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Re: [Killietalk] Killietalk Digest, Vol . 49 Oldest Killie and API
All of the killies that you have mentioned have been around for a long time, but I think Apl. playfairi may be in the running, as well as N. guentheri.
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From: "apistomaster at excite_com" <apistomaster at excite_com>
> Hi All,
> Aplocheilus lineatus has to be among the oldest non-North American Killie in
> aquarium history. I think it dates back to the first decade of the last century.
> I experienced some severe unexplained losses of many Hypancistrus plecos and
> discus(~$800) shortly after using API in lieu of my usual, Prime. Prime may
> smell of sulfer but in my area's water it seems to be the safer alternative.
> Summer is usually when I have the most water problems which I suspect are
> related to water line repairs upstream from me when chlorine compounds are added
> to prevent problems caused by possible contamination of water in a line being
> subjected to repairs. Prime has never caused any problems for me. I raise
> hundreds of discus annually and while they are generally a fairly hardy fish,
> they have reacted very badly to the API dechlor/dechor-aminator.
> Larry Waybright
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