Thai­land import sold as P.paludicola (UK)

5 months 4 days ago #6254 by helene
Hi Paul

Thanks for your work try­ing to res­cue these, — they are as you say, rare and threa­thened. And paros in a shop, that is not used to them have a hard time.
I did cer­tainly put a note up in the face­book­group, and also con­tacted some in the area. I dont know if any­one then goes to check and buy, but I am hop­ing too.
I also got a con­fir­ma­tion from Mar­tin Hall­mann (who really knows more about id than me) — and he did agree it looked to be palu­di­cola.

When you think they are ready for mov­ing on to some­one else, let me know, and I will try to find some­one. It should be pos­si­ble.
Kind regards Helene

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3 months 4 weeks ago #6255 by Mol_​PMB
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An update:

I’ve had the fish about 5 weeks now. I lost one fish of the six after a cou­ple of weeks. I have now pre­pared an exist­ing tank espe­cially for the remain­ing five, it’s 100L and is decked out with seed­pods, leaves and branches. Very soft water with tan­nins, and in a quiet loca­tion. Float­ing plants are start­ing to cover the sur­face.

The fish went in yes­ter­day morn­ing and seem to have set­tled. I have seen all five swim­ming around and taken some pho­tos, though con­di­tions are dif­fi­cult for pho­tog­ra­phy owing to low light and tan­nins. One of the pho­tos shows all five fish together. Two fish still look very thin but they are active.

Behaviour-​wise, there is clearly a dom­i­nant male that is longer and fat­ter than the rest. He has long pec­toral fins and a rhom­boid (slightly pointed) shape to the cau­dal fin. The edges of the fins have a fine elec­tric blue line, but oth­er­wise the fins seem clear.

He is often seen inter­act­ing with two of the other fish, includ­ing what may be a rea­son­ably healthy female, plus one of the thin ones. The remain­ing two fish usu­ally hang out on their own, but occa­sion­ally join the group.

I am offer­ing daph­nia, moina, grindal­worms and newly hatched artemia.

I hope they will con­tinue to improve in con­di­tion.

Can we con­firm the species?

Best Regards,

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3 months 4 weeks ago #6256 by helene
Dear Paul

I put it up in the face­book group, and I did get a con­fir­ma­tion, as I think I also wrote here. I think you can be cer­tain that these are palu­di­cola.
They do look to be doing well, so you have done a great job.
The con­di­tions they have now, is also very fine and proper food, — so there’s good rea­son to be opti­mistic

Kind regards Helene

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