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Re: KillieTalk Digest V3 #259
May 6 th Tim Addis wrote.
>I distributed wild A.cognatum & A.christyii 2 years ago some of which were
>sent to the US. Are they still in your tanks?
I received cognatum Kinshasa F1 from you and yes they are still in my tanks.
I've only distributed them twice as show entries and they were not in high
demand. It's a shame, because they appear to be different from any other
population of cognatums that I have had. They aren't the most colorful, but
they are large. The characteristic of long anal fins appears to be more
pronounced than in the other pops. I'm going for F3 now and it will be
interesting to see if the size remains or if they begin to get smaller.
I can comment on the elegans group as I had many of them beofre illness
forced a reduction. There are several breeders in the midwest US who have a
number of the elegans group, but none really specialize in them. The
elegans study group faded away many years ago as far as I know. The most
popular of the elegans group are those just collected. As Scott said they
are easy and once a breeder satisfies the local demand, he/she moves on to
other "new" fish.
The christyi is something else. I'm not sure we have any christyi in the
hobby here. All the christyi I see listed have now been reclassified
decorsei (HZ85/8, RCA91/1). Right or wrong.
And last of all, yes I too have given in to the "new" fish itch. I have
lamberti TDK 97/17. I was only able to obtain a trio (1m,2f) and have 6 fry
from this trio. The fry should be breeding age but I am unable to get any
eggs so far. But then this has been the lamberti routine for me. I get
through the first and usually the second generation of any population of
lamberti and then either failure to spawn or all males and I loose the
Tim, maybe interest in the elegans group could be heightened by the
formation of an on-line Elegans Study Group :-)
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