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  • in reply to: Sudden Death – Any ideas #355404

    Carnivora
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    I can take some. Is there a particular reason why? Do you think the shrimp ate the fish?

    in reply to: Labyrinth Fish World Horst Linke #354675

    Carnivora
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    Apologies if this is in the wrong section. I figured that a scholarly book discussion best fit here. Please let me know what would be a more appropriate sub-forum. Cheers

    in reply to: Labyrinth Fish World Horst Linke #354663

    Carnivora
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    Just thought I would post a follow-up. I received the book in great condition from the author. It is a wonderful hardback book, with great glossy pages. The book is full of wonderful images. I especially appreciate the inclusion of “species” that have not be described. I was a bit disappointed in a few things. I had expected more of a review of Anabantoidei up until 2012 (the date used by the author of how up-to-date the book was). Instead, there is not a great deal of background information on this group, e.g. phylogeny. Most of the species information is directly related to breeding. I realize that for most species, there just is not that much information, but I know there is more out there when it comes to some species. I certainly appreciated the information on biotopes. It will really help people make as close of a match to natural habitat as possible. 

    Some people may disagree, but I would have loved more insight and personal experience from the author about keeping many of these species. Although this would not necessarily be “scientific,” I certainly appreciate “informed opinions” when it comes to animal husbandry.

    The worst part, which I separate to draw attention to it, is the typos. They are everywhere. I must confess that I have never read a book with so many typos, and I have a personal library of currently around 650 books over a wide range of subjects. This was very disappointing to me. It completely detracts from the great information, making the book seem rushed or worse, that the author simply did not care enough to proof read. I doubt the latter was the case, but after about the 10th typo, you start to wonder why you paid so much for the book. Typos are fine in online forums and text messages, but not in a published work that is intended to be taken seriously.

    Overall, I would give this book a 3/5. It would be a 4/5 if not for the widespread typos. Hope this helps anyone who is interested in purchasing the book.

    in reply to: Celestichthys vs Boraras Stocking Question #354506

    Carnivora
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     So you think a single male T. pumila will terrorize a single female T. pumila? Hmm, well I certainly would not want that. Some of the first fish I bought for my first tank were 2 Trichopsis pumila. One died within the first couple of days from what I assumed was poor acclimation. The surviving one was my favorite fish. He lived for about a year when I mistakenly purchased two Tricopsis vittata (thinking they were T. pumila  –  they were quite small at the time and I was more ignorant) who eventually killed the T. pumila. I have wanted them since, and I have not desire to have stressed occupants. Like I said, I am trying to find another kit tank I like. Any suggestions?

    in reply to: Celestichthys vs Boraras Stocking Question #354492

    Carnivora
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    Thank you for the input; I do appreciate it.

    I plan on having a fairly complex tank internal structure with plants and a lot of hiding places. Although I can’t decide how strict I will be, I do want an Asian biotope. I am not sure if I will do it on a particular region. 

    I guess I could just do T. pumila in the 5 gal. How many B. micros or Barboides gracilis would be possible in the 5gal? I know it is a bit small, so I am not against just having T. pumila as they are my favorite fish.

    If it did a 16-20gal, would it be good enough to have a school of 10 or so B. margintatus or B. erythromicron with T. pumila. Besides Trichopsis and anabantoids in general, I really enjoy Carinotetraodon sp. but I realize that is even more of a species tank.

    If anyone has suggestions, I am looking for a kit tank up to the size of a 20gal. By kit, I mean one with an area in the back to hide the filter and heater so it is not visible (like in the Fluval Spec V or Nuvo 16 gal). Any ideas or suggestions?

    I want to get the following lighting for a tank in that size range: Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED Plus Light for Aquarium (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C7OTE0O/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=38OHOUNN8HLOD&coliid=I729XV3JLI8VF&psc=1). Anyone have any opinions on this product?

     

    I am trying to keep my setup at around $300 USD.

    It has been a few years since I have had a tank because of veterinary school, so I am a little rusty. Cheers and thanks again for the help.

    in reply to: Labyrinth Fish World Horst Linke #354443

    Carnivora
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    I think I will purchase it from:

    http://www.aqua-paeb.de/Seite%202_e.htm ->>>order by e-mail: [email protected]

    Has anyone ordered direct before? If so, what was the experience like? How long did it take. I live in the U.S. 

    in reply to: Labyrinth Fish World Horst Linke #354441

    Carnivora
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    I think I will purchase it. Thanks! 

    in reply to: Labyrinth Fish World Horst Linke #354439

    Carnivora
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    Did you find it to be worth the cost? As a new book, do you think it is up to date?


    Carnivora
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    Does anyone have this paper that wouldn’t mind sharing it?

     

    I am also interested in:

    First record from the wild of Carinotetraodon imitator in Peninsular India (Teleostei: Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae)
    By:Britz, R (Britz, Ralf)[ 1 ] ; Ali, A (Ali, Anvar)[ 2 ] ; Philip, S (Philip, Siby)[ 2 ] ; Kumar, K (Kumar, Krishna)[ 3 ] ; Raghavan, R (Raghavan, Rajeev)[ 2,4 ]
    ICHTHYOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF FRESHWATERS
    Volume: 23 Issue: 2 Pages: 105-109
    Published: OCT 2012

     

    Or any other Carinotetraodon papers.

    I also would love any on Trichopsis if someone has the time!

    in reply to: Honey vs Sparkling Gourami #349690

    Carnivora
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    Okay, that correlates with the opinion of people on another forum.

    Do you think a pair of T. pumila would be fine in the 5gal?

    I am not concerned about losing the red cherry. If worse comes to worse and they are all eaten, I will add a couple of amano shrimp. My goal is to have a very complex environment full of hiding spaces of various sizes. I have a zoo background, so I am a big believer in “environmental enrichment” for any animal.  

    in reply to: Looking for Good Freshwater Aquarium Magazines #316689

    Carnivora
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    I will keep those in mind. 

    Any suggestion on a saltwater magazine? Is Coral magazine any good? It is related to the Amazonas magazine previously mentioned. 

    in reply to: Looking for Good Freshwater Aquarium Magazines #317013

    Carnivora
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    Thanks for the tips Bully. I will look into them both!

    in reply to: Looking for Good Freshwater Aquarium Magazines #316866

    Carnivora
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    I am American, and I would consider myself at a moderate level. As I have never tried any complex freshwater or saltwater set-ups, I think that is as high as I would rate myself. Having said that, I do enjoy reading about fish or techniques that I do not  possess or do not currently have the skill level to pull off. You have to learn from somewhere. 

    Ideally, my life goal is to have two large tanks, a planted freshwater and a reef saltwater, with a focus on tiny fish, i.e. around 2″

    in reply to: Looking For Puffer Fish Resources #347973

    Carnivora
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Apr 23 2012, 02:11 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Got it, will send the papers shortly.
    in reply to: Looking For Puffer Fish Resources #347923

    Carnivora
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    I PMed you my e-mail address. Let me know if it didn’t send, and I will resend my address. Thanks!

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