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  1. Mike Wise

    New genus of West African cichlid

    Lamboj and co-authors have split the Pv. humilus-group species from the genus Pelvicachromis. They are now in the new genus Wallaceochromis.
  2. Mike Wise

    Two new apistos described

    Since no one else has mentioned this, I will. Brazilian ichtyologists Henrique R. Varella and Ricardo Britzke described 2 new apisto species collected on the PIPE Expedition at the same time as A. kullanderi: Varell, H. R. & Ricardo Britzke. 2016. Apistogramma eleutheria and A...
  3. Mike Wise

    Two new articles of interest to apistophiles

    Last month two new articles were published I found interesting. The first is: Römer, Uwe & David P. Soares. 2015. Anmerkungen zu Identifizierung von Apistogramma payaminonis und eines weiteren Zwergbuntbarsches aus dem peruanisch-ekuadorianischen Amazonas-Einzug mit Anmerkungen zur Biologie im...
  4. Mike Wise

    Rondonacara: a new genus of dwarf cichlid

    A new dwarf cichlid genus has been erected for the species originally described as Nannacara hoehnei by Ribeiro in 1918. Kullander removed it from Nannacara in 1983 but didn't put it in any established genus. Since then it's been discussed as 'Aequidens' hoehnei. Now Ottoni and Mattos have...
  5. Mike Wise

    Christmas came early this year

    It appears that Christmas came a bit early this year. So far I’ve had 4 females bring out fry this week: A. cf. payaminoni (Pantoja) A. cf. cacauoides (Putumayo/Estrecho), a very different form in which the female shows a broad ventral stripe between the ventral fins and the start of the...
  6. Mike Wise

    Revision of the Pv. taeniatus-group

    Dr. Lamboj and associates have finally published their revision of the Pv. taeniatus-group species. Based on the abstract from the paper, Pv. taeniatus is now restricted to populations from Nigeria and Benin. Most of the populations from Cameroons are now in the re-erected species Pv. kribensis...
  7. Mike Wise

    A. cf. luelingi Cristal

    Apistos never cease to amaze me. This time it's my pair of A. cf. luelingi Cristal. I brought them back from Peru in 2012. They've spawned for my many times, but I never seemed to get the fry to survive more than a week. The pair would fight every time there were fry. I'd try to remove the male...
  8. Mike Wise

    Thank you, Ted Judy

    Some background. I had a wonderful weekend in Wisconsin last month where I gave talks to both the Madison and Milwaukee clubs. Ted was my host and graciously put me up at his home while there. Just before I left to fly home Ted gave me one of the 6"/15cm glazed spawning cave that he sells...
  9. Mike Wise

    2013 ACA Convention Talk

    Well, I'm slated to give 2 programs for this year's ACA convention. One will cover my collecting trip on the Río Napo with TomC & Julio Melagar. I'm just not sure what to present for the 2nd program. I have my ol' standby, "Breeding Apistos for Fun & Profit", although I've given it to so many...
  10. Mike Wise

    Photo sizing - a pet peeve of mine

    Lately I've been seeing more and more over-sized photo files on the forums. I can't believe that anyone needs to send a 1.5-3+mp file to show a fish on a standard computer screen. Photos can be cropped and shrunk to proper sizes easily using any photo post-processing software. If you don't own...
  11. Mike Wise

    Happiness is ...

    finding freeswimming fry of A. cf. luelingi "Cristal". It's not that I have fry, but that I have a pair of this species!:) I brought back 2 pair from my recent trip to Peru. After 10 days, I lost one large male. I thought it was due to aggression. Then a week later the other large male died...
  12. Mike Wise

    Laetacara flamannellus a new dwarf acara

    Rolo reported this on the ZBBF (German Dwarf Cichlid Forum) yesterday. I thought that I'd give us English speakers the 'heads up': http://www.vertebrate-zoology.de/vz62-2/03_Vertebrate_Zoology_62-2_Ottoni_et_al_181-188.pdf Amazing! My 'L. curviceps' might be this species. I need to read the...
  13. Mike Wise

    Login boxes covered

    Does anyone else have this problem when trying to log in? The advertising covers cover the User Name/Password boxes at the top of the page. I could put it on "Remember Me", but I prefer not to do so because other people use my computer.
  14. Mike Wise

    Pv. taeniatus Lokoundje? H. cristatus?

    Well, this is different; I need some help identifying some fish. This spring, I won a couple of pairs of what were listed as "Pv. taeniatus Lokoundje". The pair were just sexable: males <2"/5cm; females <1½"/3.5cm SL. They have grown some and one pair now has fry. Looking at the male, however...
  15. Mike Wise

    ACA - thanks to all who helped!

    I just want to say thanks to all of you who helped me get to the ACA convention this year. Without you and the help of Francine B, Julio M. and all of the CCA I couldn't afford to go. I hope I didn't overwhelm everyone with my program ... and thanks Chris for the fish. They all made it back home...
  16. Mike Wise

    Tilapia sp. Jewel = T. deckerti?

    This is out of my realm of expertise, but I though the Westie people might be interested in the following paper: Description of a Tilapia (Coptodon) species flock of Lake Ejagham (Cameroon), including a redescription of Tilapia deckerti Thys van den Audenaerde, 1967 (Perciformes, Cichlidae)...
  17. Mike Wise

    Apisto meeting at ACA 2011?

    I got an email asking if the apisto people will want a 'study group' time slot at next year's ACA convention. He wrote, "Since the line of speakers does not include one in Dwarf Cichlids, I thought it would be important if we grab one of the 4 slots, preferably a Saturday one so as to...
  18. Mike Wise

    It doesn't look good for cichlids in Australia

    I just got an email from a long-time friend in Australia. It doesn't look good for cichlids, livebearers and anabantids in Australia. It was bad before, but if this goes into effect, then ... well just read: http://www.perthcichlid.com.au/forum/index.php?showtopic=34582. So all of our friends in...
  19. Mike Wise

    Small styrofoam shipping boxes

    I just shipped out my favorite styrofoam/styrene shipping box today. It has walls that are 1½"/3.8 cm thick and the interior is approximately 8x6x9"/25x15x28cm. I find this the perfect size to ship 6 - 12 fish in individual breather bags. I would like to find similar boxes. I found a place...
  20. Mike Wise

    Do you buy unsexible juveniles?

    I thought that I'd throw this question out. How many of you feel comfortable about buying/selling juveniles that are too young to sex? We have scientific studies that show that sex ratio in apistos is determined by temperature and some extent pH. We have similar anecdotal information of the same...
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