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Channa sp. Burmese red rim rainbow

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  • #301049

    Colin
    Participant

    First few pics of Red Rim Rainbows, apparently a new species out of Burma/Myanmar. No other details yet and apologies for mucky glass!

    any thoughts?

    #320587

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Looks like a cross between C. pulchra and C. gachua.

    #320591

    robert
    Participant

    Hi all
    these are channa sp red fin,which was discovered in myanmar at the same time
    as channa sp fire and ice,pascal antler has managed to breed these
    in captivity.they are a sub trop species.
    I have a few adults in my collection.
    And soon to have a few more once col sends these down for me.
    Rob

    #320593

    Colin
    Participant

    Hi Rob

    Good to see you posting here! Yeah Pascal gave me his opinion of the pics – so it’s just another fancy trade name.

    Still, it’ s a species I have not had before

    #320594

    robert
    Participant

    Good to be onboard.
    Yeah you hit the nail right on the head,another crazy trade name.
    But a cracking find mate.these dont come up in the uk.
    Wildwoods had them in limited number and i bought most of them.
    And as far as im aware no one else has managed to get them in the uk
    so yet another bang on find col.

    #320595

    Colin
    Participant

    So, is this different again from the other single red fin that i got you ages ago?

    #320596

    Stefan
    Member

    Nice fish Colin. You’re leaving the potted plants in with the yellowish fiber stuff?

    #320597

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hi Rob so the fins get a lot redder once the fish are acclimatised? What’s the eventual size?

    You must be well off if you can afford to shop at Wildwoods, by the way.

    #320598

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 13 2011, 09:53 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hi Rob so the fins get a lot redder once the fish are acclimatised? What’s the eventual size?

    You must be well off if you can afford to shop at Wildwoods, by the way.

    #320599

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I think so, but then I’m a northern pikey…

    #320600

    Colin
    Participant

    …and i’m even more northern…. LOL

    No, not the cheapest…

    Stefan – no media with the Anubias, just potted bare

    #320602

    Nora
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Jan 13 2011, 09:53 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    so the fins get a lot redder once the fish are acclimatised? What’s the eventual size?

    Yeah, the fins become redder – these Channa were imported instead of Channa spec. Fire & Ice after the Fire&Ice hype began. There are a few people keeping them and I really hope they breed and establish. Fancy trade names are becoming a little annoying but the trick serves its duty: Well established species like Channa spec. Assam are sold over and over to enthusiasts hoping to get something unique… Funny enough in case of the Red Fins: enthusiasts really wanted Fire&Ice and not a new undescribed species.

    #320634

    robert
    Participant

    hi all
    mat,yeah ive had a few pricey fish orders from wildwoods,expensive shop but the quality is always second to none.
    a guy called tom halvorsen used to work at a trop shop near me,so we used to get loads of channa,for good prices aswell,he was selling meg/leopards for £40 to £50 which even now is a dam good price,but the shop dosnt sell fish anymore only reptiles.

    col,yeah the single you sent me ages ago isnt a redfin or a fire and ice,in my opinion its a gachua from myanmar,comes from the same area as channa harcourtbutleri and is often sold as harcourtbutleri.i think a few of the german keepers have them and are known as channa harcourtbutleri sp glazers.

    nora,yeah thats about right,when the fire and ice craze started the redfins were imported as fire and ice.

    alot of people say they are a gachua,but i dont think so,i supplied dr ralph britz with some fin clippings of my first batch of the true channa sp redfins,it seems to closer related to the stewarti complex.
    rob

    #320635

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (robert @ Jan 13 2011, 07:53 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    … i supplied dr ralph britz with some fin clippings of my first batch of the true channa sp redfins,it seems to closer related to the stewarti complex.
    rob

    I don’t think that is or should be public knowledge…?

    #320637

    robert
    Participant

    ihi stephan
    its been discussed several times on the snakeheads uk forum.this isnt new news,lol.
    as this is not a newly discovered channa,its been in the trade now nearly two years now.
    and i have never been asked to keep any of this to myself!!!

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