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trimaculatum questions

Post by rickson » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:04 am

i just wanted to know for sure if the trimaculatum can grow a 'Nuchal' hump like the midas?

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Post by Dan Woodland » Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:16 am

Yep, case in point....http://www.cichlidae.info/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1349 right here on this forum.... Dan

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Post by rickson » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:33 pm

its not a 'Nuchal' hump like the midas have. that is a small hump compare to the midas cichlid.

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Post by Dan Woodland » Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:12 pm

It may not be a Nuchal Hump as the Midas Cichlid can obtain but it is still a Nuchal Hump. Just like there are many colors of Cichlid there are many types of Nuchal Humps as these references show.

Definitions of Nuchal Hump on the Web:

An enlarged forehead on males cichlids.
http://www.aqualink.com/basic/zglossa.html

An enlarged forehead region typically found on male cichlids from Central America but also on some females and on some African cichlids, eg Cyphotilapia frontosa. The exact function of the nuchal hump is debated, but it seems to serve as a secondary sexual characteristic, ie it is a way females identify and evaluate males as potential breeding partners.
http://www.cichlidresearch.com/glossary.html

http://www.cichlidae.com/article.php?id=145

http://filaman.ifm-geomar.de/Glossary/G ... hal%20hump

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Post by rickson » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:22 am

thnk you but i allready know all that.
i just wanted to know if it gets big like a midas or an fh
but i see it dosnt.
thanks anyway :wink:

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