Xenotilapia flavipinnis photos

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Xenotilapia flavipinnis photos

Post by Thomas Andersen » Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:33 am

I thought I´d show some photos of my X. flavipinnis Nyanza Lac - it´s one of the "old" variants, but still one of my favorites

If any of you are keeping X. flavipinnis, please share some of your pics :D

Female incubating:

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One more

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Some days later - note the little eye in the mothers mouth :D

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And this is what came out of it - fry app. 2 cm a couple of months later:

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A full shot:

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Post by cyatide » Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:51 am

Xenotilapia flavipinnis Kekese (Tanzania):


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mouthbrooding female:

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Enjoy, Paolo

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:59 am

Very nice, Paolo - wonderful pictures :D

I´d never kept X. flavipinnis from Kekese but it has haunted me in my dreams for years, so I think it´s about time I´ll get me some - they are so beautiful 8)

All the best,

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:19 am

One of Evert´s pictures from his Zambia divings - Xenotilapia flavipinnis "Kasakalawe"

Picture © Evert van Ammelrooy

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Post by xp12w5 » Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:22 pm

Hi
My flavipinnis Kekese
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Be cool ......

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:20 am

It´s beautiful 8) Thanks for sharing, Marc

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:18 pm

Got these beauties in yesterday.....Xenotilapia flavipinnis "Crocodile Island"

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Post by Changongo » Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:38 am

Hi Thomas,
This is a really huge school of X. flavipinnis at Cape Chaitika. The picture was taken 3 meters depth, and I was litelarry rounded by hundreds of them.

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Regards :)

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:58 am

What a wonderful photo! :D

When did you visit the Lake, Angel?

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Post by Changongo » Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:37 am

Hi Thomas,

I was in Tanganyika in 2003 working for a european magazine. I spent there about 40 days and near 300 film rolls in almost 300 unforgetable diving hours.
Now I am planning to get back :wink:

All the best :)

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:27 pm

I was in Tanganyika in 2003 working for a european magazine. I spent there about 40 days and near 300 film rolls in almost 300 unforgetable diving hours.
Lucky you :D Feel free to post some more pics from your dives in here :wink:

All the best, Thomas

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Post by Domenico » Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:06 am

Hi! My Flavipinnis Kigoma
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Post by Thomas Andersen » Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:12 am

Great spawning sequence, thanks for sharing :D

All the best, Thomas

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:30 am

I´ve wanted a group of Xenotilapia flavipinnis Kekese for years, and finally got a great group last week. Here is a few shots :)

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Post by karel » Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:42 am

Hi, Thomas, I had some flavipinnis, but some I don't know from where. Would you help to identify ......

The first is the male, the second is the female and I mark as spec. due to I don't know it belongs to flavipinnis or else.......

http://hkfishstreet.com/gallery/display ... 28&pos=102

http://hkfishstreet.com/gallery/display ... 28&pos=115


This one seems to be from Isanga ( Refer from the book "Aqualex - Cichlids from lake tanganyika" by Dahne Verlag ), but needs to be confirmed.
http://hkfishstreet.com/gallery/display ... 28&pos=103

This is marked as Orange fin when I got from the H.K. trader.
http://hkfishstreet.com/gallery/display ... 28&pos=100

And this is from Bulombora ( I don't find the place from the map )
http://hkfishstreet.com/gallery/display ... 228&pos=95

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Post by joseff » Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:25 am

Thomas, I really like your Kekese variant. Over here in the states, I believe they are commonly known as "Royal Red". :)

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:41 am

Thanks joseff, they are known as Royal Red in Europe as well :)

The flash has washed out the colors a lot, the pictures of Paolo and Marc earlier in this thread do them much more justice

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:03 am

Hi, Thomas, I had some flavipinnis, but some I don't know from where. Would you help to identify ......
I´ll give it a try :wink:

The second picture of the first fish made me think of Xenotilapia sp. "lepeli" because of the small blue spots in the dorsal - whether this is a X. flavipinnis or not is not certain, please refer to this thread: http://www.cichlidae.info/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=883

The second X. flavipinnis is from Zambia, it could be Isanga, but it´s difinitely from the southernmost part of the Lake

The third looks much like the second, so I'll say somewhere in Zambia as well

Please refer to this thread on Bulombora: http://www.cichlidae.info/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1339

All the best, Thomas

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Post by karel » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:27 am

Thank you again, Thomas, :D , and so excuse for the poor quality of my photos. :oops:

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Post by Lisachromis » Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:13 am

I've converted the links to show the images......
karel wrote:Hi, Thomas, I had some flavipinnis, but some I don't know from where. Would you help to identify ......

The first is the male, the second is the female and I mark as spec. due to I don't know it belongs to flavipinnis or else.......

http://hkfishstreet.com/gallery/display ... 28&pos=102

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http://hkfishstreet.com/gallery/display ... 28&pos=115

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This one seems to be from Isanga ( Refer from the book "Aqualex - Cichlids from lake tanganyika" by Dahne Verlag ), but needs to be confirmed.
http://hkfishstreet.com/gallery/display ... 28&pos=103

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This is marked as Orange fin when I got from the H.K. trader.
http://hkfishstreet.com/gallery/display ... 28&pos=100

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And this is from Bulombora ( I don't find the place from the map )
http://hkfishstreet.com/gallery/display ... 228&pos=95
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