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RE: Nothobranchius palmqvisti & Aplocheilichthys pumilus
Brian & Amy Nelson wrote:
> I finally broke down and acquired some killies reciently,
> Nothobranchius palmqvisti, after a couple of years of
> contemplation and occasional reading. I would love to
> hear from anyone else you could give me pointers on
> this species.
A relatively easy Notho. Check the AKA Web Site under the genus
Nothobranchius for general maintenance and breeding information.
> However this is not the primary reason for me posting
> this message.
> Besides being a hobbist, I am also an aquarist for the
> New England Aquarium in Boston, MA. We are begining
> to install an exhibit on Lake Victoria. We have aquired
> a bunch of Aplocheilichthys pumilus to include in one of
> the exhibits.
One small problem.....
Aplocheilichthys is associated only with Lake Tanganyika and not Lake
Victoria. It is found mainly in small streams feeding into Lake Tanganyika
and also in the shore regions.
> We are also interested in suggestions from any of you
> regarding other Killies from the Lake Victoria area that
> would display well........
I am not aware of any killies that normally inhabit Lake Victoria itself but
in the river systems feeding into the lake we have found: Aplocheilichthys
bukobanus, Aplocheilichthys fuelleborni, Aplocheilichthys centralis and at
least one unidentified species. These normally inhabit small streams and
swamps associated with the Lake Victoria drainage system as a whole and
would probably only occasionally end up in the lake by accident. In
temporary pools in the areas adjacent to the lake, and therefore also not
strictly associated with the lake, there are numerous species of Nothos: N.
ugandensis, N. robustus, N. taeniopygus and various populations of an
unidentified Notho (e.g. N. sp. Mugeta, N. sp. Runere, etc.).
Brian R. Watters
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2, Canada
Ph: (306) 584-9161 (home); (306) 585-4663 (work)
Fax: (306) 585-5433
E-mail: bwatters at sk_sympatico.ca
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