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 Post subject: Species Most in Need of Help
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:27 pm 
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Are there a few species available in the hobby that actually need more help than others? I'd prefer to work with a more in-need species.


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 Post subject: Re: Species Most in Need of Help
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shaky wrote:
Are there a few species available in the hobby that actually need more help than others? I'd prefer to work with a more in-need species.


Almost every colorful rock cichlid is doing fine in the lake. That includes things like Pundamilia nyererei, all of the Neochromis, all of the Mbipia, etc. The CARES list is unfortunately out of date with the latest survey team results, but I'm sure it'll get changed soon to highlight the species most at risk.

The Kyoga/Nawampasa stuff is in much bigger trouble (ruby green, zebra obliquidens, pyxichromis, etc), as are the small predators like Haplochromis thereuterion and Prognathochromis perrieri. I'm sure other folks can think of a few other species that need help.

If you want to propagate the species in trouble, I recommend single-species tanks to avoid hybridization. You can also mix them with Malawi or Tanganyika fish.


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yep, single species is the plan


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 Post subject: Re: Species Most in Need of Help
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I would look at some of the very rare victorians here in the states, like the Haplochromis sp. "red back scraper”, or Labrochromis ishmaeli.

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