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Colin

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  • in reply to: Species coding systems in the Knowledge Base #349767

    Colin
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    If you used the system with the SF numbers, does SF stand for “Seriously Fish”? I think that’s a pretty good idea because then if the fish is referred to as Puntius SF03 anywhere else then the origin of the ID is in the name. A bit like Corydoras World for the CW numbers and you know where to go if you need more info on that fish… i.e.  you ask Ian about CW numbered fish.

     

    I guess each genus would need to start at SF 1 though as opposed to the CW labelling that covers Aspidoras, Brochis and corys?

     

     

    in reply to: Can fish really feel pain? #349718

    Colin
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    me too please :)

    in reply to: Collecting Wood for the Aquarium #349650

    Colin
    Participant

    With regards removing the bark…

     

    I feed my L330s with bark from various trees – mostly beech (Fagus sylvatica). So I collect fallen wood that is dead and throw it in the tank, no cleaning, no stripping, no waterlogging. They sink within a week or three and the Plecos much the bark off leaving some nice shiny branches that a shope would sell for silly money LOL

    Cheers

    in reply to: Sphaerichthys spp. #349383

    Colin
    Participant

    yes, this makes a lot of sense – especially since other members of the genus seem to have a role reversal

    in reply to: Sphaerichthys spp. #349351

    Colin
    Participant

    I don’t understand your question?

    But how should one determine female sexual organs at a fish that (if it was the female) spawned some days ago?”

    …because you would see its ovaries on dissection and lack of testes??? You can see this on fish whether they have spawned or not.

    All I can suggest is that you ask Jakob personally and see what he says… share it here too :)

    in reply to: Sphaerichthys spp. #349347

    Colin
    Participant

    This extract from Betta News EAC/AKL autumn 2012

    Jacob Geck writes…

     

    “Horst Linke sent the Zoological Collection in Munich two preserved specimens of his Sphaerichthys selatanensis which were caught mouthbrooding while wild in Kalimantan. After I opened the fish’s flank, I was able to look with a microscope into the abdomen and was able to determine that the animals have ovaries.
    So, Sphaerichthys selatanensis are maternal mouthbrooders and the same is true for a preserved specimen of Sphaerichthys osphromenoides.” 

    in reply to: Sphaerichthys spp. #349346

    Colin
    Participant

    Yes I have the article and yes it clearly states that a dissected mouthbrooding selatanensis was female :)

    in reply to: Brachygobius Spec.? #349334

    Colin
    Participant

    Wouldn’t like to guess but there are usually a few Brachygobius on the lists at any one time and there are always variations within a shipment. Whether that means they are mixed species or the species is quite variable I dont know…

    in reply to: Aquatics Live 2012 #349324

    Colin
    Participant

    It seems that a few of the reports I have seen about the event were quite negative or at least it was not what people expected it to be . Sounds more like it was an advertising publicity event showcasing products rather than anything else.

    Obviously I didn’t go, so cannot comment directly, but as someone who has travelled thousands of miles for fish related presentations, collections and sales there was absolutely nothing there to entice me to go. Yes, crocodilians are cool but are they relevant? For example, it’s still only November 2012 and for 2013 I am already booked in to visit Germany in April, again in June and a few events South of the Border :)  


    Colin
    Participant

    yep, very good :)

     

    Very much in my top five of favourite Bettas :)

    in reply to: Delta Del Llobregat #349176

    Colin
    Participant

    good to see the fish are doing okay :)

    in reply to: Big Fish Campaign #349175

    Colin
    Participant

    Just yesterday I posted this picture on a FaceBook page because people were discussing the fact that some Arapaima have become available in an unnamed shop in England…

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c213/cornuta/arapaima.jpg

     

    Perhaps an article on why people want them would be a good idea (if provocative?)

     

    Also how about diet? An article on that would be useful as most of these “Predatory Monster” keepers are still too quick to consider feeder fish as a staple diet or offer no variety?

    in reply to: Danio fry #348816

    Colin
    Participant

    damn, i was too slow lol

     

    very good – only spawned them once and had quite a die off early on :(

    in reply to: My Bettas And Other Labyrinth Fishes #348807

    Colin
    Participant

    very nice as usual :)

    in reply to: Otocinclus in 10’000 lt #348778

    Colin
    Participant

    this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilnitMs1LRk

     

    nothing to do with HB!

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