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Postby Mick e. t. » 2006-10-25 22:49

Some more pictures of my favouit fish "Malawi Childs" enjoy. :tup:
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Psuedotroheus sp "Elongatus Ruarwe" (juvenile)
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Psuedotropheus sp "Elongatus Ruarwe" (female)
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Petrotilapia? (fry)
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Copadichromis sp "Namalenge" (fry)
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Copadichromis azureus (young male)
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PS C. azureus is on the endangered specie list.
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-10-26 12:33

As always, those are some beautiful fish Mick! I think Copadichromis sp "Namalenge" looks especialy beautiful! Have you got any photos of adults?

Do you know if captive bred endangered species specimens have ever been released back into the lakes?
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Postby Mick e. t. » 2006-10-26 19:50

Don't know for sure if endangered specie are bred and released back in the lake. I do know from research that they do release fish and one could assume that some would be of the endangered specie? Bottom picture is of an adult female C. sp "Namelenge". I have no adult males at the moment. I do have 10 fry of the this specie and they are not related to this female. The one shown above, (my previous post) is I am sure a male...for if you compare the dorsal fins you will note that the orange in the fry runs full length, whereas in the adult female it is restricted toward the trailing edge. An interesting feature of this specie is that they do not have the three spots which the C. borleyi group have as fry and juveniles.
The picture of the, I think. wrongly named Petrotilapia and its fry have been put up mainly for ID purposes. I will be putting up some better pictures soon.



<div align=center>Petrotilapia sp?
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Petrotilapia sp?
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C. sp "Namelenge" (Adult Female)
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Postby smiley » 2006-10-26 19:56

wow, i love malawi chichlids (although i know jack s**t about them)

very nice pics there mike :tup:
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can plecs see what they are eating ?
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Postby sharkdude » 2006-10-27 11:33

great fih mick,
I saw some malawi's in p@h yesterday labeled mixed lake malawi cichlids, looked new in mind they were al in resonable nick. Nothing on yours aswell.
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Postby Mick e. t. » 2006-10-27 12:20

And some more, thanks for the complements :tup:
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-10-27 18:56

Look at all the pretty colours! And the cute babies!

Oh, I meant to say - Denzel the Lab IS a male, undoubtable now.

Question: (as my Cich knowledge is pants) Is it normal for Labidochromis to suddenly have a black band appear vertically over the eye when aggressive/flaring?
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Postby Mick e. t. » 2006-10-27 19:25

<span style='font-family:Geneva'><span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'> :yes: Oh! yes, </span></span> :tup: lol. If stressed they will also show stripes :tup:
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-10-27 19:33

Ah, now that is interesting.
Sometimes D has faint whiteish elongated diamond stripes down his sides - is this what you mean?

I also noticed when the tank crashed and the Nitrite went up that his face got grey/black smudgy colouring, and his eyes went smudgy too...
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Postby Mick e. t. » 2006-10-28 01:59

Yep that's what I mean, although I'm not sure where the diamonds come in :lol1: As for your reference to how the L. caeruleus reacted to nitrite, it would of been an interesting, or could be, if you took pictures of this condition; as I was saying, would of been an interesting photographically documented, illustration of how in cases of nitrite poisoning this specie reacts. It would/could of served well in the health and care forum. Hope you took some pics :tup:
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Postby Indigo Blue Fish » 2006-10-28 18:49

Sorry Mick, was busy trying to make it less poisonous for the little guy - didn't really think about pictures. :P

However, on the offchance that it does occur again, I'm leaving my camera by my tank anyway.

Usually he's too ruddy nippy to snap, but he was pretty sluggish.

New nickname - My Little Litmus.
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Postby Mick e. t. » 2006-12-15 00:26

A cupple of Malawi's using new camera.
<div align=center>Melanochromis auratus Male, young adult. Cynotilapia afra "Cobue", adult female
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Melanochromis lepidiadaptes (Adult Male)
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-12-15 09:43

These are quite nice Mick! Well done in getting them ;)
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Postby Mick e. t. » 2006-12-16 12:51

Still experementing with camera,
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Postby Mick e. t. » 2006-12-16 13:27

<div align=center>Psuedotropheus kingsi female. Labidochromis perlmut male.
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Cynotalipia afro "Mbamba" pair
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Melanochromis lepidiadaptes Male. Psuedotropheus kingsizei Male
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Maylandia esterae Female
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