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Parosphromenus Allani
February 23, 2009
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Haji Badaruddin
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Got a few of these from Sibu Sarawak (after the big flood).

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The big male 2.5cm TL ...... i think this is the biggest allani i have ever caught /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

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The female 1.5cm TL

Thanks for viewing.

February 23, 2009
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Very nice fish and pictures /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

February 23, 2009
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Thanks oaken ...... i got this last week ..... Just managed to unpack and put them in the tanks today.

February 23, 2009
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Superb-looking specimens Haji. /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> Did you collect them yourself?

Cake or death?
February 23, 2009
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Errrrrr Yes and no /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" /> ... I was there at the collection site ...... puffing my cigarette and sipping a cuppa earl grey tea ... occasionally taking some pics of the other two guys scooping them /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

February 23, 2009
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/laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

Gorgeous fish there Haji. How many did you pick up? Are they all in the same tank?

February 23, 2009
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stunning anabantoid. lets hope you have success with breeding them.
more info on biotope and parameters please.

February 24, 2009
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Hi Dunc,

I got about 30 of them ..... the male above is the largest at 2.5cmTL ... I have kept the 20 in a 18" cube tank temporarily ... the balance i m sending to a friend in Terengganu.I also got a few more paros ... some undescribed ... which i have not unpacked yet.

Hi Keith,

My alfredi has bred a couple of times .... and i have a few fry from the spawn.They have been spawning almost weekly.Yup ... i hope i would get good results from the rest of these paros. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

The habitat pic i ll post later for you guys.

For the allani,i collect them underneath the Durrin Bridge in Sibu ... color of water is weak tea like.They are mostly found underneath leaf litter with ankle deep water.pH is 3.8 - 4.2 but i kept them in pH 4.8 -5.Temperature is 26C.There is no water current in their habitat although the recent big flood would be an exception.

February 24, 2009
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I'm sure we've had this discussion before and you must excuse my complete lack of memory (/laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />) but how do you maintain the pH at such a low level? I managed to keep it around pH 4 in a small tank for my D. maculatus using acid, but I think you said you had a different method?

February 24, 2009
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Haji if it all goes wrong for you over in Borneo for sure there's a site management job waiting for you in the English construction industry; sitting around smoking cigarettes and drinking tea while everyone else gets their hands dirty! /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

Looking forward to seeing the biotope mate. Is this a rare species in nature?

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February 24, 2009
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Dunc,

My rainwater is pH 6.8 ....... i use SERA PH DOWN to lower the pH to 4.5.A few of my friends told me that sometimes after a period of 2 days.They will need to put more pH down solution as the pH in their tanks increases.I however do not have this problem.

Infact in some cases i had to add more rainwater as the pH decreases.I believe that my decomposing leaf litter has something to do with this.

Matt,

Ya ...sure why not???I would love to be in the UK again.That would be a good excuse /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

The allani is not that rare here ...... although you need to know the locality.There aren't many /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> And i seldom see them on the net /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

February 25, 2009
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If your using Rainwater i'd imagine that it is soft with a low kH therefore the pH stays low when you add the pH down? I'm guessing your friends are probably not using rainwater? The water they are using has a higher kH and this 'buffers' the water - meaning that the pH returns to what it was before after a couple of days? I see that a lot over here with people whining that they have to add pH down with every water change and still it rises - when you ask them what their water parameters are they have kH of 10+.

Great fish by the way!

If you want to do a job exchange i'll gladly move to borneo - you can sit on a building site over here!

February 25, 2009
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Hi Bluedave,

What you said on the rainwater is spot on mate ..... thanks ...

i 'll let you know about the job exchange soon /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

February 28, 2009
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Hello Haji Badaruddin as you see this little fish is rare in the world but not rare of Borneo.

My friend michael lo show the pictures of this fish in its habitat and see the ph-meter on ph 4.59, I am pleasantly surprised to see the down ph 3.8.

Can you give us information about its maintenance (ph for reproduction)

excuse me for english , I'm french /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

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March 1, 2009
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Bonjour,

There are a few collection sites for the allani ..... mostly in Sibu.I got mine underneath the Durrin Bridge,the only big bridge in Sibu.Usually after rain or if you collect them from a freshwater run off stream,then the pH would be slightly higher.I got mine a few weeks after the big flood but the pH is lower than 4.Some of the 30+ allani i got are from small puddles near a stream,the water was highly acidic in some parts hence you see me recording 3.8 - 4.2.By the way i use a HANNA brand of pH/temp meter.The same one which the Fisheries Department Malaysia use for sampling.And i calibrate my pH twice monthly.

For maintenance,i use one of my mac fry tank temporarily(believe it or not after so many days the fish is still in the temporary tank /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> ... too lazy nowadays).The pH is 4.5 - 5 ..... i decided to put them indoors as it would be easier for me to photograph them later(the mosquitoes outdoor is unbearable at this time of the year).My mac room is fully airconditioned 26C.I feed them only on BBS.I cant answer you on its "reproduction" which i assume is breeding as i just got them.But i will try to document any spawn and publish them out for you here later. /happy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="^_^" border="0" alt="happy.gif" />

Yes i know Michael Lo ...he is somewhat well know and a star here /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

I hope with us spawning them ... the fish would not be so rare anymore /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

Merci /happy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="^_^" border="0" alt="happy.gif" />

March 1, 2009
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Thank you for your answer, it is a very interesting fish, however I hope that before importing it, and found that in Europe we will be able thanks to your advice to make a good maintenance (reproduction) . Reassures me that fishing for Parosphromenus Allani is well controlled and it is not in danger.

Example: fortunately some aquarists on the successful reproduction of some of madagascar CICHLIDS and with them the species can be a few days back on the island to this day because some species have completely disappeared from madagascar.

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March 1, 2009
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Contrary to what the outsiders/foreigners might think ...... over here in Malaysia ...... it is not overfishing (due to the aquarium trade) that is the problem.Destruction of habitat or deforestration due to development is the main issue.Large chunks of land are being cleared to make way for housing and palm oil plantation.As we speak the "pillaging and rapping" of mother nature still continues.I think Michael Lo can update you with the stories of the logging and palm oil land clearing better than i do. /happy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="^_^" border="0" alt="happy.gif" />

Yes i have heard about the Madagascar fishes that are no longer available in their habitat.Recently we have a big flood here ... and a few weeks later .... the whole river in the northern part of sarawak .... all the fish died.It was found that the gills of the fishes were clogged with mud ...... i think we may have a few species extinct here in this case. /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" />

March 1, 2009
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Yes I saw what happened in fact I showed the pictures to French (with permission of course mike)

I'm with you all and hope that the damage is not too important, and unfortunately the land is treated as little and I managed to make understand for member conscience to the extent of global warming .

Should we say that the rich countries are not very affected by the phenomena and its, the communication to me and very important.

It's sad but you know I have contacts everywhere on earth and I see so much more that I find my words to define my anger ...

Well I stop off-topic, and if you have any photos or information biotope of us and I thank you in advance for sharing with us your knowledge.

friendship of France

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