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Xenoophorus in trouble
March 1, 2013
5:37 pm
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Xenoophorus in trouble

Taken from the GWG website 

 
Bad news - I am forwarding herein a letter from Juan Miguel Artigas Azas, who visited San Luis Potosí recently:

I am a little depressed because there has been 3 weekends in a row that I go to the field to look for Xenoophorus captivus to write an article about them and I haven' t yet been able to find a single specimen. Most localities where I used to find them are now dry. I travelled along Rio Santa Maria from the Type locality at Santa Maria del Rio up to Jesus María and there is no water anymore, all the beautiful springs I knew and even the small dams along it are dry.... Just some pools Near Rodrigo (near the place where Andreas and me found them 20 years ago) but I wasn't able to collect any fish there. I also went to Río Tierra Quemada, where last May Rusty and I tried hard to collect any without luck, and I couldn't get anything but Goodea gracilis again. Omar told me he had collected many six months ago but as some of those Goodea have black markings and blue shines I suspect his students may have confused them. I will keep looking for them. But the situation is dramatic for all this fish.

Regards, Juan Miguel Artigas Azas

 

So: whoever is breeding Xenoophorus: keep an eye on them, and please, save fish with location Moctezuma, Venados, Agua de Enmedio, as nobody in Europe is breeding them, I fear...madness goes on...

March 2, 2013
10:28 pm
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Do those represent all known localities for this species Nigel?

Cake or death?
March 2, 2013
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Hm. Am I the only one that can't read ricefish's post? I only see the "Awaiting Moderation" text in his post.

March 3, 2013
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It covers most of their range Frown

But the search is still ongoing so there is still hope,but some locations have already been lost 

 

March 4, 2013
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Then that really is bad news...is Juan Miguel correct that no-one has these populations?

Gustav, Nigel seems to have the same issue as you with the 'awaiting moderation' message. Will give @dunc  the heads-up now.

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March 4, 2013
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Hi Matt

Most if not all of the known locations are effected.And some locations were already lost,the last chance for some of the others are the US hobby as we have none in Europe as far as we know

 

March 5, 2013
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@oaken @ricefish can you please try posting in here again? think I may have resolved the problem

March 5, 2013
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Thanks dunc

seems to be Ok now

March 5, 2013
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Yes, it works now. Thanks.

March 6, 2013
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ricefish said
Hi Matt

Most if not all of the known locations are effected.And some locations were already lost,the last chance for some of the others are the US hobby as we have none in Europe as far as we know

Good grief, would it help if we put a request on the home page for anyone keeping this species to contact the GWG?

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March 7, 2013
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Thanks Matt

It won't hurt to ask but as you know there are only a few Goodeid nuts around so your offer is much appreciated

March 7, 2013
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First thing taht popped into my head was Shaun (chaudax) but for some funny reason, I can't access his web site! :-(

Regards

R.

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March 7, 2013
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Nigel, do you have access to a photo or two we could use?

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March 14, 2013
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Thanks to Nigel and Mike for the help and pics. Have now added the following: http://www.seriouslyfish.com/h.....-captivus/

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March 17, 2013
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Sad news to read :(

 

I take it Gary ("fish48") has already confirmed he has none in his ~120 livebearer species tanks?

Constantly juggling mainly African riverine fish between 6 tanks, from 54 to 566l in size!
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