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8 years 1 month ago #1543 by Peter Finke
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“Sin­tang” or “Sen­tang” is a loca­tion on Suma­tra in the Jambi-​district and is used as a trade-​name for a hith­erto unde­cribed vari­ant of a bintan-​type licorice gouramy. Some­times the trade speaks of “P. sin­tan­gen­sis” which should sound like a sci­en­tific name but it is non­sense. Look at our “other forms” pages, see the “spieces”-button.

Sen­tang is the most traded licorice gouramy of the last years. If you find Parosphromenus in the trade, what­ever name, most are spec. Sen­tang. This means that this is a most pro­duc­tive and easy to exploit loca­tion. And many exporters (not to speak of their catch­ers, of course) don’t bother about names; it’s mostly either “deiss­neri” or “Sen­tang”.

But the prob­lem is that there are sev­eral rather sim­i­lar forms liv­ing in coun­try Jambi quite near of the Sentang-​area, and we guess they have been min­gled already in the trade. Since we do not know any­thing about the genetic sim­i­lar­i­ties or dif­fer­ences of these forms that could be either with­out any impor­tance or on the con­trary loaden with heavy con­se­quences. Not always are similar-​looking fish (or birds, lizards, plants etc.) iden­ti­cal; often the devel­op­ment of genetic dif­fer­ences has begun already. The only thing we can do is to keep Parosphromenus-​fish that we have rea­sons to stem from dif­fer­ent loca­tions strictly apart!

Most aquar­ists who bought their licorice gouramies from the trade from 2009 onwards have spec. Sen­tang swim­ming in their tanks.

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8 years 1 month ago #1636 by Ted
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Quick update on my end of the project:

The young fil­a­men­to­sis are doing great. The males are devel­op­ing the fil­a­ment and the females are stay­ing a lighter color, some almost tan col­ored and their hor­i­zon­tal stripes some­times show as a series of squares.

I will seper­ate the pairs when I see breed­ing col­ors and a sign of pos­si­bly, hope­fully pair­ing off.

The Moina cul­tures are blos­som­ing in the cul­ture with a heater, the oth­ers I let stay cool to slow them down.. easy and quite pro­duc­tive.

I’m get­ting Black­worms today and have that all ready.

I’m at the point to read more, keep and eye on parameters,etc. and wait, patience is most impor­tant.

BTW it seems that Ama­zon Frog­bit (lim­no­bium lae­vi­ga­tum) makes a very nice floater

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8 years 1 month ago 8 years 1 month ago #1735 by Ted
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I just got in 6 Parvu­lus and accli­mat­ing them now… cute lit­tle fish, they are appox .5 — .75 inches.

I also stopped off the road today and picked up some aged bam­boo. I liked the idea of bam­boo caves and they will look nice in the tanks.

It’s also time to work on get­ting some pic­tures for you all.. I’ll see what I can do in the next few days I hope. Espe­cially the Fil­a­men­to­sus, which are look­ing very sim­i­lar to the Ampah, by the pics that were posted. ???
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