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10 gallon planted "killie tank"
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Tim McDonnell
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PostPosted: 2005.12.18(Sun)8:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Susan, the first pic, is that an Aphyosemion Hera?
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PostPosted: 2005.12.18(Sun)8:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, its a Cavati also, just like the second pic. Its just the way the light was hitting it that you could see more of the red. 2 different tanks and the lighting is different.
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PostPosted: 2005.12.18(Sun)15:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Susan: Looking good. Smile Keep me updated on these guys along with your others. I know a few others who are keeping something similar...Scriptaphyosemion liberiensis"Old Calabrica strain"(in old texts referred to as Roloffia calabrica). Almost certainly one of the oldest surviving strains of killifish around today. They are kind of deep green with red similar to yours.
How easy/difficult would you rate these fish?
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PostPosted: 2005.12.18(Sun)17:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far they have been pretty easy to raise to adults. Now to find out how they are at spawning. I was told that they are pretty easy to spawn and that they spawn on plants. So hopefully they will start spawning soon.

I would like to find others of these. I just love the blues that the one male has. Seems like he gets darker everyday.
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PostPosted: 2005.12.18(Sun)20:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking tank. You have any pictures of the entire tank so we can see that?
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PostPosted: 2005.12.19(Mon)22:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Susan: Good luck with findings more of em...as I don't think mostScriptaphyosemions are that common based on the number I've seen for sale.

Higgy: I can't take good tank photos but here is one. Yes, the glass could use some cleaning Wink


Well, I found a little trick to get these guys to show their stuff more. A mirror in the tank.


You can see by his reflection that he is showing off for the mirror. It is amusing watching them get frustrated...they would clamp their fins and "shimmy" and turn and see that their rival thought nothing of it Laughing That is not, btw, the full spread of the fins. If you have two evenly matched males(real ones that is!) fighting they often go head to tail and spread their fins so wide that the streamer nears vertical position.

Since I did a bit of trimming the dominate male has been out a bit more. He surprised me by coming to take a look at his reflection in the mirror. These photos do him no justice. This pose is him in between bouts of doing that "shimmying" display that is hard to describe...but anyone who's kept these probably knows what I mean.



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PostPosted: 2005.12.19(Mon)23:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess What, I have some new killies coming next month. Notho kor and Epiplatys degati (sp bad) Can't wait to get them.

Also will be getting more of the Cavati. Helps to know the breeder.
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PostPosted: 2005.12.20(Tue)0:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great! Is N. korthausae going to be your first Notho?

This site I stumbled on has some good photos of a few Scriptaphyosemion
http://www.killi-foto.de/aphyosemion.html
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PostPosted: 2005.12.20(Tue)2:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noname, your fish are very beautiful and interesting as usual, but I want to commend you on the quality of the photos in this topic...your dedication and persistence has paid off in this aspect too, and you've improved your photography skills by tenfold! Wink
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PostPosted: 2005.12.20(Tue)17:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

nonamethefish wrote:
Great! Is N. korthausae going to be your first Notho?

This site I stumbled on has some good photos of a few Scriptaphyosemion
http://www.killi-foto.de/aphyosemion.html


Yes it will be and can't wait to get them. I'm setting up all the killies in 5 gal tanks with peat substrate.
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