"dwarf" Aequidens rivulatus ?

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"dwarf" Aequidens rivulatus ?

Post by dan » Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:00 am

anyone aware of a "dwarf" Aequidens rivulatus? i've seen a few mentions of such a fish in some 'forums' but have read no scientific sources.


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Post by Bas Pels » Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:02 am

I've never heard about them. However, if you start with inbread fish, and you feed them far too little over alongerperiod, you will end up with a fish which is small, and will not grow any further.

Some people will even say it has adapted itself to its circumstances.

I'm afraid a dwarf rivulatus will have to be 'created' this way.


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Post by Don Hiatt » Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:41 am

I have seen some Goldsaums that were around 2 1/5" that were fully developed with nucal humps and all. These fish were for sale in one of the chain pet stores. I would have to assume that these fish were captive bred and may have been "juiced" with some kind of hormone to get this effect.

Wayne Leibel once mentioned a dwarf Green Terror from Colombia in one of his articles, but I haven't seen any pictures of such a fish.

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Post by Dan Woodland » Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:03 am

It's just like big foot folks, show me the evidence! Dan

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