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  • in reply to: Devario sp. ‘blood red giant’ #352019

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    @mikev said:
    I guess you are happy with yours? Fins are properly red? (I’ve seen different strains)

    I’m happy with them.  They are showing very good color especially when you consider they are not on a proper substrate.  When they came in, I just threw them into a bare-bottom 15 which is sitting right in front of the tank the Devario xyrops spawned in, (the main reason I couldn’t get any decent photos of the xyrops).

    Just a couple quick photos for your approval.  Not very good quality I’m afraid, but you can see the redness of the fins.  They should look very nice indeed in a properly planted tank with a dark substrate.

    I also have a couple of very nice males that BillT sent to me last spring.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Devario sp. ‘blood red giant’ #352016

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    @mikev said:
    I’d have ordered the “Fire Ring”‘s but I don’t know if the fish matches the photo… :(

    I felt the same and purchased a dozen from Tom & Nevin over on http://aquariumfish.net/catalog_pages/cyprinids/danios_for_sale.htm#4748  Each time I’ve purchased from them I’ve received young healthy fish, no complaints.  Shipping is reasonable too.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Devario sp. ‘blood red giant’ #352013

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    Not to put him on the spot or anything, as doing fish ID’s from an Internet photo can be almost impossible, but I sent the WetSpot photo and AquaBid link to Pete and this was his reply…..

    I think this is a regina. We caught them with varying degrees of colour. Near the Myanmar border (albeit separated by quite a large river) in S. Thailand we caught some real beauties – very red particularly on the back and the dorsal fin. 

    It would certainly be nice if the exporters would drop the flowery names.  I think most of us interested in Danionins would be more interested if the fish were properly ID’ed with a location.  Then even if they are NOT a new fish, you would know what you actually have. Something like all the varieties of Pelvicachromis taeniatus, (“Bipindi”, “Kienke”, “Lokundje”, “Makoure”, etc, etc).  Perhaps in a world driven by monetary gains it’s simply too much to ask for.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Devario sp. ‘blood red giant’ #352005

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    Thank you Matt. You know us fish geeks, once we get started no telling where we’ll end up!

    @Matt said:

    This red-finned fish is very reminiscent of D. devario

    Nothing against the WetSpot as I’ve purchased and received some great fish from them in the past, but their photos and descriptions are often not very comforting or accurate…..

    Danio sp. “Kyathit”
     

    Brachydanio sp. “Fire Ring”

    Devario assamensis “Assam Danio”

    Dennis

    in reply to: Devario sp. ‘blood red giant’ #351999

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    Well never say never, when I get through all the fish I have on hand, I’ll be looking for something new.  =;-)

    I think the Devario aequipinnatus I’m currently working with have very red fins.

    I was thinking of sending that WetSpot photo to Pete to see what he though they were…..  So many Danios, so little time. lol

    Perhaps Matt will be kind enough to split these last few posts over to a new thread since we’ve totally managed to hijack this one with our Danionin ramblings.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Devario sp. ‘blood red giant’ #351997

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    @BillT said:

    Sadly also no current room for any of these.

    I do have 6 of their Devario assamensis in a 20G.

    Well it looks like we’re all in the same boat, no room.  I just figured it was a fanciful name in hopes of selling more fish.

    Those Devario assamensis are nice fish.  Be sure to keep them cool.  I had a nice group that I lost to the summer heat a few years back.

    Talking of new fish, I picked up a nice group of Devario acrostomus at the club auction last week. http://www.columbusfishclub.org/auction_fall.php

    Dennis

    in reply to: Tanichthys sp “Vietnam” #351992

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    I believe the bright striping of young T. albonubes is one of the things that earned them the name of “Poor Man’s Neon Tetra”.

    Many young Danios often have a strip that in no way reflects what their adult coloration will be.  D. meghalayensis & tinwini fry have a bright yellow stripe, while my rerio var. frankei fry have a neon blue strip.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Tanichthys sp “Vietnam” #351984

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    @Matt said:
    Do yours also prefer smaller prepared foods Dennis?

    Hi Matt.  Yes they do.  Mine eat primarily from the top of the tank even when housed with like sized fish that will take sinking food.

    Dennis

    in reply to: HMF filter – advice? #351975

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    You might email Stephan Tanner at http://www.swisstropicals.com/Poret%20Filter%20Foam%20Pricelist.html  He’s our HMF guru here in the US.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Tanichthys sp “Vietnam” #351974

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    Mine are the same way Mike, they eat all the fry they can catch…..

    Dennis

    in reply to: Newbie advise #351828

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    There are many so called “Tropical” fish that would do fine with water temps that are suitable for Goldfish.  As long as you avoid fish that require temperatures of 30+ you will be fine.

    As to the cycling, there are several options.  Simply monitoring the water quality and doing frequent water changes as needed is one way to protect your fish until the tank cycles.  You could also add plants, run the filter from your old tank on the new tank, use some of the substrate or furniture from the old tank in the new tank.  Any of these will help jump-start your colony of good bacteria in the new tank. Just remember to monitor your water closely and take action when needed.

    Best of luck with your new set-up!

    Dennis

    in reply to: Spawning Devario xyrops #351766

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    @Matt said:
    Think I need to make an adjustment to the maximum size information in the species profile – is that 6″ standard or total length?

    I was a little overzealous in my measurement!!!  😳

    They are more like 5″ total length, the same length as my Danio dangila.

    Dennis

    in reply to: pictures not displaying correctly #351759

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    If I was to hazard a guess, I’d say it’s a problem with the WordPress plugin you are using.  I’ve been using Ryan Hellyer’s “Simple Colorbox” with very good results.  http://geek.ryanhellyer.net/products/simple-colorbox/

    Dennis

    in reply to: Spawning Devario xyrops #351758

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    Hi Matt, you are most welcome.  Thank you for providing us with such a fantastic place to hang-out and talk fish!

    I did raise them alongside the adults and that was one of the factors contributing to the difficulty in getting good photos.  Almost daily, I would look at them and think that I should remove them before the adults ate them, but they never did.  The tank has a generous portion of Najas guadalupensis, so the fry did have ample cover if and when it might have been needed.

    My adult fish are around 6″ in length and have a body shape very much like Danio dangila.  They do appear to be thicker and if put on the scales, I believe they would weight a good bit more than the similarly sized D. dangila.  My adult fish have also lost the barred pattern on their sides like most of the photos you see on the Internet of Devario xyrops.  If memory serves me,  Stephan said these fish came in a by-catch to Aqua-Global and he obtained them from his friend Ingo Seidel.  As such it’s impossible to know the age of my adults.

    To say I am happy that the adults produced a successful spawn would be a great understatement.  To the best of my knowledge, these may be the only xyrops in the US.  The additional 12 fish gives me a bit more breathing room, but it is very unfortunate that I have only the one adult male.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Microcosmic Aquarists? #351749

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