Re: [RML] new fish from rarefish

Gary Lange (rainbowfish4u2 at yahoo.com)
Mon, 14 Mar 2005 10:36:57 -0800 (PST)

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Tanner gets his fish directly from Kent Webster and ships out the small orders from his hatchery. I had the "pleasure" last week of spending about 10 hours in Kent's hatchery shooting a great many of his rainbowfish that were in color. I think I shot about 300 shots in one day (that I saved on the cards). The batteries from the flash were almost too hot to handle when changing them out! Hatchery conditions ~ 80 degrees and ~ 90% humidity, kind of tough to focus thru a camera lens. He'd grab a colored up rainbowfish pop him into the photo tank and then we'd have about 3 minutes to shoot him before he lost his colors. I really didn't think this was going to work so well but I was amazed that many held their colors long enough to get some good shots. You might take a moment and go to Aquabid and look up some of RarefishatLAX's auctions as many of the new pictures are already up. I think we especially got some nice shots of the Zigzag, the millennium, Fasciata "orange", Running
Creek Tri, Wonga Creek Tri, Rubrostriatas and the fantastic Goo-Obo gudgeon (under others). Lacustris, herbertaxelrod are nice too. He should have a new pic up soon on the dubs as that isn't the location that he has available. Those of you that will be at the North East Council workshop in Hartford CT this weekend will be able to see many of these shots as they were good enough to replace my other stuff. It's their 30th anniversary and one of the best speaker lineups ever. As usual I'll have egg kits available only at the end of the talk. Proceeds donated to the NEC.

cheers,

gary lange

Liz Wilhite <liz_wilhite at hotmail.com> wrote:
Today I received an order from RarefishatLAX at aol.com who was mentioned
earlier as a source. I purchased 6 boesemani, 6 duboulayi and 12 shrimp
which came to $115 including shipping. I received 9 of each species and
several extra shrimp, all fish in the 1 - 1.5 inch range (one Boesemani is
closer to 1.75"). Well packed, active within an hour of going into an
isolation tank.

There's more orange-red in these juvenilel Boesemanis than in the full grown
males at the LFS, and I'm very happy with them. The Duboulayis are running
just over an inch with the largest at close to 1.25", and as of yet there is
very little color. However, in the larger fish there is a distinct, very
thing red strip one the tail and an intense magenta dot over the gill covers
with subtle banding of colors that are not discernable. I've got my fingers
crossed on these -- they could be very beautiful or a bit plain but things
ared looking good.

I could have bought somewhat bigger boesemanis at the LFS for $20 each, so
even from the price standpoint this was a good deal. And the color -- wow!

Liz


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Tanner gets his fish directly from Kent Webster and ships out the small orders from his hatchery.  I had the "pleasure" last week of spending about 10 hours in Kent's hatchery shooting a great many of his rainbowfish that were in color.  I think I shot about 300 shots in one day (that I saved on the cards).  The batteries from the flash were almost too hot to handle when changing them out!  Hatchery conditions ~ 80 degrees and ~ 90% humidity, kind of tough to focus thru a camera lens.  He'd grab a colored up rainbowfish pop him into the photo tank and then we'd have about 3 minutes to shoot him before he lost his colors.  I really didn't think this was going to work so well but I was amazed that many held their colors long enough to get some good shots.  You might take a moment and go to Aquabid and look up some of RarefishatLAX's auctions as many of the new pictures are already up.  I think we especially got some nice shots of the Zigzag, the millennium, Fasciata "orange", Running Creek Tri, Wonga Creek Tri, Rubrostriatas and the fantastic Goo-Obo gudgeon (under others).  Lacustris, herbertaxelrod are nice too.  He should have a new pic up soon on the dubs as that isn't the location that he has available.  Those of you that will be at the North East Council workshop in Hartford CT this weekend will be able to see many of these shots as they were good enough to replace my other stuff.  It's their 30th anniversary and one of the best speaker lineups ever.  As usual I'll have egg kits available only at the end of the talk.  Proceeds donated to the NEC. 
 
cheers,
 
gary lange

Liz Wilhite <liz_wilhite at hotmail.com> wrote:
Today I received an order from RarefishatLAX at aol.com who was mentioned
earlier as a source.  I purchased 6 boesemani, 6 duboulayi and 12 shrimp
which came to $115 including shipping.  I received 9 of each species and
several extra shrimp, all fish in the 1 - 1.5 inch range (one Boesemani is
closer to 1.75").  Well packed, active within an hour of going into an
isolation tank.

There's more orange-red in these juvenilel Boesemanis than in the full grown
males at the LFS, and I'm very happy with them. The Duboulayis are running
just over an inch with the largest at close to 1.25", and as of yet there is
very little color.  However, in the larger fish there is a distinct, very
thing red strip one the tail and an intense magenta dot over the gill covers
with subtle banding of colors that are not discernable.  I've got my fingers
crossed on these -- they could be very beautiful or a bit plain but things
ared looking good.

I could have bought somewhat bigger boesemanis at the LFS for $20 each, so
even from the price standpoint this was a good deal.  And the color -- wow!

Liz




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