Once upon a time in Mexico

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Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by michi tobler » Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:19 am

Hi all,
I thought I would share some pictures of the last Mexico trip. Although it didn't quite work out as planned - for one Ken was missed - but we did get some interesting fish.
You can see some more fish here: http://www.sulfide-life.info/mtobler/in ... Itemid=178
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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by Klaus Steinhaus » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:15 pm

Beautiful photographs. I espcially like the salvini, the colors are amazing.

Thank you for sharing Michi. :D

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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by Marko Lenac » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:28 pm

I like it all but the pantos take my breath away!
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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by blackghost » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:41 pm

I cant see the video (or whatever it is) on your link.
What is the black fish at the bottom of the pics on here?
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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by mike b » Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:19 pm

WOW! the slideshow from the link left me wanting to see more

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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by Kevin Cumberton » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:07 pm

That salvini is impressive! Did any make back to Texas with you?
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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by Thomas Andersen » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:43 am

Nice Michi! Where were the different H. pantostictus collected?

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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by davidefc » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:43 am

Looks a really good trip, nice pictures aswell, can I ask where the T.maculipinnis was caught in the picture?

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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by michi tobler » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:48 am

Hi all,
What is the black fish at the bottom of the pics on here?
It's a cyprinid, Tampichthys ipni (formerly Dionda ipni). These are males in breeding condition, usually they are not that spectacular (see female here).

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Where were the different H. pantostictus collected?
Most of them were collected in the triangle roughly spanning between Tamazunchale, Molango, and Huejutla.
Can I ask where the T.maculipinnis was caught in the picture?
It was collected in a small stream between Catemaco and Acayucan along with the red "C." salvini.

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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by Kennye86 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:12 pm

Wow... The Pantos are Stunning!
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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by RCorreia » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:34 pm

Nice photos and fish, I absolutely love those Xiphophorus colors with natural sunlight....

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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by Kennye86 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:52 am

Looking back again. Wow that Salvini, its colours are so intense and bright considering its in your hand lol.
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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by armac » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:06 am

No problems with the internal violence in Mexico?

I know the majority of the problems are in the Northern region, fact is we can hear the gunfire here at times from the problems.

Nice fish.

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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by Michael Kwist » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:08 pm

Nice pictures Michi 8)

What a leeches on the carpinte on the picture :shock:
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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by Ctrl_Alt_Dlt » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:42 pm

awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by Alex Odesit » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:33 pm

Very nice Michi, thanks for sharing.
Your boss is nice 8)
Salvini and X.Birchmanni are the winners on my cards.
Hey Michi, did you see A.Rostratus while in Mexico?
I am planning trip with my friends in early May, love to see Rostratus in the wild. Last time I visit Mexico we stay at Rivera Maya, and I had great time at several cenotes.
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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by Bas Pels » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:37 pm

I hope he did not, Alex

A rostratus comes from Nicaragua and Costa Rica, so they would be as exotic as any Tilapia in Mexico

If you intent to see rostratus - good choise, as no fish can compare with rostratus. But don't go looking for them in Mexico

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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by Alex Odesit » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:47 pm

Bas Pels wrote:I hope he did not, Alex

A rostratus comes from Nicaragua and Costa Rica, so they would be as exotic as any Tilapia in Mexico

If you intent to see rostratus - good choise, as no fish can compare with rostratus. But don't go looking for them in Mexico
lol. ok Bas 8)
Some how I though that some of them endemic to Mexico, need to check the book again.

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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by Alex Odesit » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:46 pm

As most of the time you are corrrect Bas.
Just check Conkel book.
Distribution: Nicaragua and Costa Rica, on the Atlantic slope. In the Great Lakes of Nic to the Rio Matina in Costa Rica.
Well, may be next trip.
BTW Bas, did your Rostratus breed once again?

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Re: Once upon a time in Mexico

Post by michi tobler » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:16 pm

Alex, you might be able to see robertsoni. That's probably the closest you can get to rostratus.
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