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Re: gardneri gold was A. hera TDK 97/30
Back in 1990 I put a pair of Gold Gardneri In the AKA convention .
> They would not judge it they told me it was a sport.I thought if it
> have a location . It's An Aquarium strain???? Or are we becoming gold fish
Ouch! Wonderful pun Karl! Dare I say golden? :)
Sure it is an aquarium strain. And since we are unsure about the purity of
its immediate ancestry, you are wise in suggesting that it is an aquarium
strain and nothing more. Still there are differences, perhaps depending upon
what was crossed in, between golden gardneri strains. (And a local friend
goes absolutely nuts that we keep a killie of such a dubious heritage. I
guess we have to agree to disagree.)
In the early 80s Jerry Lindquist had a piebald strain of geryi Abuka,
Gambia. (Jerry was also a Betta nut - they are more inclined to appreciate
such varieties.) His fish got clobbered by show judges. However, could it
have been called piebald strain of geryi Abuka, Gambia?
Also, as you probably know better than I, a red male N. kortuasae was
collected on the island of Mafia. Aquarists crossed it with other KOR
females and fixed the red strain. Should we call it N. kortausae red?
And what should we call the first kortausae? Different ads and listing speak
of it as the wild kortausae, the blue KOR and even the yellow KOR. That has
got to be confusing to the unfamiliar.
All the best!
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