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Barbus Hulstaerti
August 21, 2008
10:39 am
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Richy
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Barbus hulstaerti, butterfly barb. Been doing some research on these and they look interesting /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> Anyone kept these before?

August 21, 2008
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i have'nt personally but i know a mate who has and is keeping and breeding them.
from what he's told me they are turning out to be a delicate barb, with deaths that cannot be explained.
when he bred them the first lot of fry were OK to start with then he was losing a few each day, again with no explanation to why they popped their clogs.

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August 21, 2008
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This is one I´d love to keep. Have you seen them available somewhere Richy?

Cake or death?
August 21, 2008
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QUOTE (Matt @ Aug 21 2008, 12:53 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is one I´d love to keep. Have you seen them available somewhere Richy?

have had these on 3 occasions and killed them everytime!!! /angry.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":angry:" border="0" alt="angry.gif" />
However as Mick said there a people we know who are keeping them well.

August 21, 2008
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Matt, no I haven't seen any but my lfs has ordered 10 in, see how they do. I may be interested but it depends if the supplier has any left.
From what i've read, breeding mainly seems to happen with a ph5-5.5 and soft water 1-2dh. Temp about 22C
I wasn't thinking of breeding them, yet! but thought they'll look nice in a shoal. I'll have to bring the ph down a bit for them first anyway if I decide to get some.
They supposedly have a ph range of 5-6.9
I'll wait and see if they turn up first and leave them in the shop a few days.

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