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pseudogastros
December 8, 2013
4:11 pm
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mikev
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Bad photos for now, these were taken when the fish just arrived and did not color up yet, plus the tank -- as usual -- did not have either light or substrate. Looks much better now but I need to find time to sort out new photos yet.

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December 13, 2013
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One more bad photo:

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The tank is done now (substrate, light, stones) and the fish keeps on improving but I'm having hard time catching opened dorsal which is the main attraction...

December 13, 2013
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Hi Mike

Seems to be the P. sp red fin. Red dorsal fin, orange tail fin. Have you seen the Glaser-newsletter?

Should have some next week.

Cheers Charles

December 13, 2013
9:55 pm
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They are imported as P.laticeps here... and they do seem to look quite similar to P.laticeps photos (which does not mean much, surely). Yes, red dorsal, tail is either yellow or orange, but not every specimen, some have clear fins (sex?).
The smaller fish on the 3rd photo that looks like P.myersi is nearly certainly the same species, just juvenile pattern, notice the color in the tail.

I'll look for Glaser, or perhaps you have a link handy?

December 13, 2013
10:23 pm
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I can send you the newsletter if you pass me your e-mail.

Cheers Charles

December 13, 2013
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PM'ng, thanks.

December 13, 2013
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Charles,

Thanks for the forward. I'm not convinced that cf-maculatus (aka Red Fin) is the fish I have here, the dorsal pattern seems rather different (I only saw dorsals opened a couple of times and could not photo it, but it did resemble p.laticeps, whereas "Red Fin" does not). I guess we'll see....

December 14, 2013
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Here are some pics of P. laticeps we have from Zhou, Mike Lo and Quill, respectively.

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Cake or death?
December 14, 2013
2:39 pm
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To me the photos probably show the same species as my fish, Zhou's photo (1st) is a bit different but likely show an older specimen.

One mismatch with Glaser's photo showing block dots in the dorsal fin, they are not present in the three photos above and also not present in the larger fish I have (smaller fish almost never shows dorsals).

December 17, 2013
7:51 pm
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Wetspot's photo of current p.fangi:

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Somehow this photo does look like a fangi to me but the actual fish makes me think "p.fasciatus". Maybe they need to color up yet.

December 17, 2013
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I'll have better photos in a few weeks. I hould have a few Thursday.

December 17, 2013
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Excellent! You know that my photo skills stink, plus I put mine into a dark tank covered with algae (really squeezed now).

December 18, 2013
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After moving things around these guys finally got a tank with lights....

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Quite enjoyable....

December 18, 2013
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Mike, excellent! Pseudogastros are amazing fishes!

My P.fangi spawning behavior is very beautiful.

Just tonight spawning:

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 P.fangi babies.

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December 18, 2013
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Very nice indeed!
How large/old are the babies in your photos?

My arrived only yesterday... the tank is yet needed to be set up, otherwise I cannot even take photos :(

December 18, 2013
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Thanks.

Single fry - 12mm today from the spawning on December 3.

In a group - 9-10mm from the spawning on December 6 and 8.

December 19, 2013
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Great job and Fantastic result!

Now, I'm curious about the fry pattern: did they have stripes at the beginning or became spotted right away? For fry that is only two weeks old this is a very fast pattern development?

December 19, 2013
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Great shots Olly! And congrats on the fry. I'll be getting a few of these tomorrow. It would be great to document the development of your fry with pics as they grow.

December 19, 2013
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Mike, I am very-very sorry for my mistake - mm-sm.Confused It is corrected now. At deep night my head was switched off.Embarassed

Eggs are about 2-2,5mm with good amount of yolk for quick start. In a group foto fry first day without yolk. After the finishing of yolk the growth becomes slow. Fry become spotted at last days of yolk finishing.Pseudogastromyzon-fangi-eggs.jpgImage Enlarger

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December 19, 2013
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Thank you, Plaamoo.

plaamoo said
 I'll be getting a few of these tomorrow.

I think you'll get the pleasure of observing for them and their fry.

I have single male and five females of different age/size. One female is too small.

plaamoo said    It would be great to document the development of your fry with pics as they grow.

I hope that at the beginning of the new year I will have time to prepare something like illustrated presentation here on P.fangi spawning and early development of eggs and larvae.

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