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    N0body Of The Goat
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    Having just made it to Aquajardin in time yesterday and buying/collecting the Humphead Glassfish I’ve had my heart set on for several months, they have teased me with another gorgeous little glasfish that has come into stock!

    PFK has a small article on them, saying they reach <4cm; best in heavy planted tanks; very shy and need peaceful small tankmates if mixed at all etc. etc.

    However, it does not suggest what size tank is suitable for these guys…

    Does anyone have any more info on them and whether I could seriously entertain keeping them with my Indian Red Tail Squirrel Loaches (Aborichtys elongatus) in the Korrall60, please?

    http://www.practical…nt.php?sid=2883

    #318231

    Matt
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    Mmm wish I was there as I’d definitely have a group. *licks lips* As far as I know this species inhabits peat swamps so is likely to need very soft, acidic water to survive long term. Not sure it’d make an ideal companion for Aborichthys since they’re so nuts at feeding time?

    I have a friend who’s studying biodiversity in Malaysian fw fishes and happens to be here in Barcelona this week. Will ask him for more info tomorrow.

    #318233

    N0body Of The Goat
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Jul 10 2010, 09:52 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Mmm wish I was there as I’d definitely have a group. *licks lips* As far as I know this species inhabits peat swamps so is likely to need very soft, acidic water to survive long term. Not sure it’d make an ideal companion for Aborichthys since they’re so nuts at feeding time?

    I have a friend who’s studying biodiversity in Malaysian fw fishes and happens to be here in Barcelona this week. Will ask him for more info tomorrow.

    Thanks Matt, that would be great! /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />
    I’m guessing that something in the 10-15 ballpark might just be possible.

    #318234

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Can confirm these are found in heavily-vegetated swamps, lakes and should need soft, acidic water to thrive. I reckon you should be able to house a group of 10 or so in a 55l tank quite comfortably.

    Personally I wouldn’t try keeping them with any of the other fishes you have but you takes yer choices…

    #318237

    N0body Of The Goat
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Jul 12 2010, 09:31 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Can confirm these are found in heavily-vegetated swamps, lakes and should need soft, acidic water to thrive. I reckon you should be able to house a group of 10 or so in a 55l tank quite comfortably.

    Personally I wouldn’t try keeping them with any of the other fishes you have but you takes yer choices…


    Thanks for getting back to me on this species, Matt.

    My superb LFS for less common fish in the trade (Aquajardin), has these in Southampton’s finest tap water, which typically comes out at:-
    pH 8.2
    kH ~11
    gH ~14

    I had never considered them for my Rio240, by the way, as they are on the small side and it sounds like they would get stressed to death by my Opsarius (the Humpheads have so far been lovely placid fish with the others in the community, only the odd gestural disply of aggression within the group that never comes to anything, as my reading had suggested).

    If I was to get any, it would be to go in my Juwel Korrall60, with my six Aborichthys “x” (will have to get pics, I think I might have all three species you have profiles for at SF) plus my newly transferred over Pearl Danio fry (six that are ~2cm long and two months old, one ~1cm and three weeks old).

    This tank (Korrall60) is now both heavily planted (Cambomba; Anubias barteri nana;Microsporum pteropus; Java moss; [another fern-type plant]) and has reasonable water turnover (Juwel 1000l/hr pump on Juwel Compact 3 filter; Koralia 1 1400l/hr). There’s a 12″x6″ piece of “tunneled” bogwood in there too, along with two small strips of bogwood ~ 6″x2″. Having decided to keep the Aborichthys in there at least for the near future, I do need to add some sand for them to burrow in.

    This might be a a case of pictures/ 1000 words… Time to take some totally unprofessional photos, back in few mins!

    #318238

    N0body Of The Goat
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    Going to have to work on getting all six Aborichthys photographed properly

    #318239

    N0body Of The Goat
    Participant

    A little video clip of these glassfish at the LFS, along with a lovely male Ornate Bushfish…

    http://yfrog.com/83pict0019z

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