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  • in reply to: Kerr’s Danio – A subtle beauty #352489

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    @mikev said:
    From danios.info (what happened to the site btw?) :

    Pete said they were installing a new server….. 

    Dennis

    in reply to: Kerr’s Danio – A subtle beauty #352485

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    @andy rushworth said:
    Are you in the know about Hikari Danios ,I heard the males are yellow and the females blue ?

    No, I’ve never laid eyes on D. sp hikari in the flesh. I thought I read in PFK that the males were blue and the females yellow, but it could be the other way round?

    I would be very interested in obtaining some if only I could find a source that was truly D. sp hikari. 

    @andy rushworth said:
    Are Dans n Devs your main interest or do you keep other fishes ?

    For the past 10 years or so they have been my main interest, (21 different species currently). I do have a few other fish, the Tanichthys (albonubes, micagemmae & thacbaensis), Otocinclus catfish, and Plecos L046, L183 & L201. I also keep Honduran Red Point cichlids. I had a 35 year love affair with cichlids, but woke up one day and decided I was tired of looking at tanks full of rocks!!!

    Dennis

    in reply to: Kerr’s Danio – A subtle beauty #352481

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    @andy rushworth said:

    They did gain a little popularity a few years back but have never become a staple in the hobby ?

    Hi Andy. It’s the same here, they are still very hard to come by in the US.  They are easily mistaken for D. hikari, and in fact, when I purchased mine, they were listed in the auction as Danio sp. hikari…..

    http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/closed.cgi?view_archive_item&fwmixed1240277297

    I was lucky enough to pick up my wild caught Danio kyathit in the same auction – Dennis

    in reply to: Kerr’s Danio – A subtle beauty #352480

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    @mikev said:
    Absolutely… I think I still have all of the ones I got from you 3 years ago… 

    Hey Mike, that’s cool.  The fish in the photos are the latest batch of offspring from my original breeders, same parents as the fish you have.  My wild caught originals will be 5+ years old this April.  They will still spawn practically on-demand, they just have smaller broods now-a-days.

    They are always a big hit at the local swap meets & fish auctions. 

    Dennis

    in reply to: Tanichthys sp “Vietnam” #352454

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    The fish I picked up from Frank’s back in July 2012 have grown to be beautiful adults.  I’m still hoping for that ‘perfect’ photo  LOL.

    640x480_Tanichthys_thacbaensis_001 640x480_Tanichthys_thacbaensis_002 640x480_Tanichthys_thacbaensis_003

    Dennis

    in reply to: Spawning Devario acrostomus #352422

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    Here’s a couple shots of the adults in their Vallisneria jungle…..

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    The fry seem to be rather slow growing. I have about 2 dozen living in a green water tank with Monia, and another 2 dozen still in with the adults.  At 6 weeks old they are only about .5 inches in length.  One factor may be the rather cool water temperatures in the fish room at this time of year.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 24(2) #352284

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    @nuchal man said:
    … a very frustrating journal. Very limited online access … 

    Which begs the question, “Why publish and then severely limit the distribution of the information?”  It doesn’t make good sense to me.

    Dennis

    in reply to: pictures not displaying correctly #352281

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    I’m back to having issues with viewing images.  I’ve tried IE, FireFox, and Chrome on Win 7 and Chrome & FireFox on Debian Linux.  The fly-out pops up, the screen gets lines on it and I have to hit the back button to continue.  Trying to close the enlarged image has no effect.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Spawning Devario acrostomus #352249

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    @Matt said:
    Somehow missed this thread earlier, how are the fry doing Dennis?

    Very well Matt, thank you for asking.  They are in a green water tank with quite a number of Moina for a constant food source. Once they start to show some markings, I’ll try to get some photos to document their growth.

    Dennis


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    Sounds like wonderful stuff…  Although approved for more than 100 crops in the US, carbaryl is illegal in several countries, including the United Kingdom, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Iran, Germany, and Angola.

    It also kills bees.  Imagine life without all the food items we eat that are pollinated by bees.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Spawning Devario acrostomus #352178

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    Per Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devario)

    The genus Devario comprises some danionins familiar to aquarists. Generally, they are larger fish than species of the genus Danio, they have short barbels (if present at all), and generally have deeper bodies than Danio species, with species having vertical or horizontal stripes present. In size, they range from 5 to 15 cm (2 to 6 in).

    Dennis


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    This is one of my favorites on the subject…..

    http://www.nanfa.org/captivecare/captive_breeding_guidelines.pdf

    Dennis

    in reply to: Devario sp. ‘blood red giant’ #352030

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    @andy rushworth said:

    :) Sooo I take it nobody thinks this fish is Annandalei ?

    Hi Andy.  The spotting on the fish does look similar to the Hexazona photo of Devario annandalei.  The name “Burmese Blood Red….” would suggest that the fish was collected in Myanmar?

     

    Dennis

    in reply to: Devario sp. ‘blood red giant’ #352026

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    I’ve always seen them sold as the spotted morph of Danio kyathit.  I like the common name of Ocelot Danio better than FireRing, we already have GoldRing – Danio tinwini.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Devario sp. ‘blood red giant’ #352023

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    I think your assessment of the WetSpot is entirely correct Bill.  As I stated before, each time I have ordered from them I have received fish that were in great condition and in my case, the fish were correctly identified.  The fact that they supply good quality photos with the fish is also a great help.  They are providing us a great service by offering these fish and it simply falls to the buyer to beware before making a purchase.

    It’s certainly not an isolated problem either. Before the WetSpot started offering these often hard to find Danionins, I purchased from several other sources often with less than satisfying results.  These other sources didn’t have, and most of the time, could not get photos of the fish that were listed and were entirely at the mercy of the exporters.  While it was very aggravating to get the wrong fish, I don’t believe it was the fault of the people I was buying from, but rather the exporters as they were the only ones to benefit from the sale.

    In the end, my hat is off to folks like the WetSpot, Franks Aquarium, and others for the risks they are talking to try and get us the fish we want.  If it wasn’t for them, my collection of Danionins would consist of Zebra, Leopard & Pearl Danios as these are all that I’ve found locally.

    Dennis

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