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4 years 5 months ago #4888 by Jonette
Hmm­m­mmf! :angry: I just received a reply refer­ring me to one of their other employ­ees. It looks like they very sel­dom have any Parosphromenus. There­fore, I don’t under­stand why they list it among their avail­able stock! Well, I for­warded the cor­re­spon­dence to the other employee, just to see what he has to say. I will report back here.
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4 years 5 months ago 4 years 5 months ago #4889 by Ekona

Lit­tle wrote: Inter­est­ing … P. anjun­ga­nen­sis showed up in the list­ing from the Amer­i­can importer this week also. It has been almost 2 years since I last saw them offered. I got 6 the last time and all turned out to be females. What are the odds??


Bill, from what I have read, with anjun­gane­sis, both males and females have color in the unpaired fins. This would prob­a­bly make it more dif­fi­cult for any­one to deter­mine m/​f dif­fer­ences when when the fish were set­tled in, but espe­cially moreso, if the spec­i­mens were small and stressed. But sorry to hear you only got females. With the nagyi I ordered from WS, the “col­lec­tor” (from the tanks) did a very good job and sent 3 pairs, but those fishes were of good size and m/​f more eas­ily deter­mined. I’ve been wait­ing to see if WS lists on AB with a photo of the anjun­gane­sis, but they have not yet.
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4 years 5 months ago #4890 by andrzej10252
Hoi Jonette.


I’m look­ing for­ward :)

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4 years 5 months ago #4892 by Jonette
Update: The Dutch have an appro­pri­ate say­ing, which trans­lates as “He made me happy with a dead spar­row”. Mean­ing: some­one offers some­thing that gets you all excited and happy and it turns out to be noth­ing.

The ques­tions I asked in my email to the shop:

I see that you have Paras­phromenus anjun­ga­nen­si­sis for sale. I have some ques­tions:

What is the deliv­ery time? (It is unclear whether it is 2 days, weeks, or ?)

Do you send these fish by post?

Is it pos­si­ble to order males and females (for pur­poses of breed­ing)?

At what pH are you keep­ing the fish (so that I can start off with the same pH and if nec­es­sary, slowly lower it)? I am a mem­ber of the Paras­phromenus Project and there­fore aware of how to care for these fish.

Do you expect to obtain other Paras­phromenus types? Please inform me if you do.


I wrote this because they not only had the Paras­phromenus anjun­ga­nen­si­sis on offer, but also listed sev­eral other types that were cur­rently not avail­able.

The first reply came from Frans Veld­huis, whom I assume is the owner of the busi­ness. He wrote:

This fish is rarely avail­able, and then nearly always as wild cap­ture. They’re dif­fi­cult to keep due to the extreme water val­ues. The males have col­ored fins, the females almost no color. Con­cern­ing orders, you can best con­tact our col­league Harry Scher­pen­zeel.

I for­warded my cor­re­spon­dence to Harry and received a pleas­ant note from him shortly there­after, inform­ing me it was his day off but I could con­tact him tomor­row after­noon with a reminder. He wrote that he could con­tact some sup­pli­ers to inquire if they had the fish, but didn’t think it would be easy.



The only rea­son I had con­tacted the shop was because I believed they had the fish and were offer­ing it on their site. :angry: I am not per­son­ally inter­ested in pur­su­ing this, but if any­one is inter­ested, con­tact Harry. If I can help, let me know. I plan to call Armin Schae­fer to find out what he has in stock. I am very frus­trated at not yet hav­ing fish! :( Per­haps he has more of a “beginner’s” Paras­phromenus type for me. My next step is to find trans­porta­tion to visit him.

Is there any­one in Hol­land who would like to go with me? (You need to do the dri­ving. I’m in Amstelveen.) Or maybe some­one else who has fish for me?

Jonette

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