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Pteronotropis welaka

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#21 Guest_Irate Mormon_*

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 11:16 PM

Yup, you HAVE to see these guys in real life to appreciate them. The spangles give you just a glimmer.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:16 AM

Nice work!
Very interesting and beautiful fish to work with. Well worth the extra effort and attention to detail you obviously had to put into it. Cool pics too.
How's your mortality so far? Any sign of stress from the pond removal process?
It'll be interesting to see if fish raised their whole lives in glass will be more willing to spawn in glass. Do you have any plans to continue to attempt indoor breeding?
Any theories on why they did it in the pond but not the tanks? Sunshine?

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:59 PM

Any theories on why they did it in the pond but not the tanks? Sunshine?

A few young died from netting. ALL the other young Welaka are still alive. I am still trying to get them to eat some flake food - only eating live baby brine shrimp.

I am keeping some for myself to try indoors and outdoors again next year. I also have 4 other breeders committed to trying for a next generation.

The Dollars spawned inside a tank but the Welaka didn't.
THen, the Dollars and Welaka spawned in the pond.
Later, the same Dollars, but not the Welaka, spawned in the pond.
pH? rainwater? Welaka past prime breeding? I am grasping at straws here. I have no idea why the last Dollar spawn was not good enough for the Welaka.

My pond set-up was like what Mysteryman did, except the fish were together and did the sperm release naturally.

Edited by uniseine, 23 July 2008 - 10:00 PM.

#24 Guest_BTDarters_*

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 02:49 AM

Downloaded the pic of P. welaka earlier in this thread and have been using it for my desktop. It didn't quite fit the dimensions of my monitor, so I GIMPed it. If you don't know what GIMP is, check out http://www.gimp.org. Anyway, I really like how the image turned-out so I thought I'd post the result. Enjoy!


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