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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:25 pm 
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I picked up a pair of these at the NEC convention in the silent auction. They're cool. They resemble the amecca splendon but are smaller, darker in color and have only the gold crescent on the tail (no black crescent). They were thought to be extinct in the wild but according to Ivan Dibble ( he gave a lecture on goodeids at the convention ), they have been discovered somewhere new (they're keeping the new site hush hush to prevent gathering). I can hardly wait to begin breeding these. Time to hit the Baensch's for some research.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:19 am 
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Good luck with them! I thought they were really nice little fish. I haven't tried my hand at goodeids, yet...maybe I should. ;)


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 Post subject: 1st spawn
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:16 pm 
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I just saw my first baby crescent in the tank. These fish are very similar to the butterfly (ammeca splendon) but about half the size. The baby is still huge relative to the female.


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 Post subject: update
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:40 am 
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The one fry I have seen is very slow growing. I picked up a second female at one of the monthly auctions but, alas, my male past away. He was really pretty to - bummer. I think I shouldn't have fed him so much frozen food. I think the beefheart may have given him bloat. The fry appears to be female so I guess I'll have to head to aqua-bid to look for another male.


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 Post subject: new tequila male
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:42 am 
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Back at the NEC convention and I have picked up another trio. Time to try again. So far this male doesn't look as dark as the first one.


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 Post subject: settling in
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:15 am 
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Did I say the new male wasn't as dark as the old one? He's dark now and the orange band on his caudal fin is flame orange. I hope I get a colony of these established.


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 Post subject: update
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:18 am 
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I'm doing pretty good with these. I have almost 30 in my tank now (mostly fry). The fry seem to be very slow growers though.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:16 pm 
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I have moved the colony to a 40 gal long tank. I'm hoping the larger tank will speed up their growth a little. They do seem to be very slow growers. I still have about 30 members in the colony. I have taken some in to the monthly BAS meeting for the auction. I believe I am getting a very high percentage of males.


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