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Pundamilia nyererei Igombe versus Makobe?

PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 12:46 pm
by DJRansome
Since I can't find the Python Island, I'm considering one of these.

The descriptions in the Profiles are identical. On CF, I like the Igombe profile pics better. On Dave's website, I like the Makobe pics better.

Advantages or disadvantage to each? Or depending on the mood, these and the Python Island can look pretty much the same?

PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 11:45 pm
by fulu-1
there are subtil diffrences in color between the igombi, makobe, mwanza, and ruti strains. the python is a bit diffrent.

there should be no change in behaviour between the differing locations of collection. maybe this will help.


all pictures are of my fish unless otherwise noted.

the ruti
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the ingombi
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the python island
juvinal male
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the makobe
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the mwanza
fish and picture by kevin b.
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fortunatly there are also several other species of pundamilia available as well.

the blue bar
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the pundamilia sp red flank
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the macrocephala
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pundamilia sp red head
not my fish or picture, pic by j. selong
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i have now and have in he past kept both strains available at daves and they are excellent!

here is a 5 day old link to some available python island
http://www.midwestcichlid.com/showthrea ... e&p=169667

and i recieved some python from here about 2 months ago and am very pleased. he still has them on his list as being available.
http://www.africancichlidcentral.com/victorian.html

i hope this helped

PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:14 am
by DJRansome
Thanks, that was fabulous! Decisions, decisions.

PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 12:10 pm
by fulu-1
8) glad to have been of help.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:08 am
by DJRansome
I'm picking up the Igombe today. :dancing:

They are 1" so I'm expecting silver-brown fish for a while.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:19 am
by fulu-1
nice, i like the igombe strain i have kept a colony for three generations. post some pics when you can. :thumb:

PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:44 pm
by DJRansome
They are still in quarantine but at least one is showing red on the top half of his body. :dancing:

PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:22 pm
by DJRansome
Here is a pic, he is trying to spawn and coloring up more than this at times.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:38 am
by DJRansome
I added the group to my mbuna tank over the weekend and they retained their color. I have between 2-4 males. At one point I had a holding female but the eggs are gone.

We will see how they do as tankmates over the coming year or two.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:39 pm
by fulu-1
he is looking great. keep us updated. :dancing:

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:06 am
by DJRansome
Everyone is getting along at this point and males are retaining, even gaining color. I have at least three, maybe four males in the tank. I am surprised they don't seem to fight. Is that usual with Pundamilia or just the lull before the storm? :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:54 am
by Fogelhund
I believe these fish have variability in their aquarium colour after a number of generations in tank breeding, and I think they've mellowed out a great deal. I could only ever keep one male in a tank, no matter the size.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:46 pm
by DJRansome
I had two males in the tank until Sunday...not on purpose. Two males and two females, but I was lucky.

I removed the rocks and caught one male and the two females, putting them in another tank and hoping for a spawn to get some more females.

Monday one female is holding. :dancing:

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:18 am
by samaki
:thumb: lucky man :thumb:

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:09 pm
by Fogelhund
Wish I could find some good quality Pundamilia, that I was confident weren't mixed strains up here.