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Parosphromenus deissneri
January 8, 2015
9:18 pm
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Barb Man
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I am not at home but when I do I will upload the pictures I managed last night. Pretty sure that the fish I was given because no one else wanted him is a Parosphromenus deissneri because other conspecies are not really as common and it was simply labeled as licorice gourami

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January 8, 2015
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On the contrary, dessneri is extremely rare in the trade. AFAIK it has only ever been imported once to Europe, not sure about the USA. However you are right that most Paros are sold under that name erroneously. Dessneri is easily identified by the presence of a short caudal filament in males, but it is much more likely that you have one of sp. Sintang, 'blue line' or other hard to distinguish bintan-like forms. 

 

Lots of good info over on Parosphromenus Project. 

January 9, 2015
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He hasn't been in the tank more than a day so I can't really tell what color he is and the picture on the profile wasn't very good either so I just decided to wait. Going to post the pictures in a few minutes.

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January 9, 2015
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I got the pictures and I will be taking more after I feed him because I suspect that he will color up but also he comes out of hiding. I am thinking of getting a different light so that he will move around but that plants wont die. I already have the bulbs I just have to pick if I want to use a green or a red bulb.

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 I edited the pictures a bit because he was hiding and the shadows were all messed, the colors didn't change very much though

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January 9, 2015
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Yeah impossible to ID really until it colours up (if male). Looks really skinny too, get some small live food in there pronto.

January 10, 2015
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Yeah the shop didn't really have it set up well and he wasn't selling so I got him for free. Sad and going to give him daphnia soon. He chases the baby shrimp and Copepods. I need to get a daphnia culture started can anyone help me out on what to feed them and what to set up. I'm in a colder area and summers aren't very hit really only warm and I can't keep them outside yet. Going to look at the forum though to get an idea of what to do

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January 11, 2015
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Use a flashlight (or another light source) to sex the fish even if it hasn't colored up yet. Male Parosphromenus always have colors in their fins that can be seen under bright light even if they're frightened or stressed.

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