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  • in reply to: pictures not displaying correctly #351748

    BallAquatics
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    Yea, one of the joys of computing. LOL

    I’m using Debian Release 7.1 (wheezy) 64-bit.  I just got an update to the Linux version of Chrome and YouTube works again, but now we have this image problem.

    I generally have multiple browsers installed so I can see how my website projects look in different browsers.  We’ve got all these standards, but each browser picks & chooses the ones they wish to follow…..  never a dull moment!

    Dennis

    in reply to: pictures not displaying correctly #351745

    BallAquatics
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    Hi Bill.  I have the same problem, but only when using the Chrome browser.  The images display fine using Opera or Firefox.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Spawning Devario xyrops #351744

    BallAquatics
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    Sorry it took so long to get back with photos.  I’ve been extremely busy and these fish are very hard for me to photograph.  The photos are not the best I’m afraid.  The fish are in a 40 gallon breeder and it’s not in a good spot to get quality photos.  I wish I had been able to photo document these guys like the D. meghalayensis…..  maybe next time.

    These guys are very reflective and most of my shots came out as over-exposed and you couldn’t see the bars on their sides.  At any rate, they are around 6 weeks old and nearing 1 inch in length.  They seem to be growing at a very quick rate, but perhaps that’s just me.  It looks as though I have about a dozen fry.  I would very much like to get another spawn from my adults as I have on the single male and 2 females.

    Cheers – Dennis

    in reply to: Spawning Devario xyrops #351598

    BallAquatics
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    @Matt said:
    Is this D. xyrops guys?

    Devario-sp..jpg

    Yes.

    Devario-sp..jpg

    Dennis

    in reply to: Spawning Devario xyrops #351589

    BallAquatics
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    Thanks Mike.  I got the Danio meghalayensis before it was certain he was moving up north, and then I got the Devario xyrops, pathirana, aequipinnatus, devario and Danio feegradei when he knew we was moving.  The plan is that I send him fry when he’s set-up again.

    I pestered him so much about the Danio meghalayensis that he finally just gave in and sold them to me.  LOL  Stephan is a great guy and a fantastic friend.  I’m a better fish keeper through my association with him.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Danio margaritatus-erythromicron hybrids? #351561

    BallAquatics
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    Matt said 

    How common are these fish in the trade Dennis?

    Matt, I don’t import fish for resale, but over the years I have purchased groups of these fish from 7 different sources to make up my breeding groups.  I have never seen one of these fish in the flesh, and only in the two photos that have been referenced.

    I do have some very nice D. margaritatus and also D. erythromicron so perhaps this fall I’ll have to set them up and see what the out come is…..

    Dennis

    in reply to: Danio margaritatus-erythromicron hybrids? #351543

    BallAquatics
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    Here is a rather poor photo of a fish claiming to be a hybrid that was posted on my site http://www.celestialpearldanio.com.

    http://www.celestialpearldanio.com/forum/download/file.php?id=4

    Dennis

    in reply to: Danio margaritatus-erythromicron hybrids? #351542

    BallAquatics
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    @Matt said:

    kim m said 

    Have you asked Johnny where he took the picture?

    I haven’t but I will, thanks Kim.


    @BallAquatics
    it was actually Pete who had contacted me about this (admittedly with a different photo), and he says that the hybrids he saw in Myanmar were indeed fertile.

    What did TFH refer to the fish as?

    Hey Matt, in the magazine it was refered to as Danio margaritatus… “Aquatic photographer Johnny Jensen offers an intimate look at his pair of celestial pearl danios (Danio margaritatus).”  The photo in the magazine is the same one you posted.

     

    in typical TFH fashion, they simply ignored me when I questioned the photo. LOL  Here’s the link…

    http://forums.tfhmagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=87&t=30379  That was when I asked Pete what he though about the photo.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Danio margaritatus-erythromicron hybrids? #351530

    BallAquatics
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    Hey Matt, when that photo was first displayed in the US magazine TFH, I sent a copy to Pete Cottle telling him I thought it was just such a hybrid.  He said it didn’t look like any of the hybrids that he had seen while he was in Myanmar.  He sorted through his photos thinking he might have a hybrid photo, but no such luck.

    I thought that it surly had to be… with the elongated body spots and that dead give-away tail spot for sure.  I even commented to Pete, that while I have always been against hybrid Danios, that if the margaritatus – erythromicron hybrids looked as attractive as this fish, that I might just have to produce some if just for my own amusement.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Spawning Otocinclus #351009

    BallAquatics
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    I have the chance to obtain some Otothyropsis piribebuy at our next club meeting in June.  My friend Jeremy says they are fairly easy to spawn.  I’m thinking I should give them a try as well!

    Are you keeping yours in soft low TDS water Tomas?  Fantastic photos by the way!

    Dennis

    in reply to: Spawning Otocinclus #350995

    BallAquatics
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    @Matt said:
    Are you able to show us the tank itself?

    Thanks Matt.  I can try to get a photo of the tank, but it’s nothing special.  It’s a standard 10 gallon US sized tank, (20″ x 10″ x 12″), with a corner HMF.  It has a small crypt wendtii in a terracotta pot and a couple of anubias plants, one is a very dense dwarf variety and appears to be the main area of spawning activity.  It has my standard course black gravel substrate.

    Prior to finding the first fry, I was rotating anubias plants in and out of the tank letting the fish do a bit of algae clean-up on them.

    The tank is positioned in the rack with the narrow end pointing out, and as such in not very photogenic.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Spawning Otocinclus #350994

    BallAquatics
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    @mikev said:
    Did you manage to see the eggs? 

    Thanks Mike.  Unfortunately I have not seen any eggs.  I have watched the fish clean the undersides of anubias leaves and then assume the classic “T” spawning posture, but as the leaves curl in towards the center of the plant I am unable to see the undersides where the eggs are being deposited.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Spawning Otocinclus #350981

    BallAquatics
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    @Rüdiger said:
    any idea which Oto species it is?

    Thanks Rüdiger!

    Well I have it on good authority that I have both Otocinclus mariae and O. vestitus in the tank.  Once the fry are a bit bigger I should be able to tell.  I’m reluctant to start moving the adults around at this time.

    Here’s the photo the fish were IDed from…..

     

    The middle fish is the Otocinclus mariae, there at 2 of these in the tank.  The other two are the Otocinclus vestitus, there are 4 of these in the tank.

    Dennis

    in reply to: A few tiny larvae #349120

    BallAquatics
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    @Matt said:
    Yeah I know Graham, we need to do something about the colour of links on the forum. :-/

    If you modify the CSS to put the underline back, links are much easier to notice in my opinion.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Spawning Danio meghalayensis #348970

    BallAquatics
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    Hi Matt, thank you for adding my bit to the profile for these fish.

    The fish spawned the afternoon of Thursday May 31, 2012.  I believe it was shortly after 2:00PM.
    On Saturday June 2, I noticed the first fry.  Over the weekend they began to attach to the tank glass.
    On Monday June 4, the first fry became free swimming.

    In regards to separating the adults from the eggs, no efforts were made during the spawning event.  The gravel substrate is rather course and provided enough cover to prevent too many of the eggs from being eaten.  As I was working in the fish room at the time, I removed the adults to another tank after spawning activity had ended.

    Thanks again – Dennis

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