Request to add new species

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Request to add new species

Post by Jools » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:18 pm

If you wish to record data about a species, it must first exist in our database!

If it doesn't exist, we will add it for you, as a minimum we need genus and species name. But if you wish other data, like family, common names, maximum size and so on, then please also include that.

Click on the username below to send a pm to the appropriate admin. Please put "Add species request" or similar in the subject line and the detail in the message body.

skh for Characidae
racoll for Cyprinids.
Michael.Koeck for Goodeids
tanganyika4291 for Tanganyikan Cichlidae
gmarschitz for Killifish
Jools for Catfishes (Siluriformes)
Anton for West African Cichlidae.

Anything not covered above, please just reply to this thread with the details.

Cheers,

Jools

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Re: Request to add new species

Post by Tamcon83 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:16 am

Genus Name: Balantiocheilos Melanopterus

Also known as: Bala Shark, Tricolor Shark, Shark Minnow

Distribution: Sumatra, Thailand, Borneo, Malaysia

Length: up to 14" (35cm)

Minimum Tank Length: 72" (180cm)

Water Temperature: 72-84F (22-29C)

Diet: crustaceans, insects, dried food, plant matter

Water: soft to medium

Lives: all, but mostly the middle layers of the aquarium

Breeding: Egg layers

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Re: Request to add new species

Post by Jools » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:38 pm

OK, cool, added this species profile today. Should be available to add to your dashboard within 24 hours.

Cheers,

Jools

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Re: Request to add new species

Post by Tamcon83 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:08 am

Hi, some to be going on with :-)

1 -
Species name: Trichogaster leeri
Synonym: Trichogaster leeri
Common name: Pearl Gourami
Family: Belontiidae
Order: Perciformes
Class: Osteichthyes; Sub-class: Actinopterygii
Maximum size: 10 cm / 4 inches
Environment: freshwater
Origin: Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra
Temperament: Peaceful
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Common Name Flying fox
Scientific Name Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus
Size : 14 - 17 cm ( 5.51" - 6.69")
Recommended pH : 6.5 - 7.2
Water hardness (dGH) should be between : 4 - 12 °N
Recommended water temperature : 23 - 26 °C ( 73.4 - 78.8 °F )
Compatibility :peaceful
Preferred swimming area in the aquarium:
Bottom levels
The way of breeding : Spawning
Originates from : East Asia
3 -
Common Name : Ruby barb
ScientificNameOfTheSpecies : Puntius nigrofasciatus
Size : 5 - 6 cm ( 1.97" - 2.36")
pH:5.5 - 7
Water hardness (dGH) : 4 - 12 °N
Recommended water temperature : 20 - 26 °C ( 68 - 78.8 °F )
Compatibility : Peaceful
Place in the aquarium : Middle levels
Originates from : South Asia
4 -
Common name: Golden barb, Geli barb, Dwarf barb, Golden dwarf barb
Scientific name: Puntius gelius
Synonyms: Barbus gelius, Cyprinus gelius, Systomus gelius
Size: 5 - 6 cm / 2 - 2.5 inches
pH: 6-7 (7.5)
Temperature: 21 - 25 °C ( 70 - 77 °F )
Hardness: 6 - 14 °N
Lifespan: 2-3 years
5 -
Common Name - Zebra Danio.
Scientific Name - Brachydanio Rerio.
Family – Cyprinidae.
Origin – India. Size – up to 6 cm (2 inches).
Behavior – peaceful.
6 -
Leopard Danio - Danio rerio var. frankei
Synonym : Cyprinus chapalio ; Brachydanio rerio ; Perilampus striatus ; Brachydanio frankei
Common name: Spotted or Leopard Danio.
Family: Cyprinidae
Order: Cypriniformes
Class: Actinopterygii
Maximum size: 6 cm / 2 inches
Origin: India.
Temperament: Peaceful
7 -
Common Name Chinese algae eater
Scientific Name Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
Usual maximum size : 20 - 28 cm ( 7.87" - 11.02")
pH : 6 - 8
Water hardness (dGH) : 4 - 18 °N
Recommended water temperature : 23 - 26 °C ( 73.4 - 78.8 °F )
Compatibility : aggressive to smaller
Preferred swimming : Bottom levels
Originates from : East Asia
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Family: Cyprinidae (Carps & Minnows)
Synonyms: Barbus pentazona, Barbodes pentazona, Capoeta pentazona
Other common names: Pentazona barb, Five Banded Barb, Five-Band Barb
Origin: Asia; Malay Peninsula, Sumatra
Natural habitat: Calm, low lying waterways
Size: 7cm
Behavior: Peaceful and timid
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Family: Cyprinidae (Carps & Minnows)
Synonyms: Barbus titteya, B. frenatus
Other common names: Cherry barb
Origin: Asia, Sri Lanka
Natural habitat: Shallow, shaded, slow moving streams and rivers
Size: 5cm
Behavior: Calm and peaceful
10 -
Family: Cyprinidae (Minnows & Carps)
Synonyms: Aphyocypris pooni
Other common names: Canton Danio, Chinese Danio, White Cloud, White Cloud Minnow, White Cloud Mountain Fish,
Origin: Asia; China & Vietnam; White Cloud Mountain
Natural habitat: Clear mountain streams
Size: 4cm
Behavior: Peaceful, shoaling
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Family: Cyprinidae (Carps & Minnows)
Synonyms: Barbus tetrazona, Capoeta tetrazona
Other common names: Green Tiger Barb, Albino Tiger Barb, Moss Barb, Sumatra Barb, Partbelt Barb
Origin: Indonesia; Sumatra, Borneo
Natural habitat:
Size: 7cm
Behavior: Lively, shoaling and playful, will fin-nip some fish
12 -
Odessa Barb (Puntius padamya)
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Maximum Length: 3″
Minimum Aquarium: 30 Gallons
Range: Borneo, Indonesia, Sumatra
Family: Cyprinidae
Life Span: 6 Years
Aquarium Type: Community
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Family: Cyprinidae
Synonyms: Epalzeorhynchos erythrurus, E. frenatus, Epalzeorhynchus erythrurus, E. frenatus, E. frenatum, Labeo erythrurus, Labeo munensis, Labeo frenatus
Other common names: Rainbow Shark, Rainbow Sharkminnow, Redfin Shark, Redfin Shark Minnow, Whitefin Shark, Albino Ruby Shark
Origin: Asia; Mekong River basin
Natural habitat: Sandy bottomed rivers, flooded areas
Size: 15cm
Behavior: Generally peaceful although will fight with its own kind
14 -
Danio nigrofasciatus
Dwarf danio
Classification / Names - Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Danioninae
Max length : 3.7 cm
Distribution Asia: Northern Myanmar.

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Re: Request to add new species

Post by Jools » Wed May 02, 2012 11:07 pm

Tamcon83 wrote: Species name: Trichogaster leeri
Scientific Name Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus
ScientificNameOfTheSpecies : Puntius nigrofasciatus
Scientific name: Puntius gelius
Scientific Name - Brachydanio Rerio.
Scientific Name Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
Added these species. I then ran into some issues with the taxonomic data as several junior synonyms supplied. I need more time, or indeed, helpers, to work through these and add the associated species data.

Cheers,

Jools

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Re: Request to add new species

Post by Dave Rinaldo » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:05 am

I clicked on Racoll under 'Get it added' and got
We are sorry, but you are not authorised to use this feature. You may have just registered here and may need to participate more to be able to use this feature.
Do I need more posts?

I was going to send the Dawkinsia rohani pic I put in the dropbox.

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Re: Request to add new species

Post by Jools » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:58 pm

Hi Dave,

I think it was a problem with the set-up of the forum set-up which I have now fixed. Can you try again please?

Cheers,

Jools

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Re: Request to add new species

Post by Dave Rinaldo » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:21 am

Jools wrote:Hi Dave,

I think it was a problem with the set-up of the forum set-up which I have now fixed. Can you try again please?

Cheers,

Jools
PM sent. (Racoll) Thanks!

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Re: Request to add new species

Post by Schrenk » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:15 pm

Please ad the following cichlidae

Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos
Tropheops chilumba (chirwa)
Labeotropheus trewavasae
Maylandia estherae (blue/red)
Metriaclima Mbenji
Labidochromis caeruleus yellow
Protomelas boadzulu
Lethrinops marginatus
Pterophyllum scalare

thank you
Gerhard

PS: there seems to be an overall lack in cichlid spezies of lake Malawi

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Re: Request to add new species

Post by Jools » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:18 am

Hi Gerhard,

Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos has been added.
Tropheops chilumba doesn't appear to be a described species, so I've added Tropheops sp. "CHILUMBA".
Labeotropheus trewavasae and it's two congeners have been added.
Maylandia estherae has been added.
Metriaclima mbenjii appears to be a junior synonym of Maylandia mbenjii so I've added it as such with the current name / new combination.
Labidochromis caeruleus has been added.
Protomelas boadzulu doesn't appear to be a described species, but a form of Protomelas taeniolatus; I've added that species.
Lethrinops marginatus has been added.
Pterophyllum scalare is already on the database.
Schrenk wrote:PS: there seems to be an overall lack in cichlid spezies of lake Malawi
Yes, that's very true, we don't have an expert on that group of fishes working with the database sadly.

I hope adding these new species allows to to record population data etc or whatever it was you were doing with the site.

Cheers,

Jools

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