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Gastromyzon viriosus
May 1, 2011
8:10 pm
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Matt
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Quite chuffed to find these. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> The tank is coming along nicely and has started to develop some pleasing growths of diatoms and filamentous algae. Would be good to find some Microdevario or something for the upper levels.

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May 1, 2011
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verrry nice find, Matt. My favourite gastromyzon

May 1, 2011
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Very nice! How about Danio margaritatus? What type of twigs have you got in that tank?

May 1, 2011
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Thanks Charles! Bought three but may return for more...would really like to try and breed them.

Hmm Stefan D. margaritatus is available here but not sure they'd be too happy about the flow and lack of plants in this tank? Plus already had and bred it so would prefer something different. /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" /> Also need to find Rhinogobius and/or Stiphodon too!

The wood is oak root (I think?)...collected it as it floated by me in a stream.

Edit: found a pic of the spot I grabbed it from. There it is, down there - upper right of the photo hanging off a larger log, just below the rocks:

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May 1, 2011
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I thought you said there were no interesting fish in Spain! Very nice!! I'd love to have some of those.

May 1, 2011
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Jim, there usually aren't hehehe! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> There were some nice G. ctenocephalus and G. scitulus mixed in too. Very tempted to pop back tomorrow but half of me is saying I should wait to see how these three do with the Pseudogastromyzon which is half the size of them but kicking a** already...

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May 1, 2011
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More tanks!

May 1, 2011
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Going to Vienna at the end of the month...no money. /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

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May 1, 2011
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Do they have yard sales or craigslist there? I get many of my tanks for next to nothing! There was a free 20gal w/stand on a lawn this morning.

May 1, 2011
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Not really. There's a website called 'segundo mano' which translates literally as 'second hand' but the prices are almost the same as in the shops! 60-80 euros for a small tank plus equipment. /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

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May 2, 2011
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Beautiful viriosus Matt! Definitely a good find /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

May 2, 2011
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Do you have some more tank and water info? A tank photo maybe?

May 2, 2011
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Menu, thanks!

Stefan this is the best you're getting with the technology I have available. The lens on my camera is tiny and doesn't do a god job indoors. /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

Still thinking about chucking some leaf litter in and trying to grow one or two plants semi-emerse on the wood.

Water conditions are wet and that's all I know. Will try to find my test kits (haven't seen them since the house move) and report back. /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

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May 3, 2011
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That's a really nice tank Matt!! Great for Badis as well /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" /> For plants you could use Java ferns or Bolbitus (if you have a current?). Don't bother which those test kits; surely they've expired by now.

May 3, 2011
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Cheers, I'm quite pleased with it yeah. Think I'll probably add some Java fern as never seen Bolbitis here. Plenty of flow though...B. pyema maybe? /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" />

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May 4, 2011
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QUOTE (Matt @ May 3 2011, 08:10 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cheers, I'm quite pleased with it yeah. Think I'll probably add some Java fern as never seen Bolbitis here. Plenty of flow though...B. pyema maybe? /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" />

I have Java fern and the Sewellia love to feed from them leaves so they make for more surface area.

May 20, 2011
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Two of them having a wee sparring match...

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May 20, 2011
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May 21, 2011
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You found more! I thought you just had the one? They are beautiful! /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />

May 21, 2011
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Nope bought three at the same time. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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