I'm pretty sad that it appears my first spawn of black traditionals got eaten up by the CTPKs...this time I am going to make sure that they have their own tank! At least until they are much larger and can fend for themselves. I wonder if they are slower growing? I am hoping that this spawn (Spawn 072914) is successful!
I will be using a different female this time, a (not-so-little!) spitfire by Andrea Topo Queirolo (Italy). She has a looong body, and a caudal that opens to 180 (although not in this photo) with only primary branching. Although there is a large gap between her caudal and dorsal, and her caudal peduncle could be stronger, I love her long appearance. I personally like the look of traditional PKs with a longer, snakier body than the more stout show PKs, but it is listed as a minor/major fault in the IBC standards that traditional PKs should not have too long of a body and resemble their wild counterparts. Sometimes I breed to the standard, sometimes I don't! It's all about what you want to accomplish!
I finally got one of the species that I have been drooling over for almost 2 years - the Blue Gularis Niger Delta! (Fundulopanchex sjoestedti "Niger Delta"). These guys are incredibly large and beautiful killifish. I am grateful to Jim Kostich for sending me such a beautiful little baby boy. And what a ride he had! He was lost in the mail for NINE DAYS, and yet he still arrived safe and sound! A true testament to Jim's secure packaging!
The San Francisco Bay Area Aquatic Plant Society (say THAT 3x fast) had their meeting yesterday at Tom Barr's planted tank wonder house in Sacramento! It was my first time finally seeing these tanks that I have followed for years on the planted tank forums. The company was great, the food wonderful, and the weather perfect. I was by no means able to photograph the entire meeting, but hopefully this video I managed to put together has enough Tom Barr tips and tricks to get your planted tank looking beautiful!
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