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Cualac Tessellatus
October 15, 2008
2:13 pm
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Matt
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Here's the other species I have at the minute, another "ugly duckling" I'm afraid. /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> It is critically endangered in the wild and I'm very lucky to have these. There are 8 in total of which most are minute. This is the biggest, a juvie male at about 6mm. Adult male underneath. What you can't see in the pic is the gorgeous inky-blue colour in the caudal and dorsal fins. Once mine are a bit bigger I'll take some better shots. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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October 15, 2008
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6mm? /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

That's not a bad looking fish at all /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> They all in the same tank/tub?

October 15, 2008
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(Frantically looking for any trace of "ugliness") /happy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="^_^" border="0" alt="happy.gif" /> Sorry, Matt, but I can't find it. I like them the blue one especially.

October 15, 2008
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yours is a little beaut mate, the adults body markings are similar to the galaxy danio.
keep us informed once they get bigger if your intending to spawn them.

mick

October 15, 2008
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Thanks you two. Definitely intending to spawn them of course!

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October 15, 2008
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well you never know mate, some people just like keeping them to the best of their ability.
but i should have known with you.

mick

October 15, 2008
4:24 pm
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Just noticed your post Dunc mate. Yeah they're all in the same tub (separate to the Aphanius). 6mm indeed buddy, bit bigger with the tail. The smallest ones are minute! What I meant with the ugly ducking bit is that they're a bit plain now but will be beautiful later by the way. /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

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October 15, 2008
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It's fine, I'm used to being ignored /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

October 15, 2008
4:35 pm
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Did anyone else hear a noise?

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October 15, 2008
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QUOTE (Matt @ Oct 15 2008, 05:18 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did anyone else hear a noise?


Sounded like a "thud" to me, don't know from where it came.... /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

October 15, 2008
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Beautiful fish! Never heard of them before, hope they do well.

October 16, 2008
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Thanks oaken, glad you like them. Seems to be a bt of an ignored species which is a shame. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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October 16, 2008
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They are lovely Matt, it really is a shame that these are not more popular. It would be good to see more people spawning them to try and help the wild stocks.

October 16, 2008
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Let's start a Seriously Fish initiative and give each member on the forum a pair to spawn! /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

October 16, 2008
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dunc this has to be done properly mate each person should be on a register, and reports e-mailed back to say how they are progressing with them.
i did it once with Ameca splendens as well as arnie chadwick we then supplied chester zoo with fish from quite a few of us so they had a varied gene pool to supply other zoos with them, bolton had some but i'm not sure if they got them seperate from us.

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great idea though mate.

October 16, 2008
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I was only partially serious but I think it's definitely something that - at a later date - we could look in to as a community. I fully agree, it would need to be done properly.

It would be so fantastic for a community such as SF to have an impact on the existence of certain species because their members had spawned quality, healthy fishes.

October 16, 2008
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Great that these seem to be doing well!

Mine are also growing and have a nice breeding group for next Spring. I think that Juan Pablo will also get some pairs from his juveniles.

This is a tricky species, worked very well this year with lots of algae, very hot temperature and pieces of gypsum rock in their tub. They didn´t even eat the fry like these.

Let me know how they do for you!

Manuel...

October 16, 2008
11:26 am
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wish u luck with them Matt, and Dunc I like your idea

October 16, 2008
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Manuel I actually forgot to ask will these be ok over the winter without a heater in their container?

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October 16, 2008
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QUOTE (dunc @ Oct 16 2008, 10:08 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was only partially serious but I think it's definitely something that - at a later date - we could look in to as a community. I fully agree, it would need to be done properly.

It would be so fantastic for a community such as SF to have an impact on the existence of certain species because their members had spawned quality, healthy fishes.


That would make a great contribution for such small species in a world like ours that realy needs all the help it can get to survive, global-warmingly- thinking. If I only had the knowledge I would feel indescribably rich to help. /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" /> That's such a wonderful thought that it is worth to keep it in the back of ones mind for ever. Or somewhere here on SF.

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