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Pterochromis congicus

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:09 pm
by Mark Smith
Is there anyone out there who is working with Pterochromis congicus? If memory serves me correctly, this species is similar in overall appearance to South America's Acaronia nassa.

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:13 am
by Michael.NEGRINI
Hello Mark,

I have more questions than answers about this intriguing species, but I can share with you some photos of alcohol specimens from MRAC (Tervuren, Belgium):

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thanks to Liliane :wink:

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:23 am
by Mark Smith
Hello Michael,

Many thanks for posting photos of the preserved specimens. I remember having seen photos of preserved stock on a French website several years ago.

This species almost looks more "South American" than its true west African origins.

Mark

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:41 am
by Don Hiatt
"This species almost looks more "South American" than its true west African origins."

Not unlike Heterochromis multidens.

Do either of you know where this fish fits in? It does have the black spots on the gill cover like many westies do.

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:20 am
by Christophe de Medeiros
Hiya, this fish make me think to an haplochromine fish but, it seems to me that it carries some little primitives eggs spots on the anal fin and seems having only 3 spinous rays on the anal fin.
xris :)
I guess this is not really an haplochromine , is it a open substarte spawner or a moothbrooder? :?:

Re: Pterochromis congicus

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:38 pm
by Nuchal Man
Hi guys. I just saw this thread, and can't believe I missed it. Ever since seeing it in Anton's book, I've been really interested in it.

Has this fish been collected recently? Has it been exported? Does this fish have any hobbyist following in the world at all?

Thanks,

Sam

Re: Pterochromis congicus

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:58 am
by Rico Morgenstern
samaki wrote:Hiya, this fish make me think to an haplochromine fish but, it seems to me that it carries some little primitives eggs spots on the anal fin and seems having only 3 spinous rays on the anal fin.
xris :)
I guess this is not really an haplochromine , is it a open substarte spawner or a moothbrooder? :?:
At present , Pterochromis is considered most closely related to the genus Pelmatochromis.
I find too that there is some superficial resemblance of the preserved specimen figured by Michael to haplochromines (particularly to certain piscivorous species), but check the photo of a freshly collected live specimen at the American Museum of Natural History "Congo project" page:

http://research.amnh.org/ichthyology/co ... index.html

As far as I know, there are no direct observations of the breeding behavior, but Matthes (1964: "Les Poissons du Lac Tumba et de la Region d'Ikela") concluded from the high numbers of small-sized eggs he found in the ovaries of two examined females, that it is a substrate brooding species.

Best regards!
RM

Re: Pterochromis congicus

Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 11:09 pm
by Seiichi Hamada
Hello

Here's the direct answer for this old thread!
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Thanks,
Seiichi

Re: Pterochromis congicus

Posted: Thu May 14, 2015 8:25 am
by Florent
Great news !

Re: Pterochromis congicus

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 9:30 am
by coelacanth
Wow, that's great! What are your husbandry methods (or should I wait for the article?)