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Trochilocharax ornatus

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  • #301218

    Graham Ramsay
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    Male:

    Female:

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    #341856

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Way cool – been wanting these since first seeing them on Glaser’s website last year. Did you get a few Graham?

    #341865

    Graham Ramsay
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Mar 22 2011, 08:20 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Way cool – been wanting these since first seeing them on Glaser’s website last year. Did you get a few Graham?

    They were nearly all males Matt. Only managed to find 2 females in the whole tank. Got 6 all together. (From Pier in Wigan)

    #341880

    oaken
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    Really nice. Been interested in ordering these. These guys inseminate internally, right? Any aggression among them? Also, how big are they?

    #341896

    Graham Ramsay
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    QUOTE (oaken @ Mar 23 2011, 10:05 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Really nice. Been interested in ordering these. These guys inseminate internally, right? Any aggression among them? Also, how big are they?
    #341898

    Steve Waring
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    QUOTE (mummymonkey @ Mar 24 2011, 12:09 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I don’t know if it has been proven that they have internal fertilisation but it is certainly assumed. The males are quite frisky and spar a bit but nothing too violent. They dance about in front of the females like most tetras.
    Males are 2cm, females 1.5cm.


    This article http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/content.php?sid=3172 suggests that they do have internal fertilisation.

    They look beautiful. I wish I had room in my 250 litre tetra tank for them, but it is fully stocked. I’d love to have some of these. My 250 litre tetra tank is just far too small.

    #341899

    Matt
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    Description (in German, English abstract) freely available here.

    #344760

    Graham Ramsay
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    Just an update for the records.

    I wasn’t able to maintain this species long term. Although they fed well and appeared healthy enough they died one at a time over a period of a couple of months. The fish would seperate themselves from the rest, the body would go opaque and then they would die. From first symptoms to death was a matter of hours. A couple of them also seemed to have some kind of mouth erosion, not sure what it was.

    A shame really as they are an interesting and rather beautiful little fish.

    #344762

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Sorry about that Graham, but cheers for the update. Does the paper have any habitat info (can’t remember

    #344763

    Graham Ramsay
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Jul 29 2011, 08:01 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Sorry about that Graham, but cheers for the update. Does the paper have any habitat info (can’t remember
    #344764

    Matt
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    Which if I recall your local water chemistry correctly means soft water with virtually no hardness?

    #344765

    Graham Ramsay
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Jul 29 2011, 08:22 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Which if I recall your local water chemistry correctly means soft water with virtually no hardness?

    That’s right. Usually fine for tetras.

    #344767

    Matt
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    Sure, thanks for the confirmation. Do you know if anyone is keeping and breeding it successfully?

    #344768

    oaken
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Jul 30 2011, 12:12 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Sure, thanks for the confirmation. Do you know if anyone is keeping and breeding it successfully?

    Jan Wester keeps these and got some fry. The fry appeared among the adults.

    #344784

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Thanks Gustav.

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