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Parosphromenus Deissneri
January 8, 2010
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Two shots of one of my males. And yes, this is the real deal. Parents were caught by Linke and Dahl in Bangka in 2008.

January 8, 2010
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Absolutely gorgeous Gustav!! *licks lips* How many do you have in total? Would be nice to see a female for documentation. /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

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January 8, 2010
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Wow! /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />

January 8, 2010
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I have 5. I think I have 3 males and 2 females but I'm not 100% sure. I have 1 pair that are in their own tank (the ones above, you can see the female in the background) and 3 that are in another tank which is basicly a jungle of Ceratopteris roots so I'm not quite sure of the sexes there /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" />

I'll try to get a good photo of the female for you, Matt. Probably won't be able to do it until next week or so though.

January 8, 2010
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QUOTE (plaamoo @ Jan 8 2010, 06:04 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow! /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />

as above...

January 9, 2010
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That is one nice fish!

January 9, 2010
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has to be the nicest looking anabantoid ever. i'd love to be able to get hold of some, but rarely show up on uk lists as far as i know.

January 9, 2010
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That really is one hell of a fish.

January 10, 2010
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QUOTE (keith565 @ Jan 9 2010, 09:53 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
has to be the nicest looking anabantoid ever. i'd love to be able to get hold of some, but rarely show up on uk lists as far as i know.

I bet you won't find this one as it has never (as far as I know) been commercially imported /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> However the closely related Parosphromenus bintan (which looks pretty much the same) gets imported from time to time. Also most Parosphromenus that gets imported gets sold as P. deissneri so it's all bit confusing, and they can be very hard to tell apart when they are scared and not showing their colours.

I do agree with you that it's one of the best looking anabantoids /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> But there are several other Parosphromenus that are just as nice /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> It's a shame they don't really eat anything else than livefoods and that they are hard to breed.

January 10, 2010
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We'll cover the genus properly in the Knowledge Base at some point. I have photos of several species (and their habitats in some cases) already. Why has deissneri not been imported before Gustav?

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QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 10 2010, 01:49 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
We'll cover the genus properly in the Knowledge Base at some point. I have photos of several species (and their habitats in some cases) already. Why has deissneri not been imported before Gustav?

I honestly don't know, Matt. The typelocality for deissneri is Baturussak on Bangka (Bleeker 1859), but nobody has ever been there to catch them since then. Parosphromenus bintan occurs on the west side of the island and P. deissneri only occurs on the east side. And the main difference between the two is supposedly that P. deissneri has a pointed caudal fin while P. bintan has a rounded one. Now this is the weird part, because the ones that I got are F1 from wild caught P. deissneri that did have a pointed caudal fin, but my fish doesn't. So we're not sure if it's got anything to do with age or what /wacko.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.gif" />

There is a good article about this here: http://www.akvarieviden.dk/art.....hp?tid=123

But you need to translate it from Danish with Google Translate or whatever /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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