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  • Purple Krib?

    OK so there is a pelvicachromis pulcher/ Kribensis THEN there are all these color variations BUT ever so slightly on some... what's up with all of this when honestly they basically look EXACTLY like the same fish?

    Pelvicachromis taeniatus

    Pelvicachromis taeniatus edea

    Pelvicachromis taeniatus moliwe

    Pelvicachromis taeniatus lobe

    Pelvicachromis taeniatus lokunje

    Pelvicachromis taeniatus bipindi

    Pelvicachromis taeniatus nigerian red

    Pelvicachromis taeniatus wouri

    Pelvicachromis taeniatus nyete

    Pelvicachromis taeniatus makoure
    Last edited by AquaAnt; 03-27-2013, 09:31 PM.
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    Not sure. Could be different areas they originate from? Will be interesting to hear what others have to say about this.
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    • #3
      The names are the areas where they are found. For instance Moliwe is a village in Cameroon. They have actually determined that there are probably 3 distinct species that are grouped under p. taeniatus and they will probably be reclassified. Dr. Anton Lamboj will be releasing a paper on it in the next year or so.

      Also p. taeniatus are smaller than their cousins p. pulcher. Ive also heard they may be reclassified as kribensis again.
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      • #4
        More posts from treefork please
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        • #5
          Yup, all different locations. They can also be subspecies and regional differences. Example, my golden wonder killi(Aplocheilus lineatus) are called "Aplocheilus lineatus goa" due to the specific strains origins(goa look different from standard golds, there are tons of other variants too.)
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          • #6


            These are P. Taeniatus "Loukunje".

            I only have one of the females now. I also have 10 P. Taeniatus "Moliwe" which look distinctly different in coloring, especially the females.
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            • #7
              Arent they gorgeous
              When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the fire department usually use water.

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              • #8
                Joe... I NEED/WANT you to breed the lokunje and moliwe...ssssoooooo bad I NEED THEM LOL...


                I've gone as far as now having one of my BOD's that has business in Florida stopping at every LFS to find me pairs and unique fish...
                It does not matter if you are right or wrong...
                As long as you learn and Keep Moving Forward!

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                • #9
                  I will likely be able to spawn Moliwes when they mature. The Loukunje is a 3 year old female. Guy from my fish club is taking her in a few weeks.
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                  • #10
                    Nice, is he going o try and mate her?
                    It does not matter if you are right or wrong...
                    As long as you learn and Keep Moving Forward!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Anthony View Post
                      Nice, is he going o try and mate her?
                      If he can find a male Loukunje. I have a lead on one for him.
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                      • #12
                        Goodness... oh goodness...
                        It does not matter if you are right or wrong...
                        As long as you learn and Keep Moving Forward!

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                        • #13
                          My copy of "Cichlid Fishes of Western Africa" by Anton Lamboj just came in the mail today. Cannot wait to get back home and get my hands on it. Unfortunately about 2 weeks from now.
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                          • #14
                            LoL
                            It does not matter if you are right or wrong...
                            As long as you learn and Keep Moving Forward!

                            ~Anthony

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                            • #15
                              I'm seriously thinking the next fish I buy will be a taeniatus pair.
                              LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them.
                              Chris (the 'h' is silent)

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