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Some new Species
September 25, 2010
10:57 am
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some pics of interesting species in my tanks

elassoma okefenokee, a litlle juwel; hard to detect and photograph
a male, pale when coming in

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parasphaerichthys lineatus. very shy and still not showing much colour

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yunnanilus brevis
in a very bad condition when arriving, but sound as a bell after three weeks

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and behaving as gentle lovers

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September 25, 2010
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Lovely /thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" />

The Y. brevis are very nice, I am hoping to pick some of these up soon when I get another tank setup that is identical to the one I have my Y. cruciatus in.

September 25, 2010
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Wow! Those e. okefenokee are stunning! I've never seen them, and they're native American. From a quick search sounds like they breed readily, should be fun Charles.

September 25, 2010
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OMFG send me some of those Elassoma Charles!!! /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" /> They look like mini Aphanius mento!

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September 25, 2010
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elassoma are beautiful, Jim but not at the best on the pics. they even make a much more delightful show with the folding and opening fins when charming the fair maidens. that makes you sit down and watch!
you can have some when we meet, Matt /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />
may be I can take a video in november when the new nikon d95 arrives. the present camera was damaged a year ago so I'm working even without autofocus.
these specimen have been bred in germany. the most expensive species I've bought in the last 30 years.

that's why I really failed to remember these: danio aesculapi. the pics are not the best ones.
d. aesculapi are very very fast swimmers and not easy to catch. when I put them in the flavatra-sinogastromyzon-guntea tank, their constant buzzing around had an immediate effect on the sinogastromyzon: they show up easily now; even s. wui and the young s. puliensis of this spring - I realized them in july for the first time for a second or two and was gone into holidays with that fata morgana in my head - are to be seen. they are now at 25-28 mm. the guntea instead don't like this bustling and stay in the back-ground.
the blue is not so evident when looking at them, comes out with the flash.

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September 26, 2010
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Love the Elassoma as well! Very nice pictures.

September 26, 2010
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I agree, those elassoma remind me so much of the A. mento pair I saw in LFS a few weeks ago, where the male sadly died in-store /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

Constantly juggling mainly African riverine fish between 6 tanks, from 54 to 566l in size!
September 26, 2010
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OMFG /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> its always great to see an aquarist getting excited /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

Fantastic looking fish as always Charles /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />

Matts reaction reminds me of mine when Steve [thedarkone]rang me about the Somphongsi Barbs , a kind of euphoric panic ?

September 26, 2010
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[Matts reaction reminds me of mine when Steve [thedarkone]rang me about the Somphongsi Barbs , a kind of euphoric panic ?]

makes part of the aquaristic fever, isn't it?

September 27, 2010
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Its difficult to explain /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> but all serious collectors must get the panic , until the fishes are safely swimming in one of their tanks /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" /> /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

September 28, 2010
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got to agree on those ellasoma, stunning. what sort of water parameters are the akin to? having never kept this group of fish i have no idea of their likes or dislikes.

September 28, 2010
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Ooh, nice pictures Charles. /ohmy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":o" border="0" alt="ohmy.gif" />

September 28, 2010
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QUOTE (keith565 @ Sep 28 2010, 06:30 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
got to agree on those ellasoma, stunning. what sort of water parameters are the akin to? having never kept this group of fish i have no idea of their likes or dislikes.


nothing special: 1-5° KH, 18-22°, a lot of plants, coconuts, leaves, stones structuring a 30 lt-tank. slow water.

June 19, 2013
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Hi

An interesting pic of a P. brevis at night. I've never seen that pattern.petruichthys-brevis-Nachtfärbung-CSC_3791.jpgImage Enlarger

 

They oviously spawn now and then, but no fry in that community tank. Some wild S. lineolata of 2008 do still spawn and now and then a youngster survives.

Cheers Charles

June 20, 2013
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It's sleeping Charles?

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June 20, 2013
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Yes, Matt. Kept still for a couple of minutes and a dozen flashlights. Only moved a bit more into the "shade". The tank gets morning light just with sunrise - 05.29 - through a large door with structured glass. Pic taken about 06.30

Cheers Charles

June 20, 2013
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I forgot this one. Must have come in last year with some other species and has devellopped. Seems H. smithi. Interesting red paired spots.homaloptera-smithi-CSC_3764.jpgImage Enlarger

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June 20, 2013
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Mine have those spots also Charles. Not always visible or in pairs.

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November 26, 2014
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An update.

Later in the evening there was action in the 160x60x60 tank.

P. brevis moving back and forth alongside and then driving into the thicket. For hours. Males following and of course A. sidtimunki too, time for a meal! All at a high speed, so taking pics was a challenge. Please excuse the quality.

 

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 Cheers Charles

December 1, 2014
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Wow!!! Did you manage to save any eggs?

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