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  • in reply to: Halei 3 #346675

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    Nice looking silver fish Andy.

    in reply to: Rasbora cf. dandia #346396

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    Colin wrote on Nov 8 2011, 05:19 PM:
    Great photos Pete
    what are you using for the pics?
    cheers
    Colin

    The instrument we used can be found at lidl via the following link. Well worth sending a note to Father Xmas requesting he bring you one. http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg//lidl_u…r=7&nf=True

    They go fairly quickly as well

    in reply to: Rasbora cf. dandia #346194

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    QUOTE (Matt @ Nov 17 2011, 03:45 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Nice, will be interesting to see if they grow as fast as precicted.

    Well Erica’s project appears to be bearing fruit. The group of fry being raised naturally (paramecium, microworm, artemia nauplii) are light years ahead of the group being raised on factory manufactured foods. The difference in size is astonishing with some of the naturalists attaining 6mm already and moving onto nauplii. Opposite group are still slivers of flesh.

    in reply to: Betta macrostoma update #346192

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    QUOTE (Colin @ Nov 20 2011, 10:47 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Its quite variable but normally sits between 5 and 6 for most of the time, but has been higher and they have bred at 6.5 or so – its easier to keep them at that pH than trying to always be at 3.5 to 4 which they were collected in!

    Thanks Colin, I think an adjustment, slowly, might be of benefit. We’ll see.

    in reply to: Betta macrostoma update #346164

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    All of the fish look stunning especially the main male. The female was as fat as a pig this morning when I looked in on them. Husbandry is spot on.
    What ph have you generally got Col? Our might be a tad high.

    in reply to: Betta macrostoma update #346162

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    He’s done it again; eaten the eggs!!!
    Keep trying.

    in reply to: Betta macrostoma update #346043

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    QUOTE (Matt @ Nov 10 2011, 08:42 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Nice. /sad.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:(” border=”0″ alt=”sad.gif” />

    in reply to: Betta macrostoma update #345971

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    here’s the link for Erica’s vidoes of the spawing. Enjoy!!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/EricaMarinaGomes?feature=mhee

    in reply to: Preliminary Experiences With Rhinogobius zhoui #345949

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    I think it’ll be a good strategy to remove the eggs fairly soon after spawning. Most of the reports of Rhino sp. spawnings suggest low numbers of eggs but my exp. with wui suggest different although it’s a hard slog attempting to get a hatch artificially. I had a mixture of success from almost no hatch to almost every egg hatching. However the challenge is really interesting. Keep at it.

    in reply to: Ivanacara adoketa #345945

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    From memory I think these were originally el mariachi’s fish. He may have something to add.

    in reply to: Preliminary Experiences With Rhinogobius zhoui #345944

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    Superb stuff. Love these little fish. How large are they now approximately? Can you not get hold of live daphnia? Please keep us up to date with developments.

    in reply to: Betta macrostoma update #345903

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    QUOTE (Matt @ Nov 1 2011, 02:22 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Think so, try downloading this free software and use it to convert the video to .avi or .wmv format. Should be able to view on PC, upload to Youtube or whatever then.

    will have to do it at home. Our restrictions are tight here.

    in reply to: Betta macrostoma update #345899

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    QUOTE (Matt @ Nov 1 2011, 09:08 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Is the video downloaded to a computer already Paul?

    Aye Matt, we have it off the blackberry and on pc but are unable to open it. Any thoughts?

    in reply to: Betta macrostoma update #345886

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    been depressed all day so it was only your mail Colin that prompted me to come here today.
    Both lots of eggs had disappeared by yesterday. Additionally the 12 that we’d collected that hadn’t been collected by either fish and that we had over an air stone in a perforated container, fungussed.
    We suspect that perhaps the eggs hadn’t been fertilised but it’s difficult to know.
    They’ve now been seperated to re-condition them and we’ll try again soon.
    We’re gutted and we also can’t get Erica’s great snatch of video to upload from her blackberry.
    Any help on that front would be appreciated from the community. The vid can’t be opened with any of the usual media players.

    in reply to: Betta macrostoma update #345846

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    at long last a pair of ours spawned yesterday. They got down to it at 10.35am., which was very kind as it meant we could watch the whole session. Erica, one of our students, filmed some parts of the proceedings on her phone, therefore we’re hoping to post that today. Hopefully she’s had a chance to tidy it up last night. ‘Twas a privilege to see.

    Both male and female are carrying. Is this common or not?

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