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What Type Of Coldwater Fish Do You Keep?

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  • #310001

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    I dont really have many:

    Temperate:
    Sinibotia
    A. zonalternans
    Misgurnus sp
    4 species of Hillstream Loach
    schistura pridii
    Tanichthys micagemmae

    Coldwater:
    Koi
    Leather Carp
    Mirror Carp
    Ide
    Orfe
    Crucian Carp
    Tench
    Gudgeon
    Bream
    Sterlet
    Goldfish
    Wakin Goldfish
    Rudd

    #310497

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey

    No have never had problems finding homes for WCMM fry. I think that interbreeding has produced a situation in which parents eat a greater amount of their eggs/fry than the WCMM’s I kept 30 years past.

    Strange but true story? A couple went into a new house at Scarborough. They knew that the house had an attic from the Estate Agents description and their deeds etc. They did not venture into the attic, or so they told me, for several weeks but, upon doing so, found an aquarium containing WCMM’s of all sizes and ages. With a sky light giving the aquarium plenty of light not only had the fish found enough food but the abundance of Elodea, coupled with slow evaporation creating air space, had provided a natural system that had kept these fish alive through their neglect.

    The story has a good ending as not only did the couple take a great interest in the aquarium but the husband went on to gain a great interest in the hobby and would run an aquatic retail outlet for several years.

    Regards David

    #310544

    dunc
    Keymaster

    David you’re a veritable fountain of stories, it’s great

    #310587

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey dunc

    Like ‘my mates’ Andy Rushworth and Mick the fish I have 30 years experience in the hobby so have plenty of true stories to tell you about.

    Regards David

    #310827

    Phill Austen
    Participant

    I have always thought these little fish are a much underated temperate species, (they will overwinter outside under ice) I have maintained them for some twenty five years the xanthic form is more visible than the wild form fish, but they make a great show in the summer, always on the surface.

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    #310830

    Malti
    Participant

    QUOTE (Phill Austen @ Oct 6 2008, 08:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I have always thought these little fish are a much underated temperate species, (they will overwinter outside under ice) I have maintained them for some twenty five years the xanthic form is more visible than the wild form fish, but they make a great show in the summer, always on the surface.

    what fish is that?

    #310837

    Phill Austen
    Participant

    QUOTE (Malti @ Oct 6 2008, 08:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    what fish is that?

    Oryzias latipes the little temperate Rice Fish

    #310838

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    Lovely little fish them Phill, its a great sight seeing the females swimming around with large clusters of eggs.

    I used to keep pairs in 5 litre containers many years ago and then remove them after spawning, its not very often these appear in the shops now unfortunately.

    #310842

    David Marshall
    Participant

    Hey Phill

    Lovely photographs. As MD says these fish are hard to find in the U.K. Same is happening with Gambusia species.

    Regards David

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