxi (the type specimens are from Lake Mareotis near Alexandria). The freshly caught specimen of T. zilliishown here is in breeding coloration - definitely an eye-catcher and, apart perhaps from being a plant eater, a very recommendable aquarium fish.

The Haplochromis is currently not identifiable. The only haplochromine decribed from the Nile (apart from from Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor) is Haplochromis [or Thoracochromis, depending on what classification is preferred] wingatii from Gondokoro (near Juba, South Sudan). As yet, however, this species is only known from the holotype and a few specimens of doubtful identity (from Lake Albert). This species is frequently mentioned in the hobby literature, but these accounts are based on misidentified species from East Africa. Nobody knows what life T. wingatii look like, and nobody knows if and how far the species is distributed downstream of the type locality. Furthermore, there seem to be two ore more undescribed species in the Lower Nile. In the light of these facts you should best denote them as Haplochromis sp. 'collecting locality' (e.g. H. sp. 'Cairo' ore whereever they come from).

Some pictures of the male in full breeding coloration would be helpful for comparision with other Nile haplochromines.

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Re: 600l tank for nile cichlid T.zilli, haplochromis, Hemich

Post by Philippe Burnel » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:54 am

I remember of many "Haplochromis" sp in Nile at Assouan.
It was black fishes with a red tail.
Many of them were living in the Nile over the 1rst dam, close to Philae temple.

I've also seen Oreochromis niloticuas and breeding Tilapia zilii

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Re: 600l tank for nile cichlid T.zilli, haplochromis, Hemich

Post by Adrian Indermaur » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:53 am

Hy Bullock,

really very interesting and beautiful fish!
About the Haplochromis... I just remembered an article by Erwin Schraml in his eggspot magazine where he investigated on Haplochromis of the lower Nile. As Rico mentioned there must be several undescribed species in the region. Your fish reminded me a lot of the Haplochromis mentioned here:
http://www.worldfish.de/shop/eng/ in issue number 4. Even though the location seems to be quite far from Cairo.... (Ismailia)

Indeed very cool fish, well worth keeping and investigateing.

Greets Adrian

PS: if you would like the magazine send me your email via PM
Greetings from Basel

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Re: 600l tank for nile cichlid T.zilli, haplochromis, Hemich

Post by bullok » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:47 am

Hemichromis letourneuxi pair with fry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqyXToAQUsY

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