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peathenster
03-30-2016, 09:46 PM
Thinking about getting started on west Africans. Who else is keeping them and what do you have? Pics would be great :)

:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:

Tropical
03-30-2016, 10:07 PM
Such as various krib like species, Congo tetras, and Jewel cichlids?
I'm also interested on kribs and their cousins!

ronv
03-31-2016, 10:04 AM
I have had several "westies" in the past. I am currently keeping Chromidotilapia kingsleyae "maguenge river" (a mouthbrooder) and Hemichromis stellifer (one of the jewels). I also have a tank full of albino kribs (all females unfortunately). My current want list include any of the Nanochromis species.

Mog Carns
03-31-2016, 01:20 PM
KRIBS! All of mine are the common BAP variety, but they come in so many different colors and patterns I suspect they have been hybridized.

Anomalochromis thomasi I have a pair of, but as far as I can tell, they have never spawned.

I have some supposedly true Hemichromis lifalili, but they are all juveniles about a half inch long and still paler than I expect.

peathenster
03-31-2016, 02:07 PM
I have had several "westies" in the past. I am currently keeping Chromidotilapia kingsleyae "maguenge river" (a mouthbrooder) and Hemichromis stellifer (one of the jewels). I also have a tank full of albino kribs (all females unfortunately). My current want list include any of the Nanochromis species.

Chromidotilapia kingsleyae looks cool! Would love to try them. David has/had several pairs of N. transvestitus. Very pretty fish.


KRIBS! All of mine are the common BAP variety, but they come in so many different colors and patterns I suspect they have been hybridized.

Anomalochromis thomasi I have a pair of, but as far as I can tell, they have never spawned.

I have some supposedly true Hemichromis lifalili, but they are all juveniles about a half inch long and still paler than I expect.

I got so confused with all the "kribs"! I'm sure some people would appreciate the differences but it's going to take a while to learn, lol.

Mog Carns
03-31-2016, 02:27 PM
http://fish.mongabay.com/biotope_african_rivers.htm

I think you might like this page, then.




EDIT: OOPS
that's the biotope page. try this one-
http://www.lem.net/alf/westafr-eng.htm

peathenster
03-31-2016, 03:12 PM
http://fish.mongabay.com/biotope_african_rivers.htm

I think you might like this page, then.




EDIT: OOPS
that's the biotope page. try this one-
http://www.lem.net/alf/westafr-eng.htm

Awesome links. Thanks!!!!

Tropical
03-31-2016, 04:01 PM
Oh yeah, I remember reading the article on the second link, it was amazingly done!

@ronv, if you ever breed yours I'd be interested in the fry!

ronv
03-31-2016, 06:33 PM
Maybe I should set them up to breed again. Actually the pair I have are babies I raised from a spawn last year. Mine are in a pretty crowded community tank right now. They are not hard to get to spawn. There are probable more floating around in the club. All of my fry were distributed to other members. I think larry Jenks has some.

Tropical
03-31-2016, 07:08 PM
Maybe I should set them up to breed again. Actually the pair I have are babies I raised from a spawn last year. Mine are in a pretty crowded community tank right now. They are not hard to get to spawn. There are probable more floating around in the club. All of my fry were distributed to other members. I think larry Jenks has some.

I meant the albino kribs, should have specified that! I think you're talking about a different fish?

peathenster
03-31-2016, 09:35 PM
Maybe I should set them up to breed again. Actually the pair I have are babies I raised from a spawn last year. Mine are in a pretty crowded community tank right now. They are not hard to get to spawn. There are probable more floating around in the club. All of my fry were distributed to other members. I think larry Jenks has some.

Hmmmm aren't you tired of them yet? Wink wink

ronv
04-01-2016, 08:53 AM
Sorry Sam. I misunderstood. Jakub is looking for a male albino krib for me. I do plan to breed them too.

Demonfish
04-01-2016, 11:52 PM
check thekrib.com . I've had a couple different kribs and jewels (christatus and lifilili which were actually guttatus. Psuedocrenilabrus. nicholsi, but the the male killed the female. They are gorgeous mouthbrooders that should love our water, but they are meaner than mbuna.

ACC in NC
04-28-2017, 08:40 PM
Try to find some Nanochromis teugelsi. I had some a few years back and they were nice! Here’s one of my males.
http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/ACCinNC/Miscellaneous/Fish090.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/ACCinNC/media/Miscellaneous/Fish090.jpg.html)

BobMajor
05-05-2017, 08:30 AM
Keeping several Pelvicachromis currently silvae (have 1/4 " fry ) and subocellatus 2prs no fry yet.Went to an auction in Ohio last month and picked up a young pair of nanochromis parillis and six fry of what was listed as a more red morph of transvestitus All are doing great but probably still a bit young to breed