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Small fishes lovers (in Mtl): in your marks!

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Small fishes lovers (in Mtl): in your marks!

Post by Biulu on Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:50 am

There are currently several nice small rarer fishes for sale that are worthwhile keeping. I'll start off with the ones I got yesterday:

Nannostomus beckfordi red (golden pencilfish)
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/nannostomus-beckfordi/
The picture in this profile doesn't do it justice as it is not from the red form. Google the red form and you see how beautiful it is.

Celestichtys margaritatus (celestial pearl danio)
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/celestichthys-margaritatus/

Microdevario kubotai
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/microdevario-kubotai/
When mature this fish displays a nice blue neon line above the intense fluorescent green.

Celestichtys erythromicron
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/celestichthys-erythromicron/
Another beautiful micro rasbora

Aplocheilichthys Normani
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fish/normanslampeye.php
A small killi with blue eyes that can live in shoals.

Boehlkea fredcochui (blue tetra)
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/knodus-borki/

Hyphessobrycon amandae (ember tetra)
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/hyphessobrycon-amandae/

Pseudomugil gertrudae (spotted furcata)
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/pseudomugil-gertrudae/
A nice small great display rainbowfish

Microrasbora maculatus
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/boraras-maculatus/
Their orange/red colour stands out great against green plants. One of the smallest fish around!

Tateurndina ocellicauda (peacock gudgeon)
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/tateurndina-ocellicauda/
The fish we know from W's breeding adventures

Last but not least:
Schistura balteata Sumo loach
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/schistura-cf-balteata/
Somewhat bigger, up to 7 cm but with beautiful orange stripes

If anyone has seen other ones recently, please add!
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Re: Small fishes lovers (in Mtl): in your marks!

Post by GaryE on Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:36 pm

If you got the blue tetras, keep them away from Betta splendens. Mine were notable fin-nippers. That said, there are several similar species being sold as blues, and I don't know if all are as attracted to flowing fins as the others.
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Re: Small fishes lovers (in Mtl): in your marks!

Post by l_l_l on Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:32 am

This is a pretty nice list!
I can't wait to have a fish room so I can add a new school of fish in. Smile

I can say that the Celestichtys Margaritatus is quite a nice display in a tank but shouldnt be mixed with the Celestichtys Erythromicron because of hybridization.

On another note, if the CPD you saw are in good shape/health, jump on them. Nowadays, I only see badly shaped specimens Sad

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Re: Small fishes lovers (in Mtl): in your marks!

Post by Biulu on Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:36 am

They are in good shape and I did get 6!
Yes, I know the celestials shouldn't be mixed with the erythromicron as they are from the same family.

I am still debating on whether I should get them or not. Maybe if they approve the pay rise for my next mission, I should get them.
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Post by l_l_l on Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:16 am

Nice! Smile
I'm glad you got some of them.
I've heard that with these fish, the more you have the happier and the more you'll see them.
I have about 10+ in, and if I ever get to upgrade my tank size I'm probably going to add 5 more Smile

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Re: Small fishes lovers (in Mtl): in your marks!

Post by Biulu on Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:18 am

I want to try and breed them and get more this way.
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Post by l_l_l on Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:56 am

If you do, can you please document it? I'd like to give it a try as well Smile

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Re: Small fishes lovers (in Mtl): in your marks!

Post by Biulu on Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:05 pm

I definitively will! I actually need to get started with these egg scatterers as I have so many fish that reproduce this way. Until now I have not yet found a convincing method that would work.

I am off to Dollarama to see if they still have these little square plastic plant 'tiles'
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Post by Fores41 on Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:38 pm

Nice list of fish and some very pretty ones as well. You and Gary keep me interested in the smaller fish.
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