Evergladei with Floridae Jordanella?
Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:17 PM
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:30 PM
Yeah, that was me. If I have extra fish I try to make them available to people via aquabid.
I saw someone on aquabid selling Gilberti with your name on them, I assume you do breed them?
With a one to three year lifespan if pygmy sunfish aren't breeding then they aren't in the aquarium for long. I think of it more as keeping a colony going than keeping individuals. They have such short lifespans, so the newly born fry serve to replace those that are dying of old age. And in my opinion pygmy sunfish breeding behavior (the territoriality, the color changes, the dancing) is much more interesting than their nonbreeding behavior.
Such a pretty dance
Yeah I would be too. My Elassoma hide even from guppies, the gray kind.
I was more worried about harssment and stress.
Have you checked out page 18 of http://biology.unm.e...et al. 2009.pdf ? You're surrounded by Elassoma okefenokee, a species virtually identical to Elassoma gilberti by human eye alone. And you're only two hours from documented gilberti collection locations.
I wish I could find them here in orlando
But I really don't recommend pygmy sunfish unless you have a tank dedicated just to them and the either frozen bloodworms or live grindal or black worms on hand to feed them.
Edited by EricaWieser, 27 May 2012 - 11:40 PM.
Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:33 PM
Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:41 PM
I don't keep shrimp with my Elassoma. The fish eggs are too tasty and the fry are too slow for me to be sure the shrimp wouldn't be tempted to eat some.
My Evergladei have finally acclimated and have noticed the coloring up and dancing, I also have a couple grass shrimp in with them, do you think they should be moved out, will they be a pest if I do see fry?
Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:42 PM
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:18 PM
new guy, bad pic
Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:28 PM
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