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Pete B
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ID please?

Post by Pete B » Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:35 pm

I've just acquired a wild pair of these, although the male is an mcat, sold as Metriaclima zebra 'red top' Puulu, but can't find them in the Cichlidroom catalog profiles or Konings 4th edition.
There is mention in the 4th edition of populations of M. fainzilberi having red dorsal. As this pic shows the yellow chin and base to the pectoral fin, would I be correct in thinking that it is M. fainzilberi?
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Re: ID please?

Post by Creepy85 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:35 am

the actually trader of this fish is the german Cichlidenstadl ( http://www.barsche.de ) ....they actually sale all metriaclima or maylandia as pseudotropheus, how ever why...

The fainzilberi story in germany is very komplex and strange...the german specialist andreas spreinat took all related fainzilberis as "big zebras". all the Big Zebras on the tanzanian coast between matema and manda are fainzilberi(the yellow chin and the big lips), all "fainzilberis" at south tanzania called Maylandia(or Metriaclima) spec. zebra "Goldbreast - Yellow Top".

But your fish is very similar to Metriaclima fainzilberi "Lundo"....

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Re: ID please?

Post by Creepy85 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:40 am

A vid from my last visitiv at the cichlidenstadl...

They are lots of Puulus there...(more than 3 tanks full of WC´s)stunning fish. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9GUe55iFxk

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