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  • #300210

    Matt
    Keymaster

    I’m about ready to sort this section of the KB out before returning to cyprinids. Any experiences with these species would be very useful please chaps. Richy and Gustav, how’s it going with the Dario?

    #313940

    oaken
    Participant

    Well, I got only bad news on my Dario hysginon /rolleyes.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:rolleyes:” border=”0″ alt=”rolleyes.gif” />

    But my experience with them was that males are pretty aggressive against females during breeding, and the females need lots of cover. Other than that its no problem to get them to spawn but the fry need very small foods. Adults eats frozen and live foods.

    #313942

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Oh no.

    #313975

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Can anyone confirm if this one which is sold as Badis sp. ‘Myanmar’, ‘Fire Red Tiger Badis’ etc. but is actually a Dario is a form of D. hysginon? The description paper would seem to suggest so…

    Pic credit HW Choy.

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    #313978

    retro_gk
    Participant

    There was a rumour going around these might be described as a separate species by Britz.

    #313979

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Ooh really? I have emailed someone from the land of french fries and mayonnaise who may know more.

    #313984

    andy rushworth
    Participant

    Hi Matt , though I’ve never took a serious interest in the Badid fishes , I really do like them and have had a few in the past , I will watch this thread with interest !

    Hi Retro /biggrin.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:D” border=”0″ alt=”biggrin.gif” />

    #313985

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey Matt

    D. hysginon usually has a much plainer crimson coloured body.

    Regards David

    #313987

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Yup David correct. The confusion is that what appears to be a specimen of the fish pictured above was collected alongside D. hysginon and included as a paratype in the description by Kullander and Britz as a form or colour phase of that species. However it has since been sold as (and looks for all the world like) an undescribed fish. I’d love to know if these striped ones breed true and if the females are also distinguishable from ‘normal’ hysginon.

    Ps – does anyone know if Badis siamensis has been exported for the trade?

    #313992

    oaken
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ May 25 2009, 09:06 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Oh no. /sad.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:(” border=”0″ alt=”sad.gif” />

    #313995

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Real sorry man. /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />

    #314025

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey Folks

    As Matt, and SF members who are regular TAG readers, will understand it is not my wish or intention to ‘gate crash’ on the SF Dario information but just to assist those of you trying to breed these amazing fish.

    We are now at the point at which Aquarium Gazette Issue 9 is almost ready for both burning onto disc (Word and PDF) and to transmit directly to an e-mail inbox (PDF only). As part of this amazing Issue we have a real treat for those of you with an interest in Badids as we feature:

    1. A portfolio of Dario hysginon.

    2. Before the SF Dario postings began two of our regular contributors had started to work together to produce a comprehensive article on spawning Dario dario (complete with amazing full spawning sequence photographs). This article is a step-by-step guide that gives pointers to watch for in male colouration, conditioning of pairs, expected daytime spawning hours, how to save the eggs and fry care etc. This article also includes general information on the Dario genus.

    Regards David

    #314026

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Note: the above post does not represent an advertisement in any way, shape or form. /thumbs_up.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:thumbsup:” border=”0″ alt=”thumbs_up.gif” />

    #314030

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Ok the species profile is finished for now. Thanks for all the help everyone and to Gustav/HW for the images.

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    #319763

    black_tiger
    Participant

    hi im new on here, i recently bought some dario sp. balck tigers. 2 males and 2 females. i recently purchased a couple more females. but they seem different to the ones have. they are slightly larger, one of them has long pointed pelvic fins and looks more like a dario hysginnon. i wonder if any canone can prove this or not by seeing the pictures.


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