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 Hi  guys,  not  sure  if  this  is  the  right  section  to  post  (  on  one  hand  it  is  a  cichlid,  on  the  other,  it's  native  to  India  Very Happy  )
 
 Anyone  here  keeping  these  fellas  ?
 I  currently  have  a  few  and  am  hoping  to  breed  them  someday.
 
 I  am  wondering  if  anyone  here  may  have  collected  them  and  have  taken  note  of  their  natural  habitat's  conditions  and/or  may  have  photographs  taken  of  the  place  they  found  them  at.
 
 In  most  literature,  it  is  stated  as  hailing  from  South  Karnataka,  India.  I  have  no  idea  where  that  is  and  I  hope  some  of  you  here  would  Smile
 
 Here's  a  picture  I  took  of  one  of  my  bigger  ones  :
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 Some  previous  pictures  of  the  tank  I  am  housing  them  in:
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 Setup  has  changed  quite  a  bit,  will  update  with  newer  pictures  soon  Smile
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 Hi  Art,
 I  have  got  them  for  a  couple  of  years.  No  signs  of  breeding  at  all!!!  
 I  will  try  to  get  some  more  information  for  you.  It  was  collected  by  A.G.K  Menon  I  think.  He  has  written  a  paper  on  it  too.  Let  me  try  and  get  a  hold  of  a  copy.  I  will  try  and  pass  it  onto  Jason  /  Rick  and  you  could  probably  collect  it  from  them.  
 Your  setup  looks  great,  The  chromides  are  still  juveniles  if  you  picked  them  up  from  Jason.  The  adult  males  are  pretty  aggressive  especially  when  feeding.  Their  pattern  completely  changes  when  they  are  excited,  the  vertical  bars  merge  into  a  black  blotch  and  they  really  flare  up.  Feeding  them  algae  helps  a  lot  Very Happy  
 
 My  next  project  is  collecting  them  from  the  wild!  I  will  keep  you  guys  updated  on  it.  Very Happy
 
 PS:  Check  with  Mike  ('tattoo'  in  Arofanatics.com)  I  think  he  was  the  first  to  get  them  in  Singapore.
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 Thanks  for  the  quick  reply  Beta  Very Happy
 
 Let  me  know  if  you  manage  to  get  the  paper  from  A.G.K  Menon.  (  alternatively  you  can  send  it  directly  to  me  ,  more  convenient  )
 
 Yep,  they  are  still  pretty  small,  the  largest  one  being  about  3inches  TL.
 Their  coloration  is  still  pretty  much  golden,  with  the  barring  being  pretty    prominent.
 
 Cool,  do  try  to  get  as  much  photos  are  you  can  when  you  go  collecting  them.  I  will  be  really  looking  forward  to  that  !  Very Happy
 
 Yep  I  know  Mike  Very Happy
 I  saw  the  batch  he  got  too,  but  back  then  it  was  rather  pricey,  but  this  time  round  they  were  more  affordable  and  I  snapped  some  up.
 I  hope  more  come  in,  a  nice  BIG  community  would  be  great  haha  Very Happy
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Let  me  know  if  you  manage  to  get  the  paper  from  A.G.K  Menon.  (  alternatively  you  can  send  it  directly  to  me  ,  more  convenient  )                

 I  need  to  send  some  books  to  Jason,  so  I  can  club  this  one  along  with  that.
 
 
                                                 
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 Yep  I  know  Mike  Very Happy
 I  saw  the  batch  he  got  too,  but  back  then  it  was  rather  pricey,  but  this  time  round  they  were  more  affordable  and  I  snapped  some  up.
 I  hope  more  come  in,  a  nice  BIG  community  would  be  great  haha  Very Happy                

 
 Pricey  because  they  went  halfway  around  the  world  and  then  came  to  Singapore  :wink:    Think  those  were  from  Jeff  Rapps  right?
 How  is  Mike's  Madagascar  tank?  I  haven't  seen  him  around  for  a  while!
 
 BTW.  What  happened  to  CF's  website?  Seems  to  be  down!
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 AAha!!
 
 Finally  someone  who  knows  someting  about  Etroplus  Canarensis,  I  finally  got  ahold  of  some  in  California  last  week,  (not  from  Jeff  Rapps,  but  an  importer  got  12,  and  I  managed  to  get  6)
 
 I  would  also  be  very  interested  in  the  paper  you  are  talking  about,  and  a  picture  of  the  biotope  would  be  very  interesting,  I  know  they  are  from  the  Western  Ghats,  but  only  a  very  limited  range  there  too.....I  get  to  india  every  now  and  then,  and  would  love  to  go  down  there  and  have  a  look...
 
 anyway,  from  a  more  practical  standpoint,  my  specimens  are  a  bit  beaten  up  after  their  trip  from  the  Ghats,  and  only  one  is  eating  well.....do  you  have  any  thoughts  on  optimal  temperature  for  these  guys?    how  about  diet,  they  won't  look  at  prepared  foods,  and  have  the  one  eating  Mysis  pretty  well,  but  other  than  that  they  just  poke  at  the  algae  growing  on  the  rocks  etc......any  thoughts?
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 Hi  Tim,
 Welcome  to  IAH  Smile  
 Canarensis  are  greedy  eaters  and  they  will  eat  all  types  of  food.  They  particularly  love  algae  and  will  also  finish  off  any  soft  leaved  plants.  I  feed  mine  Beefheart  /  Veggie  Flakes  /  Super  bits  /  Algae.
 I  will  try  and  get  hold  of  the  paper  pretty  soon.
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 Hi  Tim,
                   Where  in  Cal  are  you  at?
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 Rahul,  
 
 I  am  in  San  Diego,  I  notice  you  are  from  Trivandrum,  what  a  wonderful  place,  I  was  there  some  time  ago,  and  have  very  good  memories.......I  remember  watching  the  villagers  pull  a  beach  seine  net  at  Kovalum  beach,  they  thought  I  was  quite  crazy    as  we  picked  through  the  catch......anyway,  I  am  very  interested  in  E.  Canarensis  and  would  really  like  to  get  a  few  more....
 
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 Trivandrum  is  a  wonderful  place!!!...wish  I  was  there  Very Happy    
 
 About  the  canarensis,  I  think  there  is  an  aquarium  in  W.  Covina  (near  LA)  that  stocks  imports  from  India...they  might  be  able  to  get  some  for  you.  Unfortunately,  I  do  not  remember  the  name  of  the  place  offhand.
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 I  think  the  store  you're  talking  about  is  "rare  fish"  Vinny  Kuty  put  me  in  touch  with  him,  I  called,  and  he  dosen't  have  any  at  the  moment,  but  he'll  let  me  know  if  some  show  up.....we'll  see....thanks  for  the  contact..td
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I  think  the  store  you're  talking  about  is  "rare  fish"  Vinny  Kuty  put  me  in  touch  with  him                

 
 Is  Vinny  Kutty  still  in  the  hobby?  Looks  like  he's  been  quite  for  a  long  time.  He  was  the  one  who  put  me  on  to  the  trail  of  the  canarensis!
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 Vinny's  very  much  in  the  hobby...he  just  returned  from  a  trip  to  SA  last  month...spoke  about  Indian  fishes  at  this  months  COAST  meeting  (thats  my  local  fish  club)...even  had  some  pics  of  canarensis  in  the  wild,  taken  last  december.
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 Any  idea  where  exactly  he  took  the  pictures???
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 Beta,
 
 You  can  see  more  of  vinny's  stuff  on  his  website:
 
 http://www.geocities.com/NapaValley/5491/
 
 he  is  very  knowledgable,  and  I  hope  he  doesn't  mind  me  putting  it  on  this  board,  but  he  told  me  that  he  caught  his:
 
 "caught  them  in  Kumaradhara  River,  about  50  Km  inland  from  Mangalore  along  the  road  to  Bangalore.  The  water  was  neutral  and  very  soft.  The  temperature  was  only  about  74  F  and  they  were  spawning."
 
 That  river  is  the  only  place  where  they  are,  and  Dr.  Gopalkrishnan  from  the  Cochin  Fisheries  institute  told  me:
 
 "E.  Canarensis  is  a  critically  endangered  species,  caught  from  only  one  river  in  the  Western  Ghats  region  in  South  India.  The  fish  is  clandestinely  exported  from  India  as  the  ornamental  variety"
 
 Hopefully  the  whole  world  won't  get  too  interested  in  these  guys,  and  people  will  properly  take  care  of  their  specimens....
 
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 I'm  familiar  with  his  site  but  he  hasn't  updated  it  in  a  while  which  made  me  wonder  whether  he  was  still  in  the  hobby.  
 Anyways  I'm  very  happy  to  hear  that  he  is  going  strong  Very Happy
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