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6 years 5 months ago #2185 by Teu­nis
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I’m on my way to pick up a group parosphromenus. :) they are sold as P ornat­i­cauda so I am won­der­ing what they look like. I should imme­di­ately be able to see if they are P ornat­i­cauda, right? I hope to post some pho­tos of the fish in their new home tonight.

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6 years 4 months ago #2242 by Teu­nis
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Hello all,

unfor­tu­nately tak­ing pic­tures is for me nearly impos­si­ble, because of a lack of skill, equip­ment, and light in the tank. :( they are cute but small (1218 mm SL), so no breed­ing for them this sum­mer I think.

at the IGL meet­ing I bought a pair P. quin­decim and a pair P pahuen­sis. Truly lovely fish :) which made me think; isn’t it a waste to keep them hid­den in small breed­ing tanks, where I only look at them 34 times a week to make sure that they are okay… wouldn’t it be much nicer to be able to see them all day swim­ming around in the liv­ing room tank.…

breed­ing, or at least sur­viv­ing fry, is impos­si­ble. but I could put a pair in a breed­ing tank when­ever I want. It might even be bet­ter not to breed them all the time, but give them a period of rest. :dry:

They would share a 80cm tank whit 12 Trigo­nistigma hen­geli, 6 Hyaloba­grus flavus, and 3 Carid­ina mul­ti­denta.

what do you think of it? and which species would you put in there? P cf Bintan(5), P pahuen­sis (1÷1), P quidecim (1÷1) or/​and P ornat­i­cauda (9)

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6 years 4 months ago #2243 by Svert­ing
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I have mine in 70l tank, and they can show ras­b­o­ras where they belong: away. Paros are preda­tors, and they’re built for sur­vival of the fittest. They can be quick, they can even be fierce as com­pared to the opin­ion about them. I’ve seen my Paros tak­ing on a whole shoal of Boraras mac­u­la­tus, to get the glass­worm he wanted, even though there were some other lar­vaes closer to him.

8 x Parosphromenus sp. ‘blue line’ — 5 males, 3 females
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6 years 4 months ago #2244 by Peter Finke
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Teu­nis wrote: … isn’t it a waste to keep them hid­den in small breed­ing tanks, where I only look at them 34 times a week to make sure that they are okay… wouldn’t it be much nicer to be able to see them all day swim­ming around in the liv­ing room tank.…


You know my opin­ion already: It’s a waste to put them in a dec­o­ra­tive tank b e f o r e you bred them. After­wards, you have enough young to do with them what you like, but the first thing ever with endan­gered rare fish is seri­ously try­ing to mul­ti­ply them.
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6 years 4 months ago #2245 by Teu­nis
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Thank you gen­tle­men,

I agree Peter, con­sum­ing rare fish is not right. how­ever I also think that pre­serv­ing species is more than just mul­ti­ply them.

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6 years 4 months ago 6 years 4 months ago #2246 by Peter Finke
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Cer­tainly, Teu­nis, it’s far more: doing polit­i­cal work regard­ing Malaysia and Indone­sia and devel­op­ing a real­is­tic strat­egy. I think it must con­tain at least five points: 1. think­ing anew and con­duct­ing oth­ers to think anew, 2. installing and mon­i­tor­ing reserves, 3. renat­u­ral­iza­tion mea­sures at dif­fer­ent places, 4. direct­ing money in other direc­tions, and 5. a media strat­egy. In all ele­ments one has to involve the aquar­ium busi­ness, the aquar­is­tic media and the aquar­ists them­selves.

But in my opin­ion this should be accom­pa­g­nied by sus­tain­ing the present aquar­ium stocks of the dif­fer­ent species. Before we started our godfather-​program all species that had been imported died out again within sev­eral years. Since then we have them.

This is not the most impor­tant point, but it is an impor­tant point. There is a litte bit of edu­ca­tion in it, I am afraid. The more peo­ple see this, the bet­ter. (Excuse me!)
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