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by Michael.NEGRINI
Tue May 08, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: A Few of My Madagascans
Replies: 19
Views: 7763

Re: A Few of My Madagascans

Yes, it is Paretroplus dambabe.
Fishes sold as 'P. petiti' are P. dambabe, and many publications refer to the grey Paretroplus with red spot from Lake Kinkony as P. petiti.
The real P. petiti (holotype) is very close to or may be a synonym of P. menarambo.
by Michael.NEGRINI
Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paratilapia typus Andapa pair guarding nest
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

Re: Paratilapia typus Andapa pair guarding nest

Congrats José !

How are the babies ? Now they must be showing the "tilapia-spot" in the dorsal fin.
by Michael.NEGRINI
Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:32 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paratilapia typus
Replies: 10
Views: 7123

Re: Paratilapia typus

Yes it is the form from Andapa. This is the fourth generation (F4). I think it's the most beautiful of all Paratilapia.

Happy to see my babies have grown well in José's tanks !

Thanks for sharing pics of them.
by Michael.NEGRINI
Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paratilapia typus sp Andapa
Replies: 2
Views: 2226

Re: Paratilapia typus sp Andapa

Congratulations José !
Happy to see they do well in your tanks, I hope you'll be able to make this wonderful species available to many hobbyists around you ! :D
by Michael.NEGRINI
Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Help with IDs please?
Replies: 11
Views: 4906

Re: Help with IDs please?

Hi,

if it can help, some additional IDs :
-the young Paretroplus is also Paretroplus polyactis.
-the last fish shown is not a tilapia, but a native Lutjanidae, probably Lutjanus argentimaculatus.
by Michael.NEGRINI
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Identification of a Tanzanian fish
Replies: 9
Views: 2785

Re: Identification of a Tanzanian fish

Hello,

I've already seen fish under that name from Czech origin.
To me, they were hybrids between of Melanochromis chipokae/loriae and a Cyrtocarine (maybe a Copadichromis species). Maybe it's a F1 cross, but I doubt it's a "clean" strain...

The fish shown here look similar to the ones I've seen.
by Michael.NEGRINI
Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paratilapia polleni sp Andapa spawn
Replies: 11
Views: 5396

Re: Paratilapia polleni sp Andapa spawn

Hi José, very happy to see the young are now beautiful adults ! Once again congratulations ! As I told you by email, it is possible that the Andapa population is a variant of Paratilapia typus. If I remember well what Patrick de Rham told me, the big spot Paratilapia from North-East madagascar are g...
by Michael.NEGRINI
Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: what happened to the Madagroup forum of the AFC?
Replies: 22
Views: 6173

Re: what happened to the Madagroup forum of the AFC?

Hi everybody,

I was unable to go to the Madagroup website for nearly two weeks. Today it seems to work just fine, even page loading is faster than ever ! :D
by Michael.NEGRINI
Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: My 540 Liter Madagascartank
Replies: 10
Views: 5388

Re: My 540 Liter Madagascartank

hi Endymion, nice setup, but I think you can't keep all these fishes together in this tank. Paretroplus menarambo will grow to more than 25 cm TL. In the long term, I think it will be better to keep only a pair or trio of each "small" species in this tank and move the P. menarambo to a bigger aquari...
by Michael.NEGRINI
Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: Help with ID- Cichlid Yearbook Vol. 6
Replies: 11
Views: 3961

Re: Help with ID- Cichlid Yearbook Vol. 6

Hi,

this species has been described in 1998 as Neochromis omnicaeruleus. Here is the species profile on the CRC catalogue : http://www.cichlidae.com/gallery/species.php?s=939

I think you will find more informations with the "new" name.
by Michael.NEGRINI
Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:57 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paratilapia sp Fiamanga
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

Re: Paratilapia sp Fiamanga

Hello :D I think this is the species also called Paratilapia sp. Fianarantsoa or sometimes "Green Face". Fiamanga is a local name used for Paratilapia in Southern Highlands, and has been given to different populations/species several times, so I think it can be a confusing name. I prefer to use Para...
by Michael.NEGRINI
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Ptychochromis oligacanthus
Replies: 10
Views: 4297

Re: Ptychochromis oligacanthus

A video of a pair before spawning : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZG9Tx0Qq64

No luck with this species for me, they eat all the eggs each time. :?
by Michael.NEGRINI
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Ptychochromis oligacanthus
Replies: 10
Views: 4297

Re: Ptychochromis oligacanthus

Here are 2 pictures,
male :
Image

female :
Image
by Michael.NEGRINI
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Any advice for someone new to Madasgascar cichlids?
Replies: 30
Views: 26614

Re: Any advice for someone new to Madasgascar cichlids?

Hi Alex, good to see you chiming in with this, you've got a load more experience with mada's than I have however, my Paratilapia male doesn't read the same books and definitely tried to eat the Etroplus.....I had to snatch it away from him, almost out of his mouth. the insect feeding I can see as we...
by Michael.NEGRINI
Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:01 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Any advice for someone new to Madasgascar cichlids?
Replies: 30
Views: 26614

Re: Any advice for someone new to Madasgascar cichlids?

Hello everbody, Wow, many posts on this thread. Happy to see that Madagascar Cichlids are on the way to become more popular among hobbyists. Alex, I'm OK with most of your writings, but not all. :wink: Here are some points : -Paratilapia spp. are not really piscivorous, I think they are more (terres...
by Michael.NEGRINI
Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: how to fix a Mad divorce?
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Re: how to fix a Mad divorce?

Hi Alex, your Paratilapia are not P. polleni , nor P. sp. Andapa, they are more likely Paratilapia sp. East Coast ("small points"). Aggresiveness of male Paratilapia can be problematic, when females are smaller, it's easier to help them with PVC tubes to hide. Sometimes I also use a big platic bottl...
by Michael.NEGRINI
Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:05 am
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Paratilapia polleni "Green Spot"?
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Re: Paratilapia polleni "Green Spot"?

Hello, your fishes are probably not P. polleni, unless if they come from North-West Madagascar. And I doubt the parents are wild, as there is no exports of freshwater fishes from Madagascar (to my knowledge). If there are really wild, the person who collected them must be able to tell you which loca...
by Michael.NEGRINI
Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Madagascar Cichlids
Topic: Ptychochromis Oligacanthus spawn
Replies: 10
Views: 3744

Re: Ptychochromis Oligacanthus spawn

Congratulations Tom ! I hope you'll manage to raise the fry ;)

Mangarahara Ptychochromis is Ptychochromis insolitus, they are still very rare, I hope you will get a spawn soon.
by Michael.NEGRINI
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Need some identification help
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Re: Need some identification help

Hello,

these are both south american :
- first one is a Guianacara species
-the other is a Bujurquina (maybe B. vittata ?)
by Michael.NEGRINI
Mon May 12, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Lake Victoria Cichlids
Topic: Is it possible to get Oreochromis variabilis?
Replies: 5
Views: 3768

Re: Is it possible to get Oreochromis variabilis?

Hi,

There are some in Paris, at the "Aquarium de la Porte Dorée" (ex-MAAO).

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