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Post by Biulu on Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:12 pm

I have just arrived at my hotel close to Schiphol (Amsterdam) airport. I came here with a detour, visiting an aquarium wholesaler where I picked up scarlet badis, blue badis and thicklip gourami.

The shop was very kind to allow me to visit their supplier to choose the fish myself as they were not sure they had female badis. You can imagine that I feel incredibly privileged and lucky!

Here is a picture of the fish in the bags; I will now need to repackage them to fit them into the suitcase together with all my Dutch goodies!

Ready to come back.... 32503753225_ceb0ed52ff_zDSC06402 by Biulu, on Flickr

In another shop I got P. taeniatus from Nigeria. Anybody that has experience with the Nigerian taeniatus and can give me some tips?
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Post by GaryE on Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:00 pm

The Nigerian taeniatus we see most is the red. It's a linebred fish with no geographic origin known. They are fairly delicate til they become established. Not overly aggressive, and pretty. Temp 26, pH 6-7.5, adaptable.
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Post by alexmtl on Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:09 pm

Bon voyage !!
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Post by l_l_l on Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:05 am

Yay! I'm glad you were able to visit while you were there!
What shop did you go to?
I miss the Netherlands so much, I had a great time during my visit there.

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Post by Tashina on Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:04 pm

Hope you, the fishy's and the dutch goodie's made it back home safely!!
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Post by Biulu on Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:34 pm

Everything arrived well. I came home pretty late and only unloaded the fish.

Today I have done some rearranging and I am happy to see that the taeniatus pair is already bonding and the badis are starting to come out and exploring their new grounds.
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Post by Biulu on Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:25 pm

Some of my new fish:

a still shy badis burmanicus:
Ready to come back.... 31733655243_818024d64f_zDSC06407 by Biulu, on Flickr

my Pelvicachromis taeniatus 'Nigerian red' pair:
Ready to come back.... 31702045494_5e47f6cc02_zDSC06415 by Biulu, on Flickr

a 'female' betta that I saved in Mexico, which I think is actually a male plakat:
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Post by Biulu on Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:57 pm

Here are better pictures of the badis burmanicus:

young male:
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female:
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Post by l_l_l on Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:49 am

oh my ! Those Pelvicachromis taeniatus 'Nigerian red' are defenitely gorgeous and I really hope you get some babies to share with us.
PLEASE let me us know about this!
I'm glad you were able to finally get female badis and they are all looking great!

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Post by Biulu on Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:55 pm

Thanks David! I definitively plan on breeding all of them. Only hope I succeed with my frequent travels....
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Post by Sbenson11 on Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:23 pm

Congratulations on your fish, very cool indeed.

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Post by Fores41 on Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:32 pm

I could not see an egg spot on the Plakat so I agree it should be a male. The rest of the fish look great. Good luck with the Plakat it looks a little rough.
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Post by JordanG on Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:49 pm

Nice Fish good luck with all of them especially the torn up betta.

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Post by Biulu on Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:39 pm

Recovering nicely

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Post by Fores41 on Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:13 pm

He's looking really good now and very quickly congratulations on healing him so well.
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Post by Biulu on Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:46 pm

@Fores41 wrote:He's looking really good now and very quickly congratulations on healing him so well.

Thanks! Today he produced a huge bubble nest!
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Post by Fores41 on Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:29 pm

He looks like a Rose tail very nice hope you can breed him. If you do I will take some babies un-sexed.
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Post by Biulu on Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:35 pm

@Fores41 wrote:He looks like a Rose tail very nice hope you can breed him. If you do I will take some babies un-sexed.

That's great. I got him this female @Fores41. What do you say?

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