Re: AW: [RML] Mel parva - was Just some facts

Gary Lange (rainbowfish4u2 at yahoo.com)
Fri, 11 Feb 2005 23:38:30 -0800 (PST)

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Kent Webster and I brought in M. parvas from Heiko back in October of 2002 to the US. I showed some so-so pics at the ANGFA conf in 2003 as the person that was raising the bows for Heiko also had TB. We had to break the cycle so that we could get fish going. If you watch rarefins at LAx's auctions on aquabid you'll see my photograph of them pop up from time to time. Heiko's shots kind of really suck, they're even nicer than that! The trick is that this fish really turns it on, then turns it off. I've put 6 fish into the show tank for our annual show and when judged, they were fairly dull. A few hours later they turned on "the Sunkist" as in orange. The judges seemed a little embarrassed but I saw what they looked like at judging. They'll do the same think in your tank. You'll get a really bright shock of color in the morning and then sometimes in the late afternoon evening. This fish really looks nice as a school. I've just had trouble getting a shot like that. I would
consider this fish probably in the top 10 rainbowfish. On the other hand the M. angfa that Heiko brought back is not very colorful compared to the photos of Allen. I think that there are many more color morphs of bows in NG too, just like as in Oz. Perhaps more of us will get to make trips there to prove this point.

cheers,

gary lange
gwlange at sbcglobal.net

Scott Davis <unclescott at prodigy.net> wrote:
Thank you Christian and Harro.

> The M. parva in the aqualog are not very old fish,
maybe nearly a year. Meanwhile they have more colour.

> Regards Harro

Bleher noted that he was unsuccessful in reaching Lake
Kurumoi in 1995 and 1999. In his article, he didn't
mention the date of his third and successful effort to
collect them. Upon re-reading his article after my
post this morning I realized that I was incorrect in
mentioning a 1999 collection.

So he would have had to have collected parva in 2000
or 2001 for you to have had even a young specimen to
photograph for that 2002 publication. So there is
another rainbow brought into the hobby in the new
millenium. Soon somebody will have enough material for
an article or program on The Rainbows of the New
Millenium. :)

All the best!
Scott


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Kent Webster and I brought in M. parvas from Heiko back in October of 2002 to the US.  I showed some so-so pics at the ANGFA conf in 2003 as the person that was raising the bows for Heiko also had TB.  We had to break the cycle so that we could get fish going.  If you watch rarefins at LAx's auctions on aquabid you'll see my photograph of them pop up from time to time.  Heiko's shots kind of really suck, they're even nicer than that!  The trick is that this fish really turns it on, then turns it off.  I've put 6 fish into the show tank for our annual show and when judged, they were fairly dull.  A few hours later they turned on "the Sunkist" as in orange.  The judges seemed a little embarrassed but I saw what they looked like at judging.  They'll do the same think in your tank.  You'll get a really bright shock of color in the morning and then sometimes in the late afternoon evening.  This fish really looks nice as a school.  I've just had trouble getting a shot like that.  I would consider this fish probably in the top 10 rainbowfish.  On the other hand the M. angfa that Heiko brought back is not very colorful compared to the photos of Allen.  I think that there are many more color morphs of bows in NG too, just like as in Oz.  Perhaps more of us will get to make trips there to prove this point.
 
cheers,
 
gary lange
gwlange at sbcglobal.net


Scott Davis <unclescott at prodigy.net> wrote:
Thank you Christian and Harro.

> The M. parva in the aqualog are not very old fish,
maybe nearly a year. Meanwhile they have more colour.

> Regards Harro

Bleher noted that he was unsuccessful in reaching Lake
Kurumoi in 1995 and 1999. In his article, he didn't
mention the date of his third and successful effort to
collect them. Upon re-reading his article after my
post this morning I realized that I was incorrect in
mentioning a 1999 collection.

So he would have had to have collected parva in 2000
or 2001 for you to have had even a young specimen to
photograph for that 2002 publication. So there is
another rainbow brought into the hobby in the new
millenium. Soon somebody will have enough material for
an article or program on The Rainbows of the New
Millenium. :)

All the best!
Scott