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  • #303526

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    I’m headed here for a week next month and wondering if there is anything interesting fish-wise i should be looking for? Flying into Cancun and getting out ASAP. Renting a car and heading South to Tulum. Any ideas?

    Thanks, Jim

    #354066

    Matt
    Keymaster

    You’ve got to be kidding me! Not jealous at all…Kiss

    Presumably you’re heading down the coast via Playa del Carmen or will you go inland too? Loads of interesting stuff in that area like Hyphessobrycon compressus (type species of that genus), Cynodonichthys (ex-Rivulus) tenuis, Cyprinodon artifronsFloridichthys polyommusJordanella pulchraBelonesox belizanusHeterandria bimaculata, Poecilia mexicana, P. veliferaXiphophorus maculatus (wild platies!), various cichlids, etc.

    #354071

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Plan isn’t complete Matt, rarely is. I like to wing it as much as possible but it’s high season and my wife doesn’t like sleeping in the car :). Smaller, quieter places suit us better. Yes heading down the coast, planned to stop in Akumal but not finding accommodation available yet. Plenty in Tulum so will likely base there. Hope to hit Chichen itza for a day. Have you been? Any suggestions??

    #354240

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Took a swim in the Grand Cenote just outside of Tulum today and found a few nice fish. No idea what they are and no time for searching. Pics are disappointing, I haven’t used the underwater outfit for a few years. There was also a beautiful cichlid that I didn’t get a decent shot of but do have a glimpse on video that I’ll upload when I can.

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/IMG_0253_1_zpsmtmcxvyd.jpg

    These were stunning. Lots pf breeding activity and vicious algae munching!

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/IMG_0294_zpsg60khyzd.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/IMG_0298_zpscolyr1rv.jpg

    #354241

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/IMG_0281_zps0qsjokba.jpg

    #354242

    BillT
    Participant

    Underwater shots, look nice!

    Do you have a box a camera goes in or a submersible camera?

    #354243

    Shovelnose
    Member

    Me thinks the catfish is Rhamdia laticauda.

    #354247

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Great pics Jim! The molly might be Poecilia orri?

    #354258

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Thanks Matt & Shovelnose! Bill I’m using a Canon S95 and the housing that’s made for it.

    #354262

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Took A walk through the jungle at the Muyil ruins today and the Sian ka’an Biosphere. First came upon this little pothole and was amazed at the inhabitants. No way to catch & photo here so I stuck the camera in and took some shots. Stills not as good as video.

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2639_zpscbobzdqf.jpg

    http://youtu.be/tdVLJlkiTFc

    #354284

    Plaamoo
    Participant
    #354292

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Lovely videos Jim! Especially enjoyed the little pothole biotope but it all looks amazing. Wonder if that Trachemys turtle is native or not?

    #354300

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    @matt said:
     Wonder if that Trachemys turtle is native or not?

    I think so Matt. According to someone on the ichthyology facebook page Trachemys venusta. Also got ids for some fish.

    Astyanax aeneus

    Heterandria bimaculata

    And from Pete Liptrot:  “The cichlids look like Rocio (the dark ones), Parachromis friedrichstahlii and a single A. robertsoni (very blue in appearance).”

    I have lots of pics but haven’t had time to download to photobucket and then here.

    #354304

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Aves de Mexico

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2646_zpsdxfiiw8i.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/crop3_zpsebiqqnoj.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_3014_zpsim3d9e67.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_3123_zpslfhzgxjl.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_3125_zpsxzc5zbv7.jpg

    #354306

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Tropical Mockingbird – Mimus gilvus

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_3024_zpswucinn8a.jpg

    Yucatan Jay – Cyanocorax yucatanicus

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2693_zpsaibkyur8.jpg

    Other critters;

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2498_01_zpsynputbsa.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2989_zpsivwy46zr.jpg

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