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African spotted lungfish (Protopterus dolloi )?

Discussion in 'Lungfish' started by dark_aLLeY, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. dark_aLLeY

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    Hi MKF,

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

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    The head:
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    The tail portion:
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    My question is, is it truly an authentic protopterus dolloi ? Please advise~~. :icon_naruto10:

    Many thanks,
    dark_aLLeY
     
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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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    Thanks GriF, your ID put an end to my doubts finally. :headbang2

    Is there any way to ID the sex ?
    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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    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,

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    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. :D
     

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