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RE: N. rubripinnis
> I know of many N. r(R)ubripinnis collections. Some are beautiful
> some less so.
> The nicest photo I have yet seen is Dr. Waters photo of KTZ 85/28 which
> appears particularly attractive. I have been unable to locate
> any specimens
> from this collection. I was told that these fish now exist only in
> I have to assume that there have been subsequent collections of
> similar fish from the same or a nearby site.
N. rubripinnis Lisinjiri River TAN 97-27 is similar to the KTZ 85-28
population but from a different location in the same drainage system. The
latter was collected from the Mbwemkuru River floodplain whereas we
collected the former from a tributary of the Mbwemkuru and quite far
"upstream". In 1997 we visited the KTZ 85-28 locality but, while there was
water, there were no fish. The Lisinjiri River population is fairly
widespread in the hobby; the KTZ 85-28 population is probably still being
kept but would be rare. All other populations/collections of N. rubripinnis
have been made from a fairly restricted area (over a distance of about half
a kilometer) where the main road south from Dar es Salaam crosses the Mbezi
River valley (e.g. TZ 83-5, TZ 94-1, TAN 95-6, TAN 97-41, TAN 98-13, TAN
> No one locally has fish I can examine at this time. Therefore before I
> begin my search can anyone recommend which location or collection I should
> be looking for and which are to be avoided.
In my opinion, there are NO Nothos that should be avoided, but then I am
??? Could you please identify yourself so I know who I am replying to.
Brian R. Watters
University of Regina
Regina, Sask. 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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