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Recent content by Ttw

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    Apisto Fan from long ago.

    Good to have another ex ASG membr on board.
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    Apistogramma in 9 gallon fluval flex

    You are not the only one who uses small tanks.
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    Re-location to Peru, Dwarf cichlid queries

    In that area I collected A. luelingi, urteagai, and rubrolineata. Some of the urteagai were very striking. I don't ever see these fish offered for sale. Don't have any idea about commercial aspects.
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    a. Hoignei - any tips or tricks?

    I collected A hoignei at two locations. Location A: pH 5.4 TDS 20ppm Temp 84 degrees Location B: pH 7.3 TDS 10ppm Temp 81 degrees
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    Why are Apistogramma steindachneri unpopular ?

    In the 1980's I bought steindachneri that were called wickleri. They were larger than the more common steindachneri. Also I believe they came from Guyana, Venezuela, and Surinam.
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    Black mosquito larvae

    Yes, UHT is a brand. They are the only black mosquito lavae that I can find to purchase. I have collected mosquito larvae but was looking for a more consistent source.
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    Black mosquito larvae

    Does anyone have any experience feeding black mosquito larvae from UHT?
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    Fish colors

    Not all the fish lose their color over the same time period. In some it has taken several generations while others lose colors significantly in F1. Interesting information on color vs iridescence.
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    Fish colors

    I manage generations by trying to pick the best looking parents as breeders. Since almost all the fish I have were collected by me there are not a lot of fish to enrich the gene pool. But this does not seem to be genetic since the color changes occur fairly quickly. I think it is environmental...
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    Fish colors

    When fish are collected in the wild their colors are often extraordinary. After a few generations in the home aquarium these colors fade. Feeding diverse foods has not really helped, at least in my tanks. Does anyone have a successful way of maintaining the wild colors?
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    Some species will not be exported from Colombia for a while.

    Most of my tanks are steel framed. I like the look.
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    Some species will not be exported from Colombia for a while.

    Love to see those old Metaframes still in use.
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    İnformation about gender ?

    I remember those days. Hunting through the assorted dwarf cichlid tanks for something unusual.
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    Back to Peru

    The fish was caught on the Rio Mazan at S 3° 29' 00" W 73° 11' 55"
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    Back to Peru

    Continuing my story. The last picture was of a broad and shallow stream where we caught I believe cacatuoides. Also caught were some rivulus, cories and broca. Along the bank we saw trees with lots of oropendola nests. In this small stream we found a fish that I'm not certain of it's identity...