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    African spotted lungfish (Protopterus dolloi )?

    Hi MKF,

    attached are the photos of my sole lungfish (kept it for a month plus). I got it as african spotted lungfish.




    The head:



    The tail portion:


    My question is, is it truly an authentic protopterus dolloi ? Please advise~~.

    Many thanks,
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    yeah, looks like it.



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    Very nice lung.



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    it's an protopterus annectens brieni



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    wow, very interesting specimen! i don't know how sub-specific i would go with an ID personally, but it's definitely not a P. dolloi (much more elongate, slender, and shorter fins), but it does look to be a P. annectens to me--
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    Nice lung man!



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    Quote Originally Posted by GriF;1252795;
    it's an protopterus annectens brieni
    Thanks GriF, your ID put an end to my doubts finally.

    Is there any way to ID the sex ?
    Quote Originally Posted by E_americanus;1253325;
    wow, very interesting specimen! i don't know how sub-specific i would go with an ID personally, but it's definitely not a P. dolloi (much more elongate, slender, and shorter fins), but it does look to be a P. annectens to me--
    --solomon
    Yeah, that's why I suspect so - not a P.dolloi. I got it from a local lfs named as african spotted lungfish. The shopkeeper don't know the scientific name either, but I have decided to bring it back since it looks so attractive in a way.


    Nevertheless, thanks to everyone for the kind comments and valueable inputs.

    This piece is currently around 1 foot long TL.
    Diet: Hikari carnivore pellets & Hikari algae wafers, supplemented occasionally with live goldfish feeders



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    Quote Originally Posted by dark_aLLeY;1254743;
    Is there any way to ID the sex ?
    noop there is no way to sex them by fysical appearance.

    p.s. I like the unifor color on your fish.
    If you take good care of it it will probably grow to 2 / 2,5 ft in a year..good luck with it.
    ow and be carefull with the feeder fish.
    I used to feed it as a main diet..but i switched to ,,sprot" (Sprattus sprattus) frozen.mussels and tigershrimp.
    After I had some problems with the health of one of my lungfish probably because of the feederfish.

    goodluck,

    GriF
    Last edited by GriF; 11-07-2007 at 5:29 AM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GriF;1255622;
    noop there is no way to sex them by fysical appearance.

    p.s. I like the unifor color on your fish.
    If you take good care of it it will probably grow to 2 / 2,5 ft in a year..good luck with it.
    ow and be carefull with the feeder fish.
    I used to feed it as a main diet..but i switched to ,,sprot" (Sprattus sprattus) frozen.mussels and tigershrimp.
    After I had some problems with the health of one of my lungfish probably because of the feederfish.

    goodluck,

    GriF
    Thanks GriF,

    It's staple food is the algae wafers and carnivore pellets.....the goldfish is only feed once in a bluemoon. And to my surprise, this lunggie seems to response better to algae wafer than the carnivore pellets.



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