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  • in reply to: Tylomelania Id #344568

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    QUOTE (nuchal man @ Jul 11 2011, 10:57 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Anyone know of a good key for these snails?

    I’m not aware of any definite work on these otherwise very interesting snails, but would like to read it if it exists.

    I do own at least 4 ‘species’ of Tylomelania, but even if I keep each of them in separate tanks, their offspring seems to be quite variable. This leads me to suspect that I may have fewer species than I think and that they may have been sorted according to colour before being exported. This makes sense as some of the more colorful forms are usually more expensive too.

    As there have been several reported in cidents of interbreeding, your odd snail out may also be the result of a yellow and an orange Poso mating? The females do store sperm for a long time and produced a single young every now and then.

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    in reply to: Which Video Camera #344443

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    QUOTE (Matt @ Jul 4 2011, 05:16 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    What’s your price range and are there any specific features you’re looking for?

    I haven’t decided on a price range, but I’d appreciate something in a distinctly lower price range than the space shuttle project. I want one which can be used to film the sometimes fairly small fish and invertebrates I keep in my tanks.

    in reply to: Compatibility: Boraras Trichogaster #344411

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    QUOTE (Hovlandl @ Jun 22 2011, 08:24 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    My initial thought is that the mosquito rasboras should be okay, given the pearl gouramis’ small mouths and relatively modest adult size. However, would prefer to verify that the boraras won’t get eaten or harrassed while they’re still less than an inch long.

    Anybody have any experience with this pairing?

    I’m not sure about T. leeri, but I kept a pair of 8″ T. pectoralis with 20 Boraras maculata without any losses for a couple of years back in the 80’s. T. pectoralis is supposed to be the Trichogaster species least likely to eat other fish, and it did work for me. They were kept in a densely planted 325L (130x50x50cm).

    in reply to: Characidium phoxocephalum #344389

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    QUOTE (Matt @ Jun 30 2011, 04:14 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Hi plesner, is this the common species in the hobby i.e. the one sold as C. fasciatum, or just very similar?

    Hi Matt,

    I think most species of Characidium have been labeled as Characidium fasciatum at one time or another. Furthermore, most Characidium species are fairly similar in appearance.

    This one is from Colombia and the exporter labeled it as C. phoxocephalum and as being from Rio Cauca in Colombia. The people at the store where it was bought are usually rather good at identifying all those weird fish they import from all over the world and they too thought that C. phococephalum was the right name.

    Except that this one is in better condition than most specimens I’ve seen pictures of, it does appear to be a C. phoxocephalum. They did appear a lot more greyish at first, but when they had settled in, the color between the dark markings on the body became yellowish in all 8 of them. My friend still keeps the group in the same 140 liter aquarium where he originally put them. He has attempted breeding them a couple of times, but nothing has happened so far.

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