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RE: N. fuscotaeniatus
Nonn Panitvong wrote:
> ...... Gone the male FUS 'aquarium strain',
> gone the male FUS Kitonga North TAN 97/9, gone all the GAR 'Nsukka'.
At present, there is not, or should not be, an "aquarium strain " of N.
fuscotaeniatus. I presume that the one lot of N. fuscotaeniatus that you
have was supplied to you without a collection code. However, keep in mind
that ALL the N. fuscotaeniatus presently in the hobby represent the same
population in the field in spite of the fact that there are two collection
codes associated with this species.
Ruud Wildekamp, Barry Cooper and myself discovered this species and
collected it in May, 1997, and assigned the locality code "Kitonga north TAN
97-9". Six weeks later, Seegers collected the fish from the identical
locality and assigned the locality code TZ 97-57.
So, given the fact that the collections were in the same year and from the
same pool, there really is very little point in your keeping your "aquarium
strain" isolated from the "Kitonga north TAN 97-9" strain because they are
the same thing. However, retain one or other of the collection codes because
if anyone collects the species in the future, either from the same locality
or a different one, it would be important to be able to differentiate
between the collections (for reasons discussed in a recent thread).
Brian R. Watters
University of Regina
Regina, Sask. S4S 0A2, Canada
Ph: (306) 584-9161 (home); (306) 585-4663 (work)
Fax: (306) 585-5433
E-mail: bwatters at sk_sympatico.ca
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