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Re: Fp.gardneri "nsukka"
Another voicie heard from ...
I've had N'sukka for about 5 years. Mine (males, of course) have blue to
green base color, with a liberal spotting of red across the body, sometimes
almost forming lines on the gill covers and around the head. Spotting goes
all the way out on the dorsal, anal, and caudal fins. Margins of dorsal and
caudal may be off white, pale blue-white, pale yellow, or bright yellow.
This variability seems to be natural. I prefer the blue-white coloration
myself, but others prefer the yellow.
In my fish I've never seen orange margins.
I am advised (by one who should know well, an expert in the field) that
color enhancing foods can change the base color from greenish to blue, and
that the original fish were more green in base coloration, therefore this is
to be preferred.
Females are golden brown with liberal small red spots overall.
These fish tend to be solid, almost "blocky" in appearance, as opposed
to some of the more "slender" Fundulopoanchax anc Aphyosemions.
Nice, vigorous fish; fairly easy breeders.
donna in Ohio
----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Meyer <bmeyer at parkland_cc.il.us>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2000 8:07 PM
Subject: Re: Fp.gardneri "nsukka"
> I am not sure what pure Nsukka looks like. The Nsukka I bought looks
nothing like either of yours. Ever since I got them 6 years ago, I have
just called them gardneri aquarium strain. I judged a show and there were
4 different Nsukka entries. None looked the same.
> I think this is a gardneri that crosses easily. I am not sure what they
are supposed to look like anymore....bob
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