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P. ornat­i­cauda at Aqual­ife Ley­land, UK

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2 weeks 5 days ago #6137 by Mol_​PMB
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Aqual­ife Ley­land (one of the best fish shops in the North West of the UK) has had a recent ship­ment which is claimed to include a batch of P. ornat­i­cauda:
www​.aqual​ife​ley​land​.co​.uk/

I hope to visit the shop in the next few days, and have a look.

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Paul

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2 weeks 4 days ago #6138 by Mol_​PMB
Mol_​PMB replied the topic: P. ornat­i­cauda at Aqual­ife Ley­land, UK
Hav­ing seen the fish in the flesh, I’m pretty sure they’re not ornat­i­cauda. I was unable to iden­tify which species they are, as they were not in great con­di­tion from import.
Sorry for the ter­ri­ble pics.
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1 week 3 days ago #6139 by Russ Green
Russ Green replied the topic: P. ornat­i­cauda at Aqual­ife Ley­land, UK
Hi Paul.
Wel­come to the project, and wel­come to a new UK mem­ber.
Steve at Aqual­ife has imported P. ornat­i­cauda for a cou­ple of mem­bers of the project here in the UK before, he gen­er­ally knows what he’s doing. As with most peo­ple, we had lim­ited suc­cess with them.

The fish in the pic­tures do look like extremely stressed P. ornat­i­cauda though. They have a dif­fer­ent body shape to most other species of Parosphromenus. Much more cylin­dri­cal, the same as their close rel­a­tive, P.parvulus.

Russ

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5 days 23 hours ago #6141 by Mol_​PMB
Mol_​PMB replied the topic: P. ornat­i­cauda at Aqual­ife Ley­land, UK
Thanks Russ. I must have been mis­led by the colour­ing so I’m grate­ful for your expe­ri­ence with these.
I’d hoped to chat with Steve when I vis­ited the shop, but unfor­tu­nately he was out and I missed him.

I suc­cumbed to the ‘dark side’ and bought a group of Poe­cilocharax weitz­mani instead; they also looked a bit poorly in the shop but are doing very well now. They’re sim­i­lar to Paros in their require­ments for water, food and envi­ron­ment, and in the dif­fi­culty of breed­ing them!

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Paul

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5 days 18 hours ago 5 days 18 hours ago #6142 by Peter Finke
Peter Finke replied the topic: P. ornat­i­cauda at Aqual­ife Ley­land, UK
Russ ist right. Although the pic­tures are ter­ri­bly bad indeed, there is a pos­si­bil­ity of the fishes being ornat­i­cauda. If they are in bad shape after endur­ing bad weeks of bad or no food, bad water and miss­ing qui­etude (and often they are, specif­i­cally this species) their nor­mal colour­ing is just like or sim­i­lar to other Parosphromenus. Then, the slim struc­ture of the body is nearly the only indi­ca­tion of the species. P. ornat­i­cauda is extremely sen­si­tive to Ood­inium, and often the indi­ca­tions of this are hardly or not to be seen at all. If this is not treated early by effi­cient med­i­cine, they will not sur­vive. If it is, they can be cured completely.
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4 days 16 hours ago #6143 by Russ Green
Russ Green replied the topic: P. ornat­i­cauda at Aqual­ife Ley­land, UK
They are a beau­ti­ful lit­tle fish, good luck with them.
Do you have any Parosphromenus at the moment?
I pre­sume you are based in the north west if you visit Aqual­ife. Do you know John Walsh? He is a mem­ber of this project, and a mem­ber of Pre­ston aquar­ists. I know he has given them a pre­sen­ta­tion on Parosphromenus , which went very well

Russ

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