Copodochromis Mloto Likoma (spawned) yeah

7 years 8 months ago #31985 by Nuchal Man
100% Copadichromis trewavasae from mouth morphology to melanin pattern.

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7 years 8 months ago #31980 by scubadiver
Sam here are a number of pictures focusing on the mouth since that is telling sign.













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7 years 9 months ago - 7 years 9 months ago #31937 by Nuchal Man
You should post a pic. I'm almost certain if they were listed as Likoma they are Copadichromis trewavasae. Copadichromis trewavasae's type locality is Likoma Island. It was described in 1999 by Konings, almost 40 years after the Copadichromis mloto was described. It is definitely Copadichromis trewavasae if it was sold with the trade name Ivory Head. Before it was discribed it was called Copadichromis sp. "Mloto Likoma" and Copadichromis sp. "Ivory Head Mloto". The true Copadichromis mloto is not found at Likoma. The true Copadichromis mloto is found around Otter Point and Luwala which is pretty far south from Likoma.

I guess what I said about the mouth was a little unclear. The mouth should be very similar to that of your Copadichromis sp. "Midnight Mloto" (Which has been scientificly described as Copadichromis melas) as well as Copadichromis borleyi. The mouth of the true Copadichromis mloto is very different and strange looking as it is highly protrusible.

Here is a link to what I believe you probably have, Copadichromis trewavasae:

www.davesfish.com/images/Copadichromis%2...wavasae%20Likoma.jpg

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7 years 9 months ago - 7 years 9 months ago #31936 by scubadiver
Well she spit the fry after fours days and spawned again 4 weeks later and spit again after five days or so.

They are a young group as to which one they I am not sure.

Looking at the picture you sent they look more like that than my midnight mlotos.

There mouth is definitely on the small side -

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7 years 9 months ago #31935 by Nuchal Man
My guess would be they are actually Copadichromis trewavasae, which is often sold as Copadichromis Mloto Likoma and referred to trade names like Mloto Ivoryhead in reference to the blaze on the dorsal parts of its head. The real Copadichromis mloto is a rather rare fish in the hobby and looks quite different.It has a small mouth that is quite weird in how it opens and is also not a very deep bodied species compared to the Copadichromis trewavasae. Check out the link at the bottom. It has some good photos on the true Copadichromis mloto. I honestly think you have the nicer fish. Copadichromis trewavasae is a stunning fish and the colors are really sharp and pop while the colors on Copadichromis mloto are rather dull in my opinion.

malawicichlids.com/mw08025.htm

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7 years 9 months ago #31934 by dragonkeeper
Not sure. Might be for that location variant.

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7 years 9 months ago - 6 years 7 months ago #31930 by ba
never heard of the name before...
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7 years 9 months ago #31919 by dragonkeeper
Nice job.

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7 years 11 months ago #31464 by scubadiver
My group of pretty young Copodochromis Mloto Likoma spawned. I saw the male start to color up and figured they were to young (they are about 3.5 inches) to really spawn. But the female is definitely holding.

Hopefully she will do a good job holding

Pretty cool fish to BAP for the club I think.

On a another note, I have determined I can't breed yellow labs :)

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