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Re: Aphyosemion mirabile takwai
Hi, Mark -
Replying on the killie list is probably quicker and more comprehensive
than trying to translate your e-mail address etc. Besides, someone else may
want some information too!
I've been keeping Takwai for several years now, and have found that (for
me at least), the natural setup is the best way to go. I keep two pai and
whatever juveniles come along in a 10 gallon tank, gravel on the bottom,
dense growth of java moss, small outside filter. The tank is on the bottom
row of my fish rack, temperature 65-75 (no heater, that's ambient house
temperature). They're fed once or twice a day, flake food of several types,
whatever live foods I can get (occasional during all but the warm months
when daphnia and mosquito larvae are available), frozen foods too. I never
have large numbers of them, but always seem to have a few juveniles lurking
in the corners and young adults coming up to the front to be fed, along
with the breeder pairs. Production is limited this way, but the fish are
strong and healthy, and I have enough to occasionally sell some or send a
pair off to shows.
Hope the information helps and hope you enjoy the fish. They're nice.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Staiger <mark.staiger at eng_monash.edu.au>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2000 2:07 PM
Subject: Aphyosemion mirabile takwai
> Hi all, does anyone have any direct or indirect knowledge about this
> fish. We have a single pair and do not want to take any chances. All
> other 5 pairs were lost due to stress from the transit from Brisbane to
> Melbourne. I think its the first time in a very long time we have had
> this fish in Australia.
> Any help would be really appreciated, could you please email me
> privately since I am not on the killie list at the moment...
> Mark Staiger
> NAKA Treasurer
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