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[Killietalk] Re: Tony Terciera's Ps Annulatus
The strain we all like was possibly the original Monrovia location, but
that's just a shipping point and has nothing to do with the capture
location. [Many subsequent Monrovia commercial shipments have arrived in
For some years, Robert Nhan and Wayland Lee provided BAKA auctions with
ANN Monrovia that had good red in all fins but the dorsal. Yes, even the
pectorals were red, and spectacular! The dorsal was almost plain but may
have had a bit of blue in with the black markings. The caudal had the
usual red and blue bands that most ANN have.
When those guys left the hobby in the mid-'90s, we discovered that we
had lost the strain. That caused us to ask our European friends to look
for them for WCW XII. Both DKG and KFN came through magnificently. We
had a bunch on the sale table and in the raffle, last April, and I
scored at least 7 of them. Don Greig got a few and I can't locate where
the rest went. Don's apparently died off when he passed the last pair to
David Lains, who lost one of them before getting any eggs.
Mine were lost in Sue's fishroom collapse, as I left them with her while
I was moving (thought *Bishop* would be too cold!). I cannot find any
other survivors, so our exposure to the "real" Monrovia turns out to
have been very short lived. :-(
To summarize: The strain is still in the hobby in Europe, but we seem to
have lost them, again, here.
What we started calling "ANN Monovia Red" differ from other ANN in that
all the lower fins have quite a lot of red, including the pectorals. We
should make an effort to try again, as they are really nice, pretty
fish. If you want a peek at them, see the picture on page 19 of Radda
and Purzl's _Color Atlas of..._ 1987.
I strongly wish to maintain them for the good of the hobby, so will be
most grateful for any leads to breeding stock. [Add them to my wish for
a good yellow *Fp. arnoldi* (op cit p. 59) or a really pretty FIL. :-)]
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[The exact same politicians are insisting that it be handled only by the
UN, and never by our own resources.] -- WH
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