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Parosphromenus bin­tan ’Bintan’.For the new con­ser­va­tion project of Parosphromenus Project, we imported some Parosphromenus sam­ple from Bin­tan Island. Col­lected by a local friend, who lives in Bin­tan Island​.In a post from Feb­ru­ary Went­ian Shi wrote in Jour­ney to the water that some inter­est­ing obser­va­tions of this imported fish, raised the ques­tion – or ques­tions : Either the orig­i­nal P. bin­tan was not entirely blue, as described, but has a small inte­rior band of orange red, — or there may be a sec­ond species/​type on the Bin­tan Island.
I received one male and two females of this species in spring 2021, — with the intend of breed­ing – and try to doc­u­ment with photos.The breed­ing attempt was very suc­ces­full, — the off­spring now is around 6070, but the doc­u­ment­ing less a suc­cess. The male has spend most of the time in the cave, — and the few pho­tos I have taken were not the best, — how­ever heres a few of this very strong and beau­ti­ful species. Helene



Parosphromenus Series 8.1, P. kishii

Mys­te­ri­ous as Nebula

If jueli­nae is one of the most beautu­ful species in my eyes, kishii is cer­tainly the most var­ied species I have ever met until now. The cau­dal fin pat­tern of kishii is never same. On the certer of the dark red cau­dal fin, there scat­tered many irreg­u­lar blue blotches with ran­dom sizes, which form ran­dom pat­terns with­out con­stant or dis­tinct bound­ray. just like the Neb­ula, every spec­i­men, dif­fer­ent. The blue color of thee blotches are also strange, it is not those com­mon met­alic blue like other paros, eg, bin­tan, deiss­neri, har­veyi etc, but a mys­te­ri­ous light cyan color.

These blotches also dont stay like that, they change and develop with the time. Juve­niles hava a full red cau­dal, the elder the larger the blue parts and more com­plex the pat­tern. Fur­ther, even the cau­dal shapes are never con­stant amony them. They can be rounded, can be sharply pointed in rhom­bic shape (which is most com­mon), can even have a short fila, some­times even in a non-​convex shape .… Even among the off­springs of the same breed of same par­ents, there can be dif­fer­ent shapes.…
You never know what you will get.…

Two new species of parosphromenus from Indone­sia described

NEWS !!! Con­grat­u­la­tions with fan­tas­tic work !

Two new species of parosphrol­menus from Indone­sia has been described by our team sci­en­tist Went­ian Shi and his teammates.

Parosphromenus jueli­nae (left) and parosphromenus kishii (right)

You can read the whole describ­tion here, and we hope to bring more infor­ma­tion about this later Link

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