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Re: Fp.gardneri Makurdi
Also check out http://home8.swipnet.se/~w-86183/english.htm .
Gardneri from Makurdi is one of those yellow gardneri from north of the
Niger-Benue Rivers which usually have especially nice unpaired fins with
robust yellow bands. Nsukka (according to Radda the original gardneri or
gardneri gardneri) is a blue, green or blue green gardneri, certain without
the bold yellow and red bands on the dorsal, anal and caudal fins. I
wouldn't be surprised to find that their eggs kept on wet peat moss and
maybe showed some annualism.
Makurdi is a big city is on the north bank of the Benue. Presumably the
gardneri were collected somewhere in the suburbs - a number of years ago.
(This is sort of like gardneri Chicago - we should be so lucky!) Does anyone
have access to a collecting account?
As to which gardneri one likes best, that is a matter of personal taste and
barometric pressure. Each one, of course, is prettier than the one before.
Please, if you raise two of more strains keep their tanks separated. I have
kept several related killies, but in tanks on the opposite sides of the
room. Gardneri don't have the jumping reputation of Rivulus, but will
sometimes show up in nearby tanks if they haven't become crispy critters.
The pictured examples are mature fish at their best. They are breathtakingly
beautiful, even for killies.
Makurdi has always had a lot of red. It seems that we are selecting for a
little more. :)
All the best!
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