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Is Parosphromenus a theme in aquar­ium magazines?

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9 years 4 months ago #105 by parosphr
One of my favourite aquar­ium books is William T. Innes “Aquar­ium High­lights” from 1951. I bought it sec­ond hand at a dealer of anti­quar­ian books in Oxford when I stud­ied there in 1968. In it, there is a small chap­ter by Michael Tweedie, the for­mer cura­tor of the Raf­fles Museum in Sin­ga­pore, writ­ing on a small fish called P. deiss­neri (but it was not deiss­neri, as we know now). This was my first encounter with that fish.
I won­der: Nowa­days, a long time since Innes and Tweedie have passed away, does Parosphromenusoccur in Amer­i­can aquar­ium lit­er­a­ture, espe­cially the mag­a­zines? They rarely do in Euro­pean jour­nals, too, but one and then one can read about them. And after­wards there are always peo­ple who are inter­ested and ask where to get that fish.

Many kind regards Helene, web­mas­ter at P-​P

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9 years 4 months ago #119 by tpinto
Hello,
there is very lit­tle in US Aquar­ium lit­er­a­ture in the 1960s and 1970s about the Parosphromenus species (prior to this I have not been able to find any ref­er­ence to Parosphromenus species; it is pos­si­ble they did not show up in the aquar­ium hobby since they tend to travel poorly if not given the right care and con­di­tions). Most of the ear­li­est pho­tographs of these fish arrived in the US from Euro­pean aquar­ists who received these fish and those who were suc­cess­ful in spawn­ing them. The book by Vierke in the 1980s was per­haps the first that showed the beauty of this fishes, par­tic­u­larly dur­ing spawning.

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