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This has come from an inquiry on <"another forum"> by an Australian member about whether there are any Australian native (or frequently planted ornamental) trees <"that you can use"> as "structural leaf litter," or a source of tannins? I know that Indian Almond (Terminalia catappa)...
I've obtained five <"Copella callolepis"> .
I bought them as "Splash Tetra", although the vendor knew that they were another species of Copella, just not which one. We both thought they might be C. callolepis, and a look at TomC's web-site proved that is what they are.
I've only had...
A planted tank keeper on another forum I belong to (UKAPS) wants to start keeping Apistogramma spp. He is a scientist and a pretty knowledgeable aquarist, and we have been long term correspondents.
He has sourced some dwarf cichlids via "Taikong Ornamental Fish", and he is interested...
I don't speak German, but if any-one does there is a short discussion with Dr Christian Steinberg of the Humboldt University on the importance of humic substances in aquatic ecosystems here: <"http://files.feedplace.de/haustier-radio/myfish - Thema - Huminstoffe.MP3">.
A member of the UKAPS forum lives in the DRC, and he recently visited a huge spring pool and took a series of under-water pictures, including some cichlids.
From <"African Rivers"> (http://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/african-rivers.23966/page-3).
I received some really sad news this morning, I've was told that Jan "JK" ("bigbird" on this forum, and a forum donor) has died. I knew he had been unwell.
I never met him in person (he lived in Sydney), but we had corresponded for a number of years and he was a very conscientious and...
I bought a trio of the sub-adult true Splash "Tetra" Copella arnoldi a couple of months ago, and they have been very prolific, meaning that I now have at least 30 juveniles, from fairly small fry to sexable sub-adult. (Picture/more info in this thread...
Steve Simpson Books (in the UK) are selling Stawikowski, Kosloswki & Volker "South American Dwarf Cichlids. New: A-Numbers, Habitat, Care and Reproduction" DATZ for £19.99.
It has been a very difficult to find book, and is well worth...
I've found a useful article on water chemistry, it is well worth a read:
"Water Chemistry: Osmoregulation, Ionic Imbalance & pH" in "The New England Cichlid" A NEW ENGLAND CICHLID ASSOCIATION PUBLICATION April 1, 2011.
Ottoni, FP and WJEM Costa (2009) Description of a new species of Laetacara Kullander, 1986 from central Brazil and re-description of Laetacara dorsigera (Heckel, 1840) (Labroidei: Cichlidae: Cichlasomatinae). Vertebrate Zoology 59, pp. 41â€“48.
First of all I don't know what the fish are, but they are smart looking fish, and then just a quick word of praise for Robert179b, (and all the posters on this forum), because along with the phenomenal knowledge available, this is what I really like about this forum.
I look at...