Photos of X. sp. red princess in its natural habitat

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Re: Photos of X. sp. red princess in its natural habitat

Post by Melchior » Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:19 am

Nice pictures, again!

My guess on the mudfloor-fish is Limnochromis. It has some horizontal stripes, the T. otostigma has vertical ones.

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Post by sidguppy » Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:48 am

There are 2 fishes and 2 species in that pic

the one sitting on the mud with the bright white fins is a Triglachromis.

the one swimming with clear fins and 2 horizontal stripes is something else
it has an underslung mouth, so I kinda lean towards some Ectodine sort of.
Triglachromis has an upturned mouth.
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Post by timus » Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:38 am

Sorry, I have confounded the topic.

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Post by brichardi » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:03 am

Hi all :)

Has someone any idea about how can we recreate the mudfloor habitat without cylinders or similar objects?
I explain: to make a mixe with sand and another compound that recreate mud-sustrate.

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Post by Adrian Indermaur » Sat May 28, 2011 7:57 am

hy, I only found this thread just now,

really amazing pictures Evert, I also did some dives down to these fish but I dint have the camera then ... damn!
I know I'm to late but there was disscusion on the first page about the putative Greenwoodochroomis sp.
I think its Limnochromis staneri, Greenwoodochromis sp. have 6 body bars while Limnochromis have only 5.
I'll just ad some pictures of all the limnochromines that I have got my hands and eyes on so far. I always think direct comparison helps a lot to get a feeling for the different species.
G. bellcrossi and B. centropomoides are still missing... :shock:

Anyway awsome pictures right from another world..... I like a lot! :D

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Re: Photos of X. sp. red princess in its natural habitat

Post by Thomas Andersen » Sat May 28, 2011 9:33 am

Yes, the fish in question Limnochromis staneri.

Funny to see all those dead fish, all of them are swimming in my tanks right know (accept T. otostigma) :D :wink:

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Post by Adrian Indermaur » Sat May 28, 2011 10:39 am

Hy Thomas,

yeah due to scientific work, I probably have a very different access to the fish then most people here, at least in terms of Lake Tanganyika. (As for example, up to now I have not seen all of the species above alive :shock: )
I much pefer to see them alive and in their respective habitat (as for which I really like this thread!) Having the possibility to examine and compare dead specimens always helps a lot to get to fully know the species though!
(These fish were all bought either directly of fishermen or at the fish market in Mpulungu btw)
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Post by Thomas Andersen » Sat May 28, 2011 10:42 am

Oh, by the way Adrian, I look foreward to see a pic of Baileychromis centropomoides from you one day :wink: I would really like to see how this fish looks like, other than from a drawing :)

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Sat May 28, 2011 10:50 am

Yes, of course examinations of freshly caught specimens is fruitful - I just got a minor shock when seeing the photos, as this would be my worst nightmare in the fishroom :shock: :wink:

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Post by Adrian Indermaur » Sat May 28, 2011 11:04 am

haha, understandable.... a horable imagination (in the fishroom)
about the B. centropomoides, I'll be at the lake for 3 month this summer :D. I hope I'll be able to satisfy mine, your and everybody elses curiosity on this elusive species...

Wish me luck! :wink:
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Post by Adrian Indermaur » Sat May 28, 2011 5:51 pm

Hy,

@Javi: Have you considered getting real mud from a freshwater lake? I know I did that once as a kid and it worked quite well...

On the two species on the mud floor: I zoomed the picture a bit and I think it's a Trematocara sp. passing by the T. otostigma
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Post by Adrian Indermaur » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:19 pm

Hy Thomas,

unfortunaly I have not managed to find Bailychromis centropomoides in the lake....
Luckely some Fisherman was and so we found this individual on the fish market of Mpulungu!
Clearly B. centropomoides.... a crazy fish!

I`ll be back there in September and try again!

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Post by Mark Smith » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:27 pm

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the last "holy grails" of the lake photographed. Thanks Adrian!

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Post by Benoit » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:41 am

Great shots! For a species rarely seen! :shock:

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Re: Photos of X. sp. red princess in its natural habitat

Post by Mark Smith » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:31 pm

Hi Adrian

Might you be able to photograph and post additional interesting species at the fish market in Mpulungu in the weeks to come?? I am thinking of Plecodus elaviae and misc. Trematocara not yet exported, or even completely unidentifiable species?

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Post by Adrian Indermaur » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:48 pm

Hi Mark,

of course I`ll use every chance to see whats on the market... Its always exciting, you never now what you get!

Here are some more...
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Re: Photos of X. sp. red princess in its natural habitat

Post by Mark Smith » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:32 pm

Thanks Adrian, nice photos! The last Trematocara looks like unimaculatum, while the first one looks the same, except that it has two spots, possibly a natural variation in this species or a difference between the sexes?

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Post by Thomas Andersen » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:28 am

THANK YOU ADRIAN! :D

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Re: Photos of X. sp. red princess in its natural habitat

Post by Florent » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:57 am

Thanks for sharing !

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