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Tukano Tetra
April 28, 2009
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alanvass
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Hi Guys
Just got very rare Tucanoichthys Tucano. A very small characin named after the Tukano Indians. Any one know anthing about this species. Alan

April 28, 2009
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never heard of it mate, be interesting to find out more about it.

April 29, 2009
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cool, any pictures? Or atleast a description on what they look like?

April 29, 2009
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Googles is your best freind /wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

LINK click here

Google it for images aswell.

Excellent database here on SF but i didnt see it unless its been reclassified.

I have NO experience with this fish but hope the pbase link helps a little /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

April 29, 2009
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No we don't cover it at present. All I know is that it's a funny one because it doesn't have an adipose fin. Will try to get a copy of the description paper Alan.

Edit: it's from the Rio Uaupés so should be a blackwater fish.

Cake or death?
April 29, 2009
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I did read that there have been problems with this fish in the fact that it is a Characin but as yet cannot really be classified to any existing genus or sub-family.

Maximum size would appear to be around 17mm SL and they seem to do best at pH ranging from 5.5 up to 6.5, unfortunately that's about it.

It is a lovely looking little fish though, it is surprising that it has taken so long to be seen in the trade considering it was described in 1997. Looking at FB natural populations seem to reproduce readily and in large quantities so I don't think it will be long before someone spawns them.

April 29, 2009
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QUOTE (Matt @ Apr 29 2009, 09:30 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
All I know is that it's a funny one because it doesn't have an adipose fin.

I had heard the same Matt but if you look at all the images on Google they all have adipose fins /huh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":huh:" border="0" alt="huh.gif" />

April 29, 2009
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You're right an' all. /blush.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blush:" border="0" alt="blush.gif" />

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April 29, 2009
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wow, stunning wee fish.

September 14, 2009
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These stunners now available at Glaser's with free mouth damage. /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" /> Alan if you're reading this it'd be great to know how you're getting on with them.

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September 15, 2009
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From what I've heard, they prefer extreme blackwater. I wonder if not providing that is the cause of the "free mouth damage".

September 15, 2009
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I've got a group of 18 of these. They are blackwater fish and mine are in ph5 ish at the moment with aldercones and ketapang leaves in the water (next to no hardness). They eat anything fits in thier mouths really particularly frozen cyclops and fresh BBS.
From my experience they are pretty easy to keep to be honest. I haven't tried breeding them really but am thinking about putting some serious effort in with them in the near future.
Super little fish...

Mark

September 15, 2009
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QUOTE (Arcadianred @ Sep 15 2009, 07:28 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've got a group of 18 of these. They are blackwater fish and mine are in ph5 ish at the moment with aldercones and ketapang leaves in the water (next to no hardness). They eat anything fits in thier mouths really particularly frozen cyclops and fresh BBS.
From my experience they are pretty easy to keep to be honest. I haven't tried breeding them really but am thinking about putting some serious effort in with them in the near future.
Super little fish...

Mark

How do Mark, long time no see mate, hows things? /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Do you still have lots of Dwarf Cichlids ?

September 17, 2009
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QUOTE (Mad Duff @ Sep 15 2009, 11:41 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do Mark, long time no see mate, hows things? /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

Do you still have lots of Dwarf Cichlids ?


Hi Mark,

Things are fine up here! Fish house still pretty much the same (dwarf's etc) but have a few geo' and guianacara kicking about now.

Still have the Ulreyi - only lost 1. These have been smashing fish.

Still a loach man i see!

Mark

September 18, 2009
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QUOTE (Arcadianred @ Sep 17 2009, 10:27 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Mark,

Things are fine up here! Fish house still pretty much the same (dwarf's etc) but have a few geo' and guianacara kicking about now.

Still have the Ulreyi - only lost 1. These have been smashing fish.

Still a loach man i see!

Mark

Those Ulreyi's will be a good age now /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" />

Yeah, what can I say - I likes my loaches /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

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