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6 years 7 months ago #1740 by Ray­Caru­ana
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Like in other Ana­ban­toids then. Thanks for your reply Helene.

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6 years 7 months ago #1742 by helene
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Actu­ally yes, — I was about to write that, — that even small, you do see sim­i­lar behav­iour with the licorice gouramies as in many labyrints, — and they are also ter­ri­to­r­ial to some extend. They are small, so agres­sion is sel­dom fatal, or really I have never expe­ri­enced it, — but there are always dom­i­nant males and also dom­i­nant females.
I just had four very young p.parvulus in one small tank together, two males and two females and noticed that they wer­ent really feel­ing opti­mal, — some of them stay­ing in the back of the tank, not com­ing to feed prop­erly and so, look­ing a bit dull and grey. So I decided to seper­ate them into two pairs, — and it has taken one day, and the two males are now colour­ing up nicely, chas­ing each his female, very eagerly. When together they didnt seem to have the hier­aky sorted out. They are very young, but this def­i­nitely helped them ‘grow up’ quicker.
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6 years 7 months ago #1745 by RMP
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Ray, your fish have col­ored up or dark­ened more than mine.. What are the para­me­ters of your water and ph, tem­per­a­ture? Did you lose any? I lost a few in the beginning.

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6 years 7 months ago #1747 by Peter Finke
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Ray, your fish are most likely not spec. Ampah. The male you show us is too colour­ful; the red­dish tone in the cau­dal is typ­i­cal for fil­a­men­to­sus. The spec. Ampah looks some­what like “black and white” with some brown bands in the dor­sal and anal. And the black bands are rather clearly marked. Some have extended fil­a­ments, too, oth­ers not. All females of fil­a­men­to­sus have smaller fil­a­ments than the males, but they have.

The rela­tion­ship of Ampah to fil­a­men­to­sus is clearly to be seen. The only ques­tion is: Is Ampah a sep­a­rate species or is it a less colour­ful form of fil­a­men­to­sus? The clas­si­cal loca­tion of fil­a­men­to­sus is about 200 km south, but it is most likely to extend far more north.
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6 years 7 months ago 6 years 7 months ago #1789 by Ray­Caru­ana
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RMP wrote: Ray, your fish have col­ored up or dark­ened more than mine.. What are the para­me­ters of your water and ph, tem­per­a­ture? Did you lose any? I lost a few in the beginning.


Hi RMP,
Sorry for the late reply.

My water para­me­ters are pH of 5.5, GH almost zero and tem­per­a­ture 26. They ave no sub­strate but Kat­appa leaves cover the bot­tom. To answer your sec­ond ques­tion, no I haven’t lost any. They were excel­lently packed by Glaser. I took them home and accli­ma­tized them by drip imme­di­ately after arrival from the air­port. They are fed sev­eral times daily with live enriched Artemia, moina and cyclops.

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6 years 7 months ago #1790 by Peter Finke
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Dark­en­ing (in the male) ist mostly a mat­ter of tem­per. My main fil­a­men­to­sus male becomes nearly black all over if he is really in spawn­ing mood. In between he will become much lighter again.

In spec. Ampah we nor­mally see no red at all. If the cau­dal con­tains red or red­dish brown and there are marked red­dish parts in the anal and dor­sal it’s more likely fil­a­men­to­sus. The females become very light (as other licorice) in spawn­ing mood. With spec. Ampah, there are nearly always very marked and rather broad black bands to be seen in the unpaired fins, even in the females.

I do not think that the “dark­en­ing” of Ray’s fish is a mat­ter of the water para­me­ters (but I would not exclude that). It’s more likely that it is a mat­ter of tem­per and mood, and that means: it is a tran­si­tory phenomenon.

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