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Old 12-01-2010, 06:57 AM   #21
 
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She just doesn't see there true beauty.
Just stick a group in there under cover of darkness. Once she has them, she'll love them

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I have never seen an endler on sale, or even in person anywhere before.
No, nor have I, but I saw them on a local shop's website Guppies available at Pet City Joondalup (they are pictured as "male endlers guppy").

The shops don't stock everything. I've never seen dwarf cories anywhere, ever, but my shop ordered them for me. Same with hatchetfish - when Byron recommended them I'd never heard of them, but my shop can order them (he doesn't keep them in stock because they leap out of tanks. Apparently, they can actually fly.) The guy who owns that shop also told me that he won't stock anything unless the price is right. If he has to pay too much for a particular variety, he won't buy it. He'll wait until the price is better or they go on special to order them from his suppliers.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:59 AM   #22
 
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Same with hatchetfish - when Byron recommended them I'd never heard of them, but my shop can order them (he doesn't keep them in stock because they leap out of tanks. Apparently, they can actually fly.) The guy who owns that shop also told me that he won't stock anything unless the price is right.
I am planning on getting some marbled hatchets for my amazon tank. Yes, they can fly a distance. There unusual top-side fins (I forget what they are called) can straighten out and they use those as wings.

A hood is required when this fish is aquired.

My sister is going back to her guppy idea. Who knows if she'll keep it, though. I guess we'll see.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:06 AM   #23
 
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I liked the hatchetfish, but they are really expensive here, so I got something cheaper.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:13 AM   #24
 
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Expensive? I have seen them for $3 a piece on the internet, of course, we all know the disadvantages of buying off the internet ($$$shipping$$$).

I guess if you were going to buy a school of them (because they are schooling fish) like I am (hope to), it could be pretty expensive. But when it comes to exotic-looking hatchetfish, I say it is easily worth the price! Such an interesting fish.

No update on my sister's plan, yet. Will someone else "second" (you know, agree with) the bumblebee goby idea? I like to have conformation from at least 2 sources.

Thanks, I guess that is all for the minute...
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:30 AM   #25
 
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All I think I know about the bumblebee goby is that it likes brackish water.

(hatchetfish were $17AU each...)
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:34 AM   #26
 
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$17 each!? That is rediculus! I could never afford that!
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:20 PM   #27
 
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Small fry, tanker is in Australia; their "dollar" is different, plus their fish are sometimes much more expensive. You will not be paying $17 US in Texas for hatchets; even up here in Canada they sell for $2-$5 depending upon species and stores.

By the way, they actually glide; the idea that they flap their fins like wings used to be held until Drs. Weitzman and Palmer studied the fish and determined differently; this is mentioned in our profile of the species. And they do leap though, I have had hatchets jump out when feeding them. The tank must be covered with no openings other than minimum for the filter and heater.

And yes, I earlier said the Glofish were genetically modified Zebra danio; the danio themselves are true fish, but some fish of the species were genetically modified to "create" Glofish. Someone thought they could make money from Glofish... sad story that is too common.

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Old 12-01-2010, 02:53 PM   #28
 
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Oops, I guess I didn't know what the $AU stood for, learned something today!

When I said "fly" I meant glide. Byron, which tanks are your hatchets in? I don't really know there latin name.

My sister has finally (I hope) decided to get guppies. My friend with a 55g tank (and almost that many guppies) will probably give her some for free. He has offered me guppies but currently, I am not in to that type of live-bearer.

I guess this is the end. My sister will get (free) guppies. Started with guppies, finished with guppies, but I have learned a bit about other things.

Thanks for y'alls help!
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:34 PM   #29
 
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Oops, I guess I didn't know what the $AU stood for, learned something today!

When I said "fly" I meant glide. Byron, which tanks are your hatchets in? I don't really know there latin name.

My sister has finally (I hope) decided to get guppies. My friend with a 55g tank (and almost that many guppies) will probably give her some for free. He has offered me guppies but currently, I am not in to that type of live-bearer.

I guess this is the end. My sister will get (free) guppies. Started with guppies, finished with guppies, but I have learned a bit about other things.

Thanks for y'alls help!
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I have Carnegiella marthae (so-called Blackwing Hatchet) and C. myersi (Pygmy) in the 90g, and C. strigata (marble) in the 115g. All the commononly-seen hatchets are in our profiles under characins. The species in Carnegiella are the nicest in my view, and smaller overall; the marbles I think you were looking for are in this genus. The larger "Silver Hatchetfish" is another genus, and there is yet another genus (mentioned in the profiles but no species are included). The other genera fish do not have the small grace and charm of the Carnegiella species.
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