Lestradea perspicax!

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Lestradea perspicax!

Post by Thomas Andersen » Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:35 am

As promised some pictures of Lestradea perspicax, a highly underrated sand-dweller in my opinion – more pictures will follow later today :)

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Post by stausholm » Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:35 am

nice thomas. i´m looking forward to see more pictures from you

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Post by cutekid » Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:54 pm

I will post some pics of them next week when i get them :D I will get 3+3 frpm Thomas
Great pics Thomas .. it will be tough to beat you :D
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Post by Thomas Andersen » Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:48 pm

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Post by MarcusO » Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:23 pm

Well it looks really promising. I´m looking forward for thursday Thomas :wink:

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:25 am

Hi Marcus, so am I :) I’m sure you and Carl won’t be disappointed. They are beautiful, mild-mannered, very active and quite curious - absolutely one of my favourites

An incubating female:

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Post by cyatide » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:30 am

This is a pic of my nice L. perspicax from Lyamembe (sorry for the cut tail :oops: )

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Post by cutekid » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:32 am

Great pictures from both of you guys!

My 660 liters tanks looks to empty right now. I sold my kirizas yesterday and I cant wait until the dwellers are entring the plaza :D
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Post by Estelle » Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:13 am

Hello Thomas and all ;)

We have five Lestradea perspicax (3males and 2 females) in a 450 ltrs tank with a couple of N. brevis.
Well, in fact, we have a few ones more now :D

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Post by Dan Woodland » Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:18 am

Great Photos! Dan

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Post by karel » Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:07 pm

Woo, Thomas and other friends, the fishes are really beautiful. :shock:
I'ld like to know if this can keep with other dweller, just like flavipinnis, etc. :?:

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:42 am

Very nice photos, Estelle! Great that you and Benoit finally managed to get hold of them, they are such amazing fishes :)

Karel, Lestradea perspicax could be kept with most other sand-dwellers and they could be a much appreciated element in many sand-dweller tanks, just a shame that they are so rarely seen in the trade

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Post by karel » Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:21 am

Hi, Thomas, after read your information, I've changed my mind. I thought Lestradea perspicax just like Ectodus descampsii firstly. :lol: Thanks.

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Post by Benoit » Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:32 pm

Hello all, the young Lestradea from France :)

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The size is 2 centimeters. :wink:
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Post by Thomas Andersen » Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:49 pm

Great photos Benoit, and good to see you here :)

Lestradea perspicax fry are supposed to have a little black spot in the dorsal fin, just like Ectodus descampsii and Cardiopharynx schoutedeni fry have (as well as adults), that disappear within a couple of days.

Have you noticed a spot? I've never observed it in any of my fry

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Post by Benoit » Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:30 am

Hi Thomas, no I haven't seen the black spot in the dorsal fin, just a light yellow color , among a few ones.

They are very nice, I hope to have more in one or two months !

:D :wink:

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Post by cyatide » Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:39 am

Thomas Andersen wrote:Lestradea perspicax fry are supposed to have a little black spot in the dorsal fin, just like Ectodus descampsii and Cardiopharynx schoutedeni fry have (as well as adults), that disappear within a couple of days.
Thomas, I can confirm 100% what you wrote!

I was really amazed when I saw my first Lestradea fry as they immediately reminded me a pics of Ectodus fry that Michael Näf (mime in this forum) sent me a few days before!

As you told, in a couple of days the little black spot disappears.

My L. perspicax are from Lyamembe (Tanzania).

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:02 am

Paolo, actually I'd never observed the black spot in the dorsal on any of my fry, and neither has Benoit apparently.

Some has suggested that Lestradea stappersii should be regarded as a junior synonym of L. perspicax, so it´s really interesting if there are differences in the coloration of fry between different populations of Lestradea :idea:

Lyamembe is so far south that it, if I remember correctly, should lay in the distributional range of L. stappersii (if one recognize the existence of two species that is).

My Lestradea perspicax are from Burundi; where are yours from, Benoit?

This could turn into something quite interesting! :)

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Post by Benoit » Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:20 pm

Hi I have looked for some informations about L. perspicax and L. stappersi.

Max Poll indicates in the fascicle 5B, in 1956, that he had described L. stappersi as different from L. perspicax because he didn't have many specimens to compare their measurements. Later, he examined that again and concluded he was wrong, and that the two different species were in fact two sub-species (all measurements and features are the same, except for some fishes which have tricuspid teeth, when the majority has conical teeth).

Sub-species are not existing now, so we can think they are two different species. With two different living aeras in the lake.

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Post by dauph » Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:58 pm

First... how can you take pictures like that? It's so clear!! Second, do I have to move in Denmark or France to have nice rares fish like those? :wink:

Finally, your pictures are awesome, thanks for sharing!

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