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This topic contains 16 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  keith565 7 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #301086

    keith565
    Participant

    hmm, picked these guys up at peter Barrett’s today, believe them to be Dermogenys pusillus . not seen this colour variation before (hope it’s not a man made thing).
    these are young, about 45mm, but stunning never the less. eating like pigs. sorry about video quality, not used to the new phone yet.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jpVTbbbKcQ

    #320998

    Colin
    Participant

    Hi Keith – I get this message

    “The URL contained a malformed video ID”

    Unfortunately I have no idea what that means???? lol

    I have some N. liemi coming my way next week so it’s good to see someone else trying the group

    #320999

    Colin
    Participant

    Oops, typed too soon, i see them now – very nice

    #321002

    Matt
    Keymaster

    This is the form on sale over here too. Anyone know if it’s an ornamental strain or not?

    #321024

    Malti
    Participant

    saw these at the LFS too…but I don’t really know anything about them…

    #321029

    Nikhil
    Participant

    Hi Keith,

    I cannot make out the colour of the fins but that fish looks very very similar to the Wild ones being offered here in India. The ones here have their fins red though all of them minus the tail.

    #321030

    keith565
    Participant

    QUOTE (Nikhil @ Jan 28 2011, 03:12 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hi Keith,

    I cannot make out the colour of the fins but that fish looks very very similar to the Wild ones being offered here in India. The ones here have their fins red though all of them minus the tail.


    there are some with red to their fins, but i guess it’s due to them being young that they are not fully coloured up. the body colour is a metallic silver/bronze. i will try and get some still pics.

    #321119

    keith565
    Participant

    managed to get a couple of pictures.

    Attached files

    #321144

    Malti
    Participant

    the one’s at the lfs here had no orange colour…

    #321145

    Nikhil
    Participant

    Hi Keith from the pics it looks like the wild form that is sold here locally.

    #321146

    Colin
    Participant

    What conditions you got them in Keith?

    #321147

    keith565
    Participant

    QUOTE (Malti @ Jan 31 2011, 11:17 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    the one’s at the lfs here had no orange colour…


    i believe the red is a male colouring, which is worrying as most of mine hav it, one or two have no colour in their fins.

    QUOTE (Nikhil @ Feb 1 2011, 01:54 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hi Keith from the pics it looks like the wild form that is sold here locally.


    that is good to know. thanks

    QUOTE (Colin @ Feb 1 2011, 07:02 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    What conditions you got them in Keith?


    they are in my local tap water which is hard, PH around 7.6, temp around 76F. they seem to be doing well, eating anything. light water movement, duck weed and other floating plants cover some of the water surface, got them in with some brachyraphis who don’t bother them.
    this should be ok????

    #321150

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I wonder if these are infected with some kind of guanin-producing parasite as in some South American species?

    #321154

    Malti
    Participant

    @ keith – could be, then the LFS had an all female tank I guess

    @ Matt, care to elaborate?

    #321160

    keith565
    Participant

    QUOTE (Malti @ Feb 1 2011, 09:23 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    @ keith – could be, then the LFS had an all female tank I guess

    @ Matt, care to elaborate?


    i suppose it’s possible, but doubtful. perhaps they don’t show colour all the time or when young?
    elaborate indeed Matt!!

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