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Identification - Honey Gourami or not?
Old 03-23-2014, 04:45 PM   #11
 
I wasn't even paying attention to location. Oh well!
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:47 PM   #12
 
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My gourami may really like it. When I have some shipping money I may just take you up on your offer. (: I have Java Fern and Cryptocoryne Wendtii currently but I really want some Anubias next. My Java Fern is propagating like crazy, I hope I can replace the mother plants with all of the plantlets, my mother plants aren't doing awesome from the lack of light they were getting in their last home. My tank was a kit, too, but it came with incandescents so I had to replace them to move the plants in. My only issue now is that it's an algae farm but I'm getting a nerite here soon to take care of that.

I wonder if there's a way to kill the snail eggs so I don't infest my tank. I'm loving the snail-free thing.
I will be pulling some out again next weekend. I am sure it will not take up much cash to send you them. Maybe you can send a baby crypt back in the same box or something. I can make sure what I send is at least visibly snail free.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:08 PM   #13
 
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I will be pulling some out again next weekend. I am sure it will not take up much cash to send you them. Maybe you can send a baby crypt back in the same box or something. I can make sure what I send is at least visibly snail free.

It's unfortunately literally against the law to ship plants/fish/snails across the border without the proper certifications. If you get caught by customs you could face fines, jail time and even be put on the No-Fly list.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:13 PM   #14
 
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It's unfortunately literally against the law to ship plants/fish/snails across the border without the proper certifications. If you get caught by customs you could face fines, jail time and even be put on the No-Fly list.
Missed SeaHorse's post on that earlier. Guess I will have to look elsewhere to get rid of it!
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:07 PM   #15
 
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here is a more clear image of what you have to expect your fish to blossom into.

source: http://gourami-fish.com/honey-species/
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:18 PM   #16
 
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here is a more clear image of what you have to expect your fish to blossom into.

source: http://gourami-fish.com/honey-species/
Those are very cute, Kathy. So my guys will yellow?
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:33 PM   #17
 
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Honeys come in a huge variety of intensities of colour. I have 2 and they are completely different and don't look like any in that picture. But they have an orange glow and are Honeys. Some are more brown and dull and some are incredibly bright like the photo, and from yellow gold to orange.
IF you have a male... you should see him colour up some. Try to give them overhead coverage for a sense of peace. They are timid without overhead cover.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:18 PM   #18
 
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Honeys come in a huge variety of intensities of colour. I have 2 and they are completely different and don't look like any in that picture. But they have an orange glow and are Honeys. Some are more brown and dull and some are incredibly bright like the photo, and from yellow gold to orange.
IF you have a male... you should see him colour up some. Try to give them overhead coverage for a sense of peace. They are timid without overhead cover.
Well, there is plenty of duckweed for cover as you know. They aren't shy at all and are very cute.

They are white kinda in the same way a lamp. brichardi might be, although not as brilliant. There is a light purple hue visible when they move.

I won't be upset if their colour doesn't change, just wanted to know if that LFS was full of it.
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