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Re: Melanistic H. formosa

Hi Terry,
    Do you have the address for the web site that you wrote about ?  I would
really like to see the gold H. formosa.  It sounds like an interesting fish.
Thanks !
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-----Original Message-----
From: Terry Mercer <tmercer at wichita_infi.net>
To: nfc at actwin_com <nfc at actwin_com>
Date: Thursday, June 25, 1998 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: Melanistic H. formosa

>I believe Robert Rice has mentioned here before that the H. formosa in the
>European trade is almost exclusively the gold form. I downloaded an H.
>formosa photograph from a fish wholesaler in the Czech Republic that could
>hardly have been more unlike the H. formosa I'm now raising. I'd love to
>have some of the gold form or the melanistic form, hence my original
>message...although, alas, so far no luck.
>>Hello All,
>>I had some H. formosa that would occasionally spit out a gold form.  I
>>haven't seen one for a time, but they were pretty.  You could see the wee
>>things from across the room.  I believe xanthic is the proper term for
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Terry Mercer <tmercer at wichita_infi.net>
>>To: nfc at actwin_com <nfc at actwin_com>
>>Date: Sunday, June 21, 1998 7:53 PM
>>Subject: Melanistic H. formosa
>>>Is it my imagination, a faulty memory, or did someone (I'd swear it was
>>>report on the list not too long ago that they ran into a colony of
>>>melanistic H. formosa?
>>>Please assure me that this is not an early onset of Altszeimer's.