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Borelli from natural biotope, Argentine - Corrientes

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by miguelozer, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. miguelozer

    miguelozer New Member

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    Hi friends!!I leave my photos of borelli that collects in Corrientes-Argetine, there were so many that each pass with the network we get 6-9, all with very good colors, I went with my brother, is a hobby that we love.
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    M.ramirezi Member

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    Very nice!
    Do you have any idea what the water temperature is over there?
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    miguelozer New Member

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    thanks!!!
    I could not measure temperature, but were cold days earlier with minimum 12º
    The water was cool that day, more or less 18°
    in the air 22º
    ph if measured 6.5
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    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Very nice!!! A fish high on my want list (wild stock).
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    miguelozer New Member

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    and the camera can not take all its glory, live is more beautiful
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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    How cold does the water get in winter in the places where you find A. borelli?
    Do you think they stay in the grassy shallow areas in winter, or do they move into a larger deeper stream?
    Are there other species of cichlids there?
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    miguelozer New Member

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    not that cold got to do in winter.
    when is colder I will search
    and I'll take the temperature, where I found had a height of between 15cm to 60cm water
    Laetacara dorsigera (burgundy belly), I found elsewhere with Apistogramma Commbrae, Bujurquina Vittata, G. balzanii.
    But also shares habitat with Apistogramma Trifaciasta, Cichlasoma dimerus, Australoheros facetus, Crenicichla lepidota, Crenicichla vittata, Gymnogeophagus meridionalis
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    Josh Administrator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Excellent photos! Thank you for sharing. It's great to see exactly where these fish come from. Beautiful countryside too.
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    miguelozer New Member

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    thank you very much for your words, this weekend we plan it with my brother for some Apistogramma trifaciasta, I will take a camera again and I'll take the water temperature
    and if I can will do another post
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    wow some of those apisto have a really nice blue color to them! seem to have lots of really nice snails also.
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    miguelozer New Member

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    if you have very pretty colors males and snails were very many, also had, rivulus puntactus, and fewer hoplias malabaricus, Aphyocharax paraguayensis, Gymnocorymbus ternetzi, Aphyocharax anisitsi, Callichthys Callischthys
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    miguelozer New Member

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    AUSTROLEBIAS NIGRIPINNIS
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    PLANT THAT I DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE
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    dw1305 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all,
    I can do that one to genus, it is a Bladder-wort (Utricularia).

    cheers Darrel
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    miguelozer New Member

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    yes is Utricularia vulgaris
    Thanks, I realized I had not
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    miguelozer New Member

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    waaa I was watching it is a carnivorous plant, I'll have to pull my tank already :eek:
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    dw1305 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all,
    It is only a potential problem with very small fry. I've grown it a couple of times, but it always dwindles away in the summer. I've still got U. gibba, which isn't to every-ones taste, but it is more tolerant of warm conditions and often flowers.

    This is U. gibba
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    and you can see U. "vulgaris" in this old photo of a male "Blue-steel".
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    cheers Darrel
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    Great to see these pics!! Always nice to see the habitats of Apisto's and this one is so much different from the typical habitats in the jungle. Good to know that they can handle such cold water, if I ever get trouble paying for heating my tanks I can always start keeping borelli's!

    And A. nigripinnis, one of my favorite killies! We're actually keeping and breeding this species from a couple of different locations.