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Procatopus abberans "Red"
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 15:47:40 -0400
From: Steve DeMarle <>
Subject: Proc. aberrans, red
I just received my F&E listing and saw this species. I'm quessing that its
some sort of a lampeye but I could definitely be way off on this one.
>> Nope you are right on the mark!
anyone tell me anything about this species, like a description,
I'll send you a pic of this fish, but none do justice to the "red form" of
this fish. One photo that comes close is to be found in the book "Killies of
the Old world #1 Ricefishes, Lampeyes, Aphyosemions" that is part of the
Aqualog series. There you'll find a good shot of this fine aquarium strain
that originated from The DKG in Germany. Picture a sleek fish, metallic-blue
with red-orange fins, a glowing orange iris with a bright blue dot behind
the eye and you'll have a pretty good idea. Always on the move, never
aggressive. This species, once it's basic needs are met, is fascinating to
spawn and raise. They are "crevice spawners" or "egg shooters", meaning that
they actually inject their eggs into small crevices in wood or rocks, where
the eggs can develop unmolested. The eggs are water incubated and they
develop over a 10-14 day period. The fry are vigorous swimmers right out of
the egg and will start nicely on microworms; graduating quickly to Baby
Brine shrimp. My adults eat everything I offer including all flake and frozn
foods. They can be sensitive to poor water quality, so watch your water
changes. They really enjoy swimming against a current. I keep them in a
"community " setting with Dw. cichlids Rasboras, Cory cats and other
non-aggressive type fish. They are kept and bred in a wide variety of water
types with good success. They are a West African forest stream dweller, so
low kH and neutral pH are preferred.
Come join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Lampeyes a discussion group
specifically for this fascinating part of the Killifish hobby....
West Linn, OR
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