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8 years 6 months ago #1392 by Ted
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I finally got some young Fil­a­men­to­sis. Won­der­ful fish approx 12 inch in size but show­ing pat­terns.
They appear to be in excel­lent con­di­tion and I did observe a cou­ple of them eat­ing
Moina this morn­ing…

accli­mated them yes­ter­day. The fish store was keep­ing them at 7.5 ph but I will slowly be low­er­ing it.

I’m pretty sure there are at least 2 males out of 6 ordered. They are still young but I can see the color pat­terns and spade tail on 2. They are all in one tank to grow out in. Of course have not seen all six at once since I put them in… and likey may never will.

Was won­der­ing that if they came from the same importer there might be the cf. fil­a­men­to­sis… just a dream… a far out pos­si­bily.

Just wanted to share this with all of you.

PS: Moina cul­ture is out of con­trol. They are every­where and have the sec­ond cul­ter started, and will do a third in 1520 days. Sup­pose I need more fish!

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8 years 6 months ago #1393 by bart­ian
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That could indeed be the new form. Accord­ing to Horst Linke it is a dis­tinct species and should be called P. sp. “Ampah”.
Let’s hope so!

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8 years 6 months ago #1394 by Ted
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Well that is excit­ing!! I sup­pose there is no way of a good ID on them until they are mature… They only have approx 34 in stock and I am hes­i­tant to buy them all since we dont know who the importer is. If it were the same imported that shipped them into europe I would give it a go, but my shipper/​store here in the States will not tell who his Asian ship­per is.

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8 years 6 months ago #1403 by Peter Finke
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Yes, your fish could be that new form, spec. Ampah. But it’s too early to call the sp. Ampah a new species. Horst is always ready to say that very fastly. It maybe, how­ever. I dif­fers from nor­mal fil­a­men­to­sus con­sid­er­ably. There is nearly no fil­a­ment. And the colour­ing is at a whole rather reduced. Only the edges of the male’s dor­sal and anal fins are clearly black. Some tinge of brown is devel­op­ing near the lower side of the body.

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8 years 6 months ago #1407 by Ted
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Thank you Peter, I’ll be keep­ing an eye on them for sure.

My con­cern is that if the ship­ping com­mu­nity hears that they are Fil­a­men­to­sis, the 2 forms could pos­si­bly become mixed together, by the locals who catch the fish and the ship­pers. That would cause a pos­si­ble dis­as­ter in keep­ing the newly dis­cov­ered fish pure. The females may be quite dif­fi­cult if not nearly impos­si­ble to tell apart.

Even the pos­si­bil­ity of the new form being a hybrid exists because of over­fish­ing and loss of habi­tat?

Those who cur­rently have the spec. Ampah should keep them guarded, as I’m sure Paros Project mem­bers will.

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8 years 6 months ago #1408 by Peter Finke
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Ted, the new form is prob­a­bly not a hybrid. We shall see soon; the first lar­vae swim in Ger­many. It maybe a sub­species of fil­a­men­to­sus, but even then it must ke kept apart!
But I share your fears. So, we should not name it cf. fil­a­men­to­sus but spec. Ampah. Sure, they must be kept apart!! And you are right: it is rather dif­fi­cult with females. The deal­ers may not keep them together with filamentosus!

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