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Parosphromenus Newslet­ter No. 117 1st of Novem­ber 2014

Dear friends of the Parophromenus, we have again news for you, most of them are good news.

Our web­mas­ter Helene Schoubye has been able to gain the help of two trans­la­tors for the Parosphromenus Project : Dorothee Jöllenbeck-Pfeffel trans­lated the arti­cles con­cern­ing P. phoeni­cu­rus and P. gunawani from Eng­lish to Ger­man, and trans­la­tions into French were, as always, made by Herve Gonin. Both will sup­port us in the future. Thank you!

Pavel Chaloupka from Pilsen has recently become a mem­ber of the steer­ing group and will work for rel­e­vant con­tri­bu­tions for our archive. Please sup­port him with inter­est­ing themes!

Mr. Her­bert Nigl, the owner of “Aquar­ium Diet­zen­bach” sup­plied the mem­bers of the Parosphromenus Project (P-​P.) and of the “My fish” project with wild caught P. phoeni­cu­rus for free. We are thank­ful for that!
21 new mem­bers have reg­is­trated at ‘My fish’ as P. phoeni­cu­rus breed­ers.

With Tautvi­las Lau­reckis as well as other who has joined the Project, we have been able to for the first time to wel­come Parosphromenus friends from Lithuania.

Mar­cyn Chyla /​Poland, has with his off­spring of P. linkei and P. nagyi Kuan­tan built up an active group of Parosphromenus friends in Poland. I will visit him in near­est future and sup­ply the Pol­ish and the Lithuan­ian friends with other species/​offspring from my own and Bernd Bus­slers stock.

Fur­ther we have achieved good PR work.

Anton Lam­boj /​Wien wrote, that he is just rewrit­ing the Red list of labyrinth fish for the IUCN ( Inter­na­tional Union of Con­ser­va­tion of Nature) and that he is lead­ing the mon­i­tor­ing of breed­ing projects in the IUCN and the EAZA (Euro­pean Asso­ci­a­tion of Zoo and Aquar­ium), and he sug­gests that the genus Parosphromenus is added to this project. In this con­text there are plans for a breed­ing com­plex to be build in the “Aquadom Berlin” which from the start should con­tain the species P. deiss­neri, P.opallios, P.sumatranus, P.ornaticauda and P. parvulus.

As you already know, we are plan­ning in the sec­ond week­end of Sep­tem­ber 2015 our large inter­na­tional meet­ing on the areal of Hagen­beck Zoo.
The pre­arrange­ment and plan­ning is done by Bernd Bussler.

Horst Linke is back from his jour­ney to Kali­man­tan. The loca­tion of P. spec.Palangan in Central-​Kalimantan is in the mean­time destroyed and the species is prob­a­bly gone for­ever (tele­phone mes­sage on 6th Octo­ber 2014).

Another urgent occa­sion to draw atten­tion to the is the neces­sity to take part in the run­ning cen­sus which runs untill the end of October!

Stephan Men­zel

Tran­lated by Dorothee Jöllenbeck-​Pfeffel

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