Petrochromis ID

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Grange
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Petrochromis ID

Post by Grange » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:10 pm

ID Petrochromis please.
Petrochromis sp. "Mtoto", Petrochromis ephippium "Moshi" or another species?

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photo: Helmut Loefflad, cichlidenareal.ru
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Re: Petrochromis ID

Post by Ancelin Sébastien » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:54 pm

It is no mistake here M'Toto a M'Toto
A youth who are beginning to yellow to purple violet end,

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Re: Petrochromis ID

Post by Grange » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:41 pm

These are mature adults on the source images, not juveniles. Also look at maculated D and A fins. The dealer speaks about Mtoto's polymorphism and two colour variations one of which keeps brightly yellow coloration at adult age. 3-4 cm juveniles are yellow.
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Re: Petrochromis ID

Post by Benoit » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:05 pm

Hello, for me it's a P. ephippium "Moshi yellow".

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Re: Petrochromis ID

Post by Grange » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:14 pm

There's a supposition that adults on photos aren't Mtoto. I try to understand.
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Re: Petrochromis ID

Post by Thomas Andersen » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:08 am

It's the "Moshi Yellow" from the Mahale area in Tanzania, see the eggspots in both dorsal and anal fin. Besides a nice O. nasuta is seen in the foreground in the second photo, with coloration very typically of the the Mahale area.

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Re: Petrochromis ID

Post by Ancelin Sébastien » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:59 am

YES as I have said is a mistake is not a one moshi sp. M'Toto.

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Re: Petrochromis ID

Post by Grange » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:39 pm

Many thanks!
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Eugene

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