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Re: [Killietalk] Killietalk Digest, Outstanding Aploceilus lineatus and where has A. dayi gone?
------------------------------Message: 6Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 20:27:43 -0700 (PDT)From: "J.W Ractliffe" Subject: [Killietalk] Aplocheilus lineatusTo: killietalk at aka_orgI'm new here and have been lurking for awhile. I readall the news letters as they hit my email.I am looking for a couple of female Aplocheiluslineatus. Any help in locating some would be mostappreciated.Jon Ractliffe.
I have a friend in town who happened to find a single young pair of the prettiest Aplocheilus lineatus wild form I have ever seen. He is not a killie breeder but I am coaching him through the steps to try to assure that we get this strain established. The spangles and color intensity of this male just has to be seen to be believed. We do not know the source of this pair but they are not "Golden Wonders". I suspect these are wild caught fish. I made up some mops and we just placed them in the A. lineatus tank tonght. There is already a heavy growth of Najas guadelupensis in their tank. Hopefully we will begin harvesting egg from the mops within a few days and hatch and raise some in their own tank.
The painted illustration in the old Exotic Aquarium Fishes is a close match except these fish are highly irridescent. Each scale is a spangle of a single color, red, gold, green, blue and yellow.The unpaired fins also show exceptional color.
You might like to add this e-mail address to your list with a note to follow up with an inquirry in six weeks or so to check in on our progess: apistomaster at excite_com
While on the subject of Aplocheilus, what ever happened to Aplocheilus dayi? I haven't seen any since 1970. This was a great fish. Similar to lineatus yet unique and they stayed at a more reasonable size. At least the fish I had seemed to max out smaller than A. lineatus. I received a single shipment of wild caught specimens and then they were gone from the scene. I haven't seen them listed among any of the results of the entrants in the National Conventions but I have been in an out of the killifish hobby over the years and may have missed them.
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