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Home Forums Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes Some new Species

This topic contains 12 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  Annwhite 2 years, 4 months ago.

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  • #351322

    torso
    Participant

    Yes, Matt. Kept still for a couple of minutes and a dozen flashlights. Only moved a bit more into the “shade”. The tank gets morning light just with sunrise – 05.29 – through a large door with structured glass. Pic taken about 06.30

    Cheers Charles

    #351323

    torso
    Participant

    I forgot this one. Must have come in last year with some other species and has devellopped. Seems H. smithi. Interesting red paired spots.homaloptera-smithi-CSC_3764.jpghomaloptera-smithi-DSC_3697.jpg

    #351331

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Mine have those spots also Charles. Not always visible or in pairs.

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    #353745

    torso
    Participant

    An update.

    Later in the evening there was action in the 160x60x60 tank.

    P. brevis moving back and forth alongside and then driving into the thicket. For hours. Males following and of course A. sidtimunki too, time for a meal! All at a high speed, so taking pics was a challenge. Please excuse the quality.

     

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     Some nibbling

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     Cheers Charles

    #353775

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Wow!!! Did you manage to save any eggs?

    #353778

    torso
    Participant

    No. Matt- The spawning itself seems to have taken place in the plants – cryptos and anubias densly packed. Too many predators ready for the feast anyway.

    Cheers Charles

    #354588

    torso
    Participant

    One offspring discovered in the 500 lt tank today, already about 2.4 cm long. Without flash looking slightly orange.

    As it is a fast swimmer, the pics are not very sharp.

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     Cheers Charles

    #354589

    mikev
    Participant

    Congratulations!!!

    #354590

    olly
    Participant

    Congrats, Charles!

    Is this the first case of the P.brevis  breeding?

    #354591

    mikev
    Participant

    No, Mark Duffill reported this before…. but still this is so uncommon as to be seen as a great achievement.

    #354592

    torso
    Participant

    Thanks. I wouldn’t call it “breeding”. It just happened. Of course it’s good to know, how it could work. A youngster surviving in a tank with predators is good news in any case. But the parents are at least four and a half years old by now, some showing hunchbacks, taking it easier than before. For a real try I would need younger specimen I guess.

    Cheers Charles

    #354595

    torso
    Participant

    As my L. guntea are at least 5 years old by now, I ordered a group some weeks ago. New tank – 80x30x30 cm, a lot of hiding places and sand of course. Result is a lot of fun watching them

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    digging

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    and chilling

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    Cheers Charles

    #354598

    torso
    Participant

    Pascal gave me a pair of bred Betta pallifina some time ago. He caught some specimen last year in Kalimantan. No youngsters so far.

    Not in the mood?

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    May be just bored?

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    Cheers Charles

    #354599

    Barb Man
    Participant

    What do you feed them? I wonder what would make them breed (live food, water change, more tannins, cold/warm water change). Has anyone found trucks to inducing beta species to breed?

    #354613

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Great new pics Charles – I have saved most to be added to the KB. :) Incidentally, the Petruichthys does count as ‘breeding’ imo – congratulations!

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