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    Cichla kelberi, Taxonomic Description

    Discussion in 'Cichla (Peacock Bass)' started by Scatocephalus, Dec 10, 2008.

    1. Scatocephalus

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      I've seen a few posts regarding the eventual size of C. kelberi. I thought this might shed some light on the subject (as well as make your eyes bleed :grinno: )

      Of 52 specimens collected, the largest was 272.5 mm (10.725 inches) with the average being 212.0 mm (8.26 inches)

      Now that's not to say there aren't larger kelberi out there but based on the taxonomic description adult females max out at about 9".

      For what it is worth, here is the original taxanomic description. Note the stated size of adult females and males.



      Are your eyes bleeding yet?? LOL :nilly:
       
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      thanks scat.
      interesting read.
      but some part of me still tells me mono size...
       
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      Yes but bleeding in a very good way. Thanks for sharing this information. Some interesting discriptions and some little known information that I did not ever read before. SWEET! :headbang2

      P.S I know you have more info.:naughty: I spent the last two day's going through a lot of your conversations (post) on the other site... you know which one. ;)
       
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      Interesting thanks for sharing..
       
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      I don't know. I highly doubt a mono female would be mature and breeding at 9". I agree that kelberi might get a tad bigger than indicated but I think 14"-16" is a max.
       
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      Maybe just a freak of nature but this was 17"-18" when i sold it. Boy do i miss it toooo.

      OGchild.jpg
       
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      Here is the fish that was used as the holotype to describe C. kelberi

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      Gorgeous fish. I've contemplated selling mine several times but always decide that I'd be kicking myself if I did so. Besides, I don't think anyone would pay what I wanted... LOL

      Why did you sell yours?
       
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      Someone gave me what i wanted and i was looking into black rays. So it seamed like a good idea at the time.
       
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      I wouldn't have sold mine if I had it. I would have just threw the Ray in with them or just go grab another tank.:D But that's me.
       

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