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Barombi Mbo Cichlids
July 24, 2008
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Do we have any keepers of Barombi Mbo cichlids, such as Myaka myaka? If so, what do you keep? What have you kept? And what were your experiences?

Thanks in advance
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July 25, 2008
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Fairly sure nobody on here is currently keeping fishes from Lake Barombi, but Chester Zoo used to have a Lake Barombi exhibit if I remember correctly - including Myaka myaka.

July 25, 2008
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QUOTE (dunc @ Jul 25 2008, 04:49 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fairly sure nobody on here is currently keeping fishes from Lake Barombi, but Chester Zoo used to have a Lake Barombi exhibit if I remember correctly - including Myaka myaka.

They did. Thats the one species I'm toying with the idea of keeping. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> It's proving very difficult to get any quality info from forums though. There are a few articles dotted about on the web, but nothing that can be described as comprehensive. /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

July 25, 2008
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Have you seen Myaka on sale somewhere Jared? A nice killifish from the lake is Procatopus similis "Barombi"...

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July 25, 2008
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QUOTE (Matt @ Jul 25 2008, 08:07 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have you seen Myaka on sale somewhere Jared? A nice killifish from the lake is Procatopus similis "Barombi"...

I have. Along with Stomatepia pindu and Pungu maclareni. I'm aware of their IUCN status and will stress these are not F0 fish. If they were I wouldn't buy them. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

I have never seen Procatopus similis for sale. It looks a nice fish. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

July 28, 2008
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Hi Jared I've done a bit of research and it seems that Myaka myaka hasn't been exported for years. All the fish imported under that name have turned out to be one of the Sarotherodon from the lake. I've also managed to get hold of a couple of papers about the species found there. You want?

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July 28, 2008
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QUOTE (Matt @ Jul 28 2008, 04:08 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Jared I've done a bit of research and it seems that Myaka myaka hasn't been exported for years. All the fish imported under that name have turned out to be one of the Sarotherodon from the lake. I've also managed to get hold of a couple of papers about the species found there. You want?

Yes please. These are not FO fish mind. If you can PM me the details that would be great, I'll show you who has them too. /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

July 28, 2008
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Jared the files are in PDF format. Either whack your email up in this thread or pm me if you're not comfortable doing that. I realise we have a few unsavoury sorts on here... /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

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July 29, 2008
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QUOTE (Matt @ Jul 28 2008, 07:57 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jared the files are in PDF format. Either whack your email up in this thread or pm me if you're not comfortable doing that. I realise we have a few unsavoury sorts on here... /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

always better to use pm, since there are bots similar to google.com bot which go around forums picking up email addresses and sending spam

July 30, 2008
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We have Barombis...(just as a teaser)

July 30, 2008
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A few pics would be a real tease....

Welcome to the forum by the way. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

August 2, 2008
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QUOTE (coelacanth @ Jul 30 2008, 12:27 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
We have Barombis...(just as a teaser)

How about that hat! /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />
Here'a pic of one of ours!

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August 7, 2008
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Paul mate any chance of a bigger pic? /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

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QUOTE (Matt @ Aug 7 2008, 06:41 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Paul mate any chance of a bigger pic? /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

yes please...that size they look like Carassius auratus /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

August 8, 2008
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QUOTE (Malti @ Aug 7 2008, 08:01 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
yes please...that size they look like Carassius auratus /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

there you go. Not great though!

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August 8, 2008
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still looks like goldfish to me...a better pic perhaps? please /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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Is it Pungu maclareni Paul?

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August 10, 2008
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QUOTE (Matt @ Aug 8 2008, 08:20 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is it Pungu maclareni Paul?

No Matt, they are S. Linnellii. However I have just returned from a location (secret squirrel stuff) where I have seen two other stunning species of Borombis in very fine fettle. /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

August 22, 2008
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Tell us more pablito! Tease /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

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....but please don't show us your secret squirrel.... /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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