LOGIN

RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube
GLOSSARY       

SEARCHGLOSSARY

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

PROFILESEARCH

Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





 

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Microctenopoma ansorgii
May 3, 2015
7:34 pm
Avatar
junebug
New Member
Forum Posts: 9
Member Since:
November 5, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Does anyone know of some inverts and schooling fish appropriate to a true m. ansorgii biotope?  I'm working on one, and would really like to add some movement to the tank.  I was thinking Barbus hulstaerti would be a good choice, as they seem to occur in the same sort of environment as the ansorgii.  

I have been able to find almost 0 information on specific collection data for m. ansorgii, so I'm just stuck looking at other fish from the Congo Basin and extrapolating from there.

May 4, 2015
8:10 am
Avatar
george
Member
Forum Posts: 79
Member Since:
January 9, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

http://www.coastfishclub.com/T.....nopoma.pdf : "come from shallow water around Stanley Pool in West Africa"

http://www.fishbase.org/summar.....orgii.html : "verified from the Chiloango River, and widespread in the central Congo basin; possibly also in the Nyong"

May 4, 2015
6:17 pm
Avatar
Gloups
New Member
Forum Posts: 7
Member Since:
December 5, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I have captured some Microctenopoma ansorgii... 30 years ago in central Zaïre! I remember that they were living among submersed dead leaves litter, with the top water barely visible, which was striking. The closest fishes regarding this specific habitat are certainly some Aphyosemion of the elegans group. Barbus hulstaerti was also present, but in the flowing water of the nearby small stream, together with some small cichlids, Epiplatys and some nice looking Procatopodinae.

May 4, 2015
7:22 pm
Avatar
hachge
Member
Forum Posts: 139
Member Since:
June 4, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

In congo Brazzaville I collected them back in the 80' in a pool with slow running water and 2 differents procatopus and catfisch,and cichlids differents species depending locations.

May 12, 2015
12:55 pm
Avatar
Matt
Málaga, Spain
Admin
Forum Posts: 8239
Member Since:
June 13, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Superb info Gloups and Herve! Would you say that the habitats permanent or seasonal?

Cake or death?
June 17, 2015
9:43 pm
Avatar
junebug
New Member
Forum Posts: 9
Member Since:
November 5, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Oh my gosh guys, thanks so much!  So excited to hear from people who have actually been there and done that!

I did end up getting B. hulstaerti (good my research proved correct).   However, a friend who's bred ansorgii advised not to put them in the tank.  Because my intent is to breed the ansorgii, I don't want to put the (very expensive) B. hulstaerti at risk of getting attacked for eating the occasional fry.  So they are going in their own tank LOL.

I wish we could "like" posts here.  Everyone would be getting thumbs up! 

June 18, 2015
1:17 am
Avatar
olly
Member
Forum Posts: 113
Member Since:
January 18, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Males in a fight.

Microctenopoma-ansorgii-2.jpgImage Enlarger

 Microctenopoma-ansorgii-4.jpgImage Enlarger

 Microctenopoma-ansorgii-5.jpgImage Enlarger

 Microctenopoma-ansorgii-6.jpgImage Enlarger

 Microctenopoma-ansorgii.jpgImage Enlarger

 Male in the calm state.

Microctenopoma-ansorgi-3i.jpgImage Enlarger

 Female.

Microctenopoma-ansorgii-female.jpgImage Enlarger

 Microctenopoma-ansorgii-female2.jpgImage Enlarger

June 18, 2015
10:38 am
Avatar
junebug
New Member
Forum Posts: 9
Member Since:
November 5, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Here are some photos of the tank from today.  A new air pump for the hamburg filter wall is on its way, should be here tomorrow.  After that I plan to remove the airstone, and no equipment will be visible inside the tank.

Hopefully the plant roots will grow along the wall and cover the foam.  When I move in a few weeks, I also plan to cover it with sand again before putting it back together. :)

DSCF8443-1280x960.jpgImage Enlarger

 DSCF8444-1280x960.jpgImage Enlarger

 DSCF8445-1280x960.jpgImage Enlarger

 DSCF8448-1280x960.jpgImage Enlarger

 DSCF8441-1280x960.jpgImage Enlarger

 DSCF8442-1280x960.jpgImage Enlarger

June 18, 2015
12:51 pm
Avatar
Matt
Málaga, Spain
Admin
Forum Posts: 8239
Member Since:
June 13, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Great stuff both - it is really about time that we have some profiles for this genus...

Cake or death?
June 29, 2015
1:46 am
Avatar
olly
Member
Forum Posts: 113
Member Since:
January 18, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Male and female together.

IMG_7490Microctenopoma-ansorgii-1.jpgImage Enlarger

 IMG_7531Microctenopoma-ansorgii-1.jpgImage Enlarger

 IMG_7551Microctenopoma-ansorgii-1.jpgImage Enlarger

  Male, pic without the flashlight.

Microctenopoma-ansorgii-male-1.jpgImage Enlarger

 Subordinate pose of the male when he sees a dominant male: presses fins to the body and raises several anterior rays of the dorsal fin.

IMG_7501Microctenopoma-ansorgii-1.jpgImage Enlarger

  They are still young. About 1,5 years. It is written that their sexual maturation occurs in the age of 1,5-2 years. Looking forward...

July 13, 2015
5:35 pm
Avatar
Matt
Málaga, Spain
Admin
Forum Posts: 8239
Member Since:
June 13, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

In my experience, you will know when they are mature as the males start to really batter each other. Please do keep this updated with your findings guys.

Cake or death?
Forum Timezone: Europe/Paris

Most Users Ever Online: 246

Currently Online:
1 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Devices in use: Desktop (1)

Top Posters:

Stefan: 1567

Plaamoo: 1257

mikev: 1134

Malti: 1099

Mark Duffill: 1012

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 0

Members: 30520

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 4

Forums: 10

Topics: 4603

Posts: 36642

Newest Members: datfish, wong123, Kevin20359, troides, noos

Administrators: dunc: 1323, Matt: 8239