Re: [RML] new fish from rarefish

Gary Lange (rainbowfish4u2 at yahoo.com)
Tue, 15 Mar 2005 12:12:40 -0800 (PST)

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Tanner, via Kent had posted, with my permission a lot of my photos that I had taken before. Kent and I have a vast majority of our fish in common. They came from RSG stock, which in some cases was ANGFA/ok Ron Bowman stock.

Tenellus, Kent isn't spawning those fish, he's importing them from Indonesia. They got them and have been breeding them like they do the furcatus, and the gertrudae, by the thousands. I brought home some of those fish for photographic purposes, but they still have some growing to do. Tenellus work best in soft tannic acid (peaty) water. That's when the males really display. If I remember correctly Wim's pic had a nice golden color to it because of the tannins. I'm hoping that when they get to adulthood and are looking fine that we can reproduce the colors, but hopefully w/o the tannins in the water. I may end up wasting a lot of carbon. At 1 inch long I can't say for sure that these are as nice of a fish but I did see some pics from a fellow in Cinn. that were supposedly from wholesaler stock that looked pretty fine. BTW these fish REALLY churn out the eggs when fed live foods like daphnia and mosquito larva. Baby brine just doesn't cut it so plan accordingly. Yeah, waste
a tank for cultivating daphnia for your babies.


Gary Lange

I think before he got recent photos from Gary none of the photos Tanner had
posted were those of the stock he is selling. I think I have seen those
photos on websites. Look up his P. tenellus ad and you'll see Schmida's
photo that is on Adrian Tappin's website. Nowhere does he indicate that any
photo is of the stock -- one reason I was reluctant to purchase anything.

Speaking of which, Gary -- did you take photos of the tenellus? Do they
resemble the strain that Schmida photographed?

Liz


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Tanner, via Kent had posted, with my permission a lot of my photos that I had taken before.  Kent and I have a vast majority of our fish in common.  They came from RSG stock, which in some cases was ANGFA/ok Ron Bowman stock. 

Tenellus, Kent isn't spawning those fish, he's importing them from Indonesia.  They got them and have been breeding them like they do the furcatus, and the gertrudae, by the thousands.  I brought home some of those fish for photographic purposes, but they still have some growing to do.  Tenellus work best in soft tannic acid (peaty) water.  That's when the males really display.  If I remember correctly Wim's pic had a nice golden color to it because of the tannins.  I'm hoping that when they get to adulthood and are looking fine that we can reproduce the colors, but hopefully w/o the tannins in the water.  I may end up wasting a lot of carbon.  At 1 inch long I can't say for sure that these are as nice of a fish but I did see some pics from a fellow in Cinn. that were supposedly from wholesaler stock that looked pretty fine.  BTW these fish REALLY churn out the eggs when fed live foods like daphnia and mosquito larva.  Baby brine just doesn't cut it so plan accordingly.  Yeah, waste a tank for cultivating daphnia for your babies. 

 

Gary Lange


I think before he got recent photos from Gary none of the photos Tanner had
posted were those of the stock he is selling. I think I have seen those
photos on websites.  Look up his P. tenellus ad and you'll see Schmida's
photo that is on Adrian Tappin's website.  Nowhere does he indicate that any
photo is of the stock -- one reason I was reluctant to purchase anything.

Speaking of which, Gary -- did you take photos of the tenellus?  Do they
resemble the strain that Schmida photographed?

Liz




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