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Re: Jumping Rivulis
Don't bother with the wingless fruit flies just put some winged ones in
there and watch the action, My Aus love to go on the wing for winged flies.
From: Wright Huntley <huntley1 at home_com>
To: killietalk at aka_org <killietalk at aka_org>
Date: Thursday, December 10, 1998 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: Jumping Rivulis
>William Edwards wrote:
>> I recently acquired some "Rivulis agilae Mont Joly" males
>> from Bill Gallagher. He mentioned they might attempt a
>> 'walk-about' in my vivarium.
>> Well, last night I saw one lying half out of the water.
>> It was peacefully reclining on a some moss. I watch for
>> a while and the fish never moved. I left for a few minutes
>> and when I returned it was back in the water. Amazing!
>> I now have my camera (with a 90mm f2.8 macro) next to
>> the vivarium. I'll try to capture this behavior on film.
>You might try dropping some wingless fruit flys or other crawlies in
>there. I have been told some rivulus jump out of their streams to chase
>and catch ants on land.
>You are tempting me to set up a paladurium for just such entertainment.
>Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntley1 at home dot com
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