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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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      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,

      GriF
       
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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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