The Rocket killie is the Epiplatys Annulatus, which is known for its tails appearance. It looks like the flame coming out of a rocket, both in shape and color.
Oh and by the way Guy was just have some fun at the expense of Darryl. I think you missed out on that entire string about the "kiiliekeepers". It's a must read.
Richard Cox wrote:
Who are these kiiliekeepers? Is this a new inner sanctum of people in
the know, or can anyone join? Is it the kiiliekeepers who know how to
spell, and the killiekeepers who don't, or vice versa? I think we should
Killie keepers who belong to a specialised society, should be aware that
the purpose of so being is to keep and conserve killifishes. Part of
this entails using the correct nomenclature when describing fishes to
others who are not present. The codes, whether you use them or not,
were devised to avoid confusion. The use of common names, is, in my
opinion, one of the reasons why confusion arises. Some of the silly
common names make me cringe! What on earth is the Rocket Killie? For
some further examples see Scheel's Atlas of Killifishes of the Old World
pp418-428. To answer your somewhat caustic question, no there is no
elitist band just some people with more knowledge than others, as would
be expected in any organisation. If you are a true killie hobbyist then
surely you would want to follow the basic 'rules' to ensure that a
species did not 'disappear' due to avoidable hybridization because of a
failure to keep correct names and codes. As for spelling, provided
everyone understands what you meant, there is no problem unless of
course you are writing a definitive paper.
International Organisations are expected to set the standard!
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