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  • in reply to: Xenoophorus in trouble #350329

    ricefish
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    Thanks Matt

    It won’t hurt to ask but as you know there are only a few Goodeid nuts around so your offer is much appreciated

    in reply to: Xenoophorus in trouble #350304

    ricefish
    Participant

    Thanks dunc

    seems to be Ok now

    in reply to: Xenoophorus in trouble #350298

    ricefish
    Participant

    Hi Matt

    Most if not all of the known locations are effected.And some locations were already lost,the last chance for some of the others are the US hobby as we have none in Europe as far as we know

     

    in reply to: Xenoophorus in trouble #350287

    ricefish
    Participant

    It covers most of their range 🙁

    But the search is still ongoing so there is still hope,but some locations have already been lost 

     

    in reply to: Xiphophorus and Poecilia spp. #347934

    ricefish
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    There are always stories going round about livebearer hybrids but I have seen little or no proof of them,It is regarded as almost nil that a Xiph x poecilia would cross and produce offspring

    in reply to: Oryzias spp. #345457

    ricefish
    Participant

    The stripe is more purple than the pic’s show
    but I’m sure you’re right about them being celebensis

    in reply to: Oryzias spp. #345455

    ricefish
    Participant

    these were bought as javanicus?

    Attached files

    in reply to: Rice Fish #345067

    ricefish
    Participant

    There are several ricefish on the market,the best suited for a unheated tank are Oryzias latipes
    you will need to check which ones your LFS are getting
    Care is easy enough clean water,mine do well in hard water but they are not too fussy feeding is easy flake or live food is taken,breeding is easy they are egg hangers the female carries the eggs around like a bunch of grapes till they are brushed off by plants or a spawning mop.the fry take BBS as soon as free swimming

    in reply to: Trout Food From Breeders For Loaches, Garra, Cats #344431

    ricefish
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    Thanks for putting a few facts our way,i use these pellets along with several other types of food for my fish,Corydoras especially love them so i can only guess Loaches will also

    in reply to: Planting for tubs #343865

    ricefish
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    Hi Matt
    doing a bit of light reading and coco is neutral ph and doesn’t hold nutrients well so it should be good for your tubs as i shouldn’t overload them when submerced,looking at it in our local garden centre there is still some lumps of fibre thet the fish might use as spawning medium

    in reply to: Amateur Fishkeepers And Conservation #343317

    ricefish
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    I am involved in a similar scheme with endangered livebearers and we see many people interested and keen,but as soon as they have bred a certain fish they get bored with it and want to move on
    Finding fishkeepers willing to keep boring fish for conservation is rare,many want the new fish but overlook an equally endangered or rare fish because it has been around for years(which is the whole point of the scheme)
    Nice idea but i cannot see it happening on a large scale,it would be nice for aquarists to have a tank put aside for even a single endangered fish that they are willing to keep long term breeding just enough to maintain them without been over run.

    in reply to: Planting for tubs #343280

    ricefish
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    Hi Matt
    As long as there is no added moisture retainers or slow release ferts,and does not alter the water chemistry too much you can use what ever you like.

    in reply to: Outside For Summer? #342648

    ricefish
    Participant

    Yes Matt she is a bit of a beast.just hatched the first eggs from them so don’t feel too anxious about putting them out,although they have overwintered without heat.

    QUOTE (Matt @ Apr 22 2011, 07:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Very cool.
    in reply to: Outside For Summer? #342608

    ricefish
    Participant

    First lot of fish now outside
    mento zengen

    namak

    namak

    danfordii

    danfordii

    Next batch of vladykovi,persicus,anatolie in the temporary tubs acclimatising

    in reply to: Outside For Summer? #342409

    ricefish
    Participant

    This is strange 2 people have now reccommended Macropodus to me in as many days.unfortunately i want to keep working with my Goodeids and Aphanius with the odd other fish creeping in occasionally
    but never say never

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