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This topic contains 20 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  retro_gk 9 years, 6 months ago.

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  • #300213

    Matt
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    Opinions? I’m not saying…

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    #313954

    francistrus
    Participant

    I think the classic “ram” is prettier than these new electrics (same opinion for the jack dempsey and the “blue dempsey”).

    #313955

    ndc
    Participant

    any idea how they have got them that colour?

    #313956

    Bluedave
    Participant

    I don’t like them and agree with Francistrus – Classic Rams much nicer

    #313959

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Looks like a dyed or colour fed job? The electric blue Asian Parrot cichlids can arrive with colour as bright as this but, after about 4 months, this starts to fade and you are, 2 months or so down the line, left with a plain, but beautiful, orange fish.

    Regards David

    #313962

    mickthefish
    Participant

    i’ve gotta agree with David here, either dyed or colourfed.

    mick

    #313963

    keith565
    Participant

    yup, have to agree with you all, the normal are better looking and these do looked dyed, be interesting to find out if they are or not?

    #313969

    Matt
    Keymaster

    QUOTE (francistrus @ May 26 2009, 06:35 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I think the classic “ram” is prettier than these new electrics (same opinion for the jack dempsey and the “blue dempsey”). this thread. Can’t say the same for these rams obviously, the text accompanying the image just says they are a “new sport”. Hmmm….

    #313973

    francistrus
    Participant

    Matt, you´re right:The blue Dempsey´s origin

    #313977

    retro_gk
    Participant

    They look like they’re infected with the bacterium that causes guanine deposition in the scales of characins.

    #313991

    francistrus
    Participant

    I’ve red that the parents of the first blue dempseys were hybrids between Paratheraps synspilus, Parachromis managuensis and Rocio octofasciata… ??

    #314061

    Reva
    Participant

    QUOTE (David Marshall @ May 27 2009, 02:06 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Looks like a dyed or colour fed job? The electric blue Asian Parrot cichlids can arrive with colour as bright as this but, after about 4 months, this starts to fade and you are, 2 months or so down the line, left with a plain, but beautiful, orange fish.

    Regards David

    #314062

    Reva
    Participant

    Hey Matt, I think the natural are prettier. In fact, what’s the buzz with having electric blue? So many types of fish have been bred for this (gouramis for instance), and I dont “get it”. I love the patterns on the regular rams, and ditto for dwarf gouramis. You lose all that beautiful spawning flash too. My kribs just turned all kinds of blue and purple and flashed each other , after the partial water change today. Wouldnt trade that for plain blue!

    #314065

    Matt
    Keymaster

    QUOTE (retro_gk @ May 29 2009, 03:32 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    They look like they’re infected with the bacterium that causes guanine deposition in the scales of characins.

    Woah, interesting suggestion. Is that kind of thing happening in the trade already? /wacko.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:wacko:” border=”0″ alt=”wacko.gif” />

    Ps- any opinions expressed in this post are entirely related to Cruzcampo. (hic).

    #314068

    retro_gk
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Jun 4 2009, 07:44 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Is that kind of thing happening in the trade already?


    I came across something last year that suggests there is active research in this phenomenon with an eye on commercial applications.

    While the fish does not appear dyed, the colour appears too even/bright to be the result of selective breeding.

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