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Serian Tebedu Fish Sampling Trip With The Norwegians 28.05.10

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  • #320146

    Stefan
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    QUOTE (Haji Badaruddin @ Dec 28 2010, 03:13 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Here’s the link Stefan http://www.cokin.co.uk/pages/pola1.htm

    For me they work best in the sun … for shaded or indoor i dont use them.You can get the holder which you can attach them to … But i find them a hassle to use … I prefer to hand held instead.

    Many thanks Haji!

    #320147

    Colin
    Participant

    Thanks for the links – once i am solvent from xmas again I will go down the Chimaira route

    cheers

    #320151

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Amazing pics! Haji is that last habitat the place where you found B. taeniata?

    Cheapest place to buy Dr. Tan’s book is direct from the publisher. Mine took about a fortnight to arrive.

    #320190

    Haji Badaruddin
    Participant

    QUOTE (Stefan @ Dec 29 2010, 02:37 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Many thanks Haji!

    Pleasure mine < {POST_SNAPBACK}>

    Amazing pics! Haji is that last habitat the place where you found B. taeniata?

    Thanks Matt.You can get B. taeniata in most of the lower part of the place including the one in the last pic … But the best ones are on the upper part of the waterfall.There’s plenty where the water is cooler and the place is inaccessible to many

    #320192

    Stefan
    Member

    It’s a real shame that a species like taeniata, that’s among the oldest in the genus, is so sporadically seen in the hobby. As a matter of fact; I don’t think they currently reside in Europe alltogether. Could you tell something about its status in the wild Haji? Are they safe, or endangered, or…?

    #320227

    Haji Badaruddin
    Participant

    Stefan,

    Lately there seems to be a few trade inquiries about this fish … even among the local hobbyist.As far as i know there’s still plenty of this fish around.Like i said earlier its just a matter of knowing where to look

    The old school way of catching the B. taeniatas

    A local Bidayuh boy who follows me in some of my trip.

    Shrimps ~ the water at the waterfall average around 24C.The water is crystal clear … lots of leaf litter by the banks of the stream.

    Photos of the shrimp and fish is the unedited version … straight from the cam.

    #320228

    Stefan
    Member

    Excellent and good to know Haji. So you drive the fish in the direction of the net with your hand?

    #320235

    Haji Badaruddin
    Participant

    Yup … but some are really clever … They simply swim away or take refuge in the deeper area.

    I prefer using the fishing method … much easier:-)

    #320237

    Stefan
    Member

    Fishing method – as in hook and line? I know they collect the bigger species like that quite often (locals, I mean).

    #320238

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I’m guessing seine/dip net or a car battery with two bits of wire attached lol.

    #320239

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (Matt @ Dec 31 2010, 11:12 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I’m guessing seine/dip net or a car battery with two bits of wire attached lol.

    You know those guys from the Discovery channel for animal protection? Those muscled biker fellows wearing chains and stuff? Yeah. Look out your window Matt…

    It could be by seine, yeah. The Betta renata type series (or at least part of it) was collected by hook and line.

    #320240

    Matt
    Keymaster

    QUOTE (Stefan @ Dec 31 2010, 11:41 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    You know those guys from the Discovery channel for animal protection? Those muscled biker fellows wearing chains and stuff? Yeah. Look out your window Matt…

    Nah they’re there every Friday, and they certainly ain’t from the Discovery channel. Ahem…

    #320241

    Stefan
    Member

    QUOTE (Matt @ Dec 31 2010, 12:34 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Nah they’re there every Friday, and they certainly ain’t from the Discovery channel. Ahem… /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    Yeah it’s a much used method the locals, when collecting the bigger species.

    #320246

    Haji Badaruddin
    Participant

    Prefer the hookless fishing method 🙂 The best thing about wild betta is that once they bite the worm they wouldnt let go /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    Some one called me a few years ago to sell the electric shock machine to stun the fish … If i m not mistaken a few of our collector & researcher friends are using this /thumbs_up.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:thumbsup:” border=”0″ alt=”thumbs_up.gif” /> Having set up a few along a stream,all i do is just sit back and enjoy a cuppa and my fag … 10 mins that is all it takes

    #320250

    Stefan
    Member

    Thanks Haji; that’s very informative. So basically you can collect some Betta because they won’t let go of the worm and then you can just lift them from the water. Might be handy for at home catching.

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