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2 years 10 months ago #6090 by bderooij
Hi Euro­pean Parolovers,

I’m the new guy in town, from the Nether­lands, fallen in love with the Paro species.
Why is it always the dif­fi­cult to find fish that we feel attracted to?

I’m look­ing for a group of P. ornat­i­cauda to care for and if all works out like I am hop­ing, breed with.
They seem to be impos­si­ble to find in the Nether­lands, but my mind is set to find­ing them one way or another.
I would pre­fer to find a breeder that could help me out, as there are not that many left in the wild.
Any­body in or close to the Nether­lands that can help me out?

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2 years 10 months ago 2 years 10 months ago #6093 by parosphr
Hello bderooij

Thank you for join­ing the forum here, — I also have recieved your request via the dis­tri­b­u­tion mail. You will recieve an answer from Bernd Bus­sler in Ham­burg.
You are per­fectly right to think that the best thing is to get in con­tact with a breeder, — unfor­tu­nately again, in the nether­lands at this moment I am not aware of any nearby you.
But in Ham­burg it would be pos­si­ble if that is not too far away for you. Bernd will write to you about that.

Another point which I would men­tion to you, is that if you do not have the expe­ri­ence with paros yet, — it is not adviseable to start with p. ornat­i­cauda, as this is by far the most dif­fi­cult species of all the species. Even expe­ri­enced breed­ers have a hard time keep­ing these.
So there are many other species which is much more suit­able and equally attrac­tive for a per­son begin­ning with paros.

Many kind regards Helene Schoubye

Many kind regards Helene, web­mas­ter at P-​P
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2 years 10 months ago #6094 by bderooij
Thank you for your reply, Helene.

Bernd has indeed answered me and I am already try­ing to arrange trans­port to Ham­burg in the near future.
He indeed told me that the ornat­i­cauda is not the best choice for a starter.
I am indeed a begin­ner with Paro’s although I have kept and bred many dif­fer­ent fish in the past.

Bernd has advised me to go for the allani and as you peo­ple here are the experts I am fol­low­ing this advice.
My tank is up and run­ning, so I hope to have every­thing arranged in the com­ing 1 or 2 months.
Ham­burg is quite the trip, around 3,5 hours by car, but for this beau­ti­ful species I am will­ing to make that trip. My brother has offered to drive me, we’ll make a day out of it :)

Kind regards,
Benjamin

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2 years 10 months ago #6095 by parosphr
:) Good.

In terms of trans­port, I can tell you that you are one of the lucky peo­ple, — only 3.5 hours !!

Some peo­ple go for much longer than that to find paros.

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2 years 10 months ago #6096 by bderooij
I’ll con­sider myself lucky then, but it’s the first time I’ve trav­eled that long to acquire any­thing ;)
Actu­ally, it’s the first time I will go abroad to buy some­thing :)

Thanks already for exist­ing, with­out you peo­ple I would prob­a­bly have bought ornat­i­cauda through my fish store (they say they can order them) and would have had a mas­sive dis­ap­point­ment.
Then again, the chance they would’ve actu­ally had them is small, as right now they have a few paro’s there iden­ti­fied as deis­neri, and even my untrained eye can tell they are not ;)

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2 years 10 months ago #6099 by RafEg
Hi,

Its great to hear that you decided to go for har­veyi! You would most likely have been strongly dis­ap­pointed but paros can really be man­aged with some plan­ning and also learn­ing by doing.

What orther fish have you bred? Are you famil­iar with black­wa­ter tanks?

I hope you will enjoy the trip to Ham­burg. Its def­i­nitely worth it and Bernds breed­ing sta­tion is sim­ply impres­sive. If you have any fur­ther uncer­tain­ties about it, feel free to ask!

Greet­ings Rafael

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