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    Hi,

    Hey, if you want to see descendents of my old hi fin and lyretail sword line go the Goliad Farms webpage <http://www.goliadfarms.com/pages/fis...s/redwghf.htm>. Look at the redwag hi fin swordtail page and the redwag lyretail swordtail page and brick redwag hi fin lyretail page. Mine were larger but that male redwag hi fin has the kind of long wide full dorsals they all had and they all show the wide clean lyretails -- which get even longer and more dramatic with age. I just got a few of the reds back from this man in exchange for velifera and petenensis -- now kykesis -- and he is bringing mme some green hi fins he says really have the stuff of my old ones. I have my old swords back. I want to see if I can get the super size and fins back. He is also bringing me some moina daphnia that he says is fantastic. It has replaced bbs for him it is so prolific. And I have to move! Ugh. Well, I least I got the mollies and the Phalloceros in good hands. He has great livebearers and his 2 locations of wild caught latipinna Dustin are nice.

    Bobby

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    Wow-that really is an impressive strain! Dunno how high your standards are but the fish shown is better than what I've seen so far at LFS and trumps or equals photos in books or online. This guy also seems to have lots of rainbows available as well. Let me know when the greens arrive. You must be really happy about this considering how much you've been kicking yourself over giving up on them. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Even the female looks nice. Do/did any of your green helleri have spotting? My two favorite colors would be green and the red and black ones(messed up tuxedo swords). Wonder how hard it would be to try to produce those "tiger" fry again.

    I haven't received my beginners guide either but I think Bobby is probably correct on why.

    I've heard moina is really good and that the babies are 1/2 the size of BBS nauplii. Seems like a good idea now that cysts are becoming more expensive. I'm betting the 2 sunfish species here would love these guys.

    Based on anal fin shape it looks like I have 2 females of the kafuensis. This population does not seem very common(seems everyone is keeping the new Mambova pop.) so I might have to rewet the peat and hope for a male or two on the next round. It would be nice if someone happened to have extras males of this one.

    Someone mentions that N. kafuensis has a tendency to produce late blooming males. Does the pointed anal fin assure a female?

    I should be getting the Chromaphyosemion plan off the ground in the next couple weeks. Keeping fingers crossed.

    All the Best

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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula &#39;Red Dragon&#39;(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    Those fish shown are nice! You dropped the strain for room you said?

    I bet thats the deal on the begginners guide, jsut wish they would have told us instead of avoiding the email.

    Ok - I missed a few posts in here due to lack of availabel time to read back... but you were talking about belly sliders a few weeks ago and wondering if oxygen in the bag had somethig to do with it. -- I had to tell you that story, so I could tell you this one....

    I was reading in Ed Warners 1977 "Killifish" and he explains bellysliders are caused by the fry being unable to get to the top of the water and take a gulp of air after being hatched... Thats why he suggests using a plastic tub with a 3 or 4 ft surface area and only 2 to 2.5 inches of water.

    Any thoughts? IS that outdated info?


    Hope all is well!

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    I believe this info is outdated. From what I heard killifish do not have a connection to the swim bladder via the mouth so the swim bladder is filled by O2 from the blood.

    I have just realized the kafuensis are now 5 weeks old. They both still look like females. Someone on killitalk and killies.com forums(Tgenade) claims that kafuensis cannot be sexed the normal way until 8 weeks due to the prospensity for late bloomer males(I think he kept the 'Kayuni' ZAM 97/1). Dunno how similar mine will be or how much different they are from the Mambova you've had experience with.

    If they are too females-they are being quite aggresive with each other. Flaring and fin spreading like what you would expect from male nothos. I do remember the female KAF you sent me flared at the H. formosa in the tank so perhaps these two are bored and have nothing better to do...LOL

    I checked the bag of peat and it appears I still have a few eggs left(a few of them were still clear!).

    Lastly-how does this compare to your velifera? This one looks almost top heavy! LOL
    http://www.israquarium.co.il/FishPho...20velifera.jpg


    As for the kafuensis, they are growing well but are no longer changing dramatically as far as shape goes. 5 week mark. They spend most of the time on opposite sides of the tank due to fighting. I've been feeding blackworms, frozen bloodworms, and recently tried gammarus(they absolutely loved these).

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    Drosera capensis

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    Ok -

    Riddle me this .....

    Last night I come home - rinse the black worms feed a small amount of black worms to the larger fish (first time in 4 days) and brine shrimp flakes......... 24 hours later I come down to feed flakes and my PRIZED BLUE HELLERI are all dead... and they arent just dead THEY ARE FUNGUS BALLS! and I dont mean they are kind of white around the gills i mean they are ingulfed! AND A very expensive HUGE High Fin Lyer Tail Sword is dead.....

    So lets recap - since getting these black worms (funny before i had 0 death tole)... I have lost .......

    All My Illyodon Amacae (Rio Amaca)
    All My BLUE Helleri
    1 - Lyer Tail Sail Fin Sword
    ALL My X Captivus
    1 - Male Gold Top Minnow
    1 - Gold Lyer Tail Molly
    1 Pair Nice High Fin Brick Swords...
    and 1 X Variatus Blue Parrot..................................

    I never had this problem before - what the heck can it be? Could be be the black worms? I am so upset..... Massive deaths [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

    Please HELP!

    Thanks Guys


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    Yikes...very sorry to hear this [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_o_32.gif[/img]

    Here's the info I've gotten so far.

    You said earlier you though it was "belly blowout" as the fish then had bloated and died. I think what happened to the blue helleri is a different problem if it manifested itself differently(the fungus could have gotten the fish after they died esp. if you have your tanks at high temperatures). Have you done any water tests?(ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, ph, and hardness would be what I would look at). In any case I would stop using blackworms and see what happens.

    Additional information on how many fish, temperature any symptoms, and anything else you think useful that I may have missed. Hopefully the info you can give will help us narrow this down. Looking around for more opinions is always helpful also.

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but I hope you/we can get to this solved. We've all had a share of problems.
    ~Joseph
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    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    Temp is in the mid to high 70's they all vary i havent had time to mess with the temps... set them all to about 75 and left em there.

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    For your goodeids I would see if perhaps you could put them a tad lower. Most peopler say they prefer low 70's. Again-get in contact with the people you got the fish from as they know far more than I ever would.

    How many fish per tanks of what size?
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula &#39;Red Dragon&#39;(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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