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post #1 of 8 Old 02-24-2012, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Malay Peninsula fish

Some beautiful little fish from this corner of SE Asia, discovered by the renown explorer Heiko Bleher.

Heiko Bleher discovers: Fish of the Malay Peninsula | Features | Practical Fishkeeping

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-25-2012, 06:33 AM
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Beautiful indeed. Thanks Byron!

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post #3 of 8 Old 02-25-2012, 07:39 AM
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Thank you Byron.

They are indeed beautiful fish.

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post #4 of 8 Old 02-25-2012, 09:23 AM
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great read(s)!

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post #5 of 8 Old 02-26-2012, 10:05 PM
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Wow, very beautiful fish! The first looks almost like a gourami

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post #6 of 8 Old 02-27-2012, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Wow, very beautiful fish! The first looks almost like a gourami
That's not surprising, it is a gourami. Trichopsis vittata is the Croaking gourami, closely related to the sparkling gourami, both are in our profiles.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #7 of 8 Old 02-27-2012, 10:32 AM
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the links to her other discovers pages at the bottom are just as neat :)

something that caught my eye however, I was reading Heiko Bleher discovers: South American suprises. She finds and describes a Heros efasciatus, found in water that pretty well matches my 110g. That makes me happy :) OTOH, they mention 100l / 22 gallons for a group of at least 3 of these fish. hrm. Now I need to spend all day studying the heros family tree

its extremely fascinating reading about fish we all know and love and their relation to their natural habitat. The natural temperature deviations, habits, and especially water parameters just blow me away. Im going to have to think about it and do some digging to find an article I remember reading, about a fish that would routinely swim about into sharp temperature fluctuations of up to 10-15 degrees and back again without batting an eyelash. It boggles the mind :)

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post #8 of 8 Old 02-27-2012, 04:49 PM
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That's not surprising, it is a gourami. Trichopsis vittata is the Croaking gourami, closely related to the sparkling gourami, both are in our profiles.
O, duh, I know that! lol

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