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Post by vinman on Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:55 pm

I bought a bunch of Ps Minutus Nkhata Bay wild caught from Atlantis. I got about a dozen or more. They were very expencive and dont come in that often. This is a rare fish in the hobby. Well I bred my wild ones but it took forever I lost a few and was down to about 3 females abe 2 males. I only got a few clutches. I kept all the fry and sold off most of the males and kept all the females. The fish in the pics are my F1 fry . So far I got 3 clutches out of 2 females. I have some more almost up to breeding size. I hope Atlantis gets another shipment of them so I can get some wild males to add to my group and off the F1 males. Hope you enjoy the pics









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Post by football mom on Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:13 pm

Cool fish!

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Post by vinman on Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:39 pm

thank you

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Post by vman on Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:52 pm

very nice little mbuna , I kept & bred P. minutus in the 70's
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Post by vinman on Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:07 pm

vman wrote:very nice little mbuna , I kept & bred P. minutus in the 70's

wow a old timer like myself . and we have almost the sane name, cool !!!! Hey do you know the locality of the C afra they used to call dwarf zebra. It was more on the Purple and black and the bars ran from the bottom of the belly to the top of the dorsal fin. I know they introduced it to West Tumbi Is

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Post by vman on Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:33 pm

Hey Vinnie , I go by Vince . Sorry no , I ordered from Evin & Tom Bailey out of San Diego back then & never got much info on the areas their fish came from. at the time I was told north , south , east or west but not on particular areas of the lake . There's a guy on here named why_spider that would probably know . Larry Johnson may know too .
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Post by vinman on Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:08 pm

I remember thoes days. Only a few fish had a true locality. Evin & Tom Bailey I remember them I had their B&W stock list . I remember the Ps Minutus in the B&W photo and the breff description. I would think that the C afara I'm talking about would be more known to someone into the fish since the late 70's. After all ther have been so many afars up for sale. I deal with wholesalers and importers for years and I have not seen them since 1980 come in wild. Same thing with the true Elongatus with the blunt face an wide bars. I have lookd at all the locals on the net search all the C.afra populations I could find. I can not find either fish in the Konings books that I have here is one from the TFH book By Axelrods

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Post by vinman on Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:09 pm

vman wrote: Hey Vinnie , I go by Vince . Sorry no , I ordered from Evin & Tom Bailey out of San Diego back then & never got much info on the areas their fish came from. at the time I was told north , south , east or west but not on particular areas of the lake . There's a guy on here named why_spider that would probably know . Larry Johnson may know too .

nope larry bombed out too

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Post by vinman on Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:35 pm

here is one of my all time favorite fish




The closest afra I can find to what I had is C. afra Chitandi Is

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Post by vinman on Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:01 pm

I found it it is the Likoma Is C. afra . I stumbled on this

http://www.hillcountrycichlidclub.com/articles/Afra_Thumbi_west.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKi3T13WOKU

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Post by nitroloser on Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:10 pm

awesome fish,very striking and kinda onery,cool vid too
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Post by vman on Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:01 am

yep that you tube video is the Afra we had back in the day . mean buggers lol
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Post by vinman on Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:17 am

I searched for hours one day and nothing , I searched for 5 min yesterday and found my answer. Thanx for confirming it is the same fish . Now I know it is what it is thank you. A second oppion is very helpful.

Thanx Vman

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Post by larry.beck on Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:06 am

Most likely Nick A is breeding those and if so, you should be able to get buy them at Dave's Rare Rish whenever he has fry that have grown out sufficiently.
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Post by vinman on Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:52 am

Thank you for the tip very cool of you. I will wait till Alantis has them availibile wild. I want to make sure they are pure . Also I have a thing for wild fish. This way if anyone question my stock I can always say my stock all came from wild fish I got from the importer Very Happy

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