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7 years 8 months ago #1689 by Ray­Caru­ana
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Hi all,

This is a pic­ture of a male which I imported from Glaser ear­lier in Decem­ber. They were listed as P.filamentosus, but Peter was quite sure that they are the species from Ampah, a town in Kali­man­tan Ten­gah (Bor­neo). I’m post­ing the photo for your ref­er­ence and will re-​post as soon as he matures for a bet­ter assess­ment.


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7 years 8 months ago #1690 by Ted
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Thank you very much! and please keep the pic­tures com­ing. I recently got 6 Fil­a­men­to­sus and am begin­ning to ques­tion the pos­si­bil­ity of them being “Ampah”. They are still young and approx 1.25 inches so I must wait til mat­ing behav­iour to know for sure.

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7 years 8 months ago #1703 by RMP
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Ray,

Yours do look like “Ampah.

Notice below my pic­tures. I have had it since mid-​December. Notice the fil­a­ment has grown out nicely; when I got them, the cau­dal fin looked very much like yours – cut or dam­aged.

I have one female, she has a rounded cau­dal, but also the fil­a­ment grows out of her cau­dal as well. I didn’t take any pic­tures of her.






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7 years 8 months ago #1704 by Ray­Caru­ana
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Yes RMP, my male have since tak­ing the photo has also grown the fil­a­ment but was wait­ing to take pic­tures first to be sure before men­tion­ing it here. I was wait­ing for them to fully mature and then re-​attempt iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. Thanks a lot for the pho­tos. I will try to find some time an take some recent pho­tos soon and then compare.

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7 years 8 months ago 7 years 8 months ago #1737 by Ray­Caru­ana
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Hi all.
I took some pho­tos of the male and female this after­noon. Like RMP I had them since Decem­ber and like RMP’s fish, mine have also grown their tail exten­sions. What do you think please? Are they AMPAH or fil­a­men­to­sus?





The female’s tail exten­sion…



One last ques­tion please. Is it com­mon for Paros that the male chases the female in a some­what aggres­sive way? Espe­cially at feed­ing time.

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7 years 8 months ago #1739 by helene
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Hello Ray­Caru­ana

I can­not help you with the ques­tion regard­ing the excact species that you have, I am sure other will be able to.
But to your last ques­tion regard­ing the male behav­iour to the female, — Yes, its quite nor­mal behav­iour for the male to be some­what agres­sive — or I would maybe not call it agres­sive — but push­ing, chas­ing, test­ing out the female some­what. I think its part of the whole play towards get­ting ready for spawn­ing, — at times, if the female is not ready, it may seem a bit hard, the male may seem a bit hard to her, but its never too much. And is prob­a­bly part of the male acti­vat­ing the spawn­ing reac­tion in the female.

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