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E-​pets: “Parosphromenus deiss­neri” = P. Linkei?

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3 years 4 months ago #5959 by chrisne84
Yes­ter­day I got the par­cel from e-​pets.
We ordered 4 Paros and 8 Gas­tromy­zon punc­tu­la­tus /​Bor­neo Sucker for cheap price.
For the paros I added the com­mento “2 pairs”.

The 8 Bor­neo suck­ers had been in a very small bag with too lit­tle water for 8 fishes. They need water with high oxy­gen con­tent! The result were 2 dead fish, bad water qual­ity and fungi on the oth­ers. Last night 3 more died. The guy is not very pleased about this facts.

Because the paros are tough for short time all 4 are in “good” con­di­tion. The nutri­tional con­di­tion was bad as I awaited. I fed Artemia n. and lit­tle mos­quito larva. Now they look bet­ter.
At the moment I guess all 4 are females, but I will wait some more days to see dif­fer­ences.
If it will be 4 females my con­clu­sion about this Dealer is “don’t do it again“
But maybe for some males I have to.…

I will report.

Chris

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3 years 4 months ago #5963 by chrisne84
I took some pic­tures. To my mind i got 4 females. Do you guys agree? I can’t see any evi­dence for a male.

I don’t know what to do now. I think I will order 4 more with the com­ment to get 4 males.

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3 years 4 months ago #5965 by RafEg
Hey,

From the pic­tures it is rather dif­fi­cult to tell what sexes they are.
If they were mal­nu­ri­tioned, the males may not color up com­pletely. Nev­er­the­less, it is usu­ally easy to tell linked-​sexes apart because of the long fins and colours of males. If your tank size allows it, order another batch of them and hope for the best. Oth­er­wise you could also wait a few weeks if maybe one will still develop to look like a male…


Greet­ings Rafael

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3 years 3 months ago 3 years 3 months ago #5990 by chrisne84
Today I tried to make some new pic­tures of the Paros I got from E-​pets with 2 sup­plies.

I don’t know what pic­tures they used for the home­page but to my mind the Paros I got are com­pletely dif­fer­efent from the pic­tures.
Def­i­nitely it’s not linkei!

I guess it is bin­tan.

On the first 4 pic­tures you can see females I’ve got with the first sup­ply.
On the other pic­tures you can see a younger male and some females from the sec­ond sup­ply. They are in another tank. I think there are 3 or 4 males of 8 fishes.

I’m a lit­tle bit con­fused about the size of the dor­sal fin. It seems to be very short and small. Maybe because of the age.
Some females seem to have longer and big­ger fins than this male. The big­ger males didn’t dis­play for me.

Any opin­ions?

Last edit: 3 years 3 months ago by chrisne84. Rea­son: Default pictures

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3 years 3 months ago 3 years 3 months ago #5991 by parosphr
Just want to edit this post to men­tion that this should have been writ­ten with my own pro­file Helene, and not parosphr which is the admin account.
Just so that you know who is answer­ing :)

I under­stand your lit­tle bit of con­fu­sion :)
Con­sid­er­ing the first photo which showed a clear linkei and some other species, to me it would be clear that the species may well have been mixed so I would keep that as a pos­si­bil­ity all the way. (think­ing of what you men­tion about dif­fer­ent length of dor­sal fins)
The males are clearly some­thing in the line of ‘bin­tan’, but to say clearly is also really dif­fi­cult. But bintan-​like is maybe the best we can say at this moment. There are so many vari­a­tions in this ‘line’ so its too hard to tell.
I think the males we can see clearly here, are quite beau­ti­ful and also inter­est­ing, — I can­not really say some­thing more pre­cise about them.
I would look out for a male and female that clearly ‘clicked’ and take them to a sep­a­rate tank ( to get more flash­ing :) and bet­ter pho­tos, — and because I would then assume they might be same species)

Many kind regards Helene, web­mas­ter at P-​P
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3 years 3 months ago 3 years 3 months ago #5992 by chrisne84
Some more pic­tures. One of a female and the oth­ers from males.
What do the experts thinking?
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