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What I scored

Post by Biulu on Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:01 pm

First topic message reminder :

I am on my way to Schiphol (Amsterdam airport) and I have in my bag:
2 pairs of t. Pumila (sparkling gourami)
2 pairs of c. chuna (honey gourami wild colour)
And 5 p. signifer (don't know the common name).

Lets hope they make it all alive!

It has been a very interesting trip fish and aquarium wise and I will report more once I can access a normal keyboard instead of my iPhone!
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Post by Biulu on Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:11 pm

@alexmtl wrote:Congratulations ! Home at last.
Home is Montreal, so they are not yet home.... Let's call it vacations....
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Re: What I scored

Post by sucker4plecos on Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:31 pm

I'm surprised they came in safe.... how did you have them packed....

So, what kind of livebearers are you bringing back "home" to Montreal...?? I've got a long list of things I'd like to have but have been told many of them I would have to actually get in Mexico .....
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Re: What I scored

Post by Biulu on Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:58 pm

@sucker4plecos wrote:I'm surprised they came in safe.... how did you have them packed....

So, what kind of livebearers are you bringing back "home" to Montreal...?? I've got a long list of things I'd like to have but have been told many of them I would have to actually get in Mexico .....
they were packed in the normal fish bags they use in Europe. These are extra thick plastic bags with round corners.

The fish I bought are not livebearers but I will probably bring some 'extra blue' sphenops mollies for Gary and maybe a trio of wild helleri swordtails. I already have the females, but need to find some male sphenops. If I can find them, I will also bring some wild platies, but these are more rare and the ones that I have brought didn't survive the trip or died soon after their arrival.
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Re: What I scored

Post by montrealapisto on Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:20 pm

I would like to see the Euro fish bag.I always tape my fish bag corner`s

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Re: What I scored

Post by Biulu on Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:29 pm

@montrealapisto wrote:I would like to see the Euro fish bag.I always tape my  fish bag corner`s
I kept them and will probably reuse them to transport the same fish. In the meantime I might try to take a picture of them.
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Re: What I scored

Post by Biulu on Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:39 pm

I have been busy trying to take some decent pictures of my fish. I thought the small fishes would be the most difficult, but no; it were the chunas. The reason: it is an acrylic tank with algae which I haven't yet removed. Thus the camera focuses on the algae instead of the fish.... Here we go:


Subdominant chuna; the dominant male has a deeper colour and is almost black at the chin/belly area.


Sparkling gourami


This picture is out of focus but you can see the iridescent blue of the gourami clearly


Female Pseudomugil signifer. Sorry for the reflection but I couldn't get a decent picture differently


Here you see the gourami that thinks it is a signifer (he follows them around everywhere) together with a male and female signifer.


the male is somewhat out of focus, but it gives you an idea of its fins when it is parading in front of the girls.


Last edited by Biulu on Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:16 pm; edited 6 times in total (Reason for editing : trying to embed the pictures correctly)
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Post by ksimdjembe on Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:17 pm

I absolutely love the colisa chunas! Getting them healthy and in the natural colours around Ontario seems to be getting much harder these days.
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Re: What I scored

Post by Biulu on Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:18 pm

@ksimdjembe wrote:I absolutely love the colisa chunas! Getting them healthy and in the natural colours around Ontario seems to be getting much harder these days.
That is one of the reasons why I brought them; I hope to breed them and then spread this wild form colour again. These fish have been on my list for a long time.... And in the Netherlands they are so common! Every decent lfs stocks them....
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Re: What I scored

Post by Biulu on Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:19 pm

Thanks CAA: it worked! You are right; when I hit 'host it' nothing happens.
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Post by barvinok on Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:40 pm

Glad your fish made it to...vacation place. Very nice pic, especially of my fav sparkling gourami. Have one, he's keeping population of ramshorns under control. It's hard to find female here. Hope you will be successful at breeding them

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Post by caoder on Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:04 pm

Congrats on the recovery of your fish. Hope to see them in Montreal soon!
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Re: What I scored

Post by Biulu on Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:48 pm

When I came home this evening, I noticed that a male chuna has tried to make a bubble nest! It is only small and he wasn't quite successful, but it is a good start!
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Re: What I scored

Post by Biulu on Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:34 pm

I have had trouble taking good pictures of the chunas and the signifers. Gouramis regularly hang still, but since the chunas are in with mollies, they are either hiding or participate in the frenzy. However, I got a half decent picture of a male tonight. Here it is:

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Now comes the challenge of inserting a video; I made a video of my male signifier as again, this boy seems to be hyperactive!
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Re: What I scored

Post by Biulu on Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:56 pm

Alright, let's give it a try:

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You can see that the male's fins are damaged; thanks to the sparkler male. The sparkler has now been exiled temporarily to other quarters....

This doesn't seem to work and I don't do Youtube.... Is there a way that this can be repaired?


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