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  • in reply to: Cichlids in a Hungarian stream #354406

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    Cichlids are probably Paraneetroplus melanurus. Any suggestion on the Poecilia?

    in reply to: Cichlids in a Hungarian stream #354403

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    poecilia-man-adult-2.jpg

     

    Poecilia-juveniele-mannetjes.jpg

     

    And now that I am asking for id’s anyway: can any of you put an id to these Poecilia, from the same stream? I would estimate them about 8 cm (adults). I could not get the adult male any better on the picture, but he looked stunning in real life! These could very well be aquarium hybrids, there was also a black spotted female in the stream, like the velifera-hybrids in the shops. 

    in reply to: Cichlids in a Hungarian stream #354402

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    OK, managed to upload the pictures. The stream is at a hot spring and the water is not clear. It contains sulfur, amongst many other things. These cichlids stayed at half a meter or so from my camera, hence the blurred images. I had a minnow trap with me, but obviously the wrong bait (dried shrimp/tortoise food) and it did not attract the fish at all. It is a good day driving for me to get there, so I will not have any better pictures soon. Anyway, some kind of ID would be great because I plan to write an article in a local aquarium magazine about this stream (and if anyone has contacts with TFH: I would like to write an English version for them as well! Trying to get some of my gasoline costs refunded this way …. ).

    in reply to: no filter in a livebearer breeding tank? #354334

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    I would be very carefull with Chrysanthemum, as they contain chemical substances which are commonly used as very powerfull pesticides. Berhaps they are broken down in “rotting water” but I’d bring some other flowers for the occasion (bulbs are also suspect … no lilies or tulips).

    in reply to: no filter in a livebearer breeding tank? #354315

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    I have often seen such tanks and I know this aproach can function very well, yet i am wondering if it is possible to go one step further … Perhaps (many) moss-overgrown branches can do the same?

    in reply to: Species list of invasive aquarium snails #354162

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    Thank you for your reply, and, yes, I am aware of that. Only I have to draw the line somewhere and applesnails tend to come “on purpose” in aquaria, it is unlikely that they come as hitchikers with plants like the snails which I listed above.

    in reply to: Species list of invasive aquarium snails #354141

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    Have to add this one:

    Freshwater limpet, Ferrissia fragilis, originating from North America

    in reply to: Salaria fluviatilis #353833

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    A very late addition: the loach from Maggiore would be Cobitis bilineata rather than C. taenia. Both species are extremely similar but in males of C. bilineata the dark spots “connect” in the breeding season to form two continuous lines, hence the name.


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    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jai.12218/pdf

     

    Possibly not the last version … 

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