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April 21, 2010
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Plaamoo
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Stopped into one of my LFS's in Seattle last week and saw these, labeled"Burmese choc. gourami". One shopkeeper is very knowledgeable stuff and said they were p. ocellatus, close. Never seen or heard of them before but like them! I brought 2 home, lost one the second night. Hoping to get back and get a few more as the one is obviously lonely, but it's an hour and a half drive. not much of a pic, will get better when it lets me.
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April 21, 2010
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Oh s**t they're the real thing!!! /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> My apologies Jim.

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April 21, 2010
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wow, i've never seen these before. more pics please.
i do hope you get a few more of these.

April 21, 2010
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Here's the pic from the current Aquarium Glaser newsletter:

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April 21, 2010
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Yeah, I know a guy whos had a bunch for about 2 months or so now.. very small fish, around 2 cm. Very rare fish that /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" />

April 21, 2010
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I ordered some from indonesia ,received them all dead and never been able again to put my hands on them.It is a very nice fish that as far as I know has never been reproduced in captivity

April 21, 2010
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as you can see they have been bred. no problem to buy them in germany/switzerland at a reasonable price.
from aquaristik-im-detail.de
20.02.2010
"Es gibt in der DATZ 4/2002 einen guten Artikel von Jörg Freyhof über Haltung und Zucht deiner Fische. Die Fische sollen recht unproblematisch sein , laut Autor lassen sich die Fische gut in weichem und harten Wasser halten ,nahmen wohl sogar Trockenfutter , die Nachzucht erfolgte in weichem Wasser (dgh1 ,ph7 ,25°C) ,es sind Jungfische im Aufzuchtbecken extensiv groß geworden.
Mathias"
Haltung=keeping
Nachzucht=breeding
I try to get the article if needed.
cheers Charles

April 21, 2010
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Glaser are sold out now

April 21, 2010
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Glaser yes but there are others

April 24, 2010
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well, would you believe it, i picked up 7 of these wee fish yesterday at my friends shop. he didn't know what they were. pics to follow asap.
they are in normal tapwater at the moment, but the plan is to get them into rainwater as soon as i can.

April 24, 2010
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Hmm interesting that the market suddenly appears flooded with these - same as what's happened with Notropis chrosomus. *scratches chin* Let's see if someone manages to breed them. Keith I hope it's you mate!

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July 28, 2010
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I did manage to get 3 more of these shortly after getting the first ones. Out of the 5 I have 3 left and they're doing well. I have a tank on the deck growing algae and whatever else pops up. Lately there's been some nice tiny wigglers appearing and they are getting used to taking them from the turkey baster.
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How are yours doing Keith?? Anyone else?

July 28, 2010
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Looking good Jim great to hear more about these! What's a "wiggler"?

Charles if you're able to get that article it'd be great. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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July 29, 2010
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Not sure Matt, some kind of very small insect larvae??

July 30, 2010
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I'll try to get the article. it's not on stock actually

August 3, 2010
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Thanks Charles!

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August 6, 2010
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glad yours are doing well. i lost all of mine. just died off one by one. no signs of disease or anything related. one minute alive and healthy and the next dead.
what can you do????

August 6, 2010
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That's a shame Keith, sorry to hear that. I bought 2 different batches and lost one each time right off. They don't seem to move well. I know I have better conditions than the shop! They're a bit picky with feed, must be tiny! I have 2 that have grown well and can now take shaved bloodworm easily and I've seen tham eating spirulina flake bits. There's one that's smaller and seems to have a miniscule mouth! When I put the tiny white"wigglers" in it bites & bites at them several times before it can get it in and sometimes just gives up! I've been back a few times to this shop and now they have the real p. ocellatus(as these were labeled). They're much bigger and not nearly as attracive IMO.
My water is soft, KH/GH both 1-3.... PH 7.2-7.4, I find it difficult to accurately judge those colors.... TDS 70-80. Heavily planted, mature tank. It's really a mess! I'm guessing there's infusoria & stuff in the moss and plants for them. the cories in this tank are always breeding and several have made it on their own without any special feed for the frye.

August 12, 2010
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Wow these pictures did not make me want them less. My LFS has got a bunch of these in and I have been drooling over them. But sadly my tanks are all filled to the brim already.

August 13, 2010
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Thought you said you had a spare 25 litre tank, Señor /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> You could also give me your Indostomus to free up some space! /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

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