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Post by malawicarsten » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:20 am

Hi

Anyone got a good idea on what this could be?
this is?
this is?

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Post by Mark Smith » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:26 pm

A Placidochromis species? Female, possibly...The mouth is quite interesting.

Is this the only one? Perhaps as this one grows larger, you could post updated shots of it?

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Post by Florent » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:33 pm

Maybe one of the Hanssens's new species (only 35 !)

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Post by Mark Smith » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:39 pm

Probably the best place to start and see if anything may come close to it.

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Post by Florent » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:38 am

Sure, After a quick glance on pictures, my first impression was that P. boops is quite looking like. Any idea of the catching place ?

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Post by Mark Smith » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:50 am

Seems as solid a guess as is possible, without having the body in hand. It does seem to cursorily match up with the image of the preserved P. boops in Hanssen's paper.

Perhaps Juan would want to add this image to the Cichlidae catalog?

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Post by malawicarsten » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:40 am

Hi

In 2008 I had some of the local children in Chipoka catch some fish for me with mosquito-net.
They went some 500 meters south of Malawi Aquatics collectingstation to a small beach there just after small rocks.
Max water depth is approx 1 meter!
http://maps.google.dk/maps/ms?msid=2013 ... 4,0.019205
(don't know if you can see markings on map?)

The beach is approx 400 meters north of Pierre's ponds you can see in the picture.
Little additional info on the ponds:
Those ponds are for raising Clarias and Bagrus as foodfish.
Arround 100 meters norh of the big ponds you see small concrete ponds and a house next to it.
Smaller ponds are for raising catfish fry, in the house they strip the parent fish. Green pond is "algae farm" for zooplanton used for fry.

It also have some resembelance to the Alticorpus, but as You also guess Placidochromis..
I have some time ago sent the picture to Jos Snoeks , he also mentioned Aulonocara but it lacks the "sensory pits" these group of fish have..

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Re: ID

Post by zaireguy » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:31 pm

I'd do some more research on it, you never know what you may have.

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