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8 years 8 months ago 8 years 8 months ago #1159 by Ted
Hello every­one was cre­ated by Ted
Would just like to intro­duce myself:

My name is Ted and I live in South­ern Mary­land (USA).
I have been study­ing the Parosphromenus species for a while and have decided to give it a go for rais­ing these amaz­ing and greatly endan­gered species.

I am in the process of set­ting up 2 to 4 tanks (approx 5 gal­lons each) and a 20 gal­lon with a solid plex­i­glass divider, so as to have 2 ten gal­lons. These tanks will NOT be setup all at once. I will start slow and easy for the first species or 2.
I’ve read all I could find but please be pre­pared for ques­tions and help.

I already have a bag (large) of oak leaves “stew­ing” to make black­wa­ter tonic, along with an inert (quartz) sub­strate (just enough to cover the bot­tom of each tank.

Water para­me­ters should not be a prob­lem as that I have an RO water fil­ter. I have always done “low tech” tanks so I am hop­ing all will go rel­a­tively smooth.

I would also already like to thank Peter and Helene for their encour­age­ment and help.
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8 years 8 months ago #1160 by Peter Finke
Replied by Peter Finke on topic Aw: Hello every­one
Ted, you are really wel­come here! We very much hope that our Amer­i­can forum will become a lit­tle live­lier by the new mem­bers. For quite a few new mem­bers have reg­is­tered since that AMA­ZONAS issue has appeared some weeks ago. But we had to learn that there are great prob­lems in get­ting hold of some licorice gouramis in the U.S. This is quite dif­fer­ent here in Europe, espe­cially in Ger­many. We have nearly all species in good num­bers since we have a dif­fer­ent tra­di­tion of breed­ing pri­vately even those rare fish that need very spe­cial water and food. But I think with the help of ALFA, your new Ana­ban­toid asso­ci­a­tion, you will slowly go into the same direc­tion.
For the time being, I can only repeat our invi­ta­tion to the First Inter­na­tional Meet­ing of our project in Ham­burg (Ger­many), 2829th Sep­tem­ber 2013.If there is only one vis­i­tor from the states he could go home with many pairs of many species, some even hith­erto not sci­en­tif­i­cally described. The start­ing pairs of most of them have been pri­vately caught at the orig­i­nal local­i­ties and there­fore are cor­rectly deter­mined.
Best wishes, Ted, and try to get in con­tact with your col­leagues in the U.S. If you need addresses, I shall be ready to send them to you.
And — please — write on your prob­lems and expe­ri­ences here!

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8 years 8 months ago 8 years 8 months ago #1186 by bart­ian
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Did you find paros yet?
I just found P. opal­lios on aquabid . They only ship in the States so per­haps the Amer­i­can mem­bers are inter­ested…

They have more !
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8 years 8 months ago #1192 by Lit­tle
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Most of us in the U.S. are aware of this source and sev­eral have pur­chased stock from them on occasions.

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