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7 years 3 months ago #1109 by humike7
Hi guys and gals,

I thought I’d share this videos of my males squar­ing up against each other. I’m pretty sure that they are a Bin­tan vari­ant how­ever I think they may be Sen­tang. Con­fir­ma­tion would be appre­ci­ated if any­one knows for sure.

BTW apolo­gies for the shaky cam and I know there are bet­ter videos out there.

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7 years 3 months ago #1112 by Peter Finke
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Mike: Con­grat­u­la­tions, that is a very nice video of dis­play­ing males. They show aggres­sive colours, espe­cially as some­times a female is to be seen.
Do you have more of these videos? We would be glad to see them here.
By the way: I think, your diag­no­sis is right. The fish seem to be P. spec. Sen­tang from Suma­tra.
Did you buy them in a shop? Do you keep still other species of licorice gouramis?

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7 years 3 months ago #1113 by humike7
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Hi Peter,

Thank you for con­firm­ing my thoughts.

I did indeed get these from my local fish shop. I don’t know if you recall my pre­vi­ous video of paros being kept in an unsuit­able envi­ron­ment at the LFS. Well I believe I res­cued them and they have done very well since.

Inter­est­ing that you men­tion more videos. I don’t mean to tease how­ever I will be posting…further devel­op­ments :) in the near future.

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7 years 3 months ago #1114 by Peter Finke
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Hi Mike, it would be very nice if you could describe such local shops in your coun­try, or just the one you vivited. Mind that many pao­ple from all over the world visit our site, and the pet-​shops look very dif­fer­ent in dif­fer­ent coun­tries. What fish are they sell­ing mainly? In what sit­u­a­tion did you find the licorice gouramis? Why was it a sit­u­a­tion to “res­cue” them? Is there a lot of nonsense-​plastic mate­r­ial be sold in that shops? What about the plants: Are that real plants or plas­tic? What about the water they use? What about the food they use? How often did you see licorice gouramis?
And so on. Many peo­ple would be inter­ested to read such a short report. And you should say which coun­try itis.
And another ques­tion: Do you have local friends who keep or breed fish? Which they pre­fer? How many aquaria do they care for? How big or small are they? Are they highly tech­nizied or not? And so on.
You should always mind: This forum is not for Asia alone. We would like to insti­gate the keep­ing and breed­ing of licorice gouramis and the inten­sive talk about their prob­lems in Asia; the inter­nal com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the home-​lands of these fish on land-​change, on the log­ging of rain­forests, on the destruc­tion of bio­di­ver­sity should be inten­si­fied. But many peo­ple from other coun­tries and con­ti­nents read this too. There is a great num­ber of aquar­ists who never kept Parosphromenus fish them­selves, but are keen to read about them, about their home, their prob­lems, about the sit­u­a­tion in Asia.
Best wishes!

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7 years 2 months ago #1115 by Lit­tle
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Bravo Peter – some excel­lent ideas for Mike and oth­ers to fol­low up on. I’m sure fish stores vary greatly from coun­try to coun­try. It’s a great idea for mem­bers to describe what shop­ping for fish is like in their coun­try or even region. Years ago I spent time in Japan and a year up coun­try in Thai­land. There were great dif­fer­ences between fish shops in those coun­tries and vastly dif­fer­ent from shops in the U.S. at that time. Indeed, today in the U.S. there are sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ences in dif­fer­ent loca­tions in this coun­try. I look for­ward to Mike’s com­ments as well as oth­ers that might wish to con­tribute to the dia­logue. One more thing, I will echo the request by our web­mas­ter pre­vi­ously. It would be very help­ful for ALL mem­bers to com­plete their pro­file on the site. That gives oth­ers of us that are fol­low­ing com­ments by a writer of where they are located around this wide world. By pro­vid­ing a city and coun­try (not an actual address) we can post to the map – giv­ing all of us a pic­ture of where we all live. I look for­ward to open­ing up this dis­cus­sion among our members.

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7 years 2 months ago #1116 by humike7
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Hi guys,

I’m happy you would like to know more about my expe­ri­ence.

First of all I must tell you that I live in the UK.

I got my paros from a typ­i­cal fish shop and they do all sorts of trop­i­cal, cold water and marine species as well as plants from Hol­land.

I think they use treated tap water at ph 7.2 but it is quite hard in my area. GH around 11 and Kh around 6 when I mea­sured it.

How­ever my shop sells pure RO which I use and with peat and JBL’s peat treat­ment I get water at Gh 3 and no Kh. Ph is below 5 and my test kit won’t mea­sure lower.

The rea­son I say I res­cued the fish is that although my shop is good, it does not pro­vide a good envi­ron­ment for paros. Please see my pre­vi­ous topic for my mean­ing.

www.parosphromenus-project.org/en/forum/…urami-at-my-LFS.html

I use live food bought from the fish shop and will range from brine shrimp,daphinia, blood worms to glass worms. I also cul­ti­vate baby brine shrimp at home. Some­times I have seen my fish take bites of dry food.

So the sit­u­a­tion in the Uk is prob­a­bly quite sim­i­lar to else­where in Europe and you can buy all sorts of equip­ment and be as tech­ni­cal as you like. My friends keep fish but not espe­cially dif­fi­cult species but they have had expe­ri­ence in breed­ing bristlenosed plecs, and gup­pies. I have also bred sword­tails and cories myself and I am also breed­ing cherry shrimp.

Please see my next topic for fur­ther devel­op­ments on my paros.

Cheers,

Mike
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