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We walked into the jungle...

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by Tom C, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Be careful Tom. Like I told you, Mark will be sitting at your front door when you arrive home.:D
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    slimbolen99 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    How do you guys have internet way out there in the middle of the Amazon? Heck, I can't even get internet at my parent's or my wife's parent's -- less than 10 miles from civilization!
  3. Tom C

    Tom C Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I'll just let him sit there (outside) as long as he wants .... it won't be for long; it's quite cold in Norway now!

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    :D
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  4. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Not only the Dish Network, but powered by solar cells that recharge batteries! More than once the collectors had to stop to answer their cell/mobile phones!:) Isn't technology amazing?
  5. ste12000

    ste12000 Member 5 Year Member

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    Now your really spoiling us! Great find Tom, cant wait to see these back home in Norway and swimming in your tanks.. Maybe if i ask nice enough a few may find their way into the UK ;) Stunning fish and a wonderful discovery.
  6. slimbolen99

    slimbolen99 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Well then, now I don't feel half as bad for you guys as I did before. :) Thanks for sharing the pics Tom!
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    nice pics, tom..how many niddles you have taken
  8. Tom C

    Tom C Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I'm sorry, edwliang, I've tried to look it up, but I couldn't find a good definition of the word "niddles"....

    He-he, "Don't count your chickens before your eggs are hatched"... or as we say in Norway: "Don't sell the skin before the bear is shot"; the fish aren't even in Lima yet. But let's hope they all will arrive safely home.
    I know that you are one of the few with skills good enough to breed them in significant numbers, Ste. But the actual Nannostomus groups are so small that I don't want to split them before I have an idea of the sex ratio and how each group goes along...

    I also hope to bring home a few of the "Tetra Morado" (the last picture in post #13), a few fish from two other populations of Nannostomus marginatus, and also a few of the following, which I find very exciting and beautiful! Preliminary we labelled it "Tetra Llanos", after the fisherman we brought with us when we found and collected it, in the Rio Putumayo (border river Peru/Colombia):

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    Maybe someone knows if there is a scientific name for them?
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    edwliang Member

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    sorry Tom, my bad english.. I mean injection
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    ah. Needles. This is why written english drives me crazy. and I'm a native speaker...
  11. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    That little tetra is Brittanicthys sp. Peru according in Baensch Atlas 4 pg. 104. And I've brought them in from Peru as Brittanichthys sp. Candle Light.

    They are a GREAT looking small tetra that really shine or glow in low or indirect light.
  12. LOFFA NORWAY

    LOFFA NORWAY New Member

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    Hei Tom
    Regner med at du har en strålende tur og at du koser deg. Sp Schwarzkehl er 8 uker i dag og et nytt oppdrett skal registrere. Sp "matses" er et artig skue. Mye uro og en skulle tro hannen var "litt annerledes" for hua er mer enn villig. Tatt en del bilder av oppspillet i dag. Ellers håper jeg du får med deg en del av det du er ute etter i år. Så langt har du jo allerede funnet noen juveler.

    Ønsker dere fortsatt en god tur. Antar trappa di er godt okkupert når du kommer hjem....

    LOFFA
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    Microman Member 5 Year Member

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    Mike, I remember saying to Tom that if you managed to find A.cf.payaminonis then I would swim to Norway in November to visit the "candy store with the granite floor"...
    Well Ive been getting a few lengths in at the local baths (Swimming pool) to get myself in shape and Ive just purchased a gallon of turkey fat to keep myself warm in those chilly North Sea waters.

    Sitting at the front door when Tom arrives home... Ive already been squatting there with my 4 kids for a week and we've claimed "Squatters rights"...
    Mark...
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  14. Tom C

    Tom C Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I don't remember how many, but most of them you'll take once or twice, and after that you are protected for many years or the rest of your life.... the last years I've only had a drink vaccine against cholera before I go, that's all!

    Thank you very, very much! This kind of information is invaluable.....
    I've found that they have lots of features common with the "Red Eye Morse Code Tetra" / Morse Code Hemigrammus .


    I'm home now, and amazingly there were nobody at my front door.....although I might need some assistance.....as there are p.t. in total 53 different forms/locations/species of Apistogramma inside my house...

    I brought with me a couple of these; their job is to protect and guard my fish-room from intruders and thieves.... :)

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    LOFFA NORWAY New Member

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    I'm home now, and amazingly there were nobody at my front door.....although I might need some assistance.....as there are p.t. in total 53 different forms/locations/species of Apistogramma inside my house...

    As the song goes on; Just call my name and l ll be there...
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    Very nice pictures!! What species of snake is that in the top photo? He looks quite dangerous!!

    That's really amazing... What a great sight that must be!!
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    ste12000 Member 5 Year Member

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    He looks like he would do a great job guarding the fish room... I certainly would not cross him!!

    Glad your both home safe and well. Ill look forward to reading all about the trip on the website.. Hint, hint :)
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    Wow, nice photos, nice expedition!






    1 saludo
  19. viejo

    viejo Member 5 Year Member

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    That's a Fer-de-lance (Bothrops) - Preferably avoided ;) !
  20. raymond82

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    I just read about it on wikipedia, indeed a good pet to keep people away from your fishroom!! ;)