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Terranatos dolichopterus

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  • #301420

    Senor Bastardo
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    Got some new killies over the last month, I´ll give them each a thread but here´s the first one. Sorry about the quality of the pictures got an old camera.

    After 6 months of (slightly anxious) waiting it was time to wet the peat from two trios of Terranatos dolichopterus “Isla Raton” wich i ordered. I had split the peat into four seperate parts and they gave varying results. The peats wich seemed two have more of the tannins left gave a much poorer result.

    Here´s ma fry that´s two weeks old with it´s gut full of bbs.

    Three weeks later one can just start to sex some of the fish.

    The last picture was taken today, they really grow at an extreme pace.

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    #343442

    oaken
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    Nice

    #343443

    Senor Bastardo
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    About twenty this time, it´s soon time to rewet the peats so hopefully i can get som more. If all goes well and I get more fry and of both sexes should I put you down for one pair? I promised Janne one pair and there´s also another one in the killi society who wants a pair.

    #343444

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Mmm, always fancied these too. What water conditions are they being kept in?

    #343451

    Senor Bastardo
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    They are supposed to be kept in slightly acidic soft water, but I keep them in about pH 6 with quite a lot of salt 1 tbsp of salt per 10 litres to prevent any oodinium. This since I have too feed them so much.

    My personal experience is that keeping the water a bit more acidic keeps annuals healthier, sure others have a different opinion.

    Sorry Matt not gonna send any to Barcelona.

    #343453

    oaken
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    QUOTE (Senor Bastardo @ May 20 2011, 07:03 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    About twenty this time, it´s soon time to rewet the peats so hopefully i can get som more. If all goes well and I get more fry and of both sexes should I put you down for one pair? I promised Janne one pair and there´s also another one in the killi society who wants a pair.

    Sure

    #343458

    hachge
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    There is no more Plesiolebias in the hobby one has to go catch them.Spectrolebias is available in france.Real nice fish but one of the most difficult to keep.

    #343459

    oaken
    Participant

    Yeah, that’s what I’ve been presuming. I got some eggs from Plesiolebias glaucopteros from Francisco Falcon in Brazil a couple of years ago but they never hatched. And I’ve also bought S. semiocellatus eggs from Didier Pillet but I only managed to hatch a few fry.

    #343462

    Matt
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    QUOTE (Senor Bastardo @ May 20 2011, 08:08 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Sorry Matt not gonna send any to Barcelona.

    Haha no worries, don’t think they’d do too well in the water here anyway.

    #343490

    oaken
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    QUOTE (Matt @ May 21 2011, 02:00 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Haha no worries, don’t think they’d do too well in the water here anyway.
    #343491

    Matt
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    Liquid concrete, though the loaches seem surprisingly fine in it.

    #343504

    Senor Bastardo
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    Generally I don´t think you have to consider the water so much, even if you ideally should, as long as you give them a stable enviroment. There are however cases when you really shouldn´t try to keep the fish.

    My experience are that killies are quite hardy fish, except from the odd outbreak of oodinium they are generally free of health issues. Oodinium is often present when breeding annuals since they have to be fed so much and it´s hard to keep up the quality of the water.

    #343507

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Hmm, I wonder how they’d do outdoors here in summer…might try with one of the more readily-available species next year. Hopefully collecting some new stuff this coming weekend which will use up all available space for now.

    P.S. you might want to consider resizing your pics before posting in the future Krister as you’ll use up your available upload space pretty quickly with them at that size.

    #343526

    Senor Bastardo
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    QUOTE (Matt @ May 23 2011, 07:52 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    P.S. you might want to consider resizing your pics before posting in the future Krister as you’ll use up your available upload space pretty quickly with them at that size.
    #343532

    Matt
    Keymaster

    That’s basically what the Aphanius do yeah.

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