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Parosphromenus Allani

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  • #300045

    Haji Badaruddin
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    Got a few of these from Sibu Sarawak (after the big flood).


    The big male 2.5cm TL …… i think this is the biggest allani i have ever caught
    The female 1.5cm TL

    Thanks for viewing.

    #312576

    oaken
    Participant

    Very nice fish and pictures

    #312577

    Haji Badaruddin
    Participant

    Thanks oaken …… i got this last week ….. Just managed to unpack and put them in the tanks today.

    #312579

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Superb-looking specimens Haji.

    #312580

    Haji Badaruddin
    Participant

    Errrrrr Yes and no /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    #312589

    dunc
    Keymaster

    #312590

    keith565
    Participant

    stunning anabantoid. lets hope you have success with breeding them.
    more info on biotope and parameters please.

    #312603

    Haji Badaruddin
    Participant

    Hi Dunc,

    I got about 30 of them ….. the male above is the largest at 2.5cmTL … I have kept the 20 in a 18″ cube tank temporarily … the balance i m sending to a friend in Terengganu.I also got a few more paros … some undescribed … which i have not unpacked yet.

    Hi Keith,

    My alfredi has bred a couple of times …. and i have a few fry from the spawn.They have been spawning almost weekly.Yup … i hope i would get good results from the rest of these paros.

    #312610

    dunc
    Keymaster

    I’m sure we’ve had this discussion before and you must excuse my complete lack of memory (/rolleyes.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:rolleyes:” border=”0″ alt=”rolleyes.gif” />) but how do you maintain the pH at such a low level? I managed to keep it around pH 4 in a small tank for my D. maculatus using acid, but I think you said you had a different method?

    #312613

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Haji if it all goes wrong for you over in Borneo for sure there’s a site management job waiting for you in the English construction industry; sitting around smoking cigarettes and drinking tea while everyone else gets their hands dirty! /laugh.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:lol:” border=”0″ alt=”laugh.gif” />

    Looking forward to seeing the biotope mate. Is this a rare species in nature?

    #312617

    Haji Badaruddin
    Participant

    Dunc,

    My rainwater is pH 6.8 ……. i use SERA PH DOWN to lower the pH to 4.5.A few of my friends told me that sometimes after a period of 2 days.They will need to put more pH down solution as the pH in their tanks increases.I however do not have this problem.

    Infact in some cases i had to add more rainwater as the pH decreases.I believe that my decomposing leaf litter has something to do with this.

    Matt,

    Ya …sure why not???I would love to be in the UK again.That would be a good excuse /rolleyes.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:rolleyes:” border=”0″ alt=”rolleyes.gif” /> And i seldom see them on the net

    #312636

    Bluedave
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    If your using Rainwater i’d imagine that it is soft with a low kH therefore the pH stays low when you add the pH down? I’m guessing your friends are probably not using rainwater? The water they are using has a higher kH and this ‘buffers’ the water – meaning that the pH returns to what it was before after a couple of days? I see that a lot over here with people whining that they have to add pH down with every water change and still it rises – when you ask them what their water parameters are they have kH of 10+.

    Great fish by the way!

    If you want to do a job exchange i’ll gladly move to borneo – you can sit on a building site over here!

    #312652

    Haji Badaruddin
    Participant

    Hi Bluedave,

    What you said on the rainwater is spot on mate ….. thanks …

    i ‘ll let you know about the job exchange soon

    #312705

    tyrano34
    Member

    Hello Haji Badaruddin as you see this little fish is rare in the world but not rare of Borneo.

    My friend michael lo show the pictures of this fish in its habitat and see the ph-meter on ph 4.59, I am pleasantly surprised to see the down ph 3.8.

    Can you give us information about its maintenance (ph for reproduction)

    excuse me for english , I’m french

    #312715

    Haji Badaruddin
    Participant

    Bonjour,

    There are a few collection sites for the allani ….. mostly in Sibu.I got mine underneath the Durrin Bridge,the only big bridge in Sibu.Usually after rain or if you collect them from a freshwater run off stream,then the pH would be slightly higher.I got mine a few weeks after the big flood but the pH is lower than 4.Some of the 30+ allani i got are from small puddles near a stream,the water was highly acidic in some parts hence you see me recording 3.8 – 4.2.By the way i use a HANNA brand of pH/temp meter.The same one which the Fisheries Department Malaysia use for sampling.And i calibrate my pH twice monthly.

    For maintenance,i use one of my mac fry tank temporarily(believe it or not after so many days the fish is still in the temporary tank /happy.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”^_^” border=”0″ alt=”happy.gif” />

    Yes i know Michael Lo …he is somewhat well know and a star here /tongue.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:p” border=”0″ alt=”tongue.gif” />

    Merci

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