My Current Malawi Collection.

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My Current Malawi Collection.

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Re: My Current Malawi Collection.

Post by matt121966 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:48 am

wow.

beautiful photos, might be coming back to you for a list.

incredible blues......

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Re: My Current Malawi Collection.

Post by matt121966 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:51 am

just realized your photos have been up for over 60 days, viewed more than 120 times and I was the first to post a reply.

those are great photos of some gorgeous fish.

congrats.

I am jealous.

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Re: My Current Malawi Collection.

Post by jcunningham0295 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:37 am

Really nice looking fish.
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Re: My Current Malawi Collection.

Post by Snailos » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:04 am

jcunningham0295 wrote:Really nice looking fish.
Looks like they are almost wild caught.:) Some of them are I would suspect. What do you feed your stock to stimulate and keep their colours?:)

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Post by Snailos » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:45 am

jcunningham0295 wrote:Really nice looking fish.
I do agree as well. I want to ask you something. I was wondering allot what kind of food do you feed your stock? They look like wild caught stock. Or some of them are.:) To keep their natural colouring what do you feed them?

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Post by Andrew Schock » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:18 pm

are the 3rd and 4th pics (blue and black vertical bars) Demasoni or Metriaclima "Dolphin" or something really cool I don't even know about?

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Post by SergeS » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:46 pm

Andrew Schock wrote:are the 3rd and 4th pics (blue and black vertical bars) Demasoni or Metriaclima "Dolphin" or something really cool I don't even know about?
I think it's Pseudotropheus sp "elongatus neon spot".

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Post by crazycichlid » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:07 pm

Thanks guys, haven't been here in a while it looks like.

The question mbuna is a metriaclima pyrsonotos nakantenga

The fish are fed NLS for the most part, occasional dainichi fish food, occasional spirulina flakes

These are pics of the ones that are colored up.... dominant at the time at taking the pics. At any given time only 1/3 of them are colored while rest struggle to survive and make it up the food chain.
I still look at some links on youtube that have some great collections with the majority of fish are large, good health and colored up...still haven't figured out how they maintain the peace to get to that point.

And only 1 WC the metriaclima pyrsonotos nakantenga

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Post by Rick_Meijdam » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:06 am

Snailos wrote:Looks like they are almost wild caught. :) Some of them are I would suspect. What do you feed your stock to stimulate and keep their colours?:)
Snailos wrote:I do agree as well. I want to ask you something. I was wondering allot what kind of food do you feed your stock? They look like wild caught stock. Or some of them are.:) To keep their natural colouring what do you feed them?
What make you say so? I am curious because to me breeding cichlids in captivity does not make them look any other way, with exception of inbreeding, really long term breeding, hybrids, or species that lose some of there distinctive features (like the big lips of P. milomo) caused by the lack of natural behavior. To me there is (without these exceptions) no difference between wild-caught cichlids or tank-raised offspring.

In this case, some fish are actually hybrids (picture 9, 14-16 and 21).

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Re: My Current Malawi Collection.

Post by Rick_Meijdam » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:07 am

Andrew Schock wrote:are the 3rd and 4th pics (blue and black vertical bars) Demasoni or Metriaclima "Dolphin" or something really cool I don't even know about?
SergeS wrote:I think it's Pseudotropheus sp "elongatus neon spot".
crazycichlid wrote:The question mbuna is a metriaclima pyrsonotos nakantenga
Sounds to me that here is some misinterpretation in effect. Andres asked about the third and fourth photo (he probably meant the fourth and fifth photo), which is this one:
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To me, Serge is right to call this specimen Pseudotropheus sp. 'elongatus spot' (without ''Neon'' of course). The Metriaclima pyrsonotos is in picture 8 and 12, I believe. A beautiful fish, by the way.

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Re: My Current Malawi Collection.

Post by Jaye39 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:55 pm

Those are some real beautiful fish. Keep up the great work.

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Re: My Current Malawi Collection.

Post by Snailos » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:12 pm

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What make you say so? I am curious because to me breeding cichlids in captivity does not make them look any other way, with exception of inbreeding, really long term breeding, hybrids, or species that lose some of there distinctive features (like the big lips of P. milomo) caused by the lack of natural behavior. To me there is (without these exceptions) no difference between wild-caught cichlids or tank-raised offspring.

In this case, some fish are actually hybrids (picture 9, 14-16 and 21).[/quote]

I know it has been a while but to answer your question. The statement which I did made were as a compliment and not a fact. This is due to wild caught specimens being hard to obtain these days from where I am located.
And yes there are hybrids in the photos that you did mentioned.

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Re: My Current Malawi Collection.

Post by Snailos » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:18 pm

crazycichlid wrote: And only 1 WC the metriaclima pyrsonotos nakantenga
And sometimes it's a fact and not a compliment. :lol:

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