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I don't envy your task because the type locality of Hemichromis bimaculatus is not known. To my knowledge the species has never been exported to the US, and the identity of the putative H. bimaculatus in the European hobby has never been established. Gill, of the Academy of...
I'm pretty sure that Dicrosussus filamentosus is a hermaphrodite...a protogynous hermaphrodite (one that starts its life as a female). If memory serves (it often doesn't!), Ted Judy published an article about his experience with hermaphrodism in D...
Isn't Dicrossus filamentosus a hermaphrodite? They are born females and metamorphose in the absence of a mature male as is necessary.
DH247, chill out and see what develops!
Stiassny et al., 2007
Stiassny et al., 2007, is essentially a field guide inclusive of taxonomic keys. It is not intended as a hobbyist resource for simulating a natural environment for one's fishes.
Congrats on the spawn! Benitochromis nigrodorsalis is one of my favorite fish.
At 76 degress the fry should swim free in about 10-12 days. Until that time and for several weeks after, the parents will switch-hit the eggs, larvae and fry.
Thanks for the information. I've shot off an email message to Florent asking about Hemichromis letorneauxi.
As for H. sp. "Moanda", although not much is known, what is known can be found here:
The photos labeled Hemichromis stellifer in Ted's image gallery depict H. stellifer (Congo form), and the photos labeled H. cristatus in the links you furnished depict H. cristatus (Nigerian form).
Thanks for offering, but there is no need to follow up. I know the source(s) of the information. However, at this time, this information is purely speculative and surely not published. Also, are you quite sure that Loiselle restricts Hemichromis letourneaxi to...
Unless you know that you have a well-bonded, harmonious pair, a ten-gallon tank is probably too small for your two Pelvicachromis taeniatus. A twenty-gallon long tank is a more optimal size. As for dither fish, any of the small, benign tetras or...
We need to be very careful when assuming that a taxon bearing an informal association like "Tschuapa," "Lobe," "Bangui," "Shiloango," etc. denotes a specific locality from which a subject fish is collected. Often this is not the case. Anton Lamboj...
Looking at the list you have posted, the informal designations Nanochromis (now Congochromis) sp. "Gemena/Makoua/Bamanja" do indeed correspond to Congochromis sabinae (Lamboj, 2005), and Nanochromis sp. "Kasai" was described as Nanochromis teugelsi...
If your male is displaying and defending a territory, he sounds pretty healthy. I don't think a sick fish would exhibit this kind of behavior.
Have you tried feeding different foods? In nature (the lower Congo system), S. casuarius is found in waters with less current than the...
Reading this thread, it seems that your former Benitochromis nigrodorsalis pair got along well enough to spawn but were not a well-matched pair (As Anton would say, a "harmonious pair."). Sometimes when introducing a male and female of a particular cichlid species, things work...