Orthochromis luichensis

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Orthochromis luichensis

Post by Ammavita » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:58 pm

Somebody would have information on this magnificent fish :?:
And especially somebody would have an idea of the way of getting to it :D

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Fred

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Post by Mark Smith » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:24 pm

I would love to get my hands on virtually any of the Zambian/Tanzanian Orthochromis species. Truly amazing little fishes!

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:55 am

Fred,

have you considered contacting Lothar Seegers, one of the describers of the Tanzanian Orthochromis species? His pictures on Fishbase are taken in the aquarium, so live specimens must have been brought back to Germany. He may be able to tell you if they are still being kept somewhere in Germany - it's worth a try :)

You can find his email in the Neolamprologus devosi paper: http://research.amnh.org/ichthyology/st ... rologus%22

All the best, Thomas

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Post by Ammavita » Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:58 am

Hi Thomas,

Yes, I tried twice some times ago but without ever having received from answer. Maybe I had no good e-mail. I will try again with the address you give me.
Thanks for the info.
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Fred

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Post by Ammavita » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:35 pm

Thomas,

I have just received an answer of L. Seegers. :D
It is not regrettably a good piece of news. :cry:
I put you his answer for info:
Dear Mr. Back,

unfortunately, this fish evidently is no longer in Europe, at least as
far as I am aware, so the only way to get it is to go to Tansania and
then to catch the fish yourself as I did it. From Dar es Salaam you have
to go to Kigoma and from there to take the road to Uvinza. Several km
after you have crossed the Luiche River you will cross the Mkuti River,
which is an affluent of the Luiche, and at that place it is easy to
catch Orthochromis luichensis, at least it was when I was there
repeatedly.

With kind regards,

Lothar Seegers
Maybe one day when I would be retired...

Fred

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