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  • #301113

    robert
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    hi all
    few pics of some of my channa,i will keep adding to this post when i get more pics.
    few of the shots will show fish in bare glass tanks,this is a tank i use to take photos,as channa love to hide and taking pics of them isnt easy.
    these pics show
    channa burmanica
    channa sp moonbeam galaxy
    channa sp fire and ice
    channa sp assam
    rob

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    #340787

    Malti
    Participant

    beautiful fish

    #340788

    Colin
    Participant

    cool – the burmanica turned out quite colourful!

    #340789

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Great looking Snake Heads

    #340791

    Matt
    Keymaster

    All lovely but particularly like the C. burmanica and ‘moonbeam galaxy’. Had a pair of a very similar looking C. stewartii variant for a while but the female eventually killed the male after 18 months of peaceful co-habitation.

    #340792

    Malti
    Participant

    Matt maybe the male ordered her to do a sandwich and she got pissed

    #340795

    robert
    Participant

    hi
    yeah the burmanica are one of my favorite fish.
    yeah matt the stewarti variants keep us all on our toes,it can change from peacefull to seek and destroy in a second,im finding with the hill stream variants the cooler the water the calmer the stewarti.i have started to run a couple of tanks with coolers for this very reason,also the water in the wild where they come from,shillong,Meghalaya and the garro hills is pretty dam cold most of the year round.

    #340798

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Yeah and knowing that about the habitat it’s easy to suppose that aggression might be artificially increased if they’re maintained too warm all the time. What kind of temperature do you keep these sub-Himalayan forms at Rob?

    Karlos I think it was more to do with the fact he couldn’t get it up than chauvinism.

    #340799

    Malti
    Participant

    you should ask the Duffmeister for his viagra formula in the water, as he does his loaches

    #340804

    Colin
    Participant

    Regarding temperatures – my stewartii is sitting at about 16 – 17C just now but not as cold as the aurantimaculata at about 14… they were a bit warmer but i switched off their powerhead which obviously produced a bit of heat as it dipped a bit.

    When I got the burmanica they were just a plain brown with some brighter edging so I am impressed with how they coloured up. Did you get a couple from Paul too, Rob?

    #340807

    robert
    Participant

    hi
    ive got my fingers crossed for your aurantis col,with a good cooling down period you stand a good chance to spawn these.
    yeah i think some of the stewarti variants will like the water to go cooler than 14 degrees,im planning on stocking up on the moonbeams again this summer to do some research on just how cool these guys do like.
    the burmica,yeah when i first got them they where a bit drab and raggy,but over time they have started to show some of the best colours ive seen in a channa,the pic shows a male,the females are not so colourfull.
    i managed to pair the one in the picture with the single female i got from paul,and she is a monster,shes at about 8 to 9 inches.
    i have two pairs of these and two smaller fish which were bullied during the pairing process,but they are now in there own tank and seem fine with each other and have recovered from the beatings they took.
    for such a stunning channa it hasnt really made its way into the trade.not many people keep this one.so cracking find col keep them coming.

    #340810

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Air temperature in Assam gets down to 6-8°C in winter and I guess the water will be even colder than that?

    #341177

    Hokum
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Feb 7 2011, 01:47 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Air temperature in Assam gets down to 6-8°C in winter and I guess the water will be even colder than that?

    Hmm you may to keep that under your hat else the fun people defra may spoil the party…

    Stunning snakeheads though.

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