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Re: AUS "chocolate free" Colors
The color varies among different populations of the "gold" australe strain.
Usually a seller will use "red-orange" or "Gold" to describe the color of
the strain he has. They are all classed as Gold or Red orange at the
disgression of the seller.What one man sells as gold, another may tag Orange
or red orange.
Australe fry are very small. They need some infusoria and probably can get
some from the plants in your tank but they need a lot of shelter to last the
month or two needed to be big enough to be ignored as food by other small
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dujardin Colin" <coenga at infonie_fr>
To: "Killie Talk" <KillieTalk at aka_org>
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2000 1:18 PM
Subject: AUS "chocolate free" Colors
> A australe is common among killis. As I wanted to try these fishes and
> that this specie was sold at my LFS, i bought two "chocolate" pairs 9
> months ago. They are doing finely in my communautary, well planted, low
> populated and soft watered tank. I see them spawning on a regular basis
> in the various plants, roots and algae. I never saw any fry, the
> environnemental pressure might be two high with other fishes, Cardinia
> shrimps and a few snails two.
> Last week, as i wanted to add color to my tank, i bought a trio of
> unlabeled "golden" AUS. I lurked in the killi sites on the web, but
> found no way to determine if my new fishes are gold, or orange or
> I know that these fishes have tank bred selectionned colors and that
> they are not pure fishes, but i'm curious to know of which color they
> I found three colors on the web, gold, orange and/or yellow (I'm not
> sure if yellow is different of orange).
> The photos i've seen on the killi.net show males that keep the central
> part of the caudal fin brown or light brown for the gold and the yellow
> forms. I did not manage to find a clear difference betwween the two
> My male is already different, the centerpart of the caudal is very light
> orange, the body is orange with a few tiny red spots.
> For the females, the body is pale orange, one has tiny red spots and the
> other has an uniform color with no spots. They are very translucides so
> i can see the eggs under the swimming bladder and behind the bowels.
> I'll be pleased if anybody around here could help me.
> Colin Dujardin
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