Re: [RML] Herbies & pappan creek tris

Bruce Hansen (bruceh at
Wed, 21 Mar 2001 08:02:43 +1000

Gary has a good memory -

The original fish that I saw had 2 memorable features, even in a stressed
condition in transport bags - strong bodies (muscular even) and good colour,
but the red tail that many associate with this species was not present in
all specimens, many were mainly yellow with no red.

Bruce Hansen
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Lange" <gwlange at>
To: <rainbowfish at>
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 11:07 PM
Subject: Re: [RML] Herbies & pappan creek tris

> Herbies are also "chunky" compared to pappan, that is thicker from left to
> right. I think Bruce you once described it as "muscular". I agree that
> Pappans get "taller", ie "deep/oval" like many of the tris. I had a great
> male that I was going to shoot but he jumped out through a very small
> Now I'll have to wait for his sons to grow up for that pic.